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Semi-Productive Shopping Trip 11-28-22

On the road to Tucson, I snapped this cool clouds Pic.

The morning sun shining through the windows makes the floating particles of dust visible as I sip at my coffee.

After breakfast, Dave tested the tv and could see that our signal is still blocked -thanks to our new neighbor- so we decided to make a trip to Tucson to shop for an antenna booster. We were unsuccessful with that, but got some party lights for when we can finally put out the awning. (It’s been too windy lately) Also some things for the fridge, and ice, a few things for me I needed (wanted) like mascara and nail polish, a new fixture for the leaky shower, and a handy fold-up table so I could set my drink and whatever next to me when I’m on the couch. I had been using my steps tool, but this is bigger, taller, and nicer. Camping World is a one stop shop for RVers, but it’s pretty pricey. I did get the lights on clearance. ☺️ Walmart and Dollar Tree were two other stops, and after all that, we still didn’t find an electric blanket either. On top of that, we forgot to stop at the nearby post office and check our mail. Maybe I’ll run down there tomorrow.

My new table.

I wanted a table that the legs would slide under the couch, but this works fine. As long as it folds up for easy storage, it’s a winner.

The new awning lights, I wanted a taste of the beach here in the desert. ☺️

Unfortunately, there was only one box on clearance, and I have no idea how many it would take to cover the length of the awning. We’ll just use what we have wherever they fit I guess. 😂

The trip took the bulk of the day, because it’s an hour round-trip, then the time it took to shop. Dave already fixed the shower, so now relaxing before dinner. Pork chops, salad, and potatoes on the grill!

Have a pleasant Monday everyone!
PS: It was 78 degrees today, but that cools off as soon as the sun starts setting 😁

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SoCS &WOD Challenges 7-2-22

Today we were scheduled to look at a motor home at 9:30am in Cleburne, Tx., about an hour away from our home.

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We showed up right on time, pulled up to the gate and honked as instructed, and without preamble, were lead straight to the magnificent bus. As soon as Mr Al found out we were first-time buyers, he seemed to be trying to talk us out of starting with the bus.

His reasoning was, even thought they are different price points, the bus is the biggest, finest of the class A motor homes. He thinks we should start with something smaller and work our way up. David knows what he wants, however, and is very experienced with large vehicles.

The fact that we will be rambling all over pulling a vehicle behind us does add to the length and weight, however, so I discussed broadening our search to other types and classes of motor homes. After ambling through four or five RV dealerships in the 100 degree heat, we had two we really liked. Yet we looked at one 5th wheel that had all the other kitchens beat so those are now on our radar as well. After trampling over rocky parking lots and going in and out of motor homes with their various steps and levels, my knee had about had it.

We also learned that we will most likely have to purchase a warranty elsewhere, like Good Sam, which covers all things RV related. Once you’re a member, you can also get discounts on many things! This whole adventure is going to be a learning process and we have at least three months to shop, learn, and discover new things.

My friend Michelle came over yesterday and helped me start a list of what we will need to pack for the RV, what we will need to put in storage, and start thinking about what to sell or donate. Buses have a lot more storage, and since this will be our new home for rhe next (hopefully) five or six years, we will need every bit of storage we can get.

Then again, it will just be the two of us and our pups, so what do we need the most? Mr. Al suggested, a phone, our computers, and our clothes. 😂🤣 I said, “ You must be joking, right?” He giggled and added food. 🤪He’s talking to a woman. A woman who has amassed 37 years of stuff. I’m thinking we will need a lot more than that.

It’s all still very exciting, but I’ve come down from cloud nine thinking of all the planning, research, and work we have to do to pull this off. Tomorrow we tell the kids and in-laws. Since I’m not as ambulatory as when we started out this morning, We are gonna relax for the night.

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WOD Challenge 3-14-22 Browsing at the Mall

I went to the mall today to pick up my birthday gift, the angel wing charm from James Avery that Dave got for my charm bracelet to memorialize my dad.

Angel wings to remember Dad.

After I picked that item up, I went to a few stores to browse, looking for sweatpants that don’t have fitted bottoms. I gave up on that but found a few fun, cheap items in the Miss A store, and Earthbound Trading company.

Miss A has tons of makeup, skincare, nail care, hair care items and most of them are just one dollar! I grabbed some tea tree shampoo, some eye serum, some eye shadow, some moisturizer, some bb cream, and some lip therapy oil. All under $10.

In Earthbound Trading, I grabbed 30 sticks in three different scents of incense for $4 and some change! I feel like a winner! Saturday when we were running around, Dave bought me new lipstick and mascara and I got a free birthday gift of facial cleanser, so I am set for a while! That was at Ulta, one of my favorite places to browse!

