Friday, July 22, 2011

Confession Friday

I had a pretty exciting week, went to the NKOTBSB concert, had my first exam in my nursing class and had my first presentation for class this week.  Haven't got my grades back but I am keeping my fingers crossed.  I feel like I did good but you never know.  Its hard to believe that next week I am already half way done with these classes.  Time sure does fly when you are having fun (not that I am really having fun with these classes but it doesn't really give you time to not like them because you are done with them before you know it).

I confess I never get any comments on my blog.  Makes me wonder does anyone even read it or am I just writing to myself.

I confess I really like summer, but it is just a little to hot for me right now.  I can do the 90's but 100 is to hot for me.  I will take this weather over winter any day. 

I confess Joe and I have moved Khaos's kennel into the laundry room.  It is way to hot for him to be outside all day when he is not at work.  I think he might like it in the laundry room too.  When we let me out he does his business goes to the back door, barks and then runs to the fence gate and waits for us to go get him and bring him back inside. 

I confess I didn't really find any good coupon deals this week.  It seems like every time I go to the store everything is already picked over.  The only good thing I got this week was some Dove's Men+Care bar soap 2 6 packs for .78.  Not bad, just wish I could find more deals like that.

I confess Maggie and Moose got new matching collars this week.  Ya I am one of those crazy people that always buy them matching collars.  I think it is cute.

I confess I cleaned out the fridge this week and came to find out Joe and I really don't eat leftovers.  I don't know why, but I always end up throwing them away.

I confess I am ready to go camping again, we didn't get to stay long last time.  I can't wait till we can go again.

I confess if I ask the dogs if they want to go to bed they take off running to the bedroom.  I think it is every ones favorite time of the day.

Here are my confessions for the week.  Feel free to add your own or leave a comment either would be great.  Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Tuesday night my friend Jenny and I went to the NKOTBSB (New Kids On The Block/Backstreet Boys) concert.  I had order the tickets back in January so it seemed like it took forever for the concert to get here.  I was pretty excited, I had seen the BSB back in Jr High and I have never seen NKOTB, nothing better than a 2 for 1 show.  Our seats were awesome.  We were in section 105 front row and on the end.  The restroom was right out of our section which came it handy having it so close because it was one of the longest concerts that I have ever been to.  They started their show around 8:30 and it was 11:30 before we left the Scott Trade Center.  We definitely got our money's worth from the show.  I would definitely go see both of them if they come back to St. Louis again. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Joe saves the day!!

If you don't already know last Friday night in Millstadt some guy decided he was going to climb up the water tower and jump off.  You also know Joe and I don't get a lot of nights off together and this just happened to be one we had off.  We headed up to Fast Eddie's for some good cheap food.  We had just got done eating when Joe got the phone call that he had to go to work.  No reason to get mad it is part of the job and I am use to it.  We made record time back from Alton and Joe when to work.  Greg, Emily, and I went up to the ambulance building to watch all the excitement.  I think everyone else had the same idea.  You would have thought there was a parade or something with all the people that were sitting on the sides of the roads.  Three people had to go up the water tower and bring the guy down.  They wanted a police officer to go up in case the guy gave them any problems.  Joe was the lucky one that got to go up.  I got a little nervous about it (not that I don't trust him or the other emergency workers, but that is a long fall if something did go wrong).  The three guys went up as high as they could go in Columbia's ladder truck and then they had to climb the rest of the way on the ladder.  They got the guy harnessed up and brought him down (it seemed like forever for me).  Once Joe was back on the ground it was time for me to go home and get some sleep.  It made for a long night, but I can say I am extremely proud of Joe and what he did.  Not everyone would have done it.  He even made the Belleville News Democrat.  I hope the next time someone decides to climb the water tower they think twice about it. 
Joe is the guy in front of the guy with the light

Here is the link if you want to read the article in the paper.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Confession Friday!

I don't really have a good into to my confession Friday, does anyone really pay attention to it anyway?  I am just going to get on with the  confessions

I confess I waited to late in the week to go shopping, all the good coupon deals were picked over.  At least there wasn't a ton of good deals this week.  I am going to try and go early in the week next week.

I confess I have an amazing insurance agent that has cut my car insurance in half.  It pays to get good grades and to be engaged.  Nothing is better than a discount.

I confess I am not happy that Netflix is raising their prices, 17.98 a month.  Are they crazy, you can bet that I am going to be canceling my service before the price change goes into effect. 

I confess I made the honor roll again, I guess a pat on my back is not a bad thing.

I confess I am already a 1/3 done with this classes.  I love that the classes are only 8 weeks long, they go by so fast you don't really have time to not like them because before you know it the class is over.

