Thursday, March 24, 2011

You Stress Me Out


Yes, I'm talking to you. I love you and all, my peeps that come here and read my yackitty yack and never leave me hate mail. I so dislike hate mail.

You stress me out because, HELLO?, I just spent 15 minutes whining about how big of a train wreck I am because of my inability to work and keep my house running smoothly at the same time, and y'all go and tell me I need to make this or that and sell it on Etsy. Well, I can't do that because of my Jobsy, so you're just going to have to settle for a giveaway now and then.

But first, I would like to whine some more. It's my turn, and since you're here already . . .

You comfy? Good. So, I'm freaking out over here because I came up with this brilliant idea that I was going to do the yearbook for our school this year. The yearbook that, guess what, has to be done and to the printer before the end of March.

And still do my Jobsy with the Cushy Schedule.

Dumbsy.

I do this sort of thing quite a lot. I have Time Management Displacement Perception Issues. It's a real affliction. Google it.

You might come right back here.

I like it so much, I'm tempted to change my post title to that very thing. Except I have attention deficit issues as well, and I might forget what my point was in the meantime.

Like this.



Where was I? The yearbook, that's right. So, it actually got off to quite a nice start. I was cranking out pages on the software provided to me by the school picture people, I was right on schedule, and then, of course, a software update comes out.

At the perfect time, two weeks before D-Day. Awesome.

And it messed everything up. All my hard work, scrambled. 

There is some humor in amongst the angst, and it came at the perfect time. The software developers decided that they were going to set up what they call a GoTo meeting with myself, my computer, and Vladimir in Russia. I was to be at my computer at 5:00 a.m., in order to have an hour to resolve the issue, I have so many, to accommodate the pesky time difference between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres, and still make it to my Cushy Schedule Jobsy by 7:30 a.m. At my computer, I was to be fully dressed and not wearing my Morning Hair.


Yes, it does sort of run in the family. The reason why I was to be fully dressed, etc., was because Vladimir in Russia was going to be conversing with me through the camera in my computer. I probably was supposed to stay up all night to learn to speak Russian, or least how to scream "JUST FIX IT!!!!" in Russian. And that's not even the best part.

He was going to take control of my computer remotely and fix the issue.

Is it me, or does that just sound creepy?

I freely admit that I am a horrid person, because all I could think about is this commercial and it scared me so.



In the end I opted out of the GoTo meeting because I'm a Chicken Butt. The yearbook problems did get ironed out in spite of all the unpleasantness and perhaps a tantrum or two, and I am happy to say that it is on its way to the printer, with less than 100 hours to spare.

I think I might be conquering my Time Management Displacement Perception Issues.

So, back to this.


Some of you rather liked this little set-up, and since I'll be on spring break from my Cushy Schedule Jobsy in about a week, I thought "How fun would it be to do a giveway?"

Never mind. Bad idea.

Ha, ha. I kill myself. I delight in torturing others.

Really though, who wants one? I pledge to give two of these away, I have no idea how I'm going to ship them, but I'll figure something out. And, I'm just making this up as I go, but how about if I throw in 30 or so magnetic menu magnets to get you going? I'll let you pick three colors for the magnets, you can e-mail your menu choices to me, and your menu grid can be brown, black or white. The only catch is, you have to be one of the two people who Random Integer Generator picks. Leave me a comment telling me what you are going to do for either spring break, or your next vacation. Or, what the heck, what you wish you were going to do.

If you leave a comment to enter, please make sure that either your e-mail is attached to your Google account profile, or you leave your e-mail address in your comment. It's a bummer when Random Integer Generator picks a winner I can't contact, and I have to pick someone else. 

Good luck Peepity Peeps!

Oh yeah, [SQUIRREL!!!!] the deadline to enter is Friday, April 1st, at Noon in Russia. No lie.

If you didn't win, and you really want one of these vinyl menu planning grids, you can buy one for $8.50. I found someone who will make them for you. Find out how in this post.

99 comments:

  1. We are going to Disney for 7 day and 6 nights in April... and we are sooo excited!!!

    on another note.... I LOVE the menu idea and hope I win..

