Saturday, October 31, 2009

Infection keeps spreading

I need prayers for my darn tooth. The infection is still spreading and I have kept running a low grade fever non stop now. I can hardly open my mouth due to the swelling and now the redness and swelling is covering about 3/4 of my throat. I have lived on Vicodin since Thursday. I need to go to town and get some yogurt but not really wanting to go out looking like I do. The dentist said not to worry unless it affects my breathing and then go to ER. OK unless it gets better there is no way he can do a root canal when I can open my mouth jst part way!

Friday, October 30, 2009

More Dental Fun

OK the last couple of days I have been onedge really bad. Then on Wednesday I had a bad jaw ache and knew the infection sighs. By that night I was in horrible pain and not able to sleep. I got in on an emergency dental appointment yesterday at 4.
They did X rays and said yep its infected. We can pull the tooth or we can do a root canal and a crown. Now I was ready for the crown already but not the root canal! U do not want to be missing another tooth so I am now geting my first root canal. I go next Wednesday at 10AM. The dentish has been doing them for 30 years and will be able to it all in one sitting. He will do the root canal and get the cap on in one sitting. I will have to wait 2 weeks for the crown is all. They said sometimes a dentist will take three appintments to get the root canal done and Jason said the same thing. I will like just having one appointment.
Until the infection is better I will not be posting mych being as spelling is hard right now. I am on antibiotics and Vicodin. I wish there was something stronger for me.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

There are days.......

There are days when I know I would of been better off staying in bed. Today has been one of them. It i like I can feel a headache coming on and it is getting more and more close to becoming a stress cluster or a migrain. I have been knashing my teeth way to much today.
Breath in, breath out. Nice deep breaths Daphne. OK took a few breaths and can think now at least.
Same stuff with Robert as usual. Why he feels it is fine to lie I do not understand at all. Why he feels he can disobey and not have a consequience I do not understand. Oh wait yes I do but I am not going to say. At least the other person is finally backing me up now. I just wrote the behaviors down on the dry erase board and will let Dad handle it.
The one older boy that I watch has been telling a few more fibs as well. He is so much like Robert that at times I wonder what have I done. OK I adore the little brother so it makes it easier to handle the older one. I also know that this week is extra hard being as they are out early.
OK not alot to say just needed to say bleh to today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This will be a long week!

OK this is going to be a long week I can tell. Three more days to go is all right? This week happens to be early release for the schools here. That means I have Zachiah from noon until his mom gets them as well as in the morning. It was a non stop fight fest with big brother picking on little brother. I prefer just when it is me and Mathies.

Hoping to score some good freebies this week I believe I am due! I did get free Olay Pro X for my face and a Loreal tube for my eye area. Now if I can find something to take care of the dark circles under my eyes I will be happy!

Halloween Fun

OK now you can see how I have been spending my weeks! It is amazing how long kids will play with stickersm Q-tips, glue and construction paper! Mathias was concentrating so hard on painting his pumpkin I had to snap his picture.  Oh I have found out also that I HAVE to vacuum a lot more now! I am shocked at how messy one five year old boy let alone two five year old boys can be!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Have a Lovely $1250.00 Crown!

OK it is not really that lovely and it is not something I would wish on anyone. I have a new crown in my mouth. I had to take Aleve *OK the generic version* when I got home. I have to be careful flossing for the next couple of days and can not chew gum for a couple of days as well. I do admit that it feels so much better then the tooth with the chip in it and the cavity at the gumline. Yes I know weird place for a cavity.
I hope now that my tongue can heal up being as there is no rough edge for it to play with now. I am still missing one back molar on the bottom right side. That will be next year that I take care of tht tooth being as that involves two crowns on the side teeth and then a screw into the jaw and another crown in the missing tooth spot. I go back in December for another crown on the lower left side. For now I am happy my teeth are cleaned and taken care of. No cavitites and I do have insurance so at least I can go to the dentist when I need to.
I had a few fillings done over the last 18 months, have kept up with getting my teeth cleaned and examed every six months, have gotten a front tooth fixed the right way that was chipped back in 2000, have got a temporary cap on the lower tooth that needs the crown in December. People take care of your teeth! It is a lot cheaper to pay for a tooth exam and cleaning then to have to start paying for crowns!
OK I love Aleve *naproxen* for tooth pain. It is the only thing that cuts the pain for me with my teeth. It also cuts the pain fast within 30 minutes. I had taken some Tylenol Migrain when I got out of the dental office and it wsa not touching the pain. I took my generic Aleve and within 15 minutes my gun and tooth were feeling better.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mondays Coupon deals

