Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Wednesday Already?! Where has the time gone? Just a few more days, and school starts again....I'm not sure if I am ready for the manic-craziness that school and all of the activities brings. Oh well, it's going to start whether we are ready or not, so I might as well enjoy the last few days that are left!

I just know that Helene is going to be wacking her fists on her desk, shouting "Mom Minutes, Mom Minutes," if I don't get this posted, so without further delay, here is the lastest edition from Earlene! :)

MOM MINUTES by Earlene

Music by Gus Edwards;
Lyrics by Will D. Cobb, 1907

School days, school days
Dear old golden rule days
Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hickory stick
You were my queen in calico
I was your bashful barefoot beau
And you wrote on my slate
"I love you, so"
When we were a couple of kids

With all of the back-to-school sales going on, now is definitely the time to "stock up" not only on school supplies, but also office supplies for your home.

For example, I was at our local grocery store, and one of their specials was brand-name glue sticks for only $.19. I like to use glue sticks for projects around my apartment, so I grabbed a few of those. At the local Walmart, packs of crayons were in a bin for around a quarter. Pair that with an inexpensive coloring book, (Walgreens had some cute ones!), and you have a very affordable gift to keep on hand for those birthday invitations!

My daughters have stocked up on lined paper, pencils, copy paper, spiral notebooks, etc., and now has enough to last my grandchildren until they go to college!! :) And, all for just a few dollars!

When I get my "stash" of goodies home, I then put them in a labeled container and put it with my craft/sewing supplies. That way, when I need some scissors, glue sticks, etc., I know right where they are!

That is my tip for the day, and I hope that all of you have a Wonderful Wednesday! Until next time...............


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  1. My craving for Mom Minutes is now satisfied. And you answered the question about your kids that I left on my blog for you. Weird!(If your kids were back in school.)

  2. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  3. I should really label where I keep them too. I've been getting a lot of freebies from CVS and we can't use all of it this school year, but might need it at home throughout the year. Hooray Back To School time is starting!!!

  4. But I just hate those lines!! I would rather pay full price for school supplies than fight all those crazy moms and kids for glue sticks and folers. Ugh. Walmart was INSANE--like they were giving the stuff away for free.

  5. Frances and I want to know if you did click on the naughty link from my post from last Friday? She is thinking yes, I think no.

  6. Jessica; I really need to learn the ins and outs of CVS-ing; I bet I could really snag some great deals! :)

    Helene....I knew you'd be happy! :)

    Hey there Lin: I know what you mean by the crazy lines, but I was able to go to Wal-Mart, get my great deals, AND NO LINES!! It was amazing...I was soooo happy! My Mom was so proud of me..... :)

    SonyaAnn! You and Frances are hysterical! And, on a stack of Bibles, I solemnly affirm (we don't swear) that I did NOT click on that link. I learned my lesson from the LAST TIME!! But, I DID view the piglet one. So, you win, she loses! :)

  7. Hi Marie, thanks for the visit....glad to be here...:) thanks also for the comment you left on Rose blog....take care.

    Hope to be here more often....:)

  8. A Marie you don't count when it comes to going to Walmart. You have to fight about 20 people in your town :-) Come up to the Niles store and see how long you last :-) I used to have to not tell my daughter where we were going when we went to Walmart-then she would be screaming NOOOOOOOOOOO as soon as she saw me turn in.

  9. are SO FUNNY! And, just for the record, the Small-Town next to my small-town has about 50 people....hahahaha..... :)

    The pleasures of living in a rural area! LOL

    I would last about 30 seconds in a big town Walmart. I am used to people being polite; when I was in Chicago, we went to the local Dominick's, and I have never seen so many sour-faced people in ALL of my LIFE!