open letter (thanks for the prompt SITS)

Dear Stomach Virus,

I understand that your entire reason for being is to infect the human body. That you live to reproduce, not unlike we humans ourselves. I have always considered myself an proponent of the pursuit of happiness for all. That being said, I simply can not live with you in my home.

When my darling daughter came off the bus yesterday, telling me her tummy hurt, I simply chalked it up to her usual homeworkitus. After all she had no problem inhaling the cupcakes I’d made for after school snack. Nor did she abstain from running around my once clean family room like a crazy person with her siblings or the other sorted neighborhood children.

After the ruckus died down you found it necessary to announce your arrival by forcing her body into a vomitious attack in an attempt to rid itself of you. As I disinfected the downstairs bathroom, all the while fighting a battle with my own bile, I hoped in vain that you had not come home to roost here.

Those hopes were dashed in grand fashion as my poor child lost control of both ends of her digestive system simultaneously, managing to miss the commode with both. I battled against reflexes while scrubbing, moping, sanitizing and attempting to comfort. This struggle continued throughout the evening and into the early morning hours.

I have to say that at this point I harbor nothing but disdain for you and your ilk. I want you out of my child. Expunged from my home. Wiped from the face of the earth. At the point where your pursuit of happiness collided with my dropping a roll of paper towels into puddle of poo, splattering said excrement like a Jackson Pollock mural upon the walls of my restroom. My own happiness became paramount and I declared war upon you and all your infectious kind.

Please take note that you are no longer on our Christmas card list.

With Malice,

A mom sick of the s#!t

I laughed so hard tea came out my nose!

Have you ever just found something so funny you laughed until it hurt? Well with nothing to watch on the 3 billion direct TV channels we have here at home. DH, the brood and I were forced to watch “World’s Funniest Moments” on some channel like the CW or BS or CDC something along those lines. For the most part it was a show comprised of America’s Funniest Video’s rejects. But man they hit it out of the park with one. It’s a baby, good start, who gives a monologue worthy of Zim the Invader. I’ve added a link on my side bar. If you need a laugh this is the stuff! Enjoy

I just got $75 worth of gift cards for $6!!!

Oh I am doing the HAPPY DANCE! My savings guru just sent me an email saying she had a code for 80% off gift cards from

I was NOT at all sold on this one. I mean who gets a $25 gift card for $2??? PLEASE!! Well I just got 3 and paid a whopping total of DRUM ROLL.:.:.:.: $6!!!! And I’m going to my fav Spanish Tapas Bar on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor w/DH (sans offspring) and I figure I’ll walk out of there paying around $30 for dinner and sangria galore. Can I get a woo hoo?!!!!!! I’m so excited I’m WAY over using all caps and exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!

Go check it out, put in your zip for participating places in your area. At check out the saving code is SURPRISE. Pass it on and let people know who’s blog you found it on:-)

CVS PAID ME $19.57 today

Oh I’m OVER THE MOON!!! Today I shopped the sales and Extra Care Bucks offers at CVS… My coupons combined with their sales and the Extra Care Bucks (same as cash at CVS) had me walking out the door with:

2 glade scented oil candle warmers
3 glade scented oil candle warmer refill packs
1 glade flame less candle (very romantic with out the added fire hazard!)
4 jars of Skippy creamy peanut butter
2 Old Spice deodorants
1 Loreal pro-calcium tinted moisturizer
1 Monster energy drink
1 Zantrex 3 super shots
3 Garlic powders
3 Whole Black Peppercorns
3 Season Salts
3 Italian Season blends

I paid $19.42 cash out of my pocket for this and got 2 $5 off coupons and $28.99 in Extra Care Bucks… SOOOO I got all the above items basically free PLUS $19.57 to spend as I please the next time I go to CVS.

What to know how I did it? Leave a comment and I’ll tell ya

Attention Target fans..this weeks super saver tip

This week at Target you can pick up Delmonte canned veggies for .50 cents each. Great deal huh? Want to make it better? Use the $1 off 4 Delmonte products coupon from this Sunday’s paper and you’ll pay a whole .25 cents a can!!! Great for green bean casserole day huh? Or also a great canned good donation for the local food bank (take your savings and pay it forward, you’ll be glad you did).

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