I admit it I am still amazed at how many people do not use coupons!
The Kashi cereal is around $4.99 a box here.
I used two coupons for $3.00 on the two boxes of the Go Crunch Blueberry that were on sale for $3.00 each. I got both of those for FREE!
I had a coupon for a free box up to $5.00 off and got the Kashi Honey Puffs for FREE!
The Crab Classics is normally $3.99 a package here but was on sale for 10/$10.00 or $1.00 each. You usually do not have to buy the total amount unless is it specifically stated. I bought 9 packages of it and I had 9 coupons for .55 cents off. In the end I paid .45 cents a package!
I bought a bottle of Dawn dish soap on sale for .99 cents and I had a coupon for .25 cent. My cost was .74 cents.
I bought a container of EOS lip balm that retails for $3.99 on sale for $1.99 and it has a rebate for $1.99 bringing my cost down to FREE! This is at Rite Aid and you can now do their rebates over the internet.
I bought a Halloween Mr. Potato Head at Target for $6.99 and had a coupon for $2.00 off bringing it down to $4.99.
I also had a coupon for a free Grande blended drink at Targets Starbucks when  bought one. I ended up getting 2 drinks for $2.99.
I love my coupons!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Evening

Well this was going to be a nice quiet weekend with the guys off hunting nd camping. I was going to go shopping with Megan and buy her sme new shoes and leggings. We ended up staying home due to the rain and cold.
I did some house cleaning but Megan was super clingy to me. We ended up sitting in my chair together most of the day. She had one grand mal seizure and then laid down in her room for a while. I guess she got revfived being as she was up until after midnight last night then. I finally put her in bed and shut off the light and put up the safety gate.
Today we both slept in way to late. I got up and did our morning routine and then we went to Safeway to buy a Sunday paper. Megan was super happy and playful and it was fun to see. e were headed up to pay for the newpaper when she had a grand mal in the store. I had to lay her down and wait for te seizure to pass.
It was hard to watch her in the store with people able to see what happens. Today we were blessed with very nice and concerned people asking if they could call someone or if we needed help. I thanked everyone and explained the situation and that we would be fine. One lady went and got me some napkins for Megans drool. A few stayed to make sure we were OK and that I was able to get Megan up and stuff. Thank you Lord for sendig the sweet people today.
We got home and Megan went to bed for about an hour. It gave me time to straighten up a few more things before she got up again. I was cutting out my coupons and Megan wantd to sit on my lap and cuddle again. I had her sit on the other couch being as I was almost done. After about five minutes she had her second grand mal of the day. She is wore out now and laying down on the couch with a blanket covering her up.
I am trying to keep cleaning and be quiet at the same time. Not easy to do when you need to vacuum! I am glad I got as much done as I have and will finish up tomorrow when Megan is in school. I have a box of stuff to put on freecycle again. I am giving it until Friday to get picked up and then off to Goodwill it goes.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I am having so much fun watching the boys now. It does wear me out but it is good to feel wanted. Five year old boys are to funny and so full of love and pee and vinegar! I get *sugars* from Mathias *when you kiss the neck* and he giggles and acts like he hates it. So his brother said to say they were boogers so I said OK I don't like boogers so I wont get sugar boogers any more. I was worried he might of not liked it. So then he says oh thats ok they are sugars now!!!!
We play the game *I know you are but what am I? *A chicken.* *I know you are but what........ That game can go on for an hour! I am sure the Target customes hate me now.
Today we made pictures on my card stock. I have those foam stickers and foam houses. Mathias and I spent two hours making our masterpieces.
Tomorrow I have Andrew and Mathias for the day. Megan is staying home being as it is a short day and it is so hard to get her going in the morning. Well I am having Jason pick up those dry Chinese noodles for us. I am going to melt almond bark and then drop in the noodles. The boys get to take turns stiring the mess and then dropping it onto wax paper!
I am so thankful to God for having so much of my craft items not sell. It is what I am using now and having fun with it. I will try to take a picture of my little set up here that I have going. Tupperware is the best thing to organize supplies!
I am slowly buying a toy here and there for the kids to play with. I found an elefun game that shoots butterflies into the air and the kids catch them in little nets. Mathias loves it and I am sure Andrew will tomorrow as well. It looks brand new as if it was never played with! Robert had that game years ago and we gave it to Goodwill. Ironic that years later I have to buy one again! I am hoping to buy a Mr. Potato Head this weekend. Actually I want to buy two of them so Mathias and either me or Andrew can play as well.
I took the kids to Dollar Tree today and let both of them pick out a prize. I am thinking that maybe babysitters are not supposed to spend money on the kids they watch! It isn't a lot and they are always grateful and have wonderful manners when they get a treat or anything.
I am done shopping for Megans Birthday party for school. I bought a 20 pack of small play dough at Big Lotsand with the candy I have it will be a nice and fun 18th birthday for her and her classmates. Mathias is going to go with us as well and it is also his birthday! I want to pick up some cookies for the kids and bring some frosting as well for them to decorate with.
I did find out today that starting next month SSI will be paying Megan money again. They will keep half of what she is eligible for but we still end of with around $350 a month in the end. I also have paperwork that I am filling out tht will allow me to get paid for caring for Megan as well. Thank you Lord Jesus for supplying the much need finances to keep going and losing some stress!
Keep Jason ande Robert in your thoughts and prayers as they are going hunting and camping this weekend. I will be alone with Megan all weekend! I am having pizza tomorrow! OK I guess Saturday being as I have my ladies night out tomorrow. I have to bring Megan with me but that will be OK and give me a reason to leave early!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