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  2. We are having our spring break right now, and Alexa has spent all of it on the couch with a fever, cold and horrible cough. Not fun. I attempt to use your menu planner that you have here on your blog, but I'm not as good as I'd like to be with it. I'd love to have a magnetic version! You definitely inspire me!:)

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  3. My university currently is on spring break. I am not able to "participate" in my spring break though because I am finishing up my student teaching. 1 week left! Therefore, I am not going anywhere for spring break. I wish I could have gone somewhere warm though.

    By the way, I love all of the classroom organization/management ideas you post. Can't wait to implement some of your ideas in my classroom next year! =]

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    tiffany (at) realsimplesavingmethods (dot) com

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  4. My kids had spring break last week and I can honestly say we did not a thing. Horrible I know! But this summer we will be traveling from TX to MI and I am making a plan to stop at about 10 places along the way. Fun Times!!

    justanarmywife09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Wow! I want you to be my time manager. All I can take care of is my housey and my jobsy.

    Such a cute organizer thingy. Anyone would be lucky to have it. Too bad it's gonna be ME!

    Really, you should have been OK with Vladimir taking over your computer...........NOT.

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  6. We aren't going anywhere for spring break. I'm thinking I'll make my 5 teenagers clean out their cubbies in the laundry room. (You know, the ones for backpacks and jackets, but used for dirty socks and lunch sack experiments.)

    I'd rather be scuba diving with my hubby somewhere in warm water.

    PS I love your blog. You make me giggle because I can relate to your fun sense of humor.

    ♥ Lisa
    scrapbookmomx5@comcast.net

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  7. Spring Break calls for a trip to the zoo, riding bikes in the rain, and making lots of yummy food. Basically, we really don't have a plan :).
    yvonnetrail@comcast.net

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  8. I WISH we were heading to a sunny beach somewhere, or out West to see my family, but instead we'll probably stick around and relax, go to the park, a museum, or the zoo.
    Love your giveaway! Hope I win. :)
    martha@barretblake.com

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  9. Oh Jill!!! This give away gets me all kinds of excited!! I REALLY want to win this one. I NEED this!

    I think you know what we are doing for spring break but I'll leave it here anyhow... 7 days in the warm Caribbean. Please don't disqualify me for being warm and leaving you guys here with the snow. Love ya! :)

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  10. For spring break we are cleaning out my mom-in-law's attic/back yard, going to the Carl Bloch exhibit at BYU, and dreaming about pretty beaches (does that count???).

    Okay I never ever enter these things, but since I am lusting after your awesomeness, and my menu needs some SERIOUS overhauling, yes, please, pick me, oh random integer picker! :)

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  11. I just decided on Tuesday night that this would be our homeschooling "spring break". Monday & Tuesday we got a little behind on school, so I decided to call it a week, and take the rest of the week "off". So I'm just catching up on all the normal household stuff. I love your menu thing, by the way. It would look great on my fridge!! :) (michelle.pchef@gmail.com)

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  12. okay...you are hilarious. your post totally cracked me up tonight - which is perfect b/c i was in a totally disgruntled mood. I WISH i were making plans to go to a sandals resort somewhere. i've always wanted to go to one with all expenses paid and have little umbrellas in my drinks while i laid out getting a tan somewhere. that's what i WISH i were doing :)

    thanks for hosting the giveaway and i'm glad that, in the end, everything got sorted for the yearbook

    http://coffeecupsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  13. White for mine, please. I will be off cleaning my brother's house along with his best gf, seeing 2 out-of-state clients and trying to figure out how to get another 5 days out of the vacay time. I win! Go ahead and say it now!

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  14. dont pick me random number generator, or if you do- redo it! I actually conned a friend who lives ALLLLLLL the way across the country from me, into sending me her chore chart cart so I could make my very own. See the power you have? Cushy Jobsy, or no cushy jobsy, you wield some POWER! ;)

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  15. I'll keep it short as to not lose your attention - - Jill..... Jill -- okay good -- oops stay here --

    I want one! There, now go back to what you were doing.

    ~Aimee

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  16. For our next vacation I WISH we were going to Disneyland for 7 days and 6 nights. Instead, we'll be spending every weekend at swim meets with the kiddos. Aw, well, some of them are out of town so I guess that counts as a mini vacation, right?

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  17. I have so been wanting do make a menu planner. Been working on it for about, oh, 2 years or so. So far, it's going no where.

