Monday, April 28, 2008

Alright my Vera Bradley loving friends... (and other ramblings)

I am headed to the big sale in Ft. Wayne this weekend. Brian and I went last year and I got some AWESOME deals. Most of the stuff that I bought was in the retired patterns, but heck...$10 for a $85 purse in a pattern that I liked worked for me. I ended up with a number of gifts. I am hoping that I am lucky enough to find the same deals this year as I did last.'s the deal. I know a couple of you have asked me to get you a bag. I've got no problems with that. But I can not promise you that you will get the color you want or the bag you want. So, if you want me to pick you up a bag, email me and we will chat. We are headed out for Michigan on Thursday. We are spending the weekend with my inlaws. I actually told Brian that we could cancel the trip since the cost of gas is freaking outragous! Dang...that reminds me, I need an oil change.

I've been bad about blogging lately. I've got like 6 unpublished entries. I am going to try and post something every day in May. I am also challenging myself to take a photo every day. I seriously have taken maybe 10 photos in the last month. That is SO not like me. I've actually let a bunch of things go recently and I really need to get back on track with "life".

Let see...what else is new? I've been packing kits for J.J over at SISTV. I am really enjoying getting to meet some new friends by doing this. And getting to see the new kits before they come out is pretty cool too. I really need to get back into scrapbooking. I've got all these ideas in my head, but don't do anything with this. And let's face it....if I worked on just unfinished projects for 3 years, I probably still wouldn't get caught up! Why do I do this to myself???

Weight loss is still going well. Down almost 40 pounds now. I finally had to break down and buy a pair of shorts that fit. 3 sizes smaller than what I wore last summer. Go me! Sleep is still an issue. i am just going to have to break down and start taking the sleeping pills more often. I just hate who sluggish I feel in the morning and with Miss K and her current 'destroy the bathroom' tendencies, I need to have my wits about be at all times! That child is WILD. She is obsessed with the foamy pump soap. And the Kandoo wipes that I use for her when she goes potty. She calls them her "special box". I have no idea why. She does know that she is the only person that uses them. But she uses like 3 or 4 at a time and I usually have to go right behind her and wipe again. No pun intended there. it is, 1:25am and I am not sleepy at all. Too late to take a sleeping pill. I think I am just going to read one of my romance novels. Yep...that's one of my guilty pleasures in life...I love to read romance novels. Thank God for the library. With the sleep issue, I've been reading one book a day some weeks. And we are trying to cut expenses, so I spend a lot of time at the library and not at the book store. Except for when it comes to Miss K. She wants to hear the same books every single night. I finally had to break down and by all the "If You Give A" books because I had checked them out from the library and renewed them the max amount of time that I could. Her favorite new book is Fancy Nancy. She calls it Fancy Fancy. I have a feeling that before long I will be buying all the books in this series too. I'm going to check them out at the library and she if she takes to them like she did this one.

Have I made this post long enough to make up for not blogging in forever and a day? Blog ya later!


TracieClaiborne said...

a) I LOVE that new profile pic! Go you!

b) I wanna hear your thoughts on Scrap, Etc. Blog about that!

c) One of the Pastors I work for told me to take "Melatonin" to help me sleep and it is a miracle worker! It's a natural vitamin supplement that makes your body produce seratonin. You can get it at Walmart or Walgreens for like $5. It says to take 1 pill but we both take 4 when we're wired. I take 1 if I'm already a bit sleepy. The best part is, absolutely nooooo hangover or sluggishness the next day. You should try it. It's good for you!

TracieClaiborne said...

PS - I want something Vera Bradley but can't think of how to tell you what so don't worry about getting me anything.

Margie said...

I have to agree with your friend Tracie. Try the melatonin...I finally broke down a few months ago and started using it and it works like a charm. Glad to hear from you too, congrats on the weight loss my friend!

*Jilly* said...

Guess what? Avon sells *Melatonin Sleep Strips*..$4.99 for 15 strips.
I have customers that order 10 packs at a time..they taste like chocolate mint and they dissolve on your tongue

Have a safe trip!

*Jilly* said...

Oh..almost forgot..congratulations on the 40! I am very, very proud of you:)

Renee Graham said...

Check out Alice the Fairy by David Shannon. Page and I both LOVE that book. So sweet and witty. I'm not a huge fan of the rest of his stuff, but this book was a true keeper.

Sherri said...

how exciting on your weight loss! but you already know i am cheering you on.
what? no go red wings in your post? you are such a nice friend to not rub it in. lol
i would love something vera bradley, but i didn't read this until friday!
glad to see you posting...i too, need to get to posting on a regular basis and i have hardly taken any photos lately either? what is up with that?
see you soon, i hope!

Michelle said...

40 lbs!!! Holy crap girl you go!

Sure wish I would have made it to scrap etc. to see you guys and shop.

Amber said...

congrats on the 40lbs! :)

doris said...

i have to admit to a current romance novel addiction too. i usual only read my mom's when i'm in florida, but lately i've been grabbing them at krogers, like i have time for that. oh dear. :D

*Jilly* said...

Happy Mother's Day!