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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rainy Thursday Thoughts

When my weather channel app tells me light rain I expect light rain NOT turn the windshield wipers on full blast, don't drive over 35 mph, and forget seeing much of the road ahead of you type of rain. This is how the weather was here for most of the day. No sign of the sun and I got wet loading grills into my truck so I can't seem to get warm now. On my thrift store tour today I dropped by KMart and found Kenmore grills with 4 burners and a side burner marked down from $260 to $70. We need a new grill as do my parents and my sister and her husband still haven't bought one since they got married. Three for less than the price of one!!!


No surprise that I also found almost 20 books that I couldn't live without at the thrift stores but for less than $.50 each I can't say no! The bad weather that came from the west caused Allan's flight to get cancelled last night so he didn't make it home until today at 12:30 PM. Good news is he's back but the bad news is his bag isn't. Luckily he doesn't need anything in there immediately but after two cancelled flights yesterday, a 4 AM wake up, and a delayed flight this morning he was NOT happy!

Allan looked even more unhappy than he does in this picture!
THANK YOU so much for all of your comments yesterday! I enjoyed hearing what you all thought and as I told some of you when I replied to your comments via email my intention was not to offend anyone or make anyone feel bad but apparently I did since we have one less follower today. (Even though I don't check numbers it's hard to ignore the number of followers since I see it every time I log in to blogger.) I was terrified ALL day that someone was going to leave a comment lashing out at me for something I said and it would make me cry. Yes, I realize how ridiculous that sounds but I can be really sensitive at timesand there's nothing that upsets me more than hurting someone's feelings or offending someone.


All of that aside I feel like there was a more positive response for the Aspaeris Pivot Shorts (compression shorts). I'd like to order by January 31 to take advantage of their 50% code "cooleronline" and after ordering a pair of the navy already but seeing all the other colors and imagining how good the black ones would look with my Tommie Copper shirt and calf sleeves I may need to order another pair for myself...

Leave a comment if you'd like to try a pair and I'll pick one of you (via random.org as usual) on January 30, 2012, so I can get your contact information, size, and color preference so Aspaeris will be able to ship straight to you. You will have until January 31, 2012, to respond via email to my blog post announcing the winner or I'll have to pick someone else.


From here on out we will K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) with all our giveaways! If you'd like to spread the word around social media that would be great but we are requiring nothing but a comment. One of the main reasons I like to host giveaways is to say thank you to all of you for reading our blog and following our life's journey so thank you and GOOD LUCK!

***I am FINALLY caught up with reading all of your blogs with the exception of today's posts since writing this post and trying to get stupid GFC to work has taken the last 4 hours of my life. I stayed up until 3AM and made my google reader go from almost 900 down to zero! My comments probably got wordy and I may have sounded delirious somewhere around 1 AM so if that was your blog I was commenting on my apologies!

35 comments:

  1. I got all your comments last night and approved this morning!! Thank you for the blog love :D

    I am contemplating buying those shorts too. They are that good huh? I'd love to try them out :D

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  2. That is a great deal on grills! I may have to take a swing by Kmart this weekend to see if they have any!

    I would love to try those shorts! I have entered so many giveaways for them and have yet to win! :)

    I hope Allan's bag shows up soon! At least it was on the way home instead of when he really needed it!

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  3. Hey, you know I had one less reader today too, and someone else said the same thing! Just to keep my pride intact, I'm going to now believe that someone deleted their account :)

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  4. I keep hearing good things about the shorts. I would love to try them. Going browsing on their website now.

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  5. that is a great deal on the grill! oh goodness i'm rhyming now. i'm going to order a pair of shorts also! i think i'll wear them under something else though, no one needs to see me in 'bike shorts'!!

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  6. WOW great deal on grills, sorry about Allan's bag and I have to check out yesterdays post. I lost a follower today too :( and go visit my blog - GFC is gone come march :(

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  7. Great deal on those grills! I lost a follower today too!

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  8. I know some friends on mine that cleaned house at Kmart just the other day!! Crazy cheap. I hope Allan's bag finds its way home, and soon. I have been telling myself for days that I need to come and catch up with your blog and comment. Now I feel horrible that I haven't.

    Accept cookies as my 'olive branch'?? :)

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  9. Great deal on the grill!! I'd love to try those compression shorts. I've been looking at them for a while.

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  10. I read your post yesterday (but on my phone - I WISH it were easier to comment from my phone!) and nodded through the whole thing...and I too try not to worry about followers, but always wonder when I lose one :(

    I would LoVE to try some compression shorts!