    As for vacation plans, we are planning a trip to the lower 48. (Yep, we live in Alaska, where it is STILL winter even though everyone I know is posting pictures of bare ground or grass.) We will spend two weeks there (a week for each of our extended families). Should be fun, although summer time maybe wasn't the best choice for going to Arizona. We should have ditched out on part of winter and gone in February . . .

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  18. Spring Break?? Wait whats that-
    I remember those days- back when I had school- these days I just work work work- lots of work!

    I love your blog- and I wish I had an inch of your talent-
    husbee and I both work FT and have a 17mo. old- so no time for us, let alone organization- but I love the ideas... and someday I will try to do them all-

    please count me in for your giveaway! THANK YOU!!!!

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  19. We are going to Utah to visit a new nephew that hopefully will be born the week before, and then great grandparents that we don't see enough of.

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  20. You crack me up. My kids had their spring break last week and we didn't go anywhere. However the DH, myself and 2 other couples (that are friends) are going to the Dominican on April 8th..the inlaws are staying with the kids.
    Thanks for the chance to win your amazing menu scheduler.

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  21. Spring Break - How do I get a spring break?! I enjoy reading your blog...thanks for all the great ideas and entertainment!

    ccarring81@hotmail.com

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  22. Spring break was last week and we had to work...but this weekend I am surprising my kids with a mini vacation...they know that we are doing something as they had bags packed and goody bags to keep them busy in the car but no idea of our actual plans.

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  23. ME TOO!!! Is it a Creative Memories thing, cuz I VOLUNTEERED to do our yearbook this year too!
    We are using Lifetouch, which I'm guessing you are too, cuz we have the same due dates... and software issues, only mine didn't wipe out my book! {phew}
    Did you find that using their software was MUCH harder than using our own SBC+!?! I did. I made a few pages in our software and imported them into the book. It was easier than trying to build a complicated page with their stuff.
    I wanna see your book!

    Am I supposed to say something about my Spring Break plans, cuz everyone else is doing it, but I kinda skimmed through the last part of your post, cuz I was still stuck on the fact that you were stressing over your yearbook deadlines, like me!
    Ok... I think I'm going to Washington DC with the kids/hubby, but he hasn't made any plans yet, so maybe I'm just staying her in Michigan... wishing I was some place warm with sand.
    Sigh...
    Thanks, Jill!
    amy

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  24. I love how real you are about everything!
    Over Spring Break, we're probably moving (sad face), but we should have enough time to make it to some fun family activities.
    PS...my friend is a vinyl distributor, she packages her sheets of cut vinyl by sandwiching the vinyl between two pieces of cardboard and taping around the entire perimeter. I have safely received vinyl from her every time. I'm in Utah and she's in Hawaii.

    wbz1221@gmail.com

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  25. Spring break...you mean spring cleaning, deep cleaning, yard work....aw man now that I write it out it doesn't sound like much of a break!

    This giveaway would DEF. make my "break"...I might even neglect some of the cleaning!

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  26. I would so love one of these. I would need either brown or white because my fridge is black. And for spring break, in my dreams I am lying on a beautiful beach somewhere drinking an umbrella drink. But in reality I am tilling very, very cold ground and planting onion sets. Tres glamorous, I know.

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  27. I will be sitting at home on bedrest baking my second little rascal but WISH I were at home HOLDING the little rascal instead :)

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  28. I WISH we were headed to the beach to soak up the sun and swim...instead we're headed to our local pool to splash away at the splash pad. WE live too far away to get to a beach! Love your blog and smile every time I see a new post in my feed reader from you! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    And Black would be great~

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  29. You crack me up! I would love to win that menu idea! Then, maybe I'll actually cook!

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  30. Our Spring Break is already over, but I'll tell you how we spent it.

    We were ALL laid up in bed with a horrible stomach virus for most of the week. The rest of the week was spent recovering and practicing tee ball in the back yard.

    donnellyjamie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. visit my parents in the ukraine where they are speaking russian. -i wish.

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  32. Everyone in my family has different spring breaks- So, I'll be taking a break from teaching to be full-time mom for a week.

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  33. This is my first time to your blog, and I think I caught you at a good time. ;) As a matter of fact, I am in hygiene school and I am currently on Spring Break. However, it's not that relaxing. I'm writing papers. Ugh. I'd love your little organizer. Please enter me. Thank you!!! =)
    wolfemanlover@aol.com

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  34. oh so you better pick me..

