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Monday, August 18, 2008

To Bid or Not To Bid...

That is the question!

I've started looking on Ebay this week. (Thanks Joni!) LOL I think I've been pretty picky about what I am bidding on. Looking at the bid price + the shipping total = "would I pay that at the store?" (Again, thanks for the tip Joni!) ;)

So I have made a few purchases tonight and now I have to stop looking... But I decided I like this Shop From Home thing.... as long as I ONLY shop for what we need. THAT'S THE HARD PART!!! There is the CUTEST pair of cherry print skimmers that I want like no tomorrow. I don't need them. I have a perfectly fine pair of black and red casual shoes.... and I DID just buy a fabulous (impluse purchase) RED purse on Saturday... But I WANT THESE SHOES!!!!!!!!
Ebay is a dangerous place I've decided. I think I'm going to have to limit myself ... only what we need.... and only one peek-session a week.... moderation in all things... Thou Shalt Not Covet (thy neighbors' cute footwear)...
Ok... ok... I x'd out of Ebay... but I got some CUTE little buys!!!! Yay Me!!!!! Take a look!

SO CUTE! These will go great with DD1's plaid pants and skirt!
I couldn't bear to lose these, so I skipped bidding and paid the $10.00 Buy Now price. TOTAL:$16.00

A Two-fer! These are great for DD2's first grade wardrobe! Bid:$4.00 Shipping:$8.25 TOTAL:$12.25

The best deal I got tonight! DD1 is going to be so stylish! LOL Bid:$0.99 Shipping:$6.95
TOTAL: $7.95!!!


Monday, August 11, 2008

*SIGH*

I haven't gotten any votes for my template question, so I'm taking down the poll and choosing for myself. Thanks jackbook.com for the AWESOME template!!!!!

I'm having one of those super sureal days.... you know? First of all, I found out that I am ranking 79th (tied with several other users) in my fitness challenge at Momentumfs.com. There are something like 2000+ people involved and that makes me feel pretty dang good!


ChallengeParticipant Status Total # of Workouts Avg.Workouts/Week Current Place
[JessieMomma] Active 36.00 3.28 79

What and awesome feeling, I was sure I hadn't even gotten 13 workouts in!!!! YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

So the other big WEIRD part is... my ex-finance (who recently got married BTW) RE-sent me an email he sent me only weeks after his wedding. WHAT?! Yeah, he emailed me to tell me all about his life; sans fiance, wife, or marriage info., and asked about my kids... wanted to make sure we could still stay in contact.... misses our converstations........ WHAT THE HECK?!?! DUDE, you are MARRIED! MARRIED.... does that not ring a bell with you???? And you wonder why I sent you packin'??????????????? Some people I swear!

What is it about my life? Do I just have a sign that says "Desperate; Idiots need apply"? *sigh*

Well, I know what I need tonight.... a good snuggle with my puppy dog and an episode of CSI. I'm outta here! Night night!

~JM

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Templates...

So again with the playing around with Blogger...

I have found templates that are BEAUTIFUL... I wish I knew how to create my own! Anyway, I want your opinions ... which template should I use???? Thanks!
~JessieMomma

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

So, who DID agree to let China host the Olympics?!

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has a wonderful blog, I have to say that I am very drawn to her principles and I trust her opinion very much. She is a beacon of values in a world that is terribly mixed up about right and wrong. Her entry today rang true to my values. I've thought all along that sending the Olympics to China was a bad idea, my mother has said for years that we need to be careful. Weren't the Olympics supposed to be hosted by countries that upheld values of human preservation and honesty? Aren't we supposed to look at the countries(and cities) and marvel at how they've overcome struggles and contentions, how their governments are working to hopefully better the lives of their citizens?
Trust me I am not saying that our government is perfect or that we've got all the answers. But my goodness, this is outrageous, there are Olympians who are not traveling directly to Beijing, but through other countries first, or wearing face masks, to avoid prolonged over-exposure to harmful pollution in the air. Pollution which China promised in 2001, to remedy prior to the opening of the Games... don't you think waiting until the week before is a bit of poor planning? Instead, they've uprooted peasant families in order to build new state of the art arenas, continued to disregard the civil rights of their citizens, and limited the ability of foreign newscasters. Please tell me, HOW is this a good thing??? Why haven't these games been boycotted??? What as citizens can we do now, with the games looming a few short days away???
I don't know the answers, but I think we've become too complacent. I'm feeling a pull in two directions, I have been for a while now. On the one hand, I now have two children who are old enough to watch some events and understand why we hold these special events every four years. I want them to see these spectacular athletes and gain appreciation for their dedication, to look up to them as I looked up to Mary Lou when I was a little girl. I want them to be inspired to choose a sport or activity and really learn and grow in the joy of perfecting it. And yet, I want to show them that I don't agree with our involvement in events that bring gain to this country who can be very dangerous to us, who does not even uphold the promises it has made in order to receive the honor of hosting the Olympics.
I am torn. Will not allowing my family to participate in viewing the Games really show anyone anything? Or is this a time to sit my kids down and explain to them why we watch and support our athletes, and teach them WHY we are so lucky to live in our beautiful land? It seems that I have a decision to make soon. One that I am unfortunately certain will not be that last of it's type. Which happens to be exactly the reason I am grateful for people, like Dr. Laura, who have the voice and means to speak publicly about the morals and values that are being degraded by the popular culture. We would be blessed if we had more people like her in the media.