Saturday, February 27, 2010


Good morning to all my friends! How are you doing this wonderful last weekend day? I’m alright I suppose. Up early again due to cramping, a massive migraine, and no sleep, but it’s to be expected. I want to thank everyone for their support concerning my issue I revealed yesterday. It means a lot to me. And I even thank my mother for the online scolding as well LOL! Why is it, no matter if its in person, texting my phone, and even email, when I get scolded I feel about 5? LOL… I know I know- Cause she’s my mom, that’s why! LMAO… Then I have my Jeanie scolding me... thanks LOL! Oh and welcome Mrs. Melissa! I thought you ran off and had your baby on me and I was worried... nice to see you around again LOL!

Anyway, I drank more water yesterday than runs in the Nile river, more cranberry juice than Ocean Spray can bottle in a year, walked IN THE RAIN no doubt, and even sweat lodged it in my bathroom! I spent all the day and part of the night detoxing myself! I’m feeling alright now… not 100% but as with any “withdrawls” or “Detox” (which yes I have done before)… it takes a bit of time. I have faith I will get back to my old spunky self soon though! As for today? Well, my parents and I are off to the BIG Farmer’s Market in Houston and then to the Salvage & Discount Grocers! I’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures…. And mom’s bringing the Gnome LOL… TOO funny! I asked her if she is gonna make him his own shopping bag LOL!

OK, some of you may have noticed that there are now a set of “my favorite links” over on the sidebar of my blog. It started as a request from my mother. She asked if I could put a link to the rescue site and ask my readers to click each day to help feed the baby animals. The click is free and when you are there you can also go to the other tabbed pages and support those causes too by clicking. The tabs are: Animal Rescue, Hunger, Breast cancer, literacy, rainforest, and Child Health. Please do me and the animals a favor by taking no more than 2 minutes of your day to donate food to the poor outcasted animals... Thanks everybody! Ok, then there is The Coupon Clippers … a great site to order multiples of newspaper coupons to help save you money. Their fees are fairly low and their service/speed of delivery is above awesome! Lastly, we have Free Online Sewing Patterns- now I’ve connected you with this site before. This is a site for hundreds of free sewing patterns you can print out on your computer. Be on the lookout for more, as I figure out which sites I deem worthy enough to link here LOL!

OK so yesterday remember I said I went out. I had to pay some bills and then I remembered I had 2 coupons to JC Penny for that $10 of a $10 or more purchase that were fixing to expire. Never ever waste free money and that’s basically what it was LOL! OK so anyway, most of you know (and my family gripes at me for it ALL the time) that I don’t like getting things for myself. BUT I have needed a new bra for quite some time now, so I figured I’d look. Boy let me tell you about the sales I found! In the first coupon section (the back part of the store with men’s, tees, etc… and its own cashier LMAO) I found this purple flannel Arizona shirt on the clearance rack for 80% off (it was $4.97) and they had silk screen Tees on sale for $5.99 and $9.99 which was 50% off. There was one I just HAD to have! It was WOODSTOCK 69 and let me tell you as soon as I saw it, I freaked! They didn’t have my size but it was ok cause it will become a pillow anyway! It was $9.99 but it was ok cause I HAD to have it LOL! That made my total $5.36 for the 2 items. Not too bad considering the total retail price before clearance was $20 for the shirt and $44 for the flannel! OK so it’s off to the ladies section to look at bras. I make a stop in the plus size women’s department (clearance rack of course) and find a pair of basic black slacks with an elastic waist. Originally $46 and clearanced to $4.97 I decided they are coming home with me and will be deemed the new “Buffet Pants” LMAO! (You don’t know what buffet pants are? LOL Well when I go out to eat, especially with my parents, I joke that I have to wear my stretchy- or buffet- pants so I can eat all I can at the buffet LOL! They laugh at me every time. But you’ve seen it and probably been there… you go to an all-you-can-eat buffet and you eat so much you make yourself ill and have to undo the top button of your pants? YEP… invest in some strtchies- or buffet pants- and you won’t ever do that again! LMAO! Ok, next stop… ladies lingerie! OMG I about fell on the floor! Some of their bras cost more than my water bill! LOL j/k but they were pretty! Pretty PRICEY! Ok, so forget looking on the regular racks… this chick hits the clearance racks! Oh yea baby more my price! Now this really shocked me. I needed a new white bra… ok got it. Price tag says $14.99 clearance from the original $30… ok I can do that. Now put the pants back and pay just another $5 and change or splurge and get the $5 pants too? What the hay… I get both! I go up to the register and guess what!? The bra rings up at $5.99! WOOHOO!!! So, with that and the bra, my total was $10 and some change… minus the $10 coupons makes me pay a whopping $1.02!!!! For $76 worth of clothes? Shoot yea!! Is that not the most spiffy checkout? Now note to self LOL… $4.97 and $5.99 gives me almost free there! See the employees freak if you get it totally free there, so I always try to go just over a bit!

There’s not going to be really a craft today, since I will be occupied at market… so you’re on your own today kids! LOL… But food… that’s iffy too. Our dinner is going to depend on what I find on my journey today LOL. I might find a beautiful squash or something that I want to turn into a dinner item. We will see. But for now I am going to share this interesting recipe for using ramen noodles in the event you used/don’t have the flavor packet anymore! (I know I use the seasoning packets on other meals a lot, so I am stuck with packs of plain noodles.) So here is a way to make sure they used and devoured LOL!

Peanut Ramen Noodle Salad


2 packages (3 oz each) ramen noodles (any flavor)
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup each water, vinegar and teriyaki sauce
½ tsp minced garlic
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise, seeded and sliced
2 carrots, shredded
2 scallions, sliced


1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add ramen noodles (save seasoning packets for another use or discard). Boil 3 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.

2. Whisk peanut butter, water, vinegar, teriyaki sauce, garlic and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Add noodles, cucumber, carrots and scallions. Toss to mix and coat.

Ok gang, I am gonna get off here and go take another hot shower to sweat out some more toxic yuckies and then get ready to go in my new spiffy $6 clothes LOL! Thank you all again for the support and I love you all! See ya tomorrow… HUGS!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to go shopping with you ,you make it sound like so much fun .Enjoy your day at the market, can't wait to hear of your adventures .