March 13, 2009

I had a GREAT day today.

First of all, I order the new Richard Simmons DVD's, so I'm excited to get them. But, because of ordering them, when Lela woke me up at 5 am this morning, I decided to just get out of bed, and dig out my old DVDs and just do one! I did one. Whoa, boy am I out of shape. But, it felt so good to finally get off my franny and do something!

Then a few days ago, I received a gift certificate from Tanger Outlets (For being a member of their coupon club), when I went to outlet today, I had to go to the office to turn in the paper I received in the mail, to be turned into a gift certificate. Once in the office they gave me a 20% off coupon for the store I had planned on using the gift certificate in, AND since I am a member of the club, when I seen the strollers, and asked how much they cost to rent, they are normally 5 dollars, but I got to use it for free, since I'm a member of their club. Whoo whoo.

First off, I had a coupon in my email that came this week also for my new favorite children's store, called Strasburg, it was for 75% off! Whoo whoo, I ended up with a beautiful dress for Lela that is normally over 100 for only 24 dollars, and that was with tax! It is very very good quality, all hand made and hand smocked. It is a very very good heavy nice material as well. Their clothes are the kind you clean, box, and save to hand down to future generations. Their styles are the kind that have been in style since my grandmother was a child, same with the materials they choose. They had a lot of dresses, at such good prices, but we could only afford one. I wish I could of gotten her more. There was few though that would work for her, as most were for Christmas, but there was still at least 4 that I would of liked to of gotten her. I just love the baby blue corduroy, with hand stitched embroidered white snow flakes on it, with beautiful smocking that we got her the last time we were there. This time we got her a nice heavy material, red and green plaid dress, that is smocked at the top. It really is a beautiful dress. Both dresses (the blue one, and the plaid one) also has full slips/lining sewn in! Just amazing quality. I highly recommend them to any witness, especially any with more then one child, as these are for sure dresses that will last through several children, and are so very modest, yet cute too, and no worries about them going out of style.

Then I went to Le Gourmet Chef to get my popcorn popper. Well, great deal is not the word to describe it! hahaha I ended up with a 30 dollar popcorn popper for only 6 dollars! And that included the tax! Between the gift certificate and the coupon I made out like a bandit.

Then we went out to eat, to one of my new favorite "healthy" restaurants, Chipotles. I love their black beans, lean pulled pork, and their guacamole is so fresh it's wonderful, best of all Lela ate a LOT! She hasn't been eating much for a while, so we were really happy with her. When I say a lot though, that is relevant to her, she never eats much, but it was at least more then her usual 1 to 2 tablespoons of food, so we were very happy with her.

Then I decided to go to The Icing, because I am growing my hair back out again, and needed something for my hair. Well, again another sale! Every thing I got was only 2 dollars each! I was so happy. I was able to get a pony tail holder that doubles as a broach for only 2 dollars, it's a great BIG ivory rose, with pink on the tips, it goes so well on my coat. I liked it when I seen it on the rack, but when I put it on my coat, it just made me smile. And for some reason just makes me think of Donavon, but in a happy way. It just makes me smile when I see it. I think because it's so huge, and I never wear anything that huge. But, I can't help but smile when I see it. For some reason, like I said, unknown it just makes me feel happy, and I haven't really felt "happy" since the miscarriage, so it makes me feel good for some reason. I was glad to get it, and I think I will think of Donovan every time I see it, since the rose seems to reminds me to feel happy again after his loss. Lela likes it a lot, she keeps wanting to smell it! lol hahaha

Then when I got home, literally I just walked in the door, and the UPS man came with our order. We bought some furniture with our tax return and it arrived today. Along with Lela's name puzzles from Highlights.

I can't wait to get my furniture made-hutches for our kitchen. We have no storage in the kitchen and these hutches will give us a place to put ALL the stuff piled on the counters, and the side boards, I bought 4 years ago! I bought the side boards 4 years ago, and I've been saving now for 4 years to get the hutches that are sold to go on top of them. I am just so excited. It took 2 years to save for the side boards, and I was so very happy when they finally arrived, but now to get the hutches as well, I'm very happy. Finally the kitchen will be organized!

So today has been a wonderful day.

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