Thursday, November 12, 2009

Big spender at the Thrift Shop

Our little village has a thrift shop run by the library volunteers. They have all kinds of odds and ends and lots of clothes. Today my boss and I went in to find some "extra" clothes for the day care. We have a few kids who don't have clothes appropriate for the season or who need an extra change of clothes for those "oops" days. The thrift store does community outreach and lets us come by and pick out stuff and take it for free for the day care. While we were there, I found a few things for myself. I found a Bugs Bunny video for Neal and Kinsey. They LOVE Bugs and friends. I found a hard cover Jennifer Crusie book I have not read. And last I found a pair of yoga pants that are basically new (just a quick wash to make them new to me). Guess how much I paid for those 3 things??? Ready? $.85! Yep, that's right $.85. What a bargain. I put my $.15 change into the donation jar because you just can't beat the deal I got. I'll have to go back and check more often and see what I can find!

ps. yeah yeah I know I didn't post for a few days.....

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Miss Marley

This is my precious little neice Marley. I just love her to death!

Friday, November 06, 2009

I'm a college freshman now!

I went back to the college today and applied for financial aid and signed up for classes. I'm taking Composition, Basic Algebra, Freshman orientation, and New Mexico History. I think I'm most excited about New Mexico History LOL! I'm taking 3 of the classes online and basic algebra at the college. I had hoped some of my previous classes (1 year) of technical college would transfer but they won't. I took mostly computer classes plus one class each of composition, pre-algebra, and accounting. Oh well, guess I get to start over again.

Well I already blew the post every day thing and it's only day 6!

I had a bad sinus headach last night and went to bed early. Here's a pretty fall pic to distract you.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

back to school

I am taking steps to go back to college. It's been almost 20 years since I took my last classes and I'm jumping back in with both feet. Today I took a placement test to see what classes I should be in. Let's just say math is not my strong subject. I will have to start from beginning algebra and work my way up again. Hopefully Kinsey doesn't catch up to me....or maybe it would be good if she could so she could help me with my homework...LOL! Here we go!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

on turning 40...

So I turned 40 a few weeks ago. You know how you never really feel the age you are? That's how I feel. I remember being at my uncle's 40th birthday party and thinking "wow! that's so old!" Now I'm thinking "it's really not that old" LOL! I had a really really hard time with it about 2 weeks before my birthday but now I've made peace with it.
My Mom and sister threw me a wonderful surprise party. I had many friends and family there. I guess being 40 isn't so bad after all!

Monday, November 02, 2009

My Fall Fairy

Here is my beautiful fall fairy

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I bet you thought I forgot....

It's NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month)--you know the month where I try to post every day. I may just post a picture or a quick story but I will try to do something every day so check back.

On Friday Kinsey carved a pumpkin at Girl Scouts and entered it into the Smokey Bear Museum and Park pumpkin Carving contest. She won 3rd place!! Here is a picture of her with her winning pumpkin.