Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday's Freewrite is the Chronicles of My Ordinary and Awesome Life, Family, and Thoughts. is the Mostly Wordless Wednesday headquarters as well as the home to several original awards and memes.

Sara of Ordinary and Awesome does a "Friday Freewrite" and I thought I'd join her this week...I mean, she's like one of the only people who ever gives me a blog award.

Speaking of's another one she gave me...

Meaning...The Gold Blog Award...which is of course CORRECT :)

I'm supposed to pass it on to eight bloggers, so let's see, 1. my sister, 2. Lexi, 3. Anna, 4. Megan, 5. Maren, 6. Cathi, 7. Kasey, 8. Lori

Back to Friday's Freewrite

* Today we ran around all morning collecting Brennan and Jackson's prizes for doing summer reading programs...I mean, if you are already reading, you might as well rack up.

We did the public library, which was the best...we know have TWO free passes to Coco Keys (waterpark) and when the passes go back on super sale on that site I haunt, I will get two more and our family can all play hookie one day when school starts and go. They also gave the boys 2 passes each to the Omaha Royals game on August 8. We will be out of town, so if somebody wants 4 passes, email me. Finally, they got a free book each! Jack picked a 3rd grade level Scooby Doo (cause it's the Doo man!) and Brennan picked a Robots book by Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants (which made its way into our home and hearts numerous times this summer.)

We did Borders, which was the worse...their book selection (which, by the way, their program only gives you 1/2 price on one selected book) STANK so I convinced Brennan to leave the "Learn to Draw Spongebob" book for $10 and get 2 books at our next stop...which was...

Half Price Books, my second favorite summer program. I have a soft spot in my heart for HPB b/c my college roommate, Crystal, works for them and so every time I go there/drive by, I think of her and our fun semester. Anyways, they give you a $3 gift card, which can be a lot at HPB. Brennan wound up with 3 books and Jackson with 2...they have great sales!

We ended our summer reading collection at Barnes-n-Noble...Brennan was the only one who could participate (had to be school aged) and he picked a pretty cool book about the moon.

I'd say for the price of gas (which is only $2.21 right now) we did pretty good, coming home with 8 books for nothing!

*After summer reading collection, we ran to Jackson's appliance shop and picked up our oven element...I am tired of not being able to use it when we want so tonight Bart and I will take the five minutes and replace it. The internet says (and we all know the internet never lies) it is super easy to do. It sure was super easy to burn out!

*Brennan leaves tomorrow and I am so glad. He wakes up early and that makes Jackson wake up will be nice to sleep in! (Hopefully)

*While typing this, I smell a rotten banana, but I don't think we have any so this is puzzling me.

*I have not gone grocery shopping (except to pick up a few items here or there) since before June 19! Crazy, right? It's getting to where I NEED to go, but I am holding out until Monday. Yep. We can do it, though we are now out of macaroni and cheese, something I thought not humanly possible.

*Why can my house never stay clean? It's like a battle I just CANNOT WIN. Oh, well.

*And finally, I think it is time to take a nap. All that book running made me tired.

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Lexi said...

Awww! Thanks! I've never received an award before!

The library gave you gift cards for free books?!

I've been itching to get new books too. Sounds like you got a good stock pile.

I know what you mean about not grocery shopping. Sometimes Troy and I will make pancakes and bacon for dinner just so we don't have to go to the grocery store. Maybe you can do that too if things get tight. Nothing like breakfast for dinner. :-)

Enjoy your peace and quiet tomorrow! I know Brennan will have a blast flying solo.

And yeah, the house cleaning thing grates on my nerves too. As long as everything is relatively tidy, I try not to thing about the dust on everything. Ugh.

Unknown Mami said...

Congrats on the award!

While I write this something in my kitchen stinks and I can't figure out what it is, but it's not bananas.

Maren said...

Cool, my first blog award! Looking forward to seeing you in August!

Lori O said...

Thanks for the award! But how does one run out of mac and cheese? I hope something terrible like that never happens to me!!

Kris said...

EEEW on the rotten banana smell....I love books!!

Cathi said...

Thanks for the award - I've never gotten one before! And you know I love summer reading programs. I did the adult one at our library and got a tote bag and the kids did their version and now have lots of coupons for free food around town (including Joe's Crab Shack!) Now I just have to convince David to eat out a lot before the coupons expire.

mub said...

I hate it when there are random weird smells that you can't pinpoint!

Sara Bonds said...

WOW! Lots of reading in your house, huh? That is awesome.

I hate when I can smell things that I can't see. We also can't seem to keep the house clean enough, and it's just us and four indoor pets! I swear we clean, but it never keeps.

We also are pushing groceries. I find that when we hold out, we will use more that we already have. Saves money big time!

Thanks for joing in the FF fun! :o)

Angelkris said...

Changing out a heat element on a stove is easy. I didn't know how to do it, but I watched the oven repair guy do it. It should be a piece of cake!