Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hi, ho, hi, ho...

I'm still spending all of my limited "me time" working and not blogging, in case you haven't noticed. I've made a gigantic dent in my Disney bill, and have a goal to have it paid before we actually take our trip next month. I'm a big believer in paying for vacations before I take them to maximize my enjoyment. This will be my 3rd self funded family vacation, which I'm reasonably proud of. There is nothing like taking a vacation that hasn't touched the family budget to make you feel like a contributing member of society.

I've made significant progress this week on reorganizing the upstairs using my new label maker and Ikea bins. Warning...I'm about to wax nostalgic. When I was a little girl, my parents got me one of those old school label makers with the colored label tapes. You know the ones. You had to turn the dial to the letter/number that you wanted and then squeeze the handle to make the imprint. Words cannot express how much I loved that label maker. Apparently I was born with a deep passion for office supplies. Just the smell of an office supply store makes me giddy. Sad, but true. I should probably see a therapist about that. So, when Daniel came home and handed me a brand spanking new, fancy, awesome, hand held label machine this week, I totally flashed back to the 1980's and was immediately in love. Oh Dymo label maker, I could only love you more if you came with awesome brightly colored label tape like the old days. ~~~and we're back to 2009. Crap, I'm old.

It's rodeo time here in Houston Texas. This of course involved my children telling me at 7:25am Friday morning (we leave at 7:30am for school) that they should be dressing in rodeo inspired attire. That was tricky. I did what I could. Daniel said it best, "we are not rodeo people". True. Still, I think I may need to get them some cowboy boots and hats before this time next year, lest someone think that we are not embracing our Texas residency. I'm fully aware that you "don't mess with Texas!"

4 comments:

Shauna said...

Great new look. It feels like spring is on the way!
I hear you loud and clear on the no cheap suits.

Kimberly said...

What is a couponing class?

Janice said...

You need to teach an internet couponing class so that those of us that live in another part of the country can attend. (hint, hint)

Janice

Erika said...

They asked me to teach a class on how to use coupons (how to use them effectively). I was a hard core coupon user for quite awhile, with intermittent breaks. I'm currently not doing any impressive couponing, but they still asked me to teach a class, so I agreed. I'm feeling quite unprepared.