    I am going to Wisconsin Dells...indoor waterpark of America..and then I get to go to NYC for work...but for free and my daugher lives there! yippee! See you need to pick me!

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  35. sigh...due to economic setbacks at my office...no pay this week, so this week for spring break, staying home with three restless, irritated kids and cleaning house. :( I think today, though, I will break out my shells and sand that I keep close to my bed and let them hold them and dream.

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  36. My husband and I are going to visit Logan, Utah and stay at the Anniversary Inn which specializes in themed rooms (i.e. Romeo and Juliet to the Arctic) We are so excited to get away just the two of us and enjoy whatever we dicide to do....Hope my post is picked.
    Trista

    tristagordon@yahoo.com

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  37. Well we just had Spring break last week and spent it working on 2 broken cars and fixing some sudden electrical issues in our bonus room. That is 2 school breaks that we have had to cancel our plans because of something happening.

    I afraid to even think about vacation plans!!!!

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  38. You crack me up!! I love your humor!

    Spring Break?! What break?! Work is so crazy right now, hard to see an end it site. I will be going to Chicago soon for a weekend getaway. :)

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  39. WOW! Can I just tell you that you crack me up!! I love all your ideas, I've used several & I've spread the word about your blog!

    Love, Love, Love your menu idea. I've wanted to copy it, but I have to say winning one would be tons better!

    Thank you!! Happy Spring Break to you!

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  40. Our kid's Spring Break is next week and we are going to the wonderful Dollywood (owned by Dolly Parton herself - no joke, you can google it).

    catwoman522@gmail.com

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  41. My husband and I are going to juggle our work schedules during spring break so that we can *hopefully* take a family vacation together this summer, probably camping at Red Fish Lake, ID.

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  42. I'm dreaming of a trip to Chicago....to go to IKEA!! It's a 6 hour trip that I would make just to go there! Oh, and I don't own anything to cut vinyl with, so I've been trying to come up with a way to make my own version of your menu board!

    s.voss09@gmail.com

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  43. Going to visit family around Chicago in May (they have yet to meet my smaller children)!!! :)

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  44. We've been on spring break this week. So far, we've organized & inventoried both freezers, re-carpeted the boat trailer, taken the dog swimming at the river, and watched lots of basketball. I think I need a nap now!

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  45. I would sooooo love to win this!

    Ok, so we just went on a Disney cruise, so needless to say, we won't be going on another vacation for a long long time. The piggy bank is empty. :)

    ma205@msn.com

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  46. Just downloaded your menu template a couple of weeks ago and going strong for the month of March with my "planned" menu! This giveaway would be perfect!

    I'm about 26 weeks pregnant with my second baby. For Spring Break, my hubby and I are taking our 2.5 year old to Disney (before the baby comes and steals her thunder)!

    Crossing fingers to win!

    Thanks!
    Phuong
    www.littlemuon.blogspot.com
    pdam721@yahoo.com

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  47. A) I love your blog and your sarcasm, it's like I'm talking to myself.
    B) I try oh so hard to menu plan each week and it would be nice to have something to make me commit to the menu
    C) We are forgoing a "spring break" for our Alaskan vacation in June...with a 2 and 5 year old...oh yay, lets bring diapers all the way to Alaska! Right now I'm extremely focused on potty training:)

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  48. I wish we were going on a Caribbean Cruise.... but instead we will be paying a few thousand more dollars towards medical bills for the birth of my now 10 month old son. Damn kids! haha j/k j/k!

    I love your food organizer! Would love to win! Love your blog, thanks for making me feel like a semi-normal crazy mommy!

    pameladana at gmail dot com

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  49. My goodness, you do have a little attention deficit going on there!

    Okay, the timing is perfect here. We just tonight sat down and made vacation plans. No stinkin' kidding! We are going on a halfway across the U.S. trip for approximately 3 1/2 weeks this summer. With all four kids. Yes, somewhat crazy. They are thrilled beyond belief.

    I could totally use this. You can't even imagine how much I could use this. Yes, you probably could, because you love yours so much.

    Thanks for always making me laugh!

