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- - By N70SAK Date 2018-09-02 10:29 AM
:happy: Peppermint blossoms. ---> https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1858/44428853191_9b8aa75e68_k.jpg
Parent - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-09-02 11:01 AM
Whew...I was afraid to click the link :laugh::hug:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-09-02 1:12 PM
Love this!
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-09-02 7:21 PM
This made me :happy:
- - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-09-02 12:32 PM
Naps as an adult or is that a big thing? Hated naps as a kid, now I look forward to them. :laugh:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-09-02 1:13 PM
Well as a kid, it's not your idea.
I could use one now.
Parent - By sideshowbob Date 2018-09-02 7:18 PM
A nap a day keeps the doctor at bay .
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-09-02 7:21 PM
Naps... Are... AWESOME!!! a little slice of heaven
Parent - By SRoo Date 2018-09-02 7:32 PM
Naps. I love them.  :hug:
Parent - - By brneydrnnr (barney cougar) [us] Date 2018-09-04 8:08 AM
I am Nap team captain at my house -
my friends know not to call me between 3 and 6 pm on Saturdays or Sundays (they'd just be wasting their time) :laugh:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-09-08 7:56 PM
Same.
Parent - By Photocat [us] Date 2018-09-04 12:58 PM
Would kill for an hour nap every afternoon.
- - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-09-04 12:45 PM
#1: At BJ's yesterday, I had a coupon for $10 off $200, and somehow my purchases didn't add up to $200 (I really tried!), so I gave the coupon to the lady behind me in line. She was there with her 2 kids who were "helping", and she seemed a bit frazzled. She was SO APPRECIATIVE and thanked me profusely. It made me feel good to make someone else feel good. :hug:

#2: Also at BJ's, I got 2 boxes of cat litter for like $3.50 each. :cool: $8.50 regular price each with 2 $5 coupons.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-09-04 1:22 PM
What's not to love about BJ's and cat litter?
Parent - - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-04 1:49 PM
who spends $200 on a bj?  :cry:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-09-04 1:52 PM
I knew I should have just said Costco :cry::laugh:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-04 1:57 PM
:laugh::cool::laugh:

#buyinbulk :cool:
Parent - - By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2018-09-05 3:37 AM
cocktails: $25
dinner, dessert, and more drinks: $100
movie tix/other entertainment: $30
other random crap to prove you aren't a cheap bastard: $15
Uber/Cab to and from: $30

Total: $200

:grin::grin::grin:
Parent - By brneydrnnr (barney cougar) [us] Date 2018-09-05 10:25 AM
:laugh:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-05 10:36 AM
:laugh::laugh::cry:

starbucks date = no bj :cry:
Parent - - By neustkg (Important) Date 2018-09-05 6:06 AM
What's it cost for a yearly membership at BJ's?  Just wondering.
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-09-05 7:35 AM
It's like $50 for the basic membership.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-09-05 10:38 AM
What will $100 get me?
Parent - By NotSoFast [ca] Date 2018-09-05 6:20 PM
2 bj's
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-09-08 7:55 PM
My husband came home with a handful of coupons from a local grocer for $5 off $50. Easy to spend $50. Hard to spend $50 when I have the coupon.:laugh: When I have the coupon for some reason, I spend $49.95. : pbbt:
Parent - - By tizzy319 (gaping five hole) [us] Date 2018-09-10 8:50 AM
:laugh::laugh:  Same thing happens to me.  I can never simply have it all add up right....so in those situations, I make sure I go over enough with things like laundry detergent or paper towels.  But it kinda depletes the purpose of saving $5.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-09-10 8:57 AM
exactly.:meh:
- - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-04 1:56 PM
so yesterday we got a letter in the mail from my older kid's school.  It was a survey he took two years earlier (in 8th grade) from his "choices and challenges" class, which is a class that teaches them about alcohol and drug abuse and stds, etc.  It was written by him to his "future self" so it gets mailed out now.   He let us read it and there were some real gems in there :laugh::laugh:

One of the questions asked was: What does being safe with alcohol mean to you?"

His answer:   "It means not getting blackout drunk and then puking in my Ferrari"

:laugh::cry::laugh:

#proudmom  #myworkhereisdone
Parent - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2018-09-04 2:43 PM
gold!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-09-04 3:25 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
Parent - - By NotSoFast [ca] Date 2018-09-05 4:52 AM
you gotta save that for the wedding toast
Parent - - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-05 10:34 AM
:laugh:  Knowing my kid, we'll probably have more gold before then. : pbbt:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-09-09 4:05 PM
Can I get invited to the toast whenever it happens? :laugh:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-11 11:48 AM
absolutely :laugh::hug:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-09-05 7:15 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-09-05 10:39 AM
:cool::cool::cool::cool:
Parent - - By mutiger Date 2018-09-05 3:32 PM
you got a kid in 10th grade? :shocker!:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-05 4:22 PM
11th :cry::cry::cry:
Parent - - By N70SAK Date 2018-09-05 5:23 PM
They need a whole class for that? That was like 6th grade health for me and in general, kids are exposed to these things way before 8th grade. :\
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-06 11:21 AM
in most schools, they have ongoing classes of this type in middle school and high school.  this way the school can give them the "party line" on drugs, alcohol, and sex, rather than have them learn these things from colleagues and other bad influences. :happy:
- - By sideshowbob Date 2018-09-04 6:39 PM
Crickets chirping after sunset
Turkey chicke following mom acros the rold.
City workers repainting  crosswalks near this schools .
Halloween candy displays .
PLanting mums.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2018-09-05 6:09 AM
Just had to lol at your 3rd item. My co-workers (who do the painting) would not agree! Painting on hot asphalt in traffic in 100-110* heat index weather just isn’t one of those nice little things in life. :laugh: but I do get what you mean :hug:
Parent - By sideshowbob Date 2018-09-05 9:41 AM
:grin:
- - By NotSoFast [ca] Date 2018-09-05 4:56 AM
Gonna brag on G for a moment....we were in Philly over Labor Day visiting the in laws and I took him downtown to go to the market (he likes riding the trolley / subways ) and on the street as we were walking he found 2 quarters and other change and he turned around and saw a homeless guy in a wheelchair and walked over and gave it to him. This is a kid that LOVES finding money and keeps asking when he can get a job (he's 11 :roll:) so for him to hand over money voluntarily is a huge thing. The guy was really sweet he told G "finders keepers" and G looks and me and I just kind of did the mom eye-push thing to him and G said nope it's for you. Good kid!:hug::hug::hug: 

