Walgreen’s Rewards and App: Making My Life a Little Easier #BalanceRewards #Cbias

Why, oh why, am I always running out of something?

I can stock my kitchen and my medicine cabinets until they are overflowing, but the one thing that I really need always seems to be just finished.  Story of a mom’s life, I guess.

I am running out to so many different stores so often that my wallet is veritably bulging with rewards cards….finding the right one is never easy when I’m juggling a kid or two, a stroller, a purse and/or a cellphone.

I was SO excited to hear that Walgreens is not only launching a new Rewards program, Balance Rewards, but that you can access the entire tbing on a smartphone app.  Brilliant.



New Ideas for Leap Day

According to Wikipedia:
February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.

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Stream Of Consciousness : Fate, Marriage and Graphic Design

I haven’t done this for a while, but here goes 🙂
Hmm…so the optional writing prompt was about fate and whether or not I believe in it.  I’m not sure that I want to touch that one with a ten-foot poll…it does remind me of the story of how I met my husband though.  If that was fate, it worked out pretty well 🙂
I have actually known my husband for about 20 years.  Yup, we met when I was just about 14…in Israel, where he grew up and lived his whole life until I ‘imported’ him…but that’s another story entirely.  I only have 5 minutes here, so we’ll do the nutshell version.  I was in Israel for Passover vacation with my family, and Rafi, my now husband, was babysitting for a family that lived near my family in NY but had a second home in Israel.  We were invited for a barbecue with another family and I met him…I have to say that I wasn’t particularly impressed.  Another friend did end up ‘dating’ him for a while (in that 14 year old sense of the word, lol)
We kept in touch somewhat, and, when I went back to Israel to spend a year between high school and college (that year is a whole other story in itself), I had a horrible breakup with the guy that I was dating at the time and ended up in a rebound relationship.  He went into the Israeli army, we dated exclusively long distance when I went back home, he moved to NY for college…fast forward a bunch of years, and here we are married with two kidlets.  Fate, maybe so.
Is shameless promotion allowed in Stream of Consciousness? I guess it must be, because that;s what’s in my head right now.  Have you seen my awesome monkey logo?  My husband designed that.  He even won a Graphic Design USA award for it.  He left his job and is currently looking for a new one.  Hear that folks? fabulous graphic designer looking for work…inclusing any and all freelance.  check out his website at rafib.com
his was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

My most important resolution is not to make any firm resolutions more than a month in advance.

While some people flourish with a to-do list in hand, I have always been a fly by the seat of my pants procrastinator. (Case in point: Writing New Year’s post at 1 am on January 1st!)

The idea of making a list of specific resolutions for the whole upcoming year strikes me as ludicrous…mostly because, at this moment, next January still seems like eons away.

Big projects are generally much more doable cut into tiny bite-sized pieces, no?

Are you making any big resolutions this year?