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This is going to be a really good Monday. I can tell.

Already this morning I’ve had a wonderful conversation with my bff Jen Darty who plays vball in South Carolina. We  may not see each other as much as we used to, or get to talk all the time, but I love catching up with her. It’s the easy kind of friendship that doesn’t require  a ton of effort. I know she’s busy, and she knows I’m busy, and we just love each other. 

Also, I am currently munching on my new fav: Cinnamon Chex! If you haven’t noticed lately, most varieties of Chex are gluten free (except for the whole wheat ones… obviously) and they even say “Gluten Free!” on the box now! One small step for cereal, one giant leap for Celiacs worldwide. The cinnamon kind taste EXACTLY like Cinnamon Toast Crunch (the taste you can see!) which was my childhood favorite. So this is definitely brining me back. And its way healthier. Want to try them? Here’s a coupon! Speaking of which…


ME GUSTA COUPONING! No sure what that means? Learn about it here, or here. The basic idea is to use coupons from the Sunday paper, or coupons that you find and print online when local stores are having their specials and sales. Yes, you can use a coupon on an item that is already on sale. In fact, a good couponer will use a store coupon as well as a manufacturer coupon on an item that is already on sale and pay literally a fraction of the regular cost. It takes some practice, planning and getting used to, but with a little effort and patience you can really save a lot. I have been stocking up on coupons form the paper for the past few weeks and printing the ones I need from online, and last week really saw my work pay off. I did some shopping at a few stores to get items that I needed at a great price. I wish my digital camera was in working order so I could take pictures of the receipts, then you might believe me more but here is the breakdown of my savings: at Publix I spent $31.69 and saved $29.36! Oh yeah. At CVS I paid $51.92 and saved $30.83 and at Walgreens I paid $16.38 and saved a whopping $26.37!! Thats right, at Walgreens I saved more than I spent! Interested now?? Thats is a combined total of $86.56 in savings last week 🙂 Me gusta. You should try it out. 


What I liked about this past weekend:

Babysitting Samantha and Josie, daughters of one of the members of the Country Club where I work. Josie told me that she was Princess Leia for Halloween… her mom put bagels on her head for the buns. So precious. 


At work Friday the cart girl didn’t show up, so Dale, the pro-shop manager asked Kelly and I to take a cart out and get some orders for the golfers. We ended up driving around the course about 4 times, taking and running orders for over an hour. It was the most beautiful day and we had just been talking about wanted to see the course, something neither of us had ever done. Plus the boys had to finish bussing our tables and had to start resetting upstairs without us. Ha. 


Going to AJ’s Saturday night, with plans to dance the night away, only to find out that it is fight night and the place was packed out with people that only wanted to watch some dudes punch each other. No dancing. No fun. 


Making up for the lack of entertainment at AJ’s by going to a party at Dylan’s house, one of the cooks at the country club. I was having a great time making friends with Dylan’s punk crowd, but Kelly got thrown up on by a boy named Gerard. Bummer. 


Got to see my parents again! They stopped in Tallahassee on their way to Atlanta. We went to Outback. Mmmmm. 


Playing with the babies in Well Kids Sunday morning. Luke said “ball”! 


Last night at church Dean’s sermon was about Sex. Dun dun dun. Yes, we talked about sex at church. You can check it out here. The band also rocked out with some tonic to open up the service. Love that song. 



I am going to clean out my closet today and get ride of a bunch of clothes I never wear. Out with the old, in with the new!






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