Friday, June 25, 2010

The collapse of beckee's world this week...aka why there are no deals today...

Well, what a crazy day! Do you ever feel like EVERYTHING is falling apart around you all at once? This week alone, my car died, my AC died, my laptop died and BOTH of our toilets sprung leaks...ahhh...

By way of explanation for my blogging at Beckee's Abode, we have 2 "working" computers-a nice newish laptop and a very slow, ancient desktop. The desktop takes like 10 minutes just to start up and is slow as molasses once it is up!

Currently, our laptop is in the computer hospital as it was infected by a terrible virus. I am feeling like my right arm was removed. This is the first time today I have been able to get online (some earlier posts went up that were pre-written and scheduled) and my poor husband who is working nights this week has been up all day today helping with the laptop (which as I mentioned ended up at the shop anyway).

Needless to say, I am currently on the ancient desktop trying to get this out just to let you know why I am absent from my blog world. It may be a day or two before I get up and running again, so I REALLY apologize. Please don't give up on me though, I will be having some fun and exciting things coming up when I get this newest problem fixed!


Update on my Fat Butt Friday Summer challenge


As I mentioned last week, Cat over at 4 Nuts in a Nutshell is doing a great summer challenge. It is a 120 mile walk or run challenge, and I have decided to take the challenge. After all, we walk to the lake near our house (3 miles round trip) as a family 3-6 times a week, so this should be easy, right?

Well, I am still behind, btu making some progress.  I should be at 40 miles by the end of the month (June 30-next Wednesday).  I do not know if I will make that or not!

So, this is where you great readers come in...I need to be held accountable for my walking. So far I have been out of town week 1 and sick most of week 2 which are my excuses for being behind, but excuses will not help me accomplish the challenge. So, I am going to give you an update of my progress each Friday to try to be more accountable and motivated. If anyone is doing this challenge with Cat, or if you want to just jump in and do it as a support to me, you can leave your progress and updates in comments.

Come on, let's get moving!!

Thanks Cat for doing this challenge and getting my butt in gear! And thanks in advance to my readers for helping me stay motivated!

Right now I walked 13 miles this week which brings my total to 30 miles for the challenge overall.


Swagbucks got me an external Hard drive and today is MEGA Swagbucks day!!

Remember, as with EVERY Friday, today is Mega Swagbucks day! That means more chances to earn more Swagbucks! So, makes sure to use Swagbucks for all your searching needs today!

FYI-I have already made $80 in Amazon gift cards and still have 894 points left (which is enough to get another $5 with 444 swagbucks left). (450 swagbucks = $5 Amazon gift card) The bucks keep building up!

Last week I used my Amazon gift cards to buy a portable hard drive (on sale) that we have been trying to save up the money for-thanks to Swagbucks I was able to get it without putting in ANY of my money-I only used my Swagbucks gift cards!!! It came yesterday and we are so excited!!!

If you have not joined yet, click on my referral link here and start earning Swagbucks with me! This is a GREAT time to join-with Mega Swagbucks going on today!!

If you are new to Swagbucks, please read my explaination of Swagbucks here. And my explaination of the changes to Swagbucks here.