Do you notice anything...different about me? Over there, under the ad. There's an email subscription thingie. I got it because Sundry's aunt is having some trouble with her email notification service, and I told her in a know-it-all tone of voice that Blogger didn't even HAVE such things. Then I was like, "Maybe I'd better check my facts? I'm just saying." So I did, and I found a way it COULD be done, so then I had to eat my words. And also: had to add an email service thing.
Let's consider it to be in Test Mode for the time being. This is because whenever I publish a post, I then go back and edit a typo, and then I republish. Then I notice an awkward phrase, and I go back and fix it, and then I republish. And then I see another typo, and so I fix it and republish. And if this is going to lead to everyone receiving four, no five, no SIX emails saying I have the SAME new post, then that is not going to work out for any of us.
Plus, it looks like it might send out updates at a specific time each day, rather than right after the post is posted, and what good is THAT? So I don't know. I may want to take this one down and put up a new one, and then you'd have to resubscribe, and really it might not be worth the hassle. Why not wait and see if it works out first, is what I would do.
I went to Target yesterday with Rob and William and Henry because---get this---Rob and William ASKED TO GO. My genes are presenting! So while my mom had playtime with the twins, I took the other three kids to the store.
We got this little guy. He's a trash can, and he was 75% off. I love his little front claws, and his satisfied "just ate some yummy trash" expression. I'm thinking he would make a good compost bin. Right now we're using big yogurt containers, which are ugly.
I bought ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY POUNDS of cat litter. They had 40-pound bins for $10, and normally the 28-pound bins are $10. You cannot believe how heavy the cart was to push around with these things in there.
I let Rob and William each choose a notebook, and together they chose a package of pens. I'm hoping this will reduce the whining they do when I make them write in their journals each day during summer vacation.
This Dial Mandarin Grapefruit handsoap was on sale for $1. I hope I like it as much as the Softsoap Grapefruit handsoap I bought on sale last week, which I LOVE.
I bought a few more reusable Target bags, which I love so much I want to run off to Vegas with them. They fold up into cute little squares that snap closed, but they expand into flat-bottomed, comfy-handled fabric bags with several times the capacity of a usual plastic Target shopping bag. And they have a darling decoration of birdies and trees on them! And they're only $1.50 each! Love.
I don't even know what I'm going to do with these fabric-covered bins. I just knew as soon as I saw them that they were going home with me. They were 75% off, so they were $3.24 each (down from $13 each).
Stack of six aqua plastic cups for a grand total of 48 cents. I can't remember if that was 50% off or 75% off---they weren't expensive cups to begin with. We only have two big plastic cups, and Paul is always using one when he comes home from work, putting it in the sink, and then using the other one at dinner, which means I either have to wash a cup or use a small cup. NOT NO MORE.
I thought these earrings were pretty. And you know, every time I see purple stuff now I think of Jess Loolu and wonder whether she'd consider it real purple or not. I couldn't get a good picture of these, but they have eggplant-colored enamel sunk down into the valleys of a gold design. They were 75% off: $1.74 down from $6.99.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...