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  50. hubby and I are going to a beach! I don't know or care which one as long as the 2 kiddos are at home!

    princesskay728 at yahoo(dot)com

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  51. You are so funny! I just love coming here and reading your chaos! On my spring break I am going to be home with all my four children going no where great. I wish I was going to hawaii and laying out on a hot beach all by myself in complete and utter quietness. Ahh one can dream!

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  52. No vacation planned but well into the spring cleaning. This year is a huge purge since we have our first baby due this summer. Time to clear it all out! Love this menu planner!!

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  53. I swear, when you use your words I laugh out loud!! We are finishing up our spring break - 3 days of 80 degrees and two days of SNOW. What??
    j dot bkicklighter at sbcglobal.net

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  54. I looove Doug! My son has this movie and the best part, well maybe one of the best parts is Doug and his interruptions of "Squirrel"!!! My dog...is swear is related to Doug!!! Oh, I was suppose to write something about Springbreak??? We had it this week...spent more time at the doctor's offices than anywhere else! So much for a relaxing Springbreak. I hope you have a wonderful break yourself - RELAX...

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  55. I wish I was somewhere warm enjoying the weather instead of stuck in cold Idaho working because I am one of the lucky girls who's jobs doesn't have a spring break.
    Please pick me and need help with meals so so bad.
    sugarmama924@hotmail.com

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  56. I am going to be spending a luxourous week in Myrtle Beach in Sept. with my wonderful family of 6 lmoyer67@yahoo.com

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  57. I absolutely love your menu plan, and would love to have one. Perhaps then I could keep the food budget under control!

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  58. when I saw this I was tempted to try my own, as I even have a laminator someone gave me (used) that I haven't tried yet. and my hubby and I have been talking about trying a more scheduled meal plan thing (rather than the usual
    "what's in the fridge" thing I do 90% of the time) And YOU making it, instead of me. Would be awesome. Sign me up.

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  59. Spring Break has come and gone in Texas. I LOVE your menu planning ideas. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for taking time to share your marvelous ideas with me. I wish I lived next door to you. Robynn@thiot.org

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  60. STA-RESS! YIKESY!! oh man, good luck and thank you for making me laugh :)

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  61. My kids had thier spring break and now I'm wishing I had one!! If I did get one to myself I would be on a warm beach with my toes in the sand and a drink in my hand.
    cheriselister@hotmail.com

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  62. Next vacation is headed to San Francisco! I've never been so it'll be a fun trip I hope!

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  63. We just finished our spring break and it was spent painting our kitchen. Love it! I could really use a sweet chart to add to the new pretty paint job so Pick me!

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  64. Report cards are done and our break starts in 2 weeks, yay! My husband and I are both teachers, so you can imagine how the chaos in our house reaches peak levels right before any break. This break we are staying home with our toddler twins and attempting to reclaim our garage, office, and closets as usable spaces! Oh, and organizing our earthquake preparedness supplies because I am sure the "big one" is coming soon!

    I love reading your blog, and I bought a laminator at Costco just to laminate all the recipe card dividers you made. It was such a fun project, and I want to laminate everything now! Thank you so much for finding time to blog!

    Rdelbusto (at) cox (dot) net

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  65. We did not do a thing for Spring Break. We are however going to Mexico as soon as school is OUT! We haven't been anywhere since our honeymoon, this will be our 10th anniversary.
    Jamila.Phillip@hotmail.com

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  66. Hmmm spring break. Well one of my sons went to Africa for Spring Break, the other just worked on our farm. As for me, I continued to work and do my "distance learning" class. old people like me don't get a spring break :( I love your humor!!!! Carolyn
    carolyn.russell@imail.org

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  67. I would love that menu planner. We are going to Hawaii for our 10 year wedding anniversary this Spring Break. But... with much sacrifice. My husband is a high school teacher... I'm a stay at home mom... so to do this trip we are becoming a one car family... and foregoing other pleasures. We have not taken family vacations because money is always tight... but we knew that this was an occasion worthy of celebrating. So Hawaii here we come!
    I hope I win the planner.
    my email is actually
    soyprincesa2@hotmail.com

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  68. Yup i totally need this! Please? There are no vacations for us planned at least yet. We may be going to Yellowstone with the family in the late summer but nothing concrete yet! I wish I could go on a cruise, but I just had a baby 5 months ago and deep down inside I am not ready to leave her for that long....So a vacation will just remain a dream!

