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2009 January 16 » Philoxenos

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Little House on the Prairie

16th January 2009

Little House on the Prairie

Have you ever read these books?? I don’t know how I missed them when I was growing up. I started reading them to the kids some time last year and I then I kind of stopped. Last week I picked them up again just to read for myself. And now I can’t stop! I’m about 2/3 through The Long Winter and I’m like — EEK! How are they going to survive with no coal? No meat? No kerosene? How will she ever meet Almanzo?That’s really what I want to know. I’m all about the romance (Completely unrelated, but have you ever read The Pioneer Woman? She has this amazing serial story (which I almost spelled “cereal”) of how she met her husband. The night I discovered it I spent two hours reading the archives and now we just have to wait for her to finish it, drip by drip. I’m dyin’ here.)

Of course I know she does because there are more books :) But the agony of waiting! So I’m off to finish the book.

Oh, and Precious caught me reading today and she was a little peeved that I had been reading without her so of course I had to read her a couple chapters in penance. Of course she can read on her own now, but there is just something about having it read out loud.

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16th January 2009

Oh, the irony

Early last week I started a post that said something like “I’m so glad the kids have been healthy, it makes life so much easier…” blah blah blah.

I currently have one child propped up in her bed with Vicks rubbed all over her chest, humidifier going full blast in her room. She’s doing pretty well, all things considered, but her cough sounds absolutely horrible. I’ve given her a bit of cough medicine but everything I read says that basically it doesn’t work for kids this young (she’s 5). The ironic part is that I have about six bottles of this stuff from a deal that Walgreens had over the fall. I was paid something like $1 a bottle to take it out of the store, so I don’t regret doing it, but I certainly won’t be buying it again!

Another example of how purchasing something that may not even cost you anything is still a waste if it’s not going to be used. You might not have noticed but I’m doing a serious reevaluation of my purchasing criteria.

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16th January 2009

Please don’t buy this product

If you were thinking about buying International Delights Vanilla Spiced Rum creamer because it just sounded fun, well, don’t. Trust me. It will be a waste of $1.27 you might pay if your local store also has it marked down.

This goes to show that saving a $1 on something that you’re going to end up throwing in the trash is really just a waste of money.

Note to self: stick with just plain vanilla!

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