What a Day

Today I had both of the younger boys. One is five and the other will be five in two weeks. My house had way to much testrosterian *sp* here today!
The boys played Army men, good guys and bad guys, Transformers, chase, chase, and chase, fought over the cat and then the dog. I finally had to say the cat is mine and the dog is mine!!!!! Oh yea and the decided that they were eating *beaver tail!!!!* OK I had to laugh when I over heard that I mean the tail???
OK we did some art today such as they painted pumpkins. Mathias painted his red and yellow and Andrew painted his blue. I have misplaced my Halloween colored paints.
Mathias and I made no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. His job was to drop the batter into the little mounds onto the wax paper.
Mathias also made a necklace for his Mom and Andrew made a Halloween house. I will try and get pictures of what the boys are doing tomorrow.
OK for tomorrow they will be painting more of their pumpkins with the new paints I bought tonight. They will also each be painting a wood pumpkin. Tony did one back in October of 1991. Mathias got a kick out of it and thought it was great! He met Tony the other day and fell in love with him. It was to cute how he took to Tony.
The boys are also going to be able to make a skeleton out of Q tips *thank you Rena* and black construction paper and glue. I will post the pictures after they are done.
We are going to make paper chains out of black and orange construction paper.
I am glad that all my old art stuff is being used now. I tried to sell it last summer and no one would buy it. Thank you Lord for knowing what was best for me in the end!
I went to Michaels tonight and bought 11 colors of paint for the kids to use. I got red, orange, blue, green, lime, black, pink, purple, yellow, white and glo in the dark.
I also bought some Kid Connections glitter glue tubes in a variety of colors. There are six tubes in each package. One package is with the primary colors and the other package has colors called brites.
I found more interesting items even. One was Liquid Water Color also made by Kid Connections. You add it to water to make paint, or add it to cornstarch and water to make a sidewalk paint, and you can add it to baby bath liquid soap with some cornstarch  to make a finger paint or to make a paint for the bathtub! The first package holds cool colors which includes green, violet and blue. The second package holds hot colors which is red, yellow and orange.
Another cool item I bought is stickers and glitter stickers.
One is called Batty Night and has glitter stickers of orange, yellow, green and purple miniture stars,yellow and orange crecent moons, purple and black bats and  orange and yellow full moons.
The other is called Bugs & Bats. It has orange and green spiders half with glitter, orange and yellow bugs half with glitter, and black and purple bats half with glitter.  Oh all of this was on clearance even!
I bought Megan a puzzle set in a wood storeage box made by Melissa and Doug. It holds four different puzzles. I got that for her for her Birthday on the 26th of this month. It was $24.99 but I had a coupon for 50% off.
I did buy one wood box to use as a future craft product but there was just one! I wanted to buy about ten of these for the boys to make Christmas gifts with. No one in the store knew where they were at or that they were on sale. I just happened to find one that I thought was the right size and it was. Now I need to find more for the kids.


OK I so need to get back to my regular blogging! It is hard to catch up with so much going on that I forget things.
Friday I took both the boys I watch along with a friend and her two kids to NW Trek. It is a cool place about 20 minutes from my house. We got to see two grizzly bears, two brown bears, coyotes, wolves, bob cats, cougars, bald eagles, owls, and so many more animals! There is a tram that you get to ride that allows you to see buffalo, mountain goats, deer, and more herbavores. All of the animals are native to the NW. There web site is I believe. There is a cafe there and a gift shop as well. I bought Christmas ornaments for me, the kids I watch and for my friend. I also bought two bars of a nice clean smelling soap and gave one to my friend.
OK I have gotten in on a new test for  Sensodyne® iso-active® Program. It is the new toothpaste for sensitive teeth and I have been wanting to try it for a few months now.
I also got my free EOS mint spear lip gloss. It is totally cool! If you can find them I would suggest buying one to try. I had the mint and now I want to try the other flavors. The shape is different and makes it easy to find in a purse.
I got me as well as Megan each a coupon for a free Chik-Fil-A Sandwich in the mail the other day.
Saturday the Fed Ex man dropped off my Yankee candle order. It was six candles that I adore. Two of the Baby Powder, two of the Vineyard and two of the Coconut Bay. I totally recomend the Vineyard as my favorite. It has a nice strong scent that will make you happy!
I have my box from House Party coming hopefully today. It has a lot of great items in it to try so I will post a picture when I get it.
At Goodwill last week I returned 3 games that Mathias decided he didn't want and was able to find him a yellow contstruction hat for .99 cents! He is just to cute in it.
I found a Yankee candle in Balsm Fir that was burnt for maybe an hour for $1.99.
I got a three year subscription to Town & Country magazine, 1 free year to Metropolitan Home magazine and a free year to Marie Claire magazine and a free year to Cosmopolitan magazine as well. When I am done reading the magazines I give them to a friend, who reads them and passes them on to a friend of hers, who reads them and then takes them on to her job at a retirement village! Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!
OK I am off to the store to get some cat food being as Fraidy has been without food for over a day now. I am so mean to her I know!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Garage Sales and Thrift Sales and Blogging and the FTC