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  69. I think your menu schedule is genius and might just fix my eating out all the time cause I didn't plan dinner problem. I would love to win one. I can tell you what I am not doing on spring break . . . lesson plans, correcting papers, scoring DRA's, writing up retention papers, pacifying my grade level cohorts to keep them happy, or going within 500 feet of my school. I guess that leaves sleeping in, playing with my kids, scrapbooking, and a pedicure so that I might be able to expose the toes to sunlight. : )

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  70. We are going to the Smoky Mountain Wilderness place near the end of June... I really enjoy your blog!

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  71. Spring break for us was last week so bummer, my kiddos are headed back to school tomorrow!
    We took a quick trip to Boise, Idaho to see my husband's grandfather who will turn 93 in August.
    At the last minute Friday afternoon my husband was given tickets to the Portland Trailblazers / San Antonio Spurs game (I am a die hard Blazer fan) so we went to the game and it was an amazing finish and a Blazer win!

    Blazer Beth in Newberg, OR
    bethmgood@yahoo.com

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  72. Ooh! I want one! Or not. Well really I do but being in Canada I'll willingly opt out to save the shipping costs.
    BUT I'm here to tell you that remote access to fix your computer isn't that scary...you are there the whole time watching your screen to make sure that they don't go anywhere they shouldn't, and you can always grab your mouse to move it away from anything secret. I keep most of my (junk) on an external hard drive so that it's easy to unplug and they never even know it's sitting only millimeters away. But WHY would he need to see you on a webcam if he was doing remote access?! THAT, girlfriend, is creepy.

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  73. I love your menu planner, would love to have one! Our trip for this year will be in June,our aniversary is the 1st. My husband is going to see a Kissmania band and I will stay with our 2 kids @ the pool in the hotel. I would like to go see my family in Mexico, but,hey I'll take what I can get!!!
    e-mail cgibson10@ivytech.edu

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  74. I am hoping to be heading to Idaho on a business trip with the hubby & the boys. My hubby just got back from a year deployment 3 weeks ago & because of that...his company said that we could all go & hang out.

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  75. Hmmmm....what Spring Break means to me? Spring break means that I get to catch up with all the homework that I am behind on, while remembering to go to work three out of the seven days for twelve hour shifts, while remembering to take care of my three children, clean my house, and tell my husband what to do! Spring break???? What's that? Haha!

    Brandee

    bsimp22@yahoo.com

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  76. I got to go to San Diego and stay inside my daughters apartment for three days and paint a hutch, two chairs and cover the cushions. I can tell your green with envy! Thanks for always making me laugh, love your whit!

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  77. Taking the kids to the gym to swim, rock wall climbing, and kids gym!

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  78. Staying at home to hang out with kiddos but realy wish we were hanging out in Hawaii!!

    oritcm@yahoo.com

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  79. We just had Spring Break two weeks ago, but didn't get to go anywhere. I'm hoping for a trip to the temple 5 hours away for my birthday or maybe a trip to Utah to that lovely-ever-so-lovely bed and breakfast from our honeymoon. Now I'm just dreaming.

    Happy Spring Break!

    mrs dot keith thomas at yahoo dot com

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  80. We decided to wait until April to take our vacation, we're going to spend a week at the Disney resort. Christopher, my 5 years old, is VERY excited, even though we go every year. You would think he'd get bored of it but ... no!

    Samaaos@yahoo.com

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  81. I think I have the same issues with time, and I'm too lazy to look at the cool phrase you called it!

    I would have freaked out if I had done all that crazy work only to have it scrambled, glad it all came together in the end for you. And with 100 hours to spare, you are literally amazing (do you watch Parks and Rec?)

    Oh as for vacation, yeah right, what is that? For spring break we have no plans. Our closest thing to a vacation will be in June, we're going to Pittsburgh to watch the Phillies play back to back games against the Pirates. Go Phils!

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  82. WISH I were going to London with two of my sis's to "attend" the royal wedding. They're going...I'm not! But I will drown my sorrows in a trip to the grocery store for some Ben & Jerrys instead! :) A suitable second choice, I say...almost!

    Love the menu!

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  83. This Menu idea is supurb! (that word looks odd) Any who-Thanks a million! GREAT BLOG BTW!!!

