September 17 09

I am beat, guys. beat. There is just not enough coffee in the world to wake this body up. and it’s not for lack of trying, yo. I’ve tried Caribou, I’ve tried Starbucks, I’ve tried DD, I’ve tried McD’s. I’ve tried lattes and cappuccinos and americanos and coffees. I’ve tried talls and larges and mediums and grandes.  and now! because I need something else to be stressful in my life (stress LOVES me), this afternoon I get to get on a plane with the kids and go to my mom’s in Milwaukee for Rosh Hashanah allbymyself! and we are not going to talk about the fact that I have to leave my sick puppy until Monday night (I mean, I know he’s in good hands…but he’s still not pooping or drinking 8 days post-surgery and even though everyone says he’s going to be fine, he’s my baby and I really don’t feel good about leaving him)

So, yesterday I found myself doing the children’s clothing store circuit…Old Navy, Target, Gap…desperate to find some Rosh Hashana clothing because all the things I had bought for the kids somehow ended up in our storage facility in Toronto which, ahem, does me little to no good. I ended up building their outfits around their school uniforms…so, if you see three children in synagogue this holiday season wearing a lot of navy and khaki, yes, those are my children.

but, I mean, whatever…they are still going to look ridiculously edible

gap uniforms

AND they will get actual, real wear out of the pieces. also, is there really anything more adorable than a girl in knee-his?

so, huzzah! Ali is FRUGAL.

oh, also, while we are talking about being frugal, you will not believe what I did this week.



I have never used a coupon ever. I don’t even take those online surveys that come attached to Old Navy and Gap receipts to save 10% on your next purchase. (Do you? I always wondered if people really did that, or if they just tossed them frivolously like I do) The husband only snickered laughed his ass off when I asked him when I am supposed to hand my coupons over to the cashier. oh yes, folks, I am awesome.

and while we are on the subject of awesome, can we talk about Glee for a moment?

oh. my. god. Thank you, DVR, for having this show taped for my viewing enjoyment…

and last night? Was there anything better than Josh Groban loves a blousey alcoholic?!?! Josh Groban needs to stop singing and just start making guest appearances – all the damn time – on tv shows.

Now I have to go and find something for ME to wear, because somehow I don’t think my Bayside Tigers t-shirt and yoga pants are going to fly this holiday. and ps. yesterday, TWO different people (a woman working at the Judaica store and a woman I met while picking up Isabella from school) asked me if I was from New York. I totally didn’t get it because I am neither fashionable nor full of accent, but then I realized that they thought I was from Bayside, New York. Apparently, they don’t watch Saved By The Bell in Atlanta…

  1. i think rosh hashana in pajamas is a great idea! we are going to my mom’s (skokie) and I told her I might not go to shul if I can’t find clothes in the next 2 days.

    Comment by rayli on September 17, 2009
  2. Last week, I jumped on the coupon express and OMG! I saved nearly $70 on stuff!! OK, sure, I bought some stuff I didn’t necessarily *need* in order to use the coupons, but damn! Being frugal is pretty awesome!
    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..i got no car and it’s breaking my heart =-.

    Comment by fadkog on September 17, 2009
  3. tell me she doesn’t look like adrienne!

    Comment by aaron on September 17, 2009
  4. I’m sure you probably didn’t get the rainboots, but the yellow rainboots with those tights in the first picture, SO CUTE.

    I’ve never coupon clipped, either. My mom does all the time, though, even though she always forgets to take said coupons with her.

    Comment by C @ Kid Things on September 17, 2009
  5. hahaha asking the hubby when to hand over coupons

    Comment by LAVENDULA on September 17, 2009
  6. We’re hitting up the GAP outlets on our annual Columbus day trip and I CAN’T WAIT.

    Those knee highs are too cute for words.

    Comment by Angella on September 17, 2009
  7. “Who is JOSH GROBAN? Kill yourself! He is an angel sent from heaven to deliver platinum records onto us!”

    “Front row…cuter than a buttermilk biscuit!”

    Also, Will from Glee is a Neil Patrick Harris-Justin Timberlake hybrid, no??

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on September 17, 2009
  8. LOVE the Glee. ANd pulling out the “Poison” and “Sex you up”? Awesome.

    Comment by Teri on September 17, 2009
  9. I watched Glee for the first time last night and LOVED IT! That blousey alcoholic line had me giggling forever!

    Also, I’m really bummed to miss out on Rosh Hashanah because I need to learn more about Jewish holidays and eat more yummy food at your mom’s house!


    Comment by Kristabella on September 17, 2009
  10. I watched the first half of the very first episode of Glee yesterday… I may have to spend less time on FB and more time catching up!
    .-= loren´s last blog ..I know how my husband will die =-.

    Comment by loren on September 17, 2009
  11. Missed Glee lasy=t night because I was on the phone with U-verse for an hour and the damn TV is still screwed!

    Comment by Suzy Voices on September 17, 2009
  12. You are too funny! I ALWAYS

    Comment by Dina on September 17, 2009
  13. You are too funny!
    I ALWAYS do those surveys and LOVE the 15% savings, that’s on top of any sale price. I love being frugal and have saved hundreds of dollars with coupons.
    Have a great weekend!

    Comment by Dina on September 17, 2009
  14. I remember when Josh Groban first did his appearance on tv, on Ally McBeal. He was amazing.

    Also, I clip coupons but rarely remember to bring them when I shop. So what’s the point?!

    Comment by Assertagirl on September 17, 2009
  15. I just recently started using coupons in retail stores. I was sort of amazed when they worked. Oh! I even found about that if you google printable coupons and go the website and click ‘retail’ there are links to all of the secret coupons that you can print out. I’m sort of amazed. I now use them as an excuse to shop.

    Comment by Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy on September 18, 2009
  16. i sort of stumbled upon your blog after blogher, and i have to tell you, my comment is so simple. i absolutely adore your blog.

    it makes me smile every day from my windowless office in new york! where i, too, drink one pump pumpkin spice lattes. because two really is too sweet.

    Comment by dcwhip on September 18, 2009
  17. LOL! When do I hand the coupons to the clerk? Seriously?

    Comment by pat on September 18, 2009
  18. I’m crying (on the inside) for all of those poor lost souls in Atlanta. No Saved By The Bell… boohoo

    Comment by Sarah on September 19, 2009
  19. I love getting a deal with coupons! I do not however, love that my purse eats my coupons, or hides them. Bad purse.

    And do those adorable kid clothes come in size big?
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Circles =-.

    Comment by Katie on September 19, 2009
  20. For the past two Wednesdays, my daughter has had 8-10 high school boys and girls over for a Glee party. Out of curiosity, I watched the one she had taped on the DVR in my room. LOVE it!!! I love everything about it. But I mostly love the teenagers strewn about my living room watching it.

    Comment by Di on September 20, 2009
  21. You actually HAVE a Bayside Tigers T shirt?! You are my new hero!

    Comment by LiLu on September 20, 2009
  22. OMG, I’ve got to start watching Glee! I feel so out-of-the-loop!

    Comment by Nenette on September 21, 2009
  23. I get the feeling that it would be all kinds of kickass to sit on the couch and watch Glee with you.

    Comment by Avitable on September 21, 2009
  24. Great Jewish stuff at the Judaica store: Mezuzahs, Menorahs, Jewish gifts and more.

    Comment by Judaica Store on May 5, 2010
  25. I have found a lot of coupons to use in the online shop You can buy nice star of David pendant or necklace for men, women and kids.

    Comment by erik on September 26, 2011

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