Friday, December 14, 2007

What A Deal

So, I am so excited about this awesome deal I got yesterday, that I want to share it with all of you.

For a few weeks now I have been researching strollers and trying to find the perfect one. The umbrella one we have right now just isn't cutting it. Prof and I both have to bend over to push it which means we have sore backs all the time. We had a really big nice one, but it was too big. When we went places it took up half the trunk. So, I was looking for a small stroller that was tall and would go up to 50lbs (this means the child could ride in it until they weighed 50 lbs for those that don't know). My thinking was that this will be the last stroller we ever have. So, I set out to find this stroller that fit what I wanted and I found it. Here it is....The Graco Ipo.

The only thing is it cost $79.99. That, in my mind, is a lot for a stroller that only has to go through one more child. So, I began to watch ebay, and resale shops for this stroller. The only problem I ran into is that this stroller is still new in stores, so there are not any used ones yet. So, yesterday I had one more store to check. This particluar store I sell stuff to, so I had some credit there. Anyway, I decided to run by just to check and what do you know! There is was right in front of the door. And, it was only $47.99. However, I had a $5 off coupon and I had $22.50 left in store credit, so once it was all said and done...I only paid $24.04. How's that for a deal? I was pretty excited!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Member of the Skinkle Family

I know that everyone probably read that title and thought one of two things. Either "Are they having another baby?" or "Did they finally get a pet?". We the answer to both is "NO!". Yesterday we welcomed Ipod Skinkle into the family.

One his way home from work yesterday, Prof stopped to buy my Christmas present, which was the lovely Ipod. On the way home from the store he decided he wanted to go ahead and give it to me. He did this for 2 reasons. The first reason is because he is just a wonderful guy and wanted me to have time to enjoy it before we head out of town next week. The other reason was because he knew once I saw the checking account I would figure it out. He is smart!

So, needless to say, much like a baby, this thing has controlled my day. I had a lot I wanted to get done today, but it was just more fun to play with my new toy. So, here I am at 11:30 pm tonight telling you that all I did today, besides take care of the kids (of course I would do that), is play with the Ipod.

Maybe tomorrow I can get somethings done. Afterall, I now I have an Ipod with music on it that I can listen to while I am working.

I have the best husband in the world!

Sunday, December 09, 2007


I just wanted to remind everyone that, Tuesday December 11th , at 4 pm central time, is the cut off for placing an Initials Inc order to receive it by Christmas. Please email or call me today to get your Christmas order in before it is too late!

To view the catalog
click here. If you can not open the catalog or would like to see the catalog in person, please let me know.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The New Look

So, I couldn't sleep tonight and thought I would play around with my blog, since I have been neglecting it recently. My concern was that if I did not care for it properly and give it the attention it deserved, it would go away and leave me blogless. So, I gave my blog a makeover. I think she likes it. However, in the process I lost some stuff. So, I will be working on updating the side bar over the next few days. I would finish tonight, but it took too long to finish the makeover and now I am tired and ready to sleep.

As a side note, I have a new website. Check it out...

Goodnight! (Or, at this point do I say Good Morning?)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

November Skinkle Style

Well, I thought that once I got through October all would be okay, but I was wrong. November was just as busy. And, the first thing to go was the blog. I even took a small break from Facebook as well. Crazy I know! Anyway, here are the highlights of the Skinkle November.
  • Prof bought a motorcycle and within the week turned it back into the dealership because it had engine problems.
  • Little One has started asking to sit on the potty. YAY! She is beginning to talk some. She says, Momu (mommy), Bo (brother), Mo (no), football, and Go Georgia. She has mastered her, "You can't get mad at me, because I am just too cute," look and I will say she does it very well.
  • Wild Man is teaching himself how to write and doing an amazing job at it! He can not wait for Santa to come and thinks that if he writes it on his list he will get it. Bless his heart. I don't know how to tell him that his Santa is poor.
  • I am staying very busy with Initials. I love it though. I have also taken over the Preteen Sunday Dept at our church. Right now this consists of leading Large Group and keeping everything on schedule Sunday morning. I have been meeting with the Children's Minister about the possibility of taking over some more responsibilities too.
  • We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was one of the most relaxing Thanksgiving I have ever had. We did absolutely nothing. Prof cooked the turkey and did a great job. We got s little bit of snow. None of it stuck, but it was pretty to see it. Then that night we lit a fire in the fireplace and just watched TV.
  • We got up early on Black Friday and did lots of shopping. Got some good deals and marked some names of our shopping list.

Those are just the highlights. Hopefully I can do better at posting this month.