I confess there is only 316 days till the wedding, we are almost in the 200s.  I can't believe how fast time is going by.  It will be here before we know it.

I confess I don't have any other good confessions for this week.  Sorry its a short confessions, but at least I remembered to do one.  Hope everyone has a good weekend.  I will spend most of my weekend doing homework and being on crew, always a good time.  Feel free to add your own confessions if you wish.

Friday, July 8, 2011

My Coupon Deals

I thought I would share a couple pictures of my deals I have got by using coupons.  It might make you want to think twice about using coupons the next time you go shopping.

Confession Friday!

Another Friday is here, another Friday closer to the wedding, and another Friday closer to graduation.  Yes I still have like 2 years of school left, but I really can't wait till the day I graduate.  So far school is going by really fast, I just hope it stays that way.

I confess I LOVE saving money with coupons, I don't know why I didn't start couponing sooner.

I confess I bought 16 boxes of milk bone dog treats today (yes maybe I am going crazy), but we go through a lot of dog treats.

I confess my first day of nursing class went good, already have a group project to work on.

I confess Joe and I went to dinner and a movie last night and it was nice going with just the two of us.  Our schedules don't always work out the same so it is nice when we get to do things like that.

I confess I think I am one of the only people that doesn't watch Big Brother.

I confess I have sat here for 5 minutes and can't think of anything else to confess.

Hope everyone has a good weekend, I am going to try and get a head start on my homework for next week.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up/New Week!

I know this is late for the weekend wrap up, but it has been a crazy week.  Joe and I had a GREAT weekend.  Friday, Joe worked and I went with mom, my 4 nieces (Caitlyn, Madison, Keeley, and Kennedy), and Kiersten to try on the bridesmaid and Jr. bridesmaid dresses.  All the girls looked beautiful in the dress and they all like the dress.  The next step is to order them in September.  The wedding is getting closer and closer everyday.  We all went out to lunch Cracker Barrel for lunch.  Kennedy loves to put her feet on the table and when you tell her no she just moves them to the side of the high chair.  What a stinker.

Saturday Joe, Kiersten, and I went to Aunt Peggy's to swim.  It was so hot outside and the water was like bath water.  I think we only swam for like an hour and a half.  That was long enough for me.  Joe and I went to the mall and Kohl's Saturday night (the mall on a Saturday night, were we crazy), needless to say we didn't stay at the mall very long.  Joe got new shorts and shoes from Kohl's, (they were all on sale and he got $10.00 in Kohl's cash back) I think I am teaching him well even without having coupons.  Joe grilled pork steaks after we got home and they were awesome.  He is good at grilling.  We spend the rest of the night packing for our trip to Montauk State Park to camp for the night. 

Sunday morning we got up at 5:30 am to leave for Montauk. We wanted to get there as early as we could so we could spend as much of the day there as we could.  We went on a bike ride once we got there, its been a long time since I rode a bike.  I was a little bit sore the next day.  We went to the swimming hole and the water was ICE COLD.  Not my idea of water to swim in.  It was nice to just put your feet in the water and sit in the chair and relax.  I could do that everyday.  Tammie made homemade hot wings for supper and I think they were the best wings I have ever had.  Now if I can only get the sauce the same as hers.  They were awesome.  We had smores by the camp fire, played some games and then called it a night.  It was a great day and I was sad it was over so fast, that just means we will have to go again.

Monday we got up and ate breakfast and watched Brian fish for a little bit before we had to head back home.  I don't think either of us wanted to leave.  But Joe had to work and I was on ambulance crew and both of our families were coming over for 4th of July.  We ate some good food and watched some good fireworks.  Now its back to everyday life.  Classes started again and I started my first nursing class.  I would have liked a longer summer break, but it just means that much faster that I will be done with school.

Hope everyone had a good weekend and a good 4th of July.  I can't believe that summer is already half over.  I think it goes by way to fast and winter is way to long.

Friday, July 1, 2011


It has been a nice week off without any classes.  I start my new online classes this Sunday and go to my first Nursing class on Wednesday.  This week has gone by to fast.

I confess I am one of the most impatient I have ever met in my life (just ask Joe, he will tell you).  I don't like to wait for anything.

I confess we had a great birthday for Joe, I hope he enjoyed the day as much as I did.

I confess Kiersten only has one more week here, and I am not ready for her to go home.

I confess I can see how couponing can become an addiction. 

I confess I really don't know what other confessions I have for this week, sorry I know it wasn't very many, I will try to do better for next week.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend, I know I am going to enjoy the weekend with Joe.