Monday, March 5, 2012


I'm baaaaaackkkkk! That actually remains to be seen, lol. I am still here, I may have been experiencing burn out from blogging. Every time I attempt to sit down and update this blog I get a blank. Could it be writers block, lack of inspiration or plain laziness? A lot of things have happened and been happening with my life and marriage. Our girls have been excelling in their Gymnastics, celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary,couponing and more couponing and the lastest is my Mother-in-law's 70th birthday.

A lot has happened in between those times and now I don't know where to start, lol. Can I start tomorrow? I think tomorrow will be perfect! Am I back for good? Only time will tell!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Guest post from: Natalie Walter

My friend asked me to housesit for her a few weeks ago and I thought it would be a piece of cake. She wanted me to go over to her place once a day and feed her bird and make sure everything was O.K. I happily agreed to help out while she was out of town for two weeks. Little did I know that I wouldn’t be able to figure out her ADT Security keypads. The alarm went off almost every time I went over there and it was driving me crazy. I couldn’t get in touch with her because she was traveling Africa, which made it even worse. One time the police even came over after the alarm went off. Her neighbors started to really hate me, and I was just dying for the two weeks to end. On top of the alarm problem, the bird hated me. Every time I would open the cage to fill up his water bottle and refill his food tray he would try and peck my hand. It was like the never-ending nightmare of house sitting. I am usually happy to help out a friend but after this experience I am really weary. I’m not sure that I’ll ever offer to house sit for a friend again.


My day is not turning out like I wanted to. Went to bed last night nursing a throbbing headache. Thought a good night's sleep and rest was going to help. It did help but I woke up with a different ache, this time it hurt like a son of a gun. With me as my husbands personal alarm clock, i have to wake up twice in the morning. One before 5 am and the second is before 6 for my daughter. I always go back to sleep after waking my husband and making sure he is up for work. An hour after going back to sleep I woke up feeling something wrong. The whole right side of my neck and arm hurt so bad. I could barely move from the pain. This was the worse stiff neck I have ever had. I was about to cry my eyes out from the intense pain on my neck and shoulders. Luckily, I have stocked up on pain patch and gels. It really helped. My neck still hurts specially when I move suddenly but its no longer was bad as it was this morning. What a way to start my day!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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For many years I have discounted Walgreens as merely a drugstore/convenient store. I was wrong! I saw the errors of my way last year.. Walgreens has been our Pharmacy for more close to 5 years now. At first it was because it was just a walking distance from our house. Now, its because I found out that Walgreens has an amazing customer service and we are always left satisfied with our prescriptions. I just got to my attention about Walgreens and Express Script and how Walgreens is helping out the community by lowering rates for prescription. Our insurance is not part of the Express Script so my family and I are not realy affected by it. However, my MIL is retired and depends on social security. I have yet to ask if she has been affected. If her insurance is part of the Express Script it could cripple her and leave her helpless. People who depend on low cost prescription will suffer greatly and it will mean their health. Cost have gone up so much and if the prescription cost be it generic or name brands goes up, a lot of people will be affected. That means, people won't be able to afford their prescription and that means the decline of health.

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Friday, January 13, 2012


Do you see that? That was my lips the morning of December 21, 2011. I just woke feeling that something was wrong. It took me a couple of minutes to figure out that my lips got so swollen and I had difficulty talking. It took me a while to figure out what I did to get a fat lip. I didn't hit myself while I slept, I didn't really eat anything out of the ordinary. I must have eaten something, the question is what?

A few of days prior to my Jolie lips I noticed that I would have some allergic reaction to pistachio's. The first thing I noticed was my mouth, tongue and throat would get so itchy. I felt like the inside of my mouth was swelling. Seeing that I haven't had any allergic symptoms for a long long time ( I was allergic to almost anything when I was a child) I had thought I outgrew my allergy. After eating pistachio nuts I noticed that I would get bad stomach cramps and it really hurt. I refused to believe I could be allergic to something so good and something I like. I just observed this for two days. On the third day of my observation I finally came to the conclusion that I was having allergic reaction to the pistachio. I went to bed with such a bad stomach cramp. It was so bad that I had to let my husband know to check on me from time to time so see if I was still breathing. It got him so scared. I did take some antihistamine but it took a while for the medicine to work. I finally went to sleep but woke up in the morning with itchy back and neck. When I took of my shirt to look ,I saw two huge round patch of rashes on my back and on my chest and a few on my stomach. My first thought was Shingles. I have heard that many people where getting Shingles and I thought I got it. But thankfully after an hour it went down and disappeared. It happened again the next day and the next time it was my lip.

Without realizing it, I left the pistachio bag in the open and didn't realize that it was really affecting me. After my lip fiasco I took the pistachio and hid them somewhere. After that, I haven't had any swelling or allergic reaction. It was just strange since I am not allergic to peanuts and most of the food that I was allergic to in my childhood I can eat with no problems. At least now I am aware that pistachio is something I had to stay away from. But thanks to pistachio, I got to enjoy Angelina Jolie lips for a few hours, lol.