Today I am going to Goodwill as well as to Value Village. I have money now that I can spend on the little things. This past summer was hard on me. I had to pay my 2 credit card bills with any money I was able to earn selling stuff. I was basically broke and did not even have garage sale money. I miss making good deals and blogging about them.
I heard yesterday that the FTC is going to require all bloggers who do reviews to state that they were *compensated* for the said review. We will now have to say where we got the product from, what they gave us for the review, etc. Now I think I always say that I was given such and such to try out and give my opinion. I have done many reviews for One2One for the CDs they have sent me. I make sure that I post that I got the *free* CD from One2one* for my review. I did the Wii game and told everyone what was in the pack sent to me including the $50 gift card. I also gave my honest opinion of the game. Part of my fun in these kind of reviews is getting the item for free and getting it as an early release. I like to let people KNOW that part of the deal. I think the FTC has to much time on their hands.
I am still amazed at all the stuff I have got to review for companies. I am honest and I will not say I liked an item if I didn't. I blogged that my Rock of Ages CD took a few times to listen before I really liked it. I also had to look at the background on the CD to be able to tolerate it at first. See I did not just say oh yea great sound go buy it! lol
I heard that Kamrt has an additional 50% off clearance toys. I also saw that all summer clearance clothing is $2.99. I will be headed there as soon as I am done blogging here. I am then off to Value Village and then to Goodwill. I still need to find some toys for the boys I am watching here.
I have a couple of items on Craigslist that I am interested in. One is a storeage bin that holds I think 12 plastic boxes. I need this for all the *daycare* items we have been using. The items are right now in my bedroom and in the livingroom. It is hard to tell what I have to use even.
I have a dental appointment today at 11:30 to get my back upper molar on the left hand side fixed. I will be getting the tempoary crown today. It is supposed to be a 90 minute appointment and will cost me over $600. Yea just what I want to do today! Hey it will be nice to have this tooth fixed after so many years.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Guess what UPS brought me today?

Yes I know how funny that just about an hour after I ordered this off of Amazon it was delivered to my front door! I got in on the one2onenetwork customer review! I love working along with one2one and doing my reviews. I really love getting to watch, listen and or read things that for the most part are before the general public gets to. I have been blessed with so many lovely CDs from the company and it is good music not trashy stuff I would be afraid to have my Pastor hear me playing. The book that I just read was amazing and I have a new author that I feel is amazing. Oh and the Joshua Bell CD was so awsome! I will post that review tomorrow!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

My new toy

I was shopping today at Joanns picking up some crafts for Mathies when I found this. It was $19.99 and I had a coupon for 50% off! I bought some cheap baby color yarn to work with for now. Yea I was to cheap to buy the heavy duty stuff but I don't care it is practice! I will take a picture of what I have so far tomorrow afternoon. I am using the green circle being as I have a large head. Hubby said it was going to be way to big but hey I have a lot of hair to cover up!
I cashed my second paycheck today. I love making my own money and not having to beg hubby for cash that he/we don't have. I like to not feel guilty over buying a latte or buying a Knifty Knitter! I love having cash on me and in my checking account.
I need some assistance here please. Hubby is now on a low potasium diet. No red meat, no chicken, no fish. No broccoli, strawberries, dairy, tomato products, etc. What the heck do I make? I have a freezer full now of chicken, fish and venison as well as the no no vegetables. He is diabetic as well so how they say white rice? Well that is a no no for the diabetes! No ice cream and no cheese? Oh no and no olives! OK help me people! Pleaseeeeeeeee!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I Love Music

I am able to relax and destress with music. I also can do the relaxing thing when I cook and bake. I love to cook and bake. I love to read as well. Right now I am reading an advanced copy of Blue Moon Rising. It has had me from the start. I am making sure to go to bed earlier so I am not so tired in the morning. I totally enjoy having the boys here. Mathias is such a joy to play with! I really love this age group. I can sing silly songs and play silly games and he loves it!