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Apr 16, 2009 - 1 comments

So I think I've decided to try stockpiling.  DH and I can pay our bills just fine, but we want to pay off our house faster than the allotted time.  And there are some nice things that we want to buy for ourselves.  Plus, we're putting as much as possible into our investments so we can retire.  So I am going to start coupon-cutting and stockpiling.

So far, my ideas for stockpiling are:
peanut butter
canned fruits and veggies
spaghetti sauce
koolaid mix
canned chicken
toilet paper
paper towels
loofah's (the little spongy thing we use to wash our bodies, 99 cents at walmart lol)
cleaners (bathroom/kitchen/windex etc)

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Needing Dog Advice!

Apr 14, 2009 - 2 comments

siberian husky






dog labor





Well, our 4 year old Siberian Husky is pregnant.  Before I go any further, I DO NOT want a bunch of hate responses saying that I'm killing shelter animals by not fixing my dogs, etc etc.  I am not killing dogs and I'm not a puppy mill.  If you spay/neuter every dog then you will make them extinct.  So no hate responses.

Anyway.  I've never been around puppies and such before.  Although my husbands family has MANY times.  Well, I have done a lot of research over the last few days but I have a question.  I have read that in early labor, the momma will empty her stomach by vomitting.  Well, our "momma" has been pacing a lot over the last 2 days.  She'll go from laying down panting and sleeping a lot to following you to every room.  She hasn't been eating a whole lot.  Some but not very much this last day or so.  She's drinking A LOT of water though.  She's housebroken but for some reason, keeping poo-ing in the house.  We cleaned out out storage room and set it up as her own mansion of a dog house ha ha.  We take her outside SEVERAL times.  Lately even more than once an hour.  She pees every time we take her out, but won't poo.   Then she comes inside and will poo there in the storage room.  She's gone probably 4 or 5 times already today and it's only 2pm.  

So my question is, is this a sign of labor?  She hasn't vomitted at all.  Yet at least.  Someone is with her almost at all times.  And she's been super cuddly today/last night.  She wants to be basically right on top of you with you rubbing her belly at all times.  I work days and my husband works evenings, so there is a 3 hour gap where she's alone in that room.  It's the first day we've had her in there and I'm worried I'll come home to a room full of poo ha ha.  Any positive advice would be great!  Thank you!

Movie Journal

Apr 01, 2009 - 2 comments

So all we have for movie rental here is Movie Gallery.  And they just started this new thing called Power Play.  Well basically you pay 40 bucks a month and have unlimited rentals, no late fees, no due dates.  Kind of cool. It works for us because we rent movies all the time.  
Now that the babies are gone, I have been watching movies.  Lots of them.  So I think I will start doing my own movie reviews.  

WALL-E:     Well, this movie was hyped up so much I just HAD to see it.  I'm a huge fan of Disney and Pixar anyway.  Well, it was a disappointment if you ask me.  It had some cute moments, but it wasn't all that great.  No Beauty and the Beast or Aladdin, that's for sure.  Granted, I know those aren't pixar movies. But still.  
Rating:  6

AUSTRALIA:    This movie was, again, hyped up to be a wonderful epic movie.  I was expecting something like Titanic or Pearl Harbor.  Well, I didn't realize that it was directed by Baz Luhrmann (sp).  It was still a good movie, just not very serious.  I will say that Hugh Jackman = yummy yum yums.  And the accent...just a plus.  The movie was incredibly long too. But oh well.  Took some time out of my day.  
Rating: 7

TWILIGHT:      Oh Twilight how I love thee.  I've read every book, some more than once.  I asked DH to buy me the whole series soon.  Hopefully that'll happen, ha ha.  The movie was excellent with a few exceptions. I did not like the director.  She didn't develope the characters very well.  In the book, the love and bond between Edward and Bella is incredible.  The author manages to make it "ooze" out of every letter of every word on every page.  And it's not some sappy romance novel (though I do love those).  It's classic. Like a cross between Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice.  Ha ha.  Only with more blood.  Ha ha.  It's an incredible story that could have been portrayed much better.  I should be a director.  I want to redirect it.  And I want Edward to bite me.  Yes I have thought about cheating on my husband with a fictional vampire.  Either way... loved it.
Rating: 9.5