Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday Ultimate Hunter's Package Deal from Nikon

Looking for that great deal, for the Hunter in your life? If so, then you need to check out the,Nikon Black Friday Promo.

Nikon Sports Optics, along with NikonProGear and and with a special presentation from Lee & Tiffany Lakosk, have sales going on that are unbelievable.

Don't believe me? Check this out! They are offering the The Ultimate Hunter's Package!
This package is awesome. The deal contains: ProStaff 3-9x40 Riflescope with BDC Reticle
-ProStaff Laser Rangefinder -Silent Technology Rangefinder Case -Mastering a Long-range shot with BDC DVD -$50 NikonProGear Gift Card. This gift would put a smile on any Hunters face!

For a limited time only, you can get an extra $20 off on Nikon Action Extreme ATB 10x50 Binoculars from Nikon Sport Optics,.

Nikon and are expanding the Gift Card Promotion for this Nikon Black Friday Promo to include ($25 and $50 value) to include all of the following products – Nikon Monarch Binoculars, Trailblazer Binoculars, Nikon Action 10x50 Binoculars and ANY Nikon ATB Binoculars. Plus you can get special holiday prices on ProStaff Riflescopes, Nikon Monarch Rifle Scopes, Buckmasters and Omega Riflescopes!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Listen to the Music

I'm listening to oldies while I prepare some things to take to my mothers tomorrow for our Thanksgiving Feast. We will have our own dinner here at home over the weekend.

So while I am trying to cook and chase kids at the same time, you can listen to the music with me : )

Who doesn't like this song..I mean come on.

This one always gets me up and dancing, no matter what I am doing! I love to dance, and yes I can mash potato and do the twist. Do a mean jitter bug too!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I like to Lose it Lose it.

Why is it, when the Holiday Season rolls around, I start worrying about my weight? It happens year after year. There is no way I can start a diet now, not with Thanksgiving next week, and Christmas right around the bend. Not when right after Thanksgiving I start Christmas cookie baking.

I must like to torture myself or something. Since I have moved down here to FL, and since I got the baby, I have been steadily gaining weight. Weird huh. Yep, but then I'm weird. Or at least my body is. You would think that running around all day after Mini Bug, and walking a crying baby would surely help keep the pounds off. Nope. I gained, and probably gaining as I sit and type this. In fact my body is so odd, I swear that if YOU eat it, I gain it. So why do I only worry about this when the holidays roll around. I dunno. Maybe it's because I will be seeing people that haven't seen me in a while and are going to go cross eyed when they see I got fat. I guess I will just have to look at them and cross my eyes back at them.

Actually I hate being overweight, with a passion. I am kinda vain, and I do like to look nice, all the time. I'm kinda stuck in a rut tho, can't very well go walking. Not with temper tantrum Mini Bug throwing herself all over the place every 2 min screaming her head off. Not with the baby, who can't walk, so I would have to push a stroller, and how fast can you actually walk pushing a stroller dragging a screaming 40 pound 3 year old. Not fast. In fact, in stead of losing weight, I would probably just sit down and have a heart attack.

I was reading about this new diet that everyone is talking about, The Flat Belly Diet and I think I will sign up and maybe give it a try. It claims that you can lose up to 15 pounds in 32 days, with no exercise required. That kinda made me raise my eyebrow a bit, but hey, I'm willing to give it a shot. So, they are looking for a select group of women, (I hope I am selected) who would like to join the Flat Belly Diet for free. Free works for me for sure!


I sure would like to see my Fat Belly Turn Flat again, so I'm going to give this a shot. Doesn't hurt to try right? I'll let you know how it turns out, if I am one of the ones chosen.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Feeling Better

I am feeling a bit better today. Wow, that was the cold ride from hell. I hope that is the only one I get this winter. I am still keeping the cold meds in me, and I still have a cough and runny nose, but at least today I don't feel like I am dying.

The kids are feeling better also. Mini Bug more. The baby, still a little down, but doesn't seem to be as bad as he was. He is still cranky, but he is teething still and has the other bottom front tooth soon to make an appearance. He looks so funny with just one little tooth in his mouth.

I really don't know how I got the strength to take care of the kids and myself while we were all sick. Just goes to show ya I guess, moms can do anything. It amazes me.

With all the amazing things that doctors can do, I can't believe nobody has come up with a cure for the common cold. I mean, I have had my heart outside of my body, had new arteries attached to it, which is totally amazing, and yet, they can't cure the cold.

Turbo Charge Me!

Turbo Charge me! Or Supercharge Me...what's the difference?

They are kind of similar. Both turbochargers and superchargers are called forced induction systems. They compress the air flowing into the engine. The advantage of compressing the air is that it lets the engine stuff more air into a cylinder. More air means that more fuel can be stuffed in, too, so you get more power from each explosion in each cylinder. A turbo/supercharged engine produces more power overall than the same engine without the charging.

