Friday, April 23, 2010

my new goodies

hey there everyone....I have so much I wish I could show you, but either I can't or...well...the camera is somewhere in the mess of things I threw into two storage tubs when someone came over to fix my dryer last week. and I put them in my bedroom...and covered them up with clean laundry I need to fold....and I emptied out the bathroom. Basically I am starting spring cleaning but the girls and I are not feeling well enough that I can actually DO spring cleaning. I have their room deep cleaned, but then they got to the toys one day when I was napping (well 1/2 napping 1/2 listening to them but don't tell them I wasn't totally sleeping!)

We did get some new goodies for the house! We are waiting on that kitchen table still, we should be close to the end of out 8-12 week wait but it's killing me here! In the mean time we've been saving up for a new bedroom set and an x-box 360 for A and a Wii with the Wii Fit and Just Dance for the girls and I, and a few other things (eventually a bunk bed for the girls and dressers for each of them.) We've been setting aside our tip money which isn't a lot but every little bit adds up. We were almost to the X-Box for A, all his buddies play Halo? and something about war? and he wants to play too. For now he's been going over to friends houses after work which is fine except for the nights I wake up and panic because he's not home and it's like 3AM! (he usually gets off work at 1am so two hours of video games is not actually way out of line, it's not like he gets off at 5 or 8pm!) However, at Costco, I saw something that we had been talking about for YEARS.

I bought a Bissell Pro Heat 2X! We had just talked about getting the pro's in to steam clean our carpets and/or renting the rug Dr from Lowes, but this was a great deal and I couldn't pass it up. Since A forgot my birthday (it was 4/18 I turned 26...and nothing exciting happened) he let me bump it up the list. Since I got that and A's really wanted an area rug for under our new kitchen table, we had already looked at Target (to get prices for after his toy) and ShopKo, both were either decent price but didn't feel good and with a crawler that's a big deal for me, or were nice feel and WAY too expensive....however on our way to milk at Costco he saw it...the rug he wanted....for $99...and it's 7'1"X10'6"!!! SO soft and he picked out the pattern he wants.

So back to saving up tip money, but now that I have A on board (and he realises he'll get his toys faster if he helps me save) we might be ordering our new bedroom set before too long! Oh I love it!

Anyhoo, sorry it's not really an exciting post, if you even read all of it, I am impressed. To the APQ block winners this month, I have not made it to the post office, hopefully Monday or Tuesday I will have those off to you. I'd say tomorrow but it's only open from 8-12 and I work 8-4:30 =) Ahhh Montana!!

8 comments:

Marsha said...

Sounds like you have lots of exciting new things to look forward to. Happy Birhtday to you, too, just a little late. My youngest daughter turned 26 on 4/13, how close is that? Glad to hear all your exciting news!

canuckquilter said...

Happy belated birthday!

Stash Heaven said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! And it IS an exciting post! We can "hear" the happiness in your writing. It's great that things are going well and we've all had to search and then wait for the things we've wanted. Great find on the rug--and even better that hubby likes it. We get things faster that way (ask me how I know?) Hope you and the girls start feeling a lot better! Mary

---"Love" said...

(Okay, sing now!)....HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY TO YOU, LISA; HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Hope you get exactly what you want and soon! ---"Love"

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry to hear your man wasn't on board, but I've learned you have to smack them in the face with things before they get it...boys... But it sounds like you've got a good plan and will have some nice stuff soon. Go find that camera so you can share when they arrive!

Theri said...

Hey, I have a Bissell Pro Heat! As a matter of fact, I just cleaned the carpet in the living and dining rooms on Friday. Then some big moose of a farm dog tracked mud all in the house yesterday. Bad dog! Hope your rugs stay a little cleaner than mine... :) Theri

Beth said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
I am glad you are on your way to getting some fun new stuff. Seems like forever when you have to wait for something to come in doesn't it. Hope your table gets in soon and that you are able to get the rest in the near future.

a good yarn said...

There's lots of good things happening your way. It's amazing how quickly those little bits of money add up - much better than a credit card. Happy Birthday! Ann :-)