Sunday, May 29, 2011

paranoia cha cha cha (aka Lousy Lice)

wondering if there is a chance that I did NOT get the critters.  I soaked my head in Listerine Original Antiseptic Mouthwash - 1.5 Liters for 4 hours.  It was covered with a shower cap, and a Walmart bag and saran wrap.  (wanted to get the little straggly hairs)

Then I went in the shower and combed out any tangles.  Nothing in comb.  Combed with the fine tooth metal comb.  Nothing in comb.  COVERED hair in conditioner.  Combed out tangles.  Nothing in comb.  Combed with the fine tooth metal comb.  Nothing in comb.  Rinsed with one cup white vinegar (made me gag).  Combed out any tangles.  Nothing in comb.  Combed with the fine tooth metal comb.  Nothing in comb.

Now, I'll be happy if I don't have them.  But I am so paranoid!  What if I just don't see them?

I've been combing through Lydia's head 5-6 times a day with the metal comb.  The last time I am certain I found one in her head was Wednesday.  I also found one Nit on Wednesday.  Since then.  I've combed out "things" but maybe it is just dead skin?  I am so paranoid!  Poor baby with her (non diagnosed) OCD Mommy.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Went grocery shopping (full trip) for the first time since March today!

Going to try this remedy today...

Had a $1 off coupon for the Listerine too!  lol

I bought these for Lydia so we can practice recognizing her letters...

Friday, May 27, 2011

embarrassing, but true

Lydia has lice.  I found the first one on Tuesday.  We bought the RID (which scared me) and did a treatment.  On Wednesday we went to the pediatrician to confirm what I had suspected.  He checked me too and said I was clear.  However Lydia still had live lice.  He recommended I slather her head with Cetaphil and blow dry it on and leave it on overnight and wash it out in the morning.  So, we did.  I've been combing her hair 5-6 times a day and scratching my own.  (psychosomatically?)

Sigh.  Then today after my shower I found one.  I am 36 years old.  I have 3 sisters.  None of us have ever had lice.  This is our first experience with them.  Tips would be appreciated!  I'm going crazy!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Blockbuster Express Giveaway

I have a Groupon I bought for 5 Blockbuster Express rentals.  It is worth $5 and I paid $2 for it.

What?  You don't use GrouponGroupon is great, especially if it is something you would use anyway!   I've also bought and used one for Quizno's.  It was good for $10 worth of food and beverages it cost $5!  But it can be extra special for a treat too.  For example today the featured deal in Pensacola is a tandem skydive jump!  It is a $299 value, but you get it for only $120!  There are featured deals all over the country!

If you're not a Groupon member already please click on one of my "Groupon" links in the post to sign up!

Today however I am giving away the 5 Blockbuster Express rentals.  Check to see if there is a location near you.

All you have to do to enter is comment what your *dream* Groupon would be.  Also leave me some way to contact you, to let you know if you won, or be sure to check back here on 5/31/11 :)

Enter by Monday April 30th at noon CDT and I will draw a winner via

**Disclaimer: this drawing is not endorsed by Groupon, Blockbuster Express or Blogspot.  I paid for it with my own money and decided to gift it to one of my readers.

Mothers Touch Thermometer Giveaway

One Bored Mommy is hosting a giveaway that I would LOVE to win!  It is for a Mothers Touch thermometer.

It is as simple as touching your child's forehead for six seconds.  She says it is surprisingly accurate!

Temperature taking is a battle here and I always remind Lydia, "I'm bigger than you - I will win"  But I usually end up getting so upset.

Enter the giveaway here!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Today I am thinking about the miscarriage I had nearly 5 years ago.  To think that if s/he had survived I'd have a 4 year old! 

I miss that child more than anyone knows, but I am glad they are safely with Jesus and don't have to worry about this world.  I don't have to worry like I do with Lydia, "will she get saved at an early age?"  "will she ever get involved with gross sin?"  "will she have her heart broken by someone that is supposed to love her?"

My throat is swelling shut as I type this.  My heart breaks for Lydia's future as this world gets worse and worse. :(  All I can do is pray for her,

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ladies only

here is a "personal" deal.  Monistat is on sale for $11.99 at Walgreens.  You can print out a $3 off coupon here and then you get $2 RR back.  Unfortunately I happen to need this right now, but I was savvy enough to go look for a sale and a coupon on line first.  haha

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Help a girl out?

I need ONE MORE referral to reach platinum status on superpoints.

Couponing, Frugal & Freebie Loving Giveaway

Getting into couponing?  Check out this giveaway that Ginger is hosting on her blog!

It ends at Midnight CST 5/14/11!  Hurry!  3 ways to enter!

Monday, May 9, 2011

when we left our hotel in Virginia, Friday AM it was 39 degrees, now back home it is 91.  WHEW!  Three Loads of laundry washed and in the dryers as I type. 

Day 4 of Frappucino Happy Hour at Starbucks (or as I've been calling it "frappy hour")   I really didn't want one today, but felt like it would be a crime to not get it at half price.  So I ordered a tall.  I got and was charged for a venti.  Half price, but still.  It is in the freezer.

Every muscle in my body hurts, like when I had mono.  I have some oxyclean paste in the tub.  The tub looks disgusting!  Hoping it works.

Got 6 20 oz Diet cokes, a bottle of body wash, deodorant, shampoo, and barettes for $6.xx at CVS yesterday.  I had a coupon for $4 off $20, then I had a $10 ECB I had earned as a CVS Advisor, and I used 6 FREE coke coupons I had from mycokerewards,com.  CVS is the ONLY place I can find the deodorant I've been using for years.

Superpoints is still invite only, and you can earn Paypal, Amazon, Starbucks, Dominos Pizza and a plethora of other prizes.  It only takes me a few minutes a day.  Snag this invite token if you're interested!

Listening to Seminole String Band while I take a breathing treatment.  We go to church with these fine people, and I love them so much!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I now begin to the daunting task of going through 3 weeks of mail.


Included is:
  • Clinique mini High Impact Mascara won in a Facebook Promotion
  • (2) Orville Redenbacher's Pop Up Bowl with HOT B1G1 coupons
  • Degree Women Deodorant sample (with coupon)
  • Pen and Travel Mug from Synovate for a Twitter Tuesday win
  • Can of Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry (with coupon)
  • $25 Starbucks Gift Card Earned from MyPoints
  • A coupon that was good for 2 weeks or less because we left on 4/14, and it exp'd 4/30
  • 12 coupons each for a free 20 oz "sparkling" from
  • A coupon for a FREE Starbucks Petite (leaning toward the salted caramel square)
  • A FREE photo mini book from
  • A Coupon for a FREE Glade Spring Collection Product (up to $3.99)
  •  (1) Free packet (haha) of Just Like Sugar
  • A Coupon for a FREE Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo or Styling Product
  • A coupon for a FREE pouch of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice
  • A $10 off $10 JCPenney Coupon
  • 3 issues of OK magazine (which I don't read)
  • an issue of Woman's Day
  • an issue of Parent's
  • an issue of American Baby
  • an issue of AAA magazine
  • Publix Family Style (with recipes and coupons)
  • An Auction of BTFE I'd won from Listia
  • Some Bills (ick) 
  • And Sympathy Cards.  Thank you for your condolences