Then later on he got to see his first Philly fist fight but that's another story.....
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-09-05 6:07 AM
That is awesome :hug::hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-09-05 7:34 AM
:hug::hug::hug: That is so sweet!

fist fight :roll:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-05 10:35 AM
:hug::hug:
confirmation that your kid is a good person is so rewarding.  :cool:
Parent - By N70SAK Date 2018-09-05 5:24 PM
:hug:
Parent - - By mutiger Date 2018-09-05 5:48 PM
That is huge that he is willing to give up his "finder's keepers" money :hug::hug:

My friend's 11 yr old has a running "account" with his dad....everytime he does something...some "money" goes into the account - with was about 1100 dollars last time I checked. Apparently it jumps by 25, 50, 100 dollars whenever - my friend aint worried because the kid is never going to see that money :laugh:

My 8 yr old has already gone money crazy. We were driving back from Austin I told him I would pull over to buy him chocolate milk. He asked how much longer to home....it was about an hour and he is like "I can wait". When I told him I was stopping anyway...he said he would take plain milk. Why? Chocolate milk costs double and more junk calories :roll:
Parent - By NotSoFast [ca] Date 2018-09-05 6:23 PM
:laugh::hug:

We were at a restaurant a while ago and he was going to order a cheeseburger and he asks the waitress "does cheese cost extra?":laugh:

I laughed at the time and it's become a bit of a running gag but....I did tell him there is NOTHING WRONG with asking about the full cost of something if he doesn't understand. And if the person can't or won't detail it out for him then cancel the transaction.
- - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-05 7:00 AM
Just paid our very first mortgage payment - only 24 years and 11 months left to go!
Parent - - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-09-05 7:36 AM
:shocker!::cool::hug:
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-05 8:05 AM
:grin::hug::happy:
Parent - - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-05 10:36 AM
:laugh::cry::hug:
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-05 12:42 PM
:grin:: pbbt:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-09-05 10:39 AM
:cool:

Sweet. Now let's bad mouth renters and really light this place up!
Parent - - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-05 12:43 PM
Our small 2 bedroom apartment in a so-so neighbourhood (which I personally love but is relatively meh by many standards) was rented to us last May for $1785. Once we gave notice I saw it listed for $2,220! Neither price includes electricity or parking (another 200ish a month)... Renting in Toronto is bullshit. :roll:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2018-09-05 1:53 PM
That’s like 3x my mortgage
Parent - - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-05 2:04 PM
For an 800 square foot box with inconsiderate upstairs neighbours. :roll:
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2018-09-05 2:08 PM
:cry::cry:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-09-05 2:12 PM
Wait, money? I thought that you traded with seal skins and the like.
Parent - - By gadget girl Date 2018-09-05 4:26 PM
I would have thought it would be more liquid assets, like maple syrup.  ~BOOM!
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-09-06 7:45 AM
SHAZAM!
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2018-09-05 1:53 PM
:laugh: ahhh good times.
Parent - - By mutiger Date 2018-09-05 5:49 PM
:shocker!: mortgage payments are fun :) wait till you get tempted for a lower monthly payment and then you realize you are back to 25 years :meh:
Parent - - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-06 6:26 AM
We considered a 30 year but our current payments are the exact same as our rent so I think we are going to stick : pbbt:
Parent - - By mutiger [us] Date 2018-09-06 1:40 PM
In the house that we currently live in, I started with a 15 yr mortgage, and then one day I said F it and switched to 30 yr :laugh:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-09-09 4:09 PM
We went for the paying it off early option. House payments stopped when school payments started - more or less.
Parent - - By NotSoFast [ca] Date 2018-09-05 6:25 PM
If you can afford to send extra each month it will pay your principle down much faster. We've been doing that for past 11 years and our 30 year mortgage now only has 7 more years on it. If we hadn't had our son's issue to deal with for 2 years it would have been down even lower (we just punted during that time).
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-06 6:24 AM
We will be able to put a little on the principal each year most likely. My mom left me some money that pays me every year and a financial advisor to go with it. Toronto is really expensive we could never have afforded this otherwise.  :happy::hug:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-09-09 4:08 PM
Congrats! Are y'all all moved in and everything?
Parent - - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-09-09 5:03 PM
Not until September 28 we are doing renovations and painting first.
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-09-09 6:56 PM
Smart move. We did renovations after we moved - nothing huge but annoying just the same.
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