Thursday, December 11, 2008

Shopping, Cleaning, and Giveaways

Well, Saturday is my first ever family holiday get-together that I'm hosting, and it's been a super busy week for me trying to get my apartment straightened up and looking nice. My apartment is always clean, but it gets disorganized and cluttered pretty quickly because it's so small. So, while dealing with this pain flare-up, I've been working on trying to create enough space for twelve people to sit and to be able to move around in without tripping on each other. Quite a feat when the apartment is only 600 sq. feet in total, and since the party is only in the living room area.....well, let's just say it's good thing we all like each other!! I'm excited for Saturday, though and am hoping it all turns out as nice as I'm thinking it will.

Mom and I had plans to go grocery shopping today to get all the food for Saturday. Well, you know what they say about best laid plans?

Because I have RSD and Fibromyalgia, I'm unable to do some of the cleaning in my apartment, such as the tub and vacuuming, so the insurance company pays for a cleaning crew to come twice a month. I called yesterday to find out what time they'd be here today, and I was told noon. Therefore, Mom and I planned to leave to go grocery shopping at 1:30. Well, that was the plan.....that is until I see that it's 1:30, and the cleaning crew is still not here!

By the time they got here it was almost 2:00, so we made a quick change of plans. We decided to go to Target to get some other things for the party and also get some of the food that was cheaper at Target than the grocery store. We had to hurry, though because Mom needed to leave for my grandma's house by 5:00 since she's spending the night there and needed to relieve Bless, one of the caregivers. In the end, we wound up doing exactly what we didn't want to do......rush, rush, rush, only finish half our lists, rush, rush, rush, and not get to use all our coupons. Very frustrating, but at least we got a start on what needs to be done as far as the shopping is concerned, and we'll just have to finish the rest of it tomorrow.

It's going to be another busy day as we will also start some of the cooking tomorrow. Depending on how I'm feeling, Mom may end up doing the rest of the shopping for me so that I can save my energy for the cooking and finishing up the last of the decorating.

Anyway, here are some giveaways for you to enter!! Good luck!!

1. Pink Piggy
Giveaway for some blog candy in the form of scrapbooking goodies
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends on December 20, 2008

2. Lady Lynn's Boutique
Giveaway for Rose Quartz Earrings Sterling Silver
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends sometime before December 25, 2008

3. Lady Lynn's Boutique
Giveaway for a "Key To My Heart" Purse Charm and Key Ring
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends sometime before December 25, 2008

4. Lady Lynn's Boutique
Giveaway for a Black Onyx, Dalmatian Jasper, Citrine, and Smokey Topaz Pendant Sterling
Silver
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends sometime before December 25, 2008

5. Lady Lynn's Boutique
Giveaway for a Gemstone Bracelet
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends sometime before December 25, 2008

6. Everything Up Close
Giveaway for a $20 Gift Certificate to Little Treehouse
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends on December 19, 2008 at 11:59 CST

7. Crafty Goings On
Giveaway for Mega, Mega, Mega Christmas Blog Candy (Scrapbooking Goodies)
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends on January 1, 2009


8. 5 Minutes For Giveaways
Giveaway for Christmas Music From Sixpence None The Richer and Jars of Clay
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends on December 19, 2008


9. Green Your Decor
Giveaway for a (re)Drive
For more information and to enter, click here.
Ends on December 16, 2008 at 11:59 EST

1 comment:

Eli's Lids said...

Found your blog while blog hopping.
Thanks for the info on the giveaways!
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