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  84. Just got back from a trip to Philly. Went to a conference and got to see the Amish (went on a buggy ride) and the Liberty Bell, etc. :) It was great!
    I'd love to get back into the swing of menu planning and this would help tremendously! :)
    amywood76@msn.com

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  85. Our Twin daughters both married guys in the military who are being deployed to Afghanistan for a year. They are both coming back home to live with us during this time, as well as our 6 month old grandaughter. So.....we are fast and furiously trying to get our basement finished and will be sheetrocking all of spring break. I would so rather be in Hawaii or somewhere else warm and fun with my Sweetheart.
    I Love Love Love your blog, Big Fan! Thanks for the fun giveaway! Here's hoping I win!

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  86. I need need need this calendar (as I have no cricut or silhouette or anything else like it for that matter) and the day I have to do menu planning is the day I dread each and every week. This would make it so very much better! If you do every decide to sell them I would seriously pay money for this!

    Our spring break was last week and we didn't do much of anything and it was great! My friend from Colorado came for a visit though so that was nice too! Our big vacation this year will around the 4th of July. We are going to Southern California to visit my brother (who I just connected with as he is my half brother and I didn't even really know him until a couple of months ago) and go to the beach and generally have a wonderful time.

    Wow, I just go on and on and now a bunch of random people can read it! Maybe that will increase my chances of winning?! I know it won't but a girl can wish!

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  87. You crack me up! I love reading your blog. I would like a chance to win a menu! On a different note...I have been making banners like crazy...many thanks!
    Marci.

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  88. You are so hilarious, wonderful and inspiring! Don't stress, really, whatever you are able to share with us is great. I look forward to reading your blog whenever I have time. Thank you for doing a giveaway!

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  89. This is my first time entering a giveaway on your blog even though I've been secretly reading it for several months now :) You and your crazy schedule are inspiring - I don't even know how to check if my email is accessible to you from my profile! So here's hoping I win crazybelles at yahoo dot com

    We are on spring break right now. My kids are hooked up to the boob tube because my 10 month old is sick and it's raining cats and dogs here in Washington. I wish we were vacationing somewhere (anywhere) warm!

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  90. Sring break has come and gone and we are now waiting for the summer fun. The kids will be with grandma for the month of June.

    Hopefully when we pick them up the snow will be gone!

    You always seem to find time to get all your goals accomplished. It's just sometimes you have to tweak things a little!

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  91. We are making a trip to the Library for our BIG spring break adventure. Wish we were some of the lucky ones to head south to the warmth...lol!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    grcmgirl@gmail.com

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  92. I've been a stalker, I mean fan for oh so long and I want this giveaway! Really tho, I have 4 kids, 3 which are barely 4 y/o and under and I NEED help! So the menu would be much appreciated :D acmconstant@hotmail.com

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  93. Love your ideas! Love you blog! WANT this menu planner! :)

    Spring Break has come and gone for us. Was cold, windy and rained most of the time. We spent time indoors, but managed to get out and do a movie and some miniture golfing. :)

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  94. I want this menu seriously. With my 5 kiddos.....It's a must!

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  95. You are so good!! I got a few days off work and the kiddos and I had some fun times together!!

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  96. Friday, April 1st at Noon in Russia is like Sunday, April 3rd by 11:59pm, right? I want one of these SO bad!! We had a week at a cabin with 40 of my hubbies family for their annual reunion.

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  97. I'm so mad I missed your giveaway! I spent my spring break making trips to and from the NICU (you've probably already heard from Peanut Head and if not then shame on him!)

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  98. Hi Jill! I just stumbled upon your blog on Pinterest and love your creativity. I can commiserate about doing the school yearbook - I taught 7th grade before I had kids and did the yearbook along with other clubs. Teaching is like two full time jobs, isn't it? I'm now a stay at home mom of two boys and working as a Disney Travel Agent for Hi Ho Vacations. Loving your ideas and your humor.

    Katie
    katie@hihovacations.com

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  99. My next vacation -- I'm going to New York to see Newsies on Broadway, which is like a dream come true seeing as how it's been my favorite movie for the past twelve years. I'm lucky enough to have this opportunity and to get to go and see it with my best friends, who are also crazed fans like myself. After that, it's off to California the month after. Vacations are amazing!

    [email address: xxxraquelita@gmail.com]

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