Monday, February 28, 2022

Petmate: 20% Off Hol-ee Rollers

20% off Hol-ee Rollers at Petmate.com 2/25-3/4/22, no coupon needed.

The JW Hol-ee Roller is a fun, versatile dog toy that lets dogs play in multiple ways! Made from soft, stretchy rubber, the JW Hol-ee Roller features a unique open design that lets pet parents insert treats, kibble, other small toys, ice cubes, or whatever else you can think of to create a mentally challenging puzzle treat experience for their dogs. Available in a variety of sizes, the Hol-ee Roller can be used as a training aid or for fetch, toss, tugging, and puzzle treat time. Ships in assorted colors.

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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Join the BIC®-Cause We Care Community


I just joined the BIC®-Cause We Care Community and would like to invite you to join as well.  This community is a gathering place for anyone who has a passion for improving the learning conditions for students, nationwide. When you become a member of the new first-ever BIC®-Cause We Care community, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other members who share your passion for education and making a difference in your community. Together, we’ll rally around some of the biggest challenges facing education- globally, such as quality, inclusivity, and equity- with the hopes of sharing resources and solutions to improve the conditions for students of all ages. You’ll be able to engage with your fellow BIC®-Cause We Care community members in Missions and activities, sharing resources, information, causes, and more.

There is no fee or cost to join and, if you join before February 28th, you'll be entered to win 1 of 500 BIC® tote bags, each containing a surprise BIC® product.

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A Few Little Changes to Life

company van that Jason drives

I believe I've alluded to this in the recent past but I have quit my full-time job as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher after 17 years.  I'd become pretty immune to the stress and emotional detachment that comes with the job, but it hit an all-time high and I just couldn't take it anymore.  So, I gave a month's notice and officially quit at the very end of October.  But........

I'm not fully done there yet.  I still work there, but am on the part-time list.  What that means is I can sign up for the open overtime shifts.  At this time, there's plenty of 'em!  On the downside, I've lost all seniority and benefits.  Pay rate is still the same though, and I was added to Jason's insurance.

During the times that I'm not working 9-1-1, I am now a nanny for my supervisor's baby who is almost 6 months old.  I started that gig in the beginning of November.  I've known my supervisor for 17 years now and we've become good friends.  It's awesome that I can be a part of watching and helping her little guy grow.

Speaking of jobs, Jason switched to a different one at the end of July last year.  He was approached by a friend to start the job of a Residential Service Technician for a local heating/air company.  Jason is one of the smartest people I know and can catch on quick but he'd never worked in that field before.  The company had faith that he could do it so he was sent to another state for a week's worth of schooling for heating and air conditioning.  

This many months later Jason is doing quite well in the field.  He has his own company van that he drives on service calls and is officially on the "on call" rotation.  

little guy that I babysit 

On another note of changes, you may have noticed I posted less than usual on my blog during the last year.  I don't want to give it up altogether but don't have the time I once did to devote to it.  I still enjoy reading other people's blogs and hope other people still enjoy coming to mine.  

I used to create posts for giveaway winners once giveaways were over.  Now that my giveaways are more far and few between, I don't think it's necessary to create a post just to announce one winner.  But, so you know, the giveaways are legit and winners are still reported to the sponsors.  In other words, enter the giveaways; There's always a winner for each one!

Do you miss me creating posts announcing giveaway winners, or you okay without it?  How have you been lately? 

Blue's Clues and You! Blue's Big Baking Show - DVD Giveaway


 Kids can put on their chef’s hats and join Blue and her friends in the bakery in the brand-new DVD release, Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Big Baking Show. Available on February 22, 2022, this DVD is full of fun and food-themed episodes as Blue and Josh learn how to bake bibingka, run their own fancy restaurant, help Mr. Salt find his disappearing pies, and more! Preschoolers will love playing Blue’s Clues with Blue and her friends in every delicious episode!

Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Big Baking Show will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on February 22, 2022, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Big Baking Show episodes:

Blue’s Big Baking Show

Welcome to Blue’s Bistro

It’s YOUR Birthday!

Mystery of the Missing Pies

 Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Big Baking Show synopsis:

It’s a sweet and delicious day at Blue’s Bakery as Josh and Blue are baking bibingka--a cake from the Philippines! Next up is a trip to Blue’s Bistro, a very fancy restaurant. Then, celebrate your birthday with an incredibly special birthday cake made by Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper. And finally, play detective and try to find Mr. Salt’s missing pies, dun dun dun!

 Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Big Baking Show fast facts:

Street Date: February 22, 2022

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min


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One person is going to win Blue's Clues and You! Blue's Big Baking Show on DVD.

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Monday, February 7, 2022

Petmate: 20% Off Valentine Sale

20% off with code LOVE20 at Petmate.com 2/7-2/14/22.

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Baby Shark’s Big Show! Super Shark - DVD Giveaway

Get ready for super-powered adventures with Baby Shark and his friends in the brand-new DVD release, Baby Shark’s Big Show! Super Shark! Available on February 1, 2022, this DVD features eight exciting episodes and three bonus shorts from Nickelodeon’s new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show, co-produced with The Pinkfong Company, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong. Swim and sing along with Baby and his friends as they become superheroes, play on a game show, brave the dark depths of Wavey Jones’ Locker, and more!

 Baby Shark’s Big Show! Super Shark is available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

 Baby Shark’s Big Show! Super Shark episodes:

Captain Kelp

Shark-Off

The Show Must Flow On

Baby Mayor

Sink or Swim

Shadowland

Wavey Jones’ Locker

Rocky-Bye

 Special Features:

Knock It Off

Goldie’s Lock

Chore Song

Baby Shark’s Big Show! Super Shark synopsis:

Baby Shark and William set out to be superheroes Super Shark and Captain Kelp! Can they save playtime? Join the duo and find out! Plus, swim along for additional exciting adventures in Carnivore Cove!

Baby Shark’s Big Show! Super Shark fast facts:

Street Date: February 1, 2022

Running Time: 1 hr 36 min

Special Features Running Time: 9 min

Win It!

One person will win Baby Shark's Big Show! Super Shark on DVD.

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Heck Of A Thanksgiving - 2021

I dressed pretty casual this year. 

My son, nephew, and son's girlfriend
All three are crew staff for Texas Roadhouse.
Interesting fact: My oldest daughter works there too.
#ItsAFamilyThing

I know, I know....We're into February and I'm talking about last year's Thanksgiving.  Just go with it. 

For the last few years, my niece has hosted Thanksgiving in her home.  It's large enough to hold the massive amount of family we have.  Jason's three girls couldn't attend but most of the family was there to eat, drink, and Give Thanks.



Like everyone else's Thanksgiving meals, we had enough food to feed an Army.  Pies, turkey, casseroles, potatoes, and appetizers galore.  

Every year, after we eat, we all put our names on index cards to be drawn.  Whoever's name is on that card is who we buy a Christmas gift for.  That way, we're not buying for everybody and their dog.

great-niece, Faythe, and nephew, Brandon

After eating and gabbing for a bit, a few of us went over to my other niece's house to play Left Right Center.  It's a popular dice game among us.

How did you celebrate Thanksgiving?