Memories that warm the heart, soul, and body too!

web-pitaonottoman.jpgweb-pita-pig-face.jpgWe have a little dog that became a member of our family last year that keeps us feeling loved every minute he is awake. My youngest son is away at college, and we miss him a lot. I’m thinking about sending him a photo blanket with a picture of our dog for him to put on his dorm bed, to help keep him feeling “warm and fuzzy and loved” all the time. Our dog’s pictures are in the right hand corner of this post.

I’ve seen photo blankets in various places, pet stores, craft shows, and now I’ve found a website that sells them. The website also sells products that have photos on other items, photo throw pillows, photo shower curtains, photo pillow cases, and photo duvet covers. The site is easy to use, and they offer a discount if you order two of the same thing (one for him, one for me!) I’ve never seen the photo shower curtains anywhere else before. They say they can add custom lettering, too, it is 100% customized!

A custom comforter with a comical picture of our little doggie would surely bring a smile to his face every time he sees it! I think this would be a unique gift that he would treasure forever!

Today I taught my hubby how to make lasagna

Easy lasagna

Easy lasagna

Today my hubby asked me to teach him how to make “my” lasagna. So I stopped reading my emails, went into the kitchen and coached him through the entire process. He wanted to do all of it himself with me just telling him how to do it, so that is essentially what happened. It came out great and we had garlic-cheese bread and lasagna for supper tonight!

My hubby was quite impressed with how easy it was to make and he says he plans to fix it for supper once a month from now on! Hey, that is fine with me! I like it when I don’t have to cook!

Supper was cookin’ when I got home from work

Pizza (free clip art)

Pizza (free clip art)

I was pleasantly surprised when I got home from work today. My hubby had done all of the laundry for the week (I usually do it on Saturday!) and he had supper in the oven! DiGiorno’s 3 meat rising crust pizza, my favorite! Ok, so it wasn’t Beef Wellington, at least I don’t have to cook it!

Telemarketing calls annoy me so much!

Angry woman (free clip art)

Angry woman (free clip art)

I don’t know about you, but I really do NOT appreciate getting telemarketing calls at all hours of the day and night. I have put my name and phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry, but I still get many telemarketing calls coming in anyway.

One of my biggest annoyances is the credit card companies calling me, trying to sell me Payment Protection Insurance. They say that for only a few dollars a month, they will give me insurance that will pay my credit card payments for me in the event that I become too sick or injured to work. I have heard that there are so many stipulations and exceptions to those policies that people that buy the policies have a hard time collecting on them. 

I always tell them that I am not interested in buying their insurance. The telemarketer always tries to “overcome” my objections and puts more pressure on me to buy the insurance. Why won’t I buy it? Because I am on a monthly pension, and therefore my income will not stop even if I do become too sick to work! I keep telling them to put me on their “do not call list” but the calls still keep coming in!

I can’t believe we drove that far for a pair of shoes!

z-coil shoes (free clip art)

z-coil shoes (free clip art)

Well, we did it! We drove 64 miles one way to buy a pair of those crazy Z-Coil shoes! I thought my hubby was planning to buy a pair, too, but when we got to the store and he saw how ugly they were he would not even try a pair on to see how the felt! I really thought it was too bad, if he had at least tried on a pair and someone someday talks about those shoes he could say “oh yeah, I tried on a pair of those once!” But he had this look of disgust on his face that would not come off. 

Well, the shoes ARE ugly, but they are comfortable. So I bought a pair of them for myself. I NEED a comfortable pair of shoes, I am going to be working in a job where I stand up all day long, and I’m not used to doing that. So I want the most comfortable pair of shoes I can find! They cost me over $200, so I sure hope they are worth it and make my feet “happy” when I’m working in them! If they do, then they will be worth their weight in gold!