Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Highs and Lows 10-3

Dude. I've been SLACKING with the whole blogging thang. Do I still have followers? The things I see people post about, I just don't do, so sometimes I don't have a damn clue on what to blog about. I don't change my mantle decor every 5 minutes, I've only made one and a half wreaths in my lifetime... yeah. Leaves me with nothing of substance to blog about.

But I do enjoy my highs and lows, so here we are again. Share the highs and lows of your week.




Life, Crafts and Whatever




Highs
  • Took the family to a place called Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch on Saturday. They've been featured twice on Dirty Jobs if you watch that show. It was pretty darn cool, took us about an hour and a half to drive out there. We got to pet a 7 month old zebra, 2 week old guanacos, a lemur, a baby kangaroo... pretty darn cool. It's normally $10 per adult, and $8 per kid, kids 2 and under are free. But I found a deal on Living Social a few months ago for a family 4 pack for $18. Deal. 

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  • The girls were off of school on Friday, so I dropped Ava off at my mom's, and took the girls to see Kung Fu Panda 2 at the dollar theater. I heart the dollar theater, I just can't see spending $8 per ticket for a movie, I'd rather wait 2 months and see it at the dollar theater. Plus, my kids don't know the difference. We were the only ones in there, so we didn't have to deal with other idiots, talking during the movie or playing with their phones. 
  • Hubby finally went to talk to the neighbors that live diagonal behind us about their barking dogs. I told him that either he goes, or I go, and it'll be nicer for her if he went. They have 2 small dogs that bark, ALL THE EFFING TIME. He had to run around the block (all of the fences are connected, so you just can't walk between the houses) and figured out which house it was coming from. The lady happened to be pulling into her garage (talk about pissing me off, she left her dogs outside when she wasn't even there). He just talked to her about her dogs barking, and she seemed to understand and said she'd work on it. She said that her dogs have a problem with peeing in her house, but said that it wasn't our problem and should have to suffer because of it. I didn't hear them AT ALL yesterday, when usually it's hours on end. I understand some barking, some "hey world! I'm here!" barks every now and then. But I mean, HOURS, literally. Fingers crossed it helps. 
  • Got a package ready for our Compassion kids, Maira and Dimas. Stickers, coloring pages, pictures, and the girls colored pics for them. 
  • Found an awesome home for my parrot with a lady, her husband and 11 year old son. She didn't have all of the money in cash that I was asking for, and offered to pay half up front, the rest in post dated checks, with her Michael Kors watch as collateral. Not something I would normally do, since I didn't know her, but something kept telling me that it would be a great home for him and to have some faith in people, so we agreed. She was super nice, Jack LOVED her (they say birds pick their person, the person doesn't pick them). Plus, the next day, she got a bonus at work, so we met up, I returned her watch, tore up the post dated checks, and she gave me the rest of the balance in cash. Thank you Lord for not letting me get screwed in this situation.
  • I have a shoot coming up that I need a long dress or two for. So I hit up Goodwill, and told myself I wouldn't spend more than $10-12 on it. I found two dresses that would be perfect, but they were $8 a piece. So I was standing there with both of them in my cart, trying to decide which one I wanted. A nice lady came up to me, and said she had an extra coupon for 50% off one item and gave it to me. So I was able to get both of the dresses for $12.

Lows
  • Lady time of the month, which means I was in a pissy mood. Nuff said.




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donatella said... [Reply to comment]

geeerl you have so many highs it's almost not fair for the rest of us!!! :)
i don't do mantels, and i can't stand another halloween decor until october 29th at least. what the heck? blogworld has started on halloween at the end of august?!?!?! for real??

Whimsy-ma-blog said... [Reply to comment]

I died laughing about your mantle and the wreaths. That is me exactly. We moved into this house 15 months ago and I threw some candles on the mantle and occasionally move them around. They don't even really match!

What a good group of highs! And the low, ugg.

I'm linking up. I'm so proud of myself for having my highs and lows ready. :)

And we all follow your blog because you DON'T do all the stuff everyone else does. The mantles and wreaths all mush together in my head after a while. The Highs and Lows is a great idea. Love it. Makes me so grateful for my life every week and I feel like I get to catch up with my e-friends every week.

Whimsy-ma-blog said... [Reply to comment]

@donatella

No kidding about Halloween starting WAY too early. And I saw CHRISTMAS TREES at Walmart yesterday. Seriously? It's OCTOBER 4TH!!!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

This made me laugh, I was wondering the other day what people do with everything they make, do they just bin the summer stuff and replace it for Halloween!? Seems crazy to me, but hey ho!

Great highs, how sweet that lady giving you a coupon, I reported my neighbours when they had a constantly barking dog, was totally upsetting my kids who were just wee babies at the time, hope the situation with your neighbour is resolved!

Sam @ The Junk House said... [Reply to comment]

You don't even want to see my mantle and I've never made a wreath, so you are 1 1/2 wreaths up on me!

Sounds like you had a great week!

Oh, and I know what you mean about the dogs. My parents' neighbors used to let their dogs bark all day and all night. My mom talked to them and they didn't do anything, so she called the cops and animal control on them multiple times. They are the people that just throw their dogs in the backyard and never pay attention to them. Sigh...

-Lidy said... [Reply to comment]

Loved your comment about the mantles. I've seen so many cool ideas, I felt I needed a mantle just to keep up with the "blogging Jones's".

So great that you had a bunch of highs. That's an awesome week in my book...even with the lady hormones. :)

Sad to say, I am now one of those people whose dogs are thrown out in the backyard. They used to be indoor dogs and had the run of the joint until the beagle ran off and brought home the gift of FLEAS!!! Seemed they liked me...I had so many bites that my son said I must be the one with fleas not the dog! So now, the doggie door in permanently closed and they are junk yard...I mean...backyard dogs. :/

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

I'm in the same bloggy boat. I haven't been up to much in terms of crafting lately. I've been sewing A LOT and doing the jewelry, but as far as crafts...meh.
Our neighbors dog barks a lot now, but I don't mind. This is because she used to come over here and tear my yard apart and I finally freaked out and told them that they had to do something about it or I would call animal control. Now she's tied up. I do hate hearing the barking but at least my yard is safe. I feel for you though. I live in the country so the neighbors aren't as close as yours. You must lose your mind and want to strangle those dogs.

Delightful Deets said... [Reply to comment]

The Wildlife Ranch sounds so fun! Love your list and hope I can get mine done for next week!

Paula said... [Reply to comment]

I have never had a mantle. I have never had any kind of wreath. I have never decorated until the day before a holiday, sometimes the morning of said holiday. I'm almost 50 and I'll be damned if I'm changing now!

Mommyblogger said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad I'm not the only Non Crafty person in blog world! I love your blog chic..just blog about whatever you want. You don't have to be all fancy for me :)

Your highs & lows post is always so cute. I really enjoy them. I had LOL at this weeks low. It's pretty much the same around here (ladytime equals pissy mood).

Happy Thursday :)