The main difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger is its power supply. Something has to supply the power to run the air compressor. In a supercharger, there is a belt that connects directly to the engine. It gets its power the same way that the water pump or alternator does. A turbocharger,on the other hand, gets its power from the exhaust stream. The exhaust runs through a turbine, which in turn spins the compressor.

In theory, a turbocharger is more efficient because it is using the "wasted" energy in the exhaust stream for its power source. On the other hand, a turbocharger causes some amount of back pressure in the exhaust system and tends to provide less boost until the engine is running at higher RPMs. Superchargers are easier to install but tend to be more expensive.

So now I am going to and ask them to turbocharger me! I love fast. I went to their site and looked up the model of my car, and sure enough it was there. If your looking to turbocharger your vehicle, I encourage you to check out to find the perfect turbo or supercharger for your ride. They also have an extensive inventory and full warranty, everything you need to leave your competition in the dust.

Blog Love

I feel kinda bad. I am a terrible blogger and a worse blogging buddy. Since I moved to FL and then the baby came, I just don't have the time it takes to make great posts anymore. I have been neglecting my blogging buddys and I feel kinda bad about that.

So, here is some linky love to those of you, who stand by me no matter what...who keep coming back again and again, even tho, I'm not there for you at the moment. I hope you all know in you hearts what is going on here and how raising these 2 children is taking all of my time, plus some.

Sooo without too much mushiness, cause too much sugar makes me sick...

Bec, you are one of the nicest people I have met. On line off line, whatever. You are true and honest and caring. You have an innocent gentle heart and I really do like you. Even if you are insane in the membrane, and allow people to walk all over you. Thank you for being there for me when I needed help. Man, that really was a life saver.
You are one fantastic artist. Like I told you time and time again. Be comfortable in your own skin. Don't allow anyone to rain on your parade. Crazy is fun.

Macky I read you every single day girl. I love your blog, I love your honesty, how you pour your heart and soul into your blog. I love your sense of humor, your bad girlness. You rock hard, and you play hard. I don't have time to comment, but I want you to know, I love your blog and I think your pretty cool too.
Here's your bad boy baby!

ok, sick Mighty Bug is crying now, so this will have to continue later

Friday, November 14, 2008

I love Sears Layaway!

Have you heard the news about Sears Layaway? If not let me tell you all about it.

Sear's has brought their Layaway back. I for one could not be more pleased. When I was a young mother, I loved layaway, and would only shop stores that offered it. Then it seemed that more and more stores stopped offering Layaway. I'm so happy that Sears Layaway is back.

For those of you that don't know what layaway is, it's simple. Do your shopping, get all those things that are on your wish list and then see a sales associate and tell them you would like to put your items on layaway. Then pay on them every week, and pick them up in time for Christmas.

I was looking around at Sears and found a Craftsman 10 in.Table Saw that Dr. Corny would love to have. He's been hinting around for one for about 2 years now. I might just surprise him this year.

My mother would surly love this Paula Deen 12-piece Set and I might just surprise her by having it under the tree for her this year.

I also saw the most adorable Disney Infant Boy's Winnie The Pooh 3-Piece Rugby Polo, Tee with Hood, Denim Pant outfit for Mighty Bug, and this one is a must have,I love Sear Layaway!


First Tooth

Mighty Bug got his first tooth today. I swear that baby has been teething since the day he was born, but nothing would come thru.

I have a really really bad cold, head, chest, throat thing going down, and I have been trying hard not to hold him close or breath on him. Nothing is worse than sick children. But today, he just wasn't having any of it. He wanted lovins from mommy. So I was holding him, not allowing him to kiss me and trying very hard to keep my breathing away from his face. He's no doubt going to catch this cold from hell as well as Mini Bug, but I can at least try.

Anyways, he picked up my hand immediately put my finger in his mouth and bit. Oh my goodness, it hurt, there was a tooth there and it wasn't there yesterday. Yipppee. Oh and I keep my hands covered in Hand Sanitizer so I'm sure that tasted yummy hahaha.

I hope the other teeth start coming in faster, this poor lil fellow has been in teething pain for a long long time.

Let's hope no one else in my family gets sick.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Weight Loss Surgery

Some people have struggled with obesity for most of their lives, no amount of diet or exercise seems to work for them. Some of these people chose to have Lap Band Surgery.

My own Doctor back in PA had this surgery done. She was a very big woman, and she had been that way for as long as I knew her. The last time I seen her, I about fell over in shock. She walked into the room, and I didn't know who she was for a minute. Dr. So and So I said, and she laughed and said, yes it's me. She was very thin, and very attractive. I said, what the heck happened to you and that's when she informed me that she had laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery done about 2 months prior to my visit. Wow, she looked amazing.