In JC Penney, I tried on a pair of sweater pants that would have worked for me had they not been about 6 inches too long and a sweater top to go with them, however, I’m too old to be wearing a crop top! 😉

It was on clearance, but I put it all back and walked out because I was roasting in there! I am too cheap when it comes to clothes. I would rather spend my money in a thrift store and bring them home to wash and wear than brand new clothes. I know, I’m sad. Hahahaha.

Sean gave me a Spotify gift card for my birthday, so I need to check it out and see how that works. I’m told I can download entire albums! The card is worth $30, but I’ll need to investigate further to redeem it. He also gave me some candy that he remembered Mom and Dad really liked…Gold Brick Eggs. He also gave me some scratch-off cards. He is too much! Kevin had already taken me to the movies Friday, but gave me a funny card and a gift card to Chili’s!

I put her in my office for inspiration.

The boys all came for dinner and gave me love and cards, so I feel very blessed indeed! I had a wonderful birthday dinner with the family and Connie gifted me a lovely plant and they brought the dessert (I had a tiny piece) which was Italian Creme Cake! Yummy! What a fabulous weekend!

On a sad note, I learned that Tammi, my late Uncle Tony’s wife, passed away yesterday as a result of the injuries she sustained in that boating accident last year. My heart hurts and I just can’t believe it. She was so full of life and so sweet, I really thought she would pull through. Maybe she missed him too much. I don’t know what their ginormous family will do without her, she was the glue and the light that kept them all together. I sent prayers for peace and comfort not knowing what else to do at the moment.

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Word of the Day Challenge 12-16-20 Charge

Here are a few of the things I bought for my Ohio grand daughter, Rayven on my debit card yesterday. I was going to pay cash, but I also bought my wonderful hubby some new slippers, so I had to charge the purchase on my debit card. That’s the way the world is headed anyway, right? To charge everything and get away from cash? I don’t understand why that is, but most of the time, it is easier for me anyway because I don’t carry much cash for safety reasons.

I have not done much shopping yet, we took care of Rayven because we had to hurry and get stuff sent up north before the storm charging across the upper half of the US stops all hope of people getting their Christmas gifts. We had previously ordered her a talking Woody doll, and I went and got her a couple of shirts, some leggings, barrettes, Frozen long underwear, and her most requested item; chocolate covered marshmallows 😉 A child after my own heart!!

Mama sent me her pics with Santa. Weird that the image shows movement in the background, yet she and Santa are still. Hmmmm.

If she looks scared (she does to me) her mama told me that Santa is a friend and she told Rayven that she told Santa she had been bad, so I guess she was worried she wouldn’t get anything, lol! That’s a mean joke to play on a 4-year-old! Poor baby!

What about you all? Have you done much shopping? Do you have to charge all your purchases? Better hurry if they need to be shipped anywhere, especially up north. Amazon is so backed up, they warned that the last day to get your items shipped in time for Christmas is today unless its going first class or priority mail!!


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The Many Hair Styles of Mine

Hey guys, remember that song “I Wanna Talk About Me” by Toby Keith?

Well that’s what I want to do today, lol, after having a particularly successful day of running errands and getting my hair done!

My friend, Thomas, from the place I used to get my hair done, now works at the totally revamped JCP In-Style Salon in the NE Mall. So I paid him a visit (I paid too, lol) to see if he could give me a cut and color so I will look nice for my upcoming 40th high school reunion.

This is me before cut and color

Hair after, but just blow-dried, not styled

Looks pretty, love the color, but to me sitting in the chair, I could see my scalp and I’ve never liked my hair flat like that. So I rushed home to curl it with my curling iron, and of course it didn’t cooperate…

Styled somewhat

Ok guys, what say you about all of this! LOL

Yesterday, I was at work at the preschool with the kiddos who were excited about Halloween. It was almost time for the parents to come pick up, so we were doing an easy activity to help keep them still until then. We were linking chains to make simple play jewelry and I took their pictures and had Jackson take a pic of me in mine (and to get my Halloween shirt, lol).

Alright! Enough about me already!!

I also went and got some new replacement glasses for times my contact is out (I only wear one) and after insurance they only cost me $25!! They will be ready in two weeks if anybody cares, lol.

The lady at Sam’s who helped me order and pick out new glasses


Ok, I also got a backup for my JUUL in case it gives me grief or needs to be charged…its called MYBLU and with my $1 base unit special and the coupons I had for the pods, the whole shebang cost under $5!!! I chose vanilla flavor-surprise-anyone that knows me knows I’m a vanilla girl. (I bought it at Walgreens, don’t go panicking that I’m gonna get sick from vaping.)

My granddaughter’s birthday is coming up soon, I already bought and sent her present (a princess dress) but we had a few more things for her and something for Taylor, so I also went and got what I needed to get all that in the mail, and now I need to hurry to the post office before they close. Well, now that I look at the time…might as well wait until tomorrow.

Have a great weekend everybody!!