Friday, October 31, 2008

Sephora $10 code for the first to take it!

Here's a Sephora code I won't be able to use tonight......
code is YQ7U8UCG
Post in the comments if you've used it so no one else tries it!

All's Well That Ends Well

We are home. And the surgery went great. Here's what her arm currently looks like. They told us this bandage will come off on it's own in a few days.

I'm not going to bore you with all the crazy details of the day, but here are some highlights:

  • WC threw up not once, but twice, in her carseat on the way there- evidentally she doesn't do well with orange Gatorade on an empty stomach
  • WC can never ever again have Versed because she turns into the devil- hitting, kicking, biting, spitting, basically thrashing around trying to hurt herself and everyone around her
  • In fact, after 45 minutes of her beating us up, they had to give her hydrocodone in the recovery room to knock her out so we could get her to calm down so we could start home
  • And upon arriving home, we had two flat tires

Mr. Sasha and I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. We are glad that the procedure went well and anxious for the bandage to come off so we can see it. We may or may not have another procedure done in six months or so to remove the rest of the scar tissue. If it look pretty good, we may just call it done. I needed a beer after all that was over and I'm not sure I want to do it again.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Good Deal Alert: Crocs Pelican Toddler Shoes

Remember how much I love the Crocs Pelican???? Well now you can score a pair for $12.99 with free shipping! The free shipping code is crocsavp08. They have navy for boys, and two different colors for girls.

Now, these only go up to size toddler 8/9, which is what WC wears right now. She's got quite a bit of room left in the lilac , so I ordered the pink ones because I am weak and I cannot resist. Mr. Sasha may be mad at me, but they are only $12.99!

Edited to add: They now have the toddler 10/11 on there in lilac! Don't think I didn't order those too! Mr. Sasha, calm down. They are for next spring.....

Ice Ice Baby

Well, we haven't left yet. Turns out WC's surgery isn't scheduled until 12:30 tomorrow, so we'll just drive down in the AM and save ourselves a hotel stay.
So my main problem right now is how to keep her happy before the surgery tomorrow morning since she can't eat anything after midnight tonight. She can have water and gatorade until 9 am tomorrow though. I got a fabulous tip from a friend to get her some Sonic ice and let her "eat" that on the drive down tomorrow. I think once we get to the surgery center at 10:30 and start doing pre-op stuff, we can keep her distracted.
But I am open to tips and suggestions. I am packing lots of toys and books, including Aquadoodle stuff and coloring books and crayons. Lots of movies too since we have a portable DVD player.
Any ideas?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Where's Sasha?????

Just wanted to let you guys know I'll probably be a bit MIA for the rest of the week.

We're headed south tomorrow to spend the night in a hotel since WC's hemangioma scar revision surgery is scheduled for Thursday morning. Assuming all goes well, we'll be headed home sometime Thursday afternoon since it's an outpatient surgery.

This is also one of my busiest times at work, so I'm trying to get quite a bit done before we leave tomorrow.

We'd appreciate your thoughts or prayers for a safe trip and an uneventful, successful surgery.

Monday, October 27, 2008


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Small step backwards.

I thought that The Politician was all set to wear last year's Halloween costume, but at the last minute he vetoed the fireman jacket and chose to wear the Indiana Jones accessories he acquired at a birthday party on Saturday. We couldn't talk him into changing shirts. I do think the baseball T confused some people at the church festival. Someone asked if he was a hobo.

The Wild Child loved her costume. It was a little big and involved some last minute sewing (yes, I can thread a needle!) but it turned out fine.

Now we'll see how Friday goes. Will he be Indiana again, or wear the fireman jacket?

I Can't Wait for November!

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Because Hostess is coming out with 100 Calorie Pack Twinkies!!!!!


(Can you see the pic? I think my IT dept is on to me and all of the sudden I can't upload pics to blogger, so I tried tinypic, but now I can't see it!!!!)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Woo woo!

Guess what I won as a door prize at my accounting conference today????


What shall I spend it on?????? I did get an email from Sephora today with a code for $10 off $50.....

Ideas please?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Do You Remember


Mrs. Beasley? This is me in my Mrs. Beasley doll's glasses as a child.

Workin' On My Fitness

Lipstick asks: ......what is your running/workout schedule? Do like mornings, evenings, run around your neighborhood, treadmill?

Well, Lipstick. My schedule is pretty much "fit it in where I can". Weekday mornings are out since I'm already getting up at 5:45.... I simply can't make myself get up any earlier than that! I've also pretty much cut out organizations with weeknight activities-- like being a sorority advisor and Junior League. I really just need the weeknights to spend time with my family and take care of myself. (Although sometimes I do make exceptions for meetings with beer involved, like PTO or a miscellaneous girls night.)