The other day I was reading a post of a female friend and she was thinking about getting the same surgery done. I wish her all the best in the world.

So I did some reading about obesity surgery and came across the site They have offices in LOS ANGELES / THOUSAND OAKS, CA, HOUSTON, TX CINCINNATI, OH CHATTANOOGA, TN and TAMPA, FL JACKSONVILLE, FL and are offering free seminars. So if your like the people that I know and can't seem to get the weight off no matter how hard you try, you might want to give them a call.

How can Hair hurt?

I'm coming down with something. Throat is hot and hurts, head hurts, actually even my hair hurts. I'm sure you all know that feeling you get before your struck down with the cold/flu from hell.

I swear I have had more colds since I moved here to FL then I ever had. I thought it would be opposite, because I moved away from winter. Nope, I quess the people down here, just make me sick or something.

I don't have time to be sick. I have 2 little ones that need constant attention, and a house that doesn't clean itself (please please someone invent that) and if I don't cook, nobody eats. Well, unless Dr Corny brings dinner home from take out.

So, if my future posts have me seeming more grumpy than usual, now you know why. I feel like poo. (might smell like it too)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Love Layaway

When I was a young mother of 3 small boys, times were tough. I remember Christmas Shopping and putting all their toys etc on layaway and paying every 2 weeks until it was paid for, usually right before Christmas. I loved layaway because I could buy it all at one time, and then pay every pay day until paid in full. When it was finally paid for I would have boxes and boxes of stuff to take home and wrap and hide until Christmas morning.

I thought layaway's were gone, something of the past. I was really super surprised, and pleased to learn that K-MART still offers layaway. In fact I am going to call my oldest son and let him know. He has 3 small sons and I'm sure this is something that he will be excited about.

I am excited because now when something comes on sale, that I just have to have, if I don't have the money right then and there, I can put it on Kmart Layaway, and still get the bargain and pay for it over time.

I already have most of my Christmas shopping done. So, I found out a bit too late to use K-Mart's layaway this year, but come next year, you can be sure I will be shopping till I drop and putting it all on layaway. With K-Mart's layaway plan I can get Mini Bug

With K-Mart's layaway plan I will get Mini Bug the My Disney Princess Baby Care Station, Disney Princess: Enchanted Tales Bedtopper, and the Giant Four-Story Wooden Dollhouse.

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Holiday Stress

Dr. Corny always surprises me. He called me today while he was on his lunch break and said Bug, what are we going to do about #asshole #2 for Thanksgiving.

Remember, asshole #2 is my second in line son of 3. He is the one with all the problems, emotionally, mentally..addictions and so forth. Asshole #1 is married with children and a pretty good life. We don't have to worry about him too much. Asshole #3, is 21 and still in the "I am free and don't bother with my parents too much stage". He will outgrow it. I don't worry too much about it.

But asshole #2 is the problem child. He is 27, but he is still my child. Yes he is grown, yes he is 27, but he is not mentally 27 and I don't think he himself looks at himself as a grown man yet. He also has a lot and I mean a lot of problems.

We had tried to fly him down here for Thanksgiving, but that didn't work out. Why? Well because he has no photo id. Why doesn't he have photo id....dig this....his friend got mad at him and DEEP FRIED all of his id. Yes, you read that right...Deep Fried it all. That just gives you a glimpse of what I deal with, dealing with him. I bet you never heard it before and I'm willing to bet you will never hear those words again..anywhere. His friend deep fried his id. Sigh, I sometimes feel like I enter the Twilight Zone when I talk to him. But he is my son regardless of how whacked out he is. I love him.

Dr. Corny knows this. He knows that my heart is sad and heavy because we moved to FL and I wont have any of my sons with me for the holiday. He knows that I worry about what asshole #2 will do on Thanksgiving, and how I wont enjoy my day or meal knowing that maybe my son wont have a Thanksgiving day dinner. They all came to my house year after year after year.

So, as I said, Dr. Corny called me today during his break and told me to order a dinner for asshole #2 for Thanksgiving. I was happy, that would solve the problem for sure.

So I spent the past hour and 1/2 calling all the different stores back home to see who prepares meals. I called several places that I knew for a fact that prepared Holiday meals and you just go pick them up. Giant Eagle was one that I thought was a sure bet. I had shopped Giant Eagle for years and years..about 25 I guess. They know me, they know me by face and name, they would say Hi to me when I entered the store, ask my husband how I was doing if he went without me. You get the picture. So anyways, I called them and told them what I needed. Sure they could do it, yippee I thought..problem solved. I then told him that I now live in FL and would like to pay now so that my son could just come pick it up the day before Thanksgiving. No! No? No, we don't accept payments over the phone. I said, oh come on, you know me, no he said again, it's company policy, no payments over the phone. You could be trying to comment Identity theft fraud. I said. huh? But you know me. Company Policy he said. We can't do it. Screw you I thought in my head, but politely said, oh ok, thank you, and hung up. So I then called Walmart...thinking, shit, Walmart does everything. She said, oh sure, you can come in, pick out the food you want and cook it at home. Again, in my head, I thought, you freaking moron. Instead I said, ok, that's not what I was looking for, thank you anyways and hung up.

