Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I immediately regretted not paying enough attention to the beginning of the year drills. The bells weren't going off, so I knew it wasn't fire or tornado........it was the intruder on campus call! I jumped up, locked my building door and turned off all my lights.
Then, in true Sarah fashion, I took it a step further and climbed under my desk :) Of course, I took my cell phone and laptop with me. I tend to over react.....just a little.
Turns out, there were several burglaries in the area, and the bad guys hadn't been apprehended yet. The police thought it would be best to lock down the school for about 40 minutes for everyones safety. The police walked around the school grounds and checked the wooded area behind the school.
Thank goodness I didn't have any kiddos in my room- I'm not good at remaining calm when I'm startled/excited! I'm really glad my school takes the staff and kid's safety so seriously and the police responded so quickly.
Never a dull moment at the elementary school :)
I still managed to stock up on some great deals this past month: the cleaning products at Walgreens and cheap steaks, grapes and milk at Target.
Here's my final monthly totals:
I only made 1 trip to Homeland and only 1 trip to Wal-Mart. Almost all of my shopping was done at Super Target and Walgreens.
I received two $5 off any $25 purchase coupons in the mail today from Homeland, so I will definately be shopping there more in October.
How'd you do in September?
Monday, September 29, 2008
I waited til the day after Halloween and called all the B&BW's in town. I finally found 1 store that had 1 candle left- so I bought it 1/2 price. I burned it until Thanksgiving, and then packed it away for this fall.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Number 21 on the AP Poll! http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/polls/ap/
Why OU is #1 instead of Alabama is beyond me.
OU has played 3 out of their 4 games at home, and have played no name teams. Alabama is 5-0 and they upset Florida this weekend! Don't even get me started on USC and Ohio State. Ohio State was beating Troy 14-10 at their half time last week. At our halftime against Troy- we were beating them 28-10.
Further proving why the BCS system of pre-season rankings is flawed.
It's just gonna be that much sweeter when we beat the Sooners this year @ Bedlam :)
*Target has 1 lb. of grapes for $1 all week, and a $1/1 lb Target printable came out today- so go stock up on grapes!
Puffs are $0.89 -.25 coupon in today's paper= $0.59
Chicken broth- .69/can
5 lb. bag of sugar- $1.99
*Reasors- until Tuesday, 2 liters are .89 and Borden ice cream is $1.99
*The quaker deal is back- but we don't have any coupons to match w/ the deals! Hopefully those will be coming next week.....
And here's a printable coupon for $0.50/3 Libby canned veggies- http://www.getbacktothetable.com/
While we were gone, my parents kept Leia- and she had a little accident. We thought her front left leg might be broken, so we took her to the vet this morning (we skipped church yet again- we really need to get back on our schedule!) and thankfully she just has soft tissue damage. He gave her some anti-inflammatory to help her little leg and she has to stay off her foot/leg as much as possible these next couple days. Which means, alot of time in her kennel. She doesn't seem to mind so far though.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
And, what would a post be w/out a Leia photo? Here's Leia with her chew stick and toys- she has to have them in a pile around her. :)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Granted, to get most of the coupons, one must subscribe to the product newsletters. Which is a great thing when manufactures decide to send out special coupons :) but not a great thing when you just want to sign into hotmail real quick and instead you have 30 messages waiting for you.
Thus, I set up an email account solely for my couponing adventures. I used yahoo, and I love it! I check it about 3 times a week, when I have the time to devote to coupon printing. I love not having 'junk' mail mixed in with my personal emails too!
Just thought I'd share the separate email suggestion :)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I turned the bag over, and saw a 1-800 number, so I decided to call it. I got ahold of a customer service rep right away, and Hershey's is mailing me 2 $4 off any Hershey's product coupons!! Just in time for Halloween!!
And then- I found this great printable today. It's $1/1 bag of Nestle Candy- and it doesn't expire until 11/15!
(the coupon is on the right side of the screen @ the top- remember to just hit the back button after the 1st coupon prints and you can print another one!)
It sure does pay off to call those 1-800 numbers!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
My picture of the day for Friday is all my copied workbooks up at school. Real exciting, I know....but everything in binders and w/ the black ring-thingys are things I've copied from my mentor teacher. It's such a blessing to not have to spend my own money on stuff for speech. Saturday was our 1st game day as season ticket holders :) We met Rusty and Jeannette for an early dinner and drinks at Mexico Joes (yum!).........
And of course, what would an update be w/out a Leia photo. We put her in Brandon's robe pocket this morning- too cute!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Kraft's Food and Family- Bruschetta Chicken Bake
Monday, September 1, 2008
And, a little bit of reflection......Brandon and I were talking tonight (while cleaning up the kitchen) about how much our lives have changed in the past two years. We are so excitied about going back to Stillwater this coming Saturday (and 6 more!) for the football game, but as much as I love OSU and Stillwater, I know that I really truely miss all the friends and experiences I had there.
When we 1st got married, we lived in a little townhouse. It was 920 sq feet, had 2 bedrooms and cost $475 a month- including gas, sewer,water and trash!!! It wasn't the nicest place in town, yet at least 2 nights a week we have as many friends as we could fit over for supper and/or guitar hero.
I miss cooking for Lloyd and Travis- who could easily eat the entire dish I placed before them. We had NO money, but yet we had everything we needed.
Now, here we are 2 years later; we're homeowners and have steady full-time jobs. We are abundantly blessed. We have a new set of friends and new priorities.......I love the life we have now, don't get me wrong- I just wish I knew back then how good we had it.
And, if you would have told me this time 2 years ago that we'd be where we are now, I wouldn't believe ya!! :)