Mon: I pick up kids and Mr. Sasha works out after work
Tues: Mr. Sasha picks up the kids and I work out after work
Wed: I pick up kids and Mr. Sasha works out after work
Thurs: Mr. Sasha picks up the kids and I work out after work
Sat: I meet a friend to run at 7:30 am
Sun: try to fit a run in if possible

We typically share dinner responsibilities and try to eat around 6:00 Monday-Thursday. Neither of us typically exercise on Fridays, as beer is usually in our future.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, if it's a nice night, I'll sometimes try to run outside after dinner.

As for where..... that all depends on the temperature! I'm super hot-natured and hate getting too hot- it makes me feel sick. If it's nice outside (read: cooler than 70) I'll try to run outside, listening to an audio book (currently: Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep a Secret?). If it's too hot or too cold or rainy, I'm all about the treadmill with a fan on my face! I've got tons of good TV on my Tivo I can watch while I run.

I'm trying to work in some strength stuff, but honestly, running is my true love. I get bored of Minna or Kathy Smith or the Firm gals. They just don't hold my attention. I'm not tired of Jillian yet, but she's only 20 minutes long......

So how do you all fit it in?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


You guys with kids should definitely check out Lookybook. It's a site to view entire children's books online before you buy! Very cool! I haven't found a way to search by age, so if you figure that out, let me know!

Shoe Find

What do you think of these?
$22.50 at Target!
Aren't those precious?
I am pretty sure I need them.

Monday, October 20, 2008

MGD 64

Have you tried MGD 64 yet?

I saw a spot for it on the shelf at SuperTarget on Friday, but they were gone.

Dying to know how it tastes!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Punky Kids

At least, that's who I'm assuming did it.

Last week we took the kids to our church's pumpkin patch and let them pick out some pumpkins of various sizes. Mr. Sasha also got three bales of hay and some mums and made the cutest Halloween decoration in our yard.

Yesterday morning we noticed that about half of our pumpkins had been stolen.

Stupid kids. Pisses me off.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I may run to Ulta to get

I saw it in the Nov 2008 Glamour, and here's what they said:

This polish looks dark in the bottle but goes on sheer. I like that it's not too vampy.

Doesn't that sound pretty?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bloggy Hint: Favicon

I've gotten several comments today on my new Favicon- that's the cute pink S up in address bar you'll see when you are at my site.

First, I created my little S graphic. Now I don't have a fancy graphics program, so I use Paint- otherwise known as the PMPS (Poor Man's PhotoShop). I just created a text box and made a cute pink S and cropped it down to a square.

Then I followed the instructions at Dummies' Guide to Google Blogger to add the Favicon to my template.

Super easy! If you don't have Paint and would like some help creating the graphic, let me know and I'll be glad to do it for you.

Dear Team Trademark,

The Real Estate Pros

I'm missing you guys.

What's up with you?

Richard, are you and Ginger still pretending you don't have a relationship?

Ginger, do you still have a million dogs you bring to work?

How are the Apontes doing? Still pulling all-nighters?

A Trip to the Zoo

The past two Sunday afternoons, after naps, we've headed up to the zoo. The gates close at 5:00, but you can actually stay until dusk. There's practically no one there, and we've taken picnic dinners and had a fabulous time.

Right now we have two baby snow leopards, and they are precious.

But every single time I try to get a picture of the kids together, this is what happens.

The can't sit still long enough for me to even snap the pic. And I've got a Rebel, so there's no shutter lag time.

See? Still moving.

This one is funny because you can see WC in the background getting ready to pounce on P.

Yesterday I entered the kids in the Gap Casting Call. Now we've talked about this before-- don't go entering you own gorgeous kids and beating mine. Now, this isn't the pic of P that I entered since any pic you submit cannot have been "exhibited or displayed publicly through any means previously."

And yes, I know he needs a haircut. Can you come over and do it for me? I just don't have the energy for a greased pig contest.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Are You Watching?

Ridicule me if you must, but in this part of the country, drill team and football go hand in hand.

When I was growing up, all young boys had an autographed DCC picture on their wall.

I love this show and am so excited it's back on! (Even Mr. Sasha will sneak a watch, although that may have something to do with the skimpy uniforms.)

I have drill team in my blood. Back in the day I dreamed of being a DCC or a Kilgore Rangerette and damn, I had some good high kicks. Alas, I had to get a job in college and there was no time to be on a drill team anymore.

But I digress. It's really a great watch. Who's with me?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Missing Running Blogroll

Well, I think my Running Revolution blogroll is lost forever.......

So let's start again!

