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Sunday, February 15, 2009

I know you'll be glad to know this bit of information; in fact, you may want to mark your calendars:

On April 21st you can get a free ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry's.
On April 29th Baskin Robbins is giving out 1 scoop of ice cream for 31 cents.
On July 11th go to any 7-Eleven for a free 7-ounce Slurpee.
On September 24th get a free* ice cream at Coldstone Creamery (*a donation to Make-A-Wish is encouraged).

So that's for all you sweet-tooths out there, and for you book lovers - or for those who have an attic or basement full of unwanted books - head over to, or where you can exchange your favorites with other book people. It's free to become a member and all you have to do, at least with, is list the books you want to get rid of and the site notifies you when someone wants one of your books. You pay about $2.00 to ship the book with a label printed from the computer, and then you get credit to "buy" any book on the site you want. has over 1/2 million titles, including hardback books and CD's. This is a great way to get rid of books you have lying around, and a cheap way to buy books you've always wanted to read. Good idea.

I'm doing okay with my non-sugar diet. I've slipped up a few times, i.e. when Julie had us over for Eric's birthday and brought out the confetti cake (which I will NEVER be able to turn down), Superbowl Sunday when Brian brought two scrumptious ice cream cakes from Oberweis, and last night when we were out to dinner for Valentine's Day and HAD to order dessert - cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Other than that I'm doing really well. Ha! But really, compared to how much liccorice and candy and ice cream bars I used to eat, I really am behaving. It's been especially hard when we've gone to the movies and I've had to deny myself Milk Duds or Swedish Fish. I know...woe is me :)

Affirmation of the day: "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." (Jim Rohn)

I love using It motivates me to follow through with my goals for the day because it's out there for all to see. I don't like it when the line on my graph goes down, down, down. Took the girls for a walk an hour ago so I could put a check mark on my graph. Hey, whatever works.

I think we got a BITE! On my house that is. The realtor called just a bit ago to say 7 people came to the open house today and he has a lady who wants to make an offer. Her realtor is going to fax the contract tomorrow, so we'll see. That would be so awesome not to have to pay that mortgage every month. Larry asked me what I'm going to buy him with the money. Uh...I thought we were on a budget and weren't supposed to spend any money...HONEY. So I said with a smile, "nothing."

Happy Birthday, Dad e


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