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  11. I NEED a new grill!!! I think Ill go shopping!!

    Id LOVE to try the shorts!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  12. Wow, that's a super good price for those grills! I don't even need one but I may go and buy one anyway! Man, you are just like me with the thrift store books. I can't justify saying NO when they are so cheap. I always end up with at least a dozen!

    I want those shorts!

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  13. Wow, great price on the grill. And those shorts are great, I have a pair myself----def on the tight side!

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  14. Oh, poor Allan! Flights can be so frustrating sometimes... especially when your bags don't make it back with you.

    But such a great deal on those grills! I'm so jealous. We have one of those little baby grills. We'll need to upgrade one of these days. But I think I prefer charcoal to gas.

    Looking forward to the giveaway! You guys are awesome! :)

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  15. Yay for grillsx4 and boo for delayed flights. Those compression shorts are the bomb!

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  16. When I lose a follower, I assume they died. That's the only reasonable explanation.

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  17. LOL @Kara… I keep losing people too and on my FB page too… oh well. "F" them I say… or as Kara might say, R.I.P. ;)

    AWESOME Kmart deal!! I am behind on my blog reading will have to read yesterday's blog post!

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  18. I like to keep giveaways simple, too. I just don't understand the "you must do a bazillion things to win" mindset. Why??

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  19. How sweet of you to pick up those grills!

    I'd love to try a pair of those pivot shorts. :)

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  20. Poor Allan!!!!! That sounds so miserable. Hope they find his bags soon.

    I can't believe that anything you said yesterday would offend someone. So sorry for that! Some people will choose to get offended no matter what you say. Try not to take it personally. You are awesome.

    I would loooooove another pair of those shorts!

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  21. i am obsessed with those shorts and wear them for recovery all the time! love! and cheap books. i cant get enough! happy fridayyyy!

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  22. I'd love to to try those compression shorts. I've been hearing so much about them lately.

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  23. I would love to try those shorts! We have had some crazy weather here too!

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  24. Ooooh pick me! Pick me!! :) Please and thank you. xo
    Love that quote BTW-
    :)

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  25. I love a good deal! That's awesome about the grills! Driving in rain absolutely terrifies me. I love aspaeris shorts! Pick me! :)

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  26. I always wonder about the followers too (i don't see the numbers so much on Blogger but more so on twitter since they are right in my face there). I always wonder what I might have said. Maybe I bored them to death... :) Would love to try the Aspaeris shorts. Pick me, pick me!

    BTW my google reader was waaaaaay out of control the past few weeks too! maybe not 900 but it was still overwhelming and I couldn't bring myself to "mark them all as read" and start over.

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  27. Great deal on the grills! Maybe Mike and I should check out our K-mart and upgrade our grill.

    I notice the number of my followers too, but I doubt you lost someone because of what you said and if you did it's his/her loss not yours! Don't worry about what you say, it's your blog!

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  28. The hardest thing about blogging, to me, is reading and thoughtfully commenting on other's blogs. My writing takes so much time and life certainly gets in the way- you're an inspiration! I must read more!!!

    And yay for Aspaeris shorts- would love to try! :)

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  29. I would definitely like to try those shorts -- I'd be lying if I didn't admit to being nervous though! I'm so self conscious of my thighs & butt ...worth a try tho! HAHA!!

    PS: AMAZING steals on those grills!

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  30. I have to admit, I read a lot of blogs from my phone where commenting is near impossible. When I have a few minutes at my actual computer, I try to get around and leave a comment on blogs I haven't commented on in a while.

    And I admit, that every once in a while, I get so behind on reading that it starts stressing me out, I blow away everything in my reader and start fresh LOL. I could spend my whole day reading and commenting on all the blogs I love, but I'm pretty sure my kids would not be happy with that. ;o)

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  31. I totally want to try these! I'm reading about them more and more, and they look pretty cute I think!

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  32. I would love to try the shorts!! I’m finally (oops) getting around to all of the 12 in 12 blogs and so glad i did. WAR EAGLE!! i’m from mobile originally and went to AU. my bf is from huntsville and went to AU as well (we didn’t know each other though). love your thoughts on giveaways-when i have another one-i think i will do the same. and last, i haven’t scrolled through to find your schedule but are you running mercedes?? i will be there!!

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  33. How could anyone pass 50 cent books?! That's practically a steal!

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