If you'd like to be on the Running Revolution blogroll, let me a comment with a post to your blog.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dear ESPN,

I need to tell you a little something. Just so you'll know.

This is why the ladies watch GameDay:

Mr. Sasha knows all about my not-so-secret crush and even took me half way across the TX state fair so I could catch a view of him in person.

Too cute.

So that's why I don't mind if GameDay takes over the TV each Saturday morning. Not one little bit.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Beer Find!!!!

Sweet niblets, this is the best drink I have EVER had. A sweet little waitress suggested this at BJ's last night, where we were having our PTO meeting (we like to drink beer at our meetings).
It looks like wine, pours like a beer with a little foam, and goes down so easy with no bitter aftertaste. Oh how I love thee.
I can't imagine I'll ever drink anything else, that's how much I loved this.
I am going to a liquor store today to get some. (Cause in our state, that's where you have to buy stuff like this.)
So if you come over anytime soon (Slim, to watch FNL?) you are going to have to try some!

Have You Heard About?

The Love Dare
I saw this at Sam's yesterday and picked it up.
I know, I know. You want to say, "Sasha, you always have grand plans for things that are 'projects'. You often buy things like this, read a few chapters, then get busy and they get pushed to the side. Remember 100 Pushups?????"
Yeah, yeah. Don't you judge me! I totally finished the Couch to 5K Plan!
And I think this is different. This looks cool. It's a 40 day program and the back of the book says "The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It's time to learn they keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!"
So I think I will. I think Mr. Sasha and I have a great relationship, but life is crazy these days with Mr. Sasha's biz, my job, two small children, and countless other things. I think I could use some reminders to put things in perspective and make our marriage "Fireproof".
It's about 2 pages per day to read, complete with relevant scripture and a dare. Today's dare: "For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything."
Want to join in?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

If You Are A Boy

Don't read this post. This one's for the girls.

Girlies, I don't know if you are built like me, but I have no shoulders at all so I have to wear T-back bras to keep the straps up.

A friend here at work suggested Maidenform and said they have some great T-back bras, so I placed an order last week, and I love them! There's about 3 to choose from.

Anyway, I wanted to share the deal with you.

Right now, if you order $75, it's free shipping. And going through will get you 6% back. Plus I found the code brafit0808 at RetailMeNot and got 20% off! So I got 4 bras shipped for $73.50 and I'll get $4.41 back from ebates.

Heck of a deal.

Have You Followed My Instructions Yet?

and purchased Max Factor's Lash Perfection Volume Couture Mascara?

In my town, Wal-Mart seems to be the only place that carries it. My friend Amanda and I found it there last week and she picked one up and used a $2 coupon I gave her. (She told me last night that she LOVES this mascara! Told ya!)

It just so happens that I have some more $2 coupons that BzzAgent gave me to give to my friends! So if you are local and would like one, just let me know!

Phew! I Did Something Right!

Remember last year's Thomas Debacle?

Well, I got the right day this year!!!!!! Yay for Sasha!

The Politician and his friend C has an absolute blast at Day Out With Thomas! These days C is into saying "Cheese" the entire time you are shooting his pic. That's what he's saying in the pic above.

Fun stuff!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hot Damn

Lookie what I did- all by myself! A 3 column template!

Actually, I followed the step-by-step guide at The Blogger Guide and made changes to the html and it worked! Modifying your current html code insures you don't lose your widgets. (Although my Running Revolution blogroll seems to have gone missing....)

Off to tweak!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Winner of Parents Magazine Subscription

Comment 21 was left by purango!

I'll be emailing you later this weekend to get your mailing info.



I am pretty sure I run better if I've had a few beers the night before- my best time ever was after a girl's night out and 5 beers. I've only had 2 so far, and it's already 10:05, but I think I'll have one more and see if my theory is correct.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Contest: 1 Year Subscription to Parents Magazine

I'm about to renew my Parents Magazine subscription, and it looks like I can give a 1 year gift to someone for free!

If you'd like to enter my contest, leave me a comment before 9 pm CTS on Friday and I'll chose a winner!

Contest is closed, winner announced above! Thanks for participating!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Oh, This Is Just Wonderful

Front of note
Please take notice of the circled area
and what was taped to her daily sheet today
If you are not sure what this is, this should clear it up for you
Back of note
TG for good nose-blowing skills
Also, why are they singing Jingle Bells on October 1st??????

3 Column Template?

I think I would like to have a 3 column template.

Any ideas on good places to get one? I would like something simple like what I have now. No busy background or patterns- just a solid color.

I am finding some stuff on modifying the html myself, and I may give that a shot. Unless of course, someone has a simpler idea.