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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Good thing's come in 4's!

My baby is 4 months old and weighs 4lbs 2 ounces. She's now old enough and big enough to be spayed.

Can you believe her Vet gave me a quote for $513.00 to spay her? When I told them I thought that was ridiculous they went over the list of charges and by the time we were finished the bill went from $513 all the way down to $145.

Half the items on the list were simply unnecessary and OPTIONAL. Even the nurse who went over the charges admitted that almost all the items on the list were not necessary.

Like $50 to do a fluoride treatment on her teeth. What the heck does that have to do with her being spayed? Does she really need an EKG for $80 and tons of blood tests for her liver? I really don't think she needs a catheter or a fluid drip. The nurse admitted that most kittens don't need any of that. Makes we wonder how many people actually paid all that money and didn't think to question what the charges were for and what procedures actually needed to be done.

She's a kitten, a healthy kitten at that, not a human. I don't know, am I crazy to think $513 is way to much? Am I crazy to take the risk to not do testing to see how my baby Chloe will react while being under anesthesia?

So she'll be getting spayed sometime in December, for $145. The $145 covers the actual surgery, the anesthesia to completely knock her out, pain management shots and medication for afterwards. Oh yeah and a cone to put around her head ($10 for the cone).

So my advice to everyone, always ask for a detailed break down of your pet's Vet bills BEFORE they do any procedures. This way you can find out if they really NEED to do all that they are suggesting.

Friday, November 13, 2009

On a ROLL. Literally!

My son's been doing really well in his bowling league the past few weeks. His team is in last place, but he has been beating his average, smiling and having fun. This past weekend he bowled a 92, 138 and 84. His average right now is 80. I'm so happy for him, because he's actually enjoying bowling.

This past weekend his head needed to be popped as he was dancing around saying he had the highest score at one point, on his team. Remember this is a kid who the past year has always had the worst score. I put him in his place! Well the best that I could, for a kid who has as much attitude as his Mother.

So The BF and I decided we are going to get him his own bowling ball for Christmas. We are going to get him a 10lb Transformers bowling ball! We are not going to have the holes drilled until he learns to bowl with his fingers in the hole. Right now he just pushes the ball off his chest. Whatever works, I don't care as long as he's having fun!

Sorry for the craptastic photo of his final scores of the first two games. LOL I can't wait to post pictures of the bowling ball.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Handle With Care

I finally got my hands on a copy of the book, Handle With Care, by Jodi Picoult. The same author of the book, My Sisters Keeper. I'd been to frugal to actually spend $16 on the book ($27 hard cover), and my Sister just so happened to have it when I mentioned I wanted to read it last Friday. So she let me borrow it.

I'm liking the book so far. I really, really LOVED My Sisters Keeper, however HATED the movie.


Handle With Care, is written in the exact same format as my Sister's keeper. I wonder if that is how all her books are written? Each chapter is a different character, telling their side of what is happening and what they are thinking and saying at that given time in the story.

Both books also follow this exact storyline:

A family with a sick, dying or past away child
A sibling who is destructive and or self destructive
A husband and wife torn apart by different beliefs
A lawsuit
A lawyer with their own back story that some how relates to the family

My Sisters Keeper threw a WICKED curve ball at the end, so I am curious to find out if this book will have a similar jaw dropping ending. I'm 200 pages into the 477 page book and I've started it last night. Yeah it's addicting like that! I just want to know, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

I'm not going to provide you with any spoilers or tell you even what the book is about, besides what you read above and that isn't telling you much. I want you to read these books as they are really great books!

Next on my reading list. LOVELY BONES! The made it into a movie, which will hit theaters soon. It looks really good.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday dear MOM!

Happy Birthday to you!

Miss you and Love you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

If you wanna be me, be me!

If you wanna be you, be you.

I GOT IT!! The first item off my wish list I posted a few weeks back. I'm an impulse buyer and when I want something, I just have to have it.


The applications are wonderful and very accurate. Like the movie finder, yellow pages and traffic conditions. My son is loving the games and so am I. I don't think the IPHONE has shizat on the my touch.

Umm did I mention it is WHITE. Yeah how cute is that? The best part, I didn't have to pay $500 for it. My blackberry broke, for the 4th time and they refused to send me another phone, so I got to pick any phone I wanted for the price of a new contract!

I've had it for about a week now and I'm still singing, "If you wanna be me, me!"

Sunday, November 8, 2009

When is to much, TOO MUCH?

Some people are obsessed with shoes, make-up, purses and or jewelry. Me, I've become obsessed with scarfs. Yup scarfs. How many is too many? I have 16 scarfs. Each scarf cost me no more than $1. This weekend I scored most of those scarfs from Old Navy during their $1 scarf sale. Me being the frugal person that I am, scored them for $.70 EACH! Yup I got an extra 30 % off for using my Old Navy Card. The rest, BUT OF COURSE, are from Walmart

The sad part is, I WANT MORE!! There are so many cute scarfs out there! I don't even live in an area where it gets really, really cold or even snow. I don't care, it will be 70 degrees and you're gonna find me wearing my scarf

Here are 15 of my scarfs, one of them was in the laundry. When is to many scarfs, just too many? Am I at that point yet?

What is your obsession?