Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pawn shopping

I got a call a couple of weeks ago from my Mom. She was all excited to tell me that she was doing something she had never done before. She went to a pawn shop to shop! She was amazed at what items were in a pawn shop. Living in a small country town she was most impressed with the chainsaw collection available.

She called me on the way to her second pawn shop as she discovered that she could get jewelry from the pawn shop. The way I feel about purses is how my Mother feels about jewelry. You can never have enough! I mentioned that there were a couple of pawn shops near my house and then next thing I know her and her friend were headed to me so we could all pawn shop.

We were in a shop not far from my house and Mom found a ring that she really liked. She had already bought one ring and she was not sure if she wanted to spend the money on another one.


Friend: You know you can offer them less money right?

Mom: What?? Why did you not tell me that at the first shop, I could have saved some money!

Friend: I was just getting warmed up on my shopping, I forgot.

Pawnshopguy: Hello Ladies, can I show something to you?

Mom: Yeah, I guess let me see this ring.

Pawnshopguy: Very nice ring, it is 179.00

Mom: Did you know this is my first time to shop in a pawn shop? I have never done this before, I am so impressed with your jewelry selection! (work it Mom, work it)

Pawnshopguy: Well then, let me talk to my manager and see if we can get you a better deal on this then.

Mom: *snickers* This is fun!

Pawnshopguy: Ok we can let you have this for 129.00

Mom: Hmmm..

*Mom looks at ring and there is a long awkward silence*

Pawnshopguy: *leans in and whispers* You know you can counter offer right?

Mom: *looking sly* I will give you a 100.00 bill for the ring

Pawnshopguy: *winks* Let me check with my manager

Mom: *looks addicted to pawn shopping now*

Pawnshopguy: We have a deal. What name would you like to appear on the reciept?

Mom: *gives her name*

Me: MOM!!!! You could have been anyone you wanted!!

I anticipate that there will be more pawn shop stories appearing on my blog!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fashion Tips from Maddy

Today Maddy and I were at the mall just walking around and checking everything out. We wandered into Victoria's Secret Pink store and were browsing at all the undies and such. When we got back to the sale section we saw a cute shirt. Then I noticed that the entire back of the shirt was black lace. The following conversation took place.

Me: Ooo wow..the whole back of this shirt is lace

Maddy: Well I guess I can't have this shirt then

Me: Probably not

Maddy: This happens all the freaking time!!

Me: What do you mean?

Maddy: When Grandmom and I go shopping we always find the cutest things and then there is always lace or it shows to much and I can't have it.

Me: Do you really want to wear a shirt that would let everyone see your bra or omg, what if you were not wearing a bra at all!!

Maddy: No mom, only hookers dress like that

Me: *Silent and mouth agape*

Maddy: Mom, what is wrong, heck I don't even really know what a hooker is.

Me: Where did you hear the word hooker?

Maddy: Duh, from Family Guy.

Me: *leans over and whispers to Maddy what a hooker does for a living*

Maddy: Yeah, no shirt with lace for me.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Things I have heard lately

Maddy and I have settled into a nice school routine. She still seems a bit shocked that I expect her to do work every day, but overall things are going great.

Now that we are back together and interacting all day she has said some funny things lately. In no particular order here they are:

1. So "insert boyfriends name" is starting up a band and he wants me to go on tour with him. I told him I would have to wait till summer since I have school right now.

2. So when we are at the mall for my birthday and "insert boyfriends name" is with us, do you think he and I could "sneak off" for a few minutes?

3. I am cold I should have broughten my jacket with me. Do you mean brought? Broughten is not a word. Yes it is a word, I just used it and you knew what I meant!

4. Mom, you need to relax a bit, you know one day I am gonna leave the nest, I can't live with you forever.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Keeping the Labor in Labor Day

Hoping everyone in Blog land had a great weekend. Around here we made sure to keep the labor in Labor day weekend.

On Saturday we ran all the errands that needed to be done, got my car inspected, oil changed and such. Then I worked in the kitchen for a couple of hours to make fresh pico and home fajitas. They were fabulous!

Sunday before the kiddo and I headed to church the hubby and I installed some lighting above our kitchen cabinets. The hubby also fixed the lights in the computer room that were being persnickety. Sunday afternoon was spent at the in-laws where we had grilled steaks, good company and a couple of cold beers.

Monday brought the break from laundry since my dryer died for the second time. However it should be repaired today I hope! We did the obligatory grilled hamburgers between rain showers and spent most of the day relaxing and playing video games.

Now for the shameless plugs:

I have a dear friend who has started up a FB page for good, easy family dinners. Check out the page and "Like It" if you feel so inclined!

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Saveonbrew also has a FB page, so go and "Like it " as well!

Maddy and I start school this week, should have some good Maddy stories soon!

Monday, September 6, 2010

RIP Robert Schimmel

You were one funny dude. Grateful the hubby and I were able to see you in concert a couple of times.

Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.