Friday, December 2, 2011

Where To Send Those Expired Coupons

As a hobby and a way to save a little money on the side, I like to clip coupons. Every month I end up with a ton of unused coupons. I used to throw them in the recycling, but now I have learned of something even better: sending them to military families overseas who can use them past their expiration date on base!!

Remember, Remember The Month Of November....

...should have been the quote. It's already December! Where did November go? I guess working evenings, having two small kids, a major holiday followed immediately by a birthday, out of town visitors, and over 2 weeks worth of multiple sicknesses in our house is where the month of November went.

On Halloween I started a seasonal nights/weekends position. It definitely has made time start to move a lot faster than it already was. My intentions were to blog all month about the new job, Thanksgiving happenings and recipes, and party planning for Logan's 3rd birthday pirate party! As you can see by my lack of blog posts, I didn't quite get there.

The sickness in our house began with me. I don't know if it was the lack of sleep or the working around people and handling money (which I haven't done in 3 years) that caused the sick-a-thon to begin, but whatever it was, it really hit us hard! It started with a little tickle in my throat one week. The next week it seemed to go away and then I heard the baby coughing every once in awhile. I was hoping it was just gone, but alas, I lost my voice within two days. It was hard to talk for 4 to 5 days. Towards the end of that my parents came into town. The day after they got here Steve and I both caught a nasty virus that caused us to be fighting over the bathroom all night long. Since we both got no sleep we were so glad my parents were here to help take care of the boys! I ended up missing work and we rescheduled Logan's birthday party for the following day so we had a chance to get it together.

That day Collin started coughing like crazy and sneezing. Steve and I were both not good for a few days. I missed one other day of work due to stomach flu symptoms. The next day we had Logan's birthday party. We still weren't feeling good, the cake totally fell apart and was not at all up to my standards (That's what I get for taking shortcuts) but overall, Logan enjoyed himself so that's all that matters in the end.

After a long weekend my parents left to head back home and we went to the doctor for Logan and Collin got checked too since he was sick. Logan is in the 75th-90th percentile for height and weight. My little turkey is growing too fast! I can't believe he is 3! Collin is wheezing while breathing so we had to rent to own a nebulizer to give him breathing treatments at home. So far they seem to be helping. He has another appointment next week.

For now we all have slightly runny noses and I think the sickness is finally in it's last stages and on it's way out of our home! FINALLY! Time to bring on some fun for Christmas/Winter Solstice!
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