Best Black Friday Deal…

I am one of those crazy people who get up (or in my case, don’t go to bed) on Black Friday and stand in line to get good deals for Christmas. This year, for the first time, I went to Walmart. They had a lot of what we were getting the kids, on sale for 10 dollars as their door busters. Well that was just plain crazy as I almost (literally) got trampled. Thankfully I had a nice man standing close behind me that grabbed me before I fell. I wish I could have found him to thank him again, but as we all know, Walmart was a mad house. Shoot it’s crazy on a normal day. And the term “door busters” for Walmart is a joke. I bet their door busters lasted all day long with all the door busters they had.

Anyway, back to the awesome deal I got. After Walmart, I headed over to Target and got in line to walk in, which was very orderly. They had everyone walk in a single file line in the narrow doorway that carts go through. Not only do they have you walk into the store in an orderly fashion, they have their check out line done in such a way that they direct you to the fastest line which cuts down on the congestion at the front of the store. So as I am making my way around the store in line to pay for my cart of stuff, I see a display of $10 Shark Stick Vac’s. I picked one of and really debated about getting one. I really wondered how good it could possibly be if they were selling it for $10. But I put it in the cart and figured I could return in after the fact if I chose too.

Well I’ve used this vac so much since I bought it! It is the best $10 I have ever spent! Since getting our puppy, I’ve noticed that the area in front of the doorwall is always dusty and dirty because of him going in and out. I just pull out thislight vac (5lbs) and quickly sweep it up. The other nice part about it is the fact that it also doubles as a dust buster so I can very easily clean the crumbs off the counter, in the little grooves on my glass top stove, etc.

This little vac normally retails at Target for $19.99. Would I spend $20 on it? Probably not because I do have a perfectly good broom and dust pan. But for $10…like I said, best money I’ve ever spent!


I shake just thinking about it

It being, my daughter getting older and starting to help pick out the clothes I buy for her. What is with this trend of making our little girls look like hookers? It seems like Target is the only inexpensive place to buy clothes anymore that are decent looking. Kohls and JcPenney have some pretty raunchy looking things. Especially Kohls.

And what the hell is with using material that I specifically remember being the material that my bar hopping clothes were made of???

The idea of my daughter thinking it is OK to wear things like that at 4, 5, 6 and so on makes me want to puke. When I student taught, there was a 1st grader in the class who regularly wore inappropriate (in my opinion) clothes. Her favorite t-shirt to wear was a “Property of the Boys Locker Room” shirt. WTH? Who buys that for a 6 year old??

I get it. Sex sells…but for a 6 year old? Really? Is that necessary? I one time told my husband that I need to go into designing kids clothes, but then I saw on The Next Top Model how they had to draw their pictures and stuff and well…I doubt a stick figure would make my clothes sell very well!

Must See T.V.

This is kind of icky, gross, yet fascinating all at the same time.

Brad Garrett, you know, that funny guy from Everybody Loves Raymond is going to have a prostate exam LIVE on television on September 5th. Now you may be asking yourself, “why in the world would he do something like that?”…and trust me, I thought that very same thing.

The answer is simple, on September 5th at 8pm EST, NBC, ABC, and CBS will be airing Stand up to Cancer. During that show, Brad Garrett will be getting a prostate exam live for all to see. If Brad Garrett’s exam doesn’t seem all that interesting to you, there are plenty of other acts that may. Such as Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Christina Applegate, and many many more.

And here is a super super cool thing. Head on over to Stand up for Cancer’s site and donate at least one dollar. Why? Well not only are you donating to a good cause, but your donation will launch a personalized star in honor of someone who was diagnosed with cancer.

Definitely check it out!

Adding Fiber to Your Diet

You’ve probably heard that it is very good for your health to add fiber to your diet. According to the Mayo Clinic:

“Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.”

You can read the rest of the Mayo Clinic article here.

I recently read about a good way to add a little extra fiber. Buy the original Fiber One cereal and crush it in a blender. When you want to bread chicken or pork, bread it using the fiber one. Thats what I did tonight. I dipped the chicken in fat free Catalina dressing and then dipped it in the crushed Fiber One . I added a few other seasonings to the Fiber One, as well.

Baked it in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 mins. It was soooo good! Even my son, king of picky eaters, devoured it!


NovaSure Procedure

NovaSure is the out patient procedure I had done on Friday. My husband took me to the office, I was taken back to a room and told to take 1 Vicodin (oh I was feeling good!). An IV was started and I was given something that basically put me asleep for about 10 minutes. I needed no breathing tubes, nothing. They did put an oxygen mask on me (I think). I woke up, got dressed, and was on my way home. Very easy procedure.


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Why Did I Have the NovaSure Procedure?

Now why did I have? Well, without getting into all the gross, nitty gritty details, after having my two beautiful children, not only did my body size change (thanks kids lol), but so did my periods. After discussing things at length with my doctor, as well as, try out birth control pills to help solve the problem, we decided to do the NovaSure procedure. It was either do that or have a partial hysterectomy. Being that I am only 27 years old, I didn’t want to have that kind of surgery just yet.

Before having NovaSure, you have to be 100% sure that you are done having children. Pregnancy after NovaSure would be near impossible and possibly dangerous, to carry a child to term. The chances of getting pregnant after having this procedure are slim, but there’s still a chance nonetheless.

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NovaSure Recovery

I will definitely let you know how things go in the next few months after having this done. I have to say, last night I was in probably the worst pain I have ever been in. At some points, Vicodin was not even touching the pain. But I am happy to report that today, the pain has subsided quite a bit. Not 100%, but it’s tolerable.

So definitely check out the site if you are having issues and you think that this procedure might help you. Over the next few months, I will be sure to update you on any problems after NovaSure and any NovaSure procedure side effects I experienced. One piece of advice, pick up a few things to keep yourself occupied. I enjoyed coloring in my adult coloring booknovasure. Trust me!