Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Ramblings....

Talk about time warp. I can't believe it's Friday. Just a moment ago, it was Sunday night and I was debating whether or not my kids were well enough to go back to school. Fast forward to today, Friday, and they are finally in school for the first time this week. Not because of sickness, though, but because of that second snow storm.

I had some REALLY unhappy boys this morning.

Two of them have been home due to previous snow and illness since January 28th. That's two weeks!

It's never enough, though. They were so hoping for additional snow last night. Oh, well. At least it is Friday and also a long weekend.

I'm still working on a post for CHD awareness week. If you didn't know, that is this week, with February 14th being CHD awareness day. It's still crazy to me that so many people know nothing, or very little, about Congenital Heart Disease. It is, after all, the number one birth defect and cause of death in infancy...

You can visit http://www.blog4chd.com/ to read personal accounts from a variety of bloggers directly affected by CHD.

I'm also working on a post about some home improvements. I'm trying to make some decor decisions and changes. I mean, we've been in our 'new' home for nearly 3 years now. It's time....

Here's a sneak peek of a furniture redo. Isn't it pretty?!?!? I love it! I'll expand on this in my home decor post:

I stumbled upon an amazing fabric sale a couple of days ago. This store was actually going out of business and all of their fabrics and trims were 75% off! What a true blessing! I was able to purchase fabrics for my living room redo at a premium discount. Suuhhh-weet......

I posted a while back that I had decided to cancel our Dish Network account. It was painful, I must confess. However, we found a great digital antenna on eBay at a great price and can now pick up about 20 channels. I can watch local TV for free!

And yesterday, the mailman delivered our new Roku box. Have you heard of Roku (http://www.roku.com/) ? With as little as 10.00 a month for Netflix, you can stream TV shows and movies right to your TV. Brilliant!

Yesterday we watched the movie Bolt, some Spongebob, and pieces of several movies. It is super easy to hook up and the stream is quick (instant) with DVD quality video.

So, for 15.00 a month for Netflix (we chose the 2 DVDs at a time option), I have all the TV and movies I will ever need... So cool.

We also cut our home phone and switched to the MagicJack (http://www.magicjack.com/). For 20.00 a year, you get unlimited local and long distance phone service. I wish I could say this was a success, but I can't. The MagicJack customer service are super great to work with, however, our audio quality is less than stellar. I really want to love it, but I don't.

Okay, that's enough rambling for now. I hope each of you have a wonderful weekend and a fun Valentine's Day!

Speaking of Valentine's Day.... Here's a photo of me and my Valentine, circa 1984. (Note the class ring. I thought I was hot stuff....)

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