Monday, April 19, 2010

Giveaway Roundup 4/19/10

There have been tons of giveaways and online deals I have come across in the last couple weeks that I have been away, and luckily many of them are still good.  

Here are my favorite blog, giveaway and online deals:

Home Depot has a Buy 1 Tree Get 1 Free deal when you register for their Garden Club. We are actually losing five trees very soon so this is the perfect fix, and a great Earth Day deal too!

Spring Hill Nursery Deal- $20 off $20 I found this deal on a fellow blog and I had to take advantage of it.  I am always looking for good online nurseries to order from and before I order hybrids or anything special, I go for the basics.  Therefore, I ordered the Coneflower Bargain Bag-- I'll let you know how it turns out if you are hesitant about ordering from an unknown (to you) company.  

Men's Wearhouse $100 GC-- Feisty Frugal and Fabulous has a $100 GC giveaway, so if you have a prom to attend or another important event, this is a great way to help pay for it. 

Free Coffee!  I entered this giveaway for Missy, with her home, we can't keep coffee in the house.

Free Maple Syrup! We learned how to tap our trees and make maple syrup, but it is easier to buy-- or win :)

Body Scrub Giveaway! I love new bath and body products, and this is something I wouldn't mind trying.

That's it for today!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stupid Parasites

Well, if you haven't noticed, I have been absent for a little while for a very good reason.  Mostly dealing with a nasty computer virus that has wormed its way into my life. Up till now, I've been really good at keeping my computer free of viruses, but this one got through and it has been hell to deal with.  

I thought I had it all cleaned up after spending a couple days sticking it to the horrible parasite, but I think it was like those freaky tapeworms that duplicate if they break off.  Because, after just a couple days of happy computerness, the problem became twice as bad.  

Again and again, I thought I got the worm, but it would pop right back up and now, kaput.  So sad. My brother thinks there is still the chance to get it all cleaned up, but I have a lot of stuff that I neglected to save, and now need to get all that done.  
So, I have not had the time to blog, barely had the computer time to get work correspondence done.  I guess it was better that it finally went kaput on me during a holiday week, because at least I could tell myself and others that I was not working.  

It was the stuff I had already committed myself to that I was stressing out over and I knew I had to chill out because I was seriously working myself up-- I am really good at stressing and then not sleeping and then getting sick. 

All these worms got me thinking about all the bot fly videos I made my little brother watch last month.  See, my cousin and I have been talking about visiting Panama for over a year now.  She lost her job though and was unable to go, so we were waiting till she started working again. 

In the meantime, after talking about it to him so much, my brother got it in his head to go visit our cousin in Panama himself.  Poo to him, right?  I made him watch a crap load of bot fly movies on YouTube though, and felt ten times better about him going without me while he squirmed and cried while people squeezed the larva out of their bodies.  

Evil, I know.  But I felt better :)  And that kind of stuff really does not gross me out.