I finally called Friedman's which is a small grocery store, and I had shopped there from time to time...and sure enough, they could do it for me. So asshole #2 will be getting a full Thanksgiving meal, cooked and ready to go, all he has to do is go and pick it up the day before Thanksgiving.

Now I can enjoy my Holiday :) Thank you Dr Corny. I love you.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Days Gone By

I was cleaning out my closet today, and going thru some old packed things, when I came across this picture. It was taken in 1960.

I was just 2 yrs old in this picture. My goodness, I don't remember ever being that young, but I sure was a tall girl at 2. Now I know why Mini Bug is so tall for her age. I also can't believe how very much like me she looks like me . Which I suppose is a good thing heehee.

The tall building in the background is the Heinz company in North Side Pittsburgh. I was standing in front of my grandmothers house and holding my hand there is my dad.

Look that that groovy hair style I have. Someone should have smacked my mom for that. I suppose it was the thing to do with babys hair back then...almost reminds me of a curled mohawk.

I used to love going to my grandmothers house. She was the greatest thing since ice cream in my eyes. That wall you see in the picture actually had a train that ran over it. Not anymore. Not for years. Grandma is gone, train is gone, and I'm not 2 yrs old anymore.

Investing for the Future

We were looking for an online brokerage firm that allows customers to trade Stocks, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs and Fixed Incomes at competitive cost. We were most interested in OnLine Trading and Stock Trading.

I know that times are bad, and yes we have watched our 401K get slimmer and slimmer in the past weeks. We were also told by several friends that know a heck of a lot more than we do about investments and savings and Stock Trading, that now is the best time to buy. Of course we would need to do a lot of research and take the heads up from those that know more than we do on what stocks etc would be beneficial to us in the long run, and which ones to stay clear from, someone like an OnLine Broker could help us also.

As I said, we were looking on line and found a
discount brokerage firm, that offers a lot of the things were looking for. Check out First Trade for yourselves and see if they offer anything that you are looking for.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Working Poor

I finally got health insurance thru Dr. Cornys work group health plan.

For those of you who don't remember, I was without health coverage for over a year. Because I have a serious health condition, No, and I mean NO health insurance company would sell me health insurance.

So, I am relieved that I finally have insurance, because if something did happen and I had another heart attack or had to have another surgery, it could bankrupt us.

Even tho we are now covered as a family under the group plan, the premiums are thru the roof high. Obscene high. Almost the amount of our mortgage high.

Things HAVE to change. Middle Class is now the working poor.

Tactical Pants

Although tactical pants are pretty much the standard dress for tactical officers and law enforcement, civilians also enjoy all the functionality that's packed into these pants. Operator Tactical Pants are so functional and packed with with so many features that everyone can enjoy wearing them.

They have 10 pockets, made of 60% Cotton/40% Polyester and they are fade resistant. They will look the same color no matter how many times you wash them. They have many many other features but what I like the best, is they look nice!

These pants will be on my shopping list for Christmas this year. I have 3 grown sons that hunt, fish, etc. These pants are rugged enough for them and will last a long time.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote Vote Vote!

I actually voted more than 2 weeks ago.

You need your voice to be heard
Whether your Republican-Democrat or Other
Get out and Vote Today!

100 Ecard Credits
To the first 10 who comment that they voted, and why they voted the way they did!

As For Me

Monday, November 3, 2008

Eye Glasses for Less

There are a lot of people without health insurance these days. Up until a week ago, I was one of them. The cost of heath insurance is skyrocketing. My heath insurance does not cover eye glasses. In fact, I can't remember the last time I had insurance that did cover eyeglasses. I get a discount but that's about it. The last time I bought a pair of glasses, the entire cost was well over $300.00.

I need new eye glasses, like months ago. Mini Bug stepped on mine, and every now and then the lens pops out and I have to put it back in. That gets on my nerves. Not only that, but I find myself squinting to see things, and having to take my glasses off to read or look at my monitor. My eyes have changed and I know I need a new eye prescription.

I found that Zenni Optical who makes the claim that they are the market leader in quality, cost effective prescription eyeglasses, have prescription glasses starting at just $8.00. I can see how a family without Vision Insurance could really use a company like this. Imagine having several children who need to wear glasses, and you don't have insurance to cover the cost. Yikes! It could lead to family arguments, about finances.

So I went to Zenni Opticals site and took a look around, to see if they had anything I liked. I found this pair of Rimless stainless steel that I kinda liked. I am thinking as a second pair of glasses I couldn't go wrong.