The other day I saw the show 'Extreme Couponing' on TLC.  Wow!  There was so much I couldn't have imagined:  how much they were saving, how much planning and searching for coupons and how much was stock piled.  Seriously extreme stuff,
but that is what the show is about, not just the average person using a coupon here are there.

Now I understand that in the US there is a lot more good coupons out there, but I thought I'd take a look around here in Canada.  There are some good website coupon places to go to, so I ordered a bunch of coupons will look through flyers more dilegently and organize my coupons to the flyer deals and see if I too can become an extreme couponer (if there is such a word).  SmartCanuck.ca also seems to be a good resource.  Somone had posted on there about a $10 off coupon for vitamins that currently are on sale at Shoppers for, can you guess.... $9.99.  Going to go out tonight to see if it works.
 
Yesterday we found out that Z had been exposed to chicken pox. I guess we all were exposed but its more critical with Z as he is on chemo treatment and that completely voids any vacinations or previous resistents he would have had.  So I got him to the hospital as quickly as I could to get two shots, one in each leg (which he really did not appreciate immensely) and now we wait.  The shots don't guarantee that he won't get chicken pox but if he does, it should be a milder case.  If he does get it he will be admitted in the hospital so they can give him another med to help his body to get over it quicker and safely avoid
infections.  If nothing happens over the next 21 days, than he is in the clear.

So what was our thoughts when we heard that this other boy he was with developed chicken pox?  "Nice,... real nice."  Not upset with anybody, but just hoped that we could have avoided chicken pox completely while on chemo.  Considering that the full treatment protocol is 3.5 years and we are just 7 months away from the end, it went pretty well, but in reality we cannot shelter him from something invisible like a virus. 

For now we watch and observe our little Z.
 
My dear youngest boy was sitting beside and hugged me and gave me a kiss. He then looked up at me and said ever so seriously "Mommy, the hearts are not coming out of your head.". Love that boy.

We are getting our stairs redone and part of what needed to be done was to open up the back of the stairs. What we thought was going to be an easy task ended up with ripping out some drywall and such. The kids are watching and marveling at the mess Daddy can make when our not so little girl any more says "do you think when you are done renovating the house I'll be all grown up?"
 
We are behind. It is somewhat on purpose because we do not like to spend money without first analyzing the purchase.  About two months ago we(should say "I" as the iPhone is always in my hands) got an iPhone. Now I get it. I didn't before.
Sure I had a plain ole cell phone with a basic plan. I didn't need more, right?  Wrong!  Now I KNOW I need more, I need the iPhone. I would almost bet that if we got the phone earlier we wounldn't have had number three. Ok, well maybe not. He
is pretty cute and wouldn't want to have missed out on him.