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February 24, 2010

{So Glad to be home!}

We got home on Sunday, but I'm still so glad to be able to walk around my house in my pajamas all day that I may never leave again. No joke.

The trip started off pretty good as far as road trips go. The Drama Queen and G sat in the back and watched movies (thank heaven for a portable DVD player) and Bug slept. It was peaceful with no "Are we there yet"'s or "He's touching me"'s. It was a pleasant hour and a half.

When we pulled up to the hotel everyone got pretty excited. We had been told that this place was huge and that there was a ton of stuff for kids to do. So we headed up to our room, which left a lot to be desired! There were 2 full size beds (supposed to be queens), a tv, and a bathroom (along with a table and a closet). It was just...tiny. The rooms at the hotel I cleaned were so much bigger, especially in rooms with more than 1 bed. There was also a fridge in every room, not in this room though. We could have used a fridge for sure.
But it was clean, which is more than a lot of hotels have going for it.

Now, we were informed before we set out on this trip we were told that the hotel would have a bunch of stuff for kids to do and it was just awesome and there was more to do than just gamble. *Sigh* So wrong! There was a pool but other than that, there was nothing to do for the kids at all. So guess what the kids spent a ton of time doing?

On Saturday D and I decided to take Bug and explore Bettendorf. We went 10mi. in both directions, we found nothing but houses, bars, and businesses. We were pretty annoyed so we headed back to the hotel. Upon arriving we asked a woman who works at the hotel where we could go that's kid friendly. She informed us that there was a childrens museum and the Putnam museum. We went down to the pool and asked the kids if they wanted to go. The only one who said yes was G. So we took him and Bug. It was freakin' awesome! So awesome that I can't even post all the pictures I took! So here they are in my facebook album :)
The childrens museum & Putnam museum...pretty cool huh? Both kids had a ball at the childrens museum and G absolutely loved the Putnam museum! It was a great day! 

Sunday we came home, and I was so friggin' happy to be in my own house again! :)

February 15, 2010

{Happy Valentines Day!}

I have been shopping so much lately. As much as I absolutely love to spend D's money (hehe) I have about had it with the mall. I've been there about 6 times in the last 2 weeks. Crazy right? I haven't been there more than 2 times in the last 2yrs before this. I've also gone to Gordmans, I love that store! I went on Friday with my mother, sister, and her SIL. Then I went back on Saturday because I saw a 13pc glass cookware set for $20! I also ended up getting a swim suit. I look like a friggin' polka dot whale but damn it I got 1 and that's all D said I needed to do. Anyway- on to other things.

Saturday I borrowed Law Abiding Citizen from my step-dad and then we watched Time Travelers Wife. Law Abiding Citizen was really, intense, within the first 5 minutes. It made me cry a little bit when those people broke into Gerard Butlers house and killed (and raped) not only his wife but his daughter..his 6yr old daughter. I can't handle movies like that. But when he started killing people (Gerard Butler), I smiled. The Time Travelers Wife was good too. It was really sad though. I enjoyed it. I really loved how it was just fate that she knew she would be with this man forever, even when she met him in his future, he didn't know. It was great.

On Sunday (Valentines Day) D and I got up around 9am and ended up going to Bob Evans for breakfast, but since it was Sunday and packed full of old people and their walkers/canes we decided Steak 'n Shake was a better idea. Boy were we wrong! As we walked in we saw a waitress leaving for a smoke break. We sat there for maybe 10min. before someone even came over to talk to us and take our drink orders, turns out it was the waitress that was outside on her smoke break. We sat there for another 10min. before she came back to take our order. We got in there before 11am and didn't get our food until almost 45min. later. Where was our waitress? Smoking. What did we do about this? The waiter that actually brought us our food, got a $20 tip, our waitress, $0. We also informed her manager. I hope she got in huge trouble. That is just effing ridiculous, she spent more time informing us that she went on break and left her tables to someone else, than she did actually waiting on our table. Ridiculous. She had no business going on break at all with that people tables waiting for the their food.

After that we went to the movies and even though I didn't want to, we sat Avatar. To my surprise, it didn't suck. I thought for sure it would be a craptastic sci-fi flick. It was actually pretty good though. I loved the love story in it :).

Oh! I got my new glasses too! I love them! I shall post pictures sometime soon. I love having contacts but I also love having glasses. It makes things a ton easier. My contacts are actually in too, I just have to go pick them up.

So I'll be able to see on our trip to Iowa this coming weekend. Later people!

February 7, 2010

{It's good to be a girl sometimes...}

Did you hear that? Wait. Listen. Hear it? That my friends is the sound of 2 adults, parents actually, letting out a joint sigh of relief to find that their long awaited (so, a couple weeks but really, that's a long time to wait for money lol) income tax check had finally been deposited onto their account. Whoops and Hollers were heard through out the house as I read D's answer to my text "So are we rich yet" on Friday at 11am. I'd waited that long to text him only because I didn't want to bother him and have him in a bad mood if it hadn't come through yet. So to receive a text seconds later that simply read "we'll def. be going shopping tonight" sent me into a fit of glee! I was so excited to have a little money in the bank! The minute D got off work he went to pay a few bills that needed to be taken care of. He paid off our Cilco bill (which they'd put us on a payment plan for), the phone bill, Direct TV, and Aarons (my laptop & camera). Our goal was basically to pay off all the little bills, and preferably not acquire any more. Then we went shopping. Ooooh how I love to shop! Friday I just bought a long brown sweater (so warm). Saturday I went shopping with my mother and step-sister in the morning, bought nothing (we'll get to that soon), but then went back to the mall after picking up my sister and she helped me pick out some cute things. Don't act like you don't wanna see them either! Check it out!


I also got the brown sweater and a pair of dark colored jeans that are in the washer right now lol. I also bought myself some white wife beaters (so D can have his back haha) and more unmentionables. :) I'm just so effing happy to have a little money to spend right now.

And, listen to this one, D wants to go to Iowa with his grandmother and all 4 kids the weekend after V-Day. His grandma got a free room up there because she frequents the casino. It's going to be a good time! I'm kind of excited about it. Someone needs to explain to men though that swimsuit shopping is not something a woman who is trying to lose weight, enjoys doing. Bastard men.

I also got this today.. I shall let you speculate as to what it is and why I got it.