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It’s about that time! I can’t believe it. I’m SOoooooo excited!

The circus begins in 2 days! It came right on time this year. Amen turns three on the same day, so of course we’ll be having a nice full and busy day!  Have you picked up your tickets yet?  You still have time if you haven’t! Hope to see you there. Todays blog is short…… I have 3 heads of hair & lots of packing to do from S.C. See you all soon!

 

Ok, here is the legal stuff:

“I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.”

 

 “Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.” So look for my review on Wedenesday! I’ll have great photos, details and everything .

ticket give away, family fun night, Charlotte

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Wednesday Wow! There’s NO place like home.

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There’s NO place like home!

House hunting from a whole nother’ state is proving to be quite d-i-f-f-i-c-u-l-t!!! We just found out that we hit a snag in the house hunting search, and I’m kind of feathered. Just kinda. I love a challenge, especially when my kids are involved- I always rise to the occasion.

Months ago, I heard something that struck me profoundly. It went something like this; “Having kids is not a reason not to succeed, it should be the reason to succeed.” that made so MUCH sense to me.  Oh well, back to the drawing board!

My husband says that I’m too picky about what I want in a house. I agree……and I better be. We have small kids that Loves being out doors and I garden and work from home so sure, I have to put some effort in whatever we choose to purchase.

I’m so grateful that we were able to stay at my parent’s home during this transition.

We are able to save even more money and spend quality time with older family members that we haven’t seen in a while even if my widowed dad is barely home or the fact that he forgets the lil ones make a lil noise every now and again…….or that he has more meat/pork/beef in his freezer than a New York butcher. Nope it’s all worth it! Yeah me.

Here’s a confession, I miss being in my own space with my husband and kids together. My kids miss him & so do I. He’s such a moron, the way he sits on the phone with the kids……reminds me why I married him.

All of this leaves me to wonder, if I click my heels & chant “there’s no place like home, there’s NO place like home,” will we be in our new home faster? Where our food is our food, our kids will feel free to express themselves freely and we are altogether under one roof? I’m not sure if it will, but I will begin each morning with a prayer and a heel click- why? Because, there is no place like home.

 

 

Here’s your Ringling Bros Contest reminder…….. It’s coming!

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Print the sheet your your lil one!

 

Do you love the circus? I admit, I never went as a child. I’ve been going for 3 years now & have yet to be disappointed! As I heard this show is going to be out of this world! Children of all ages will enjoy acts from groups around the world, filled with stunsts and dare-devilry!! Come and see Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance. Amazing!

I’m really looking forward to joining my Supermoms on Wednesday February,1st 2012 at 6 p.m.

I have ONE  set of  “family four-packs” of tickets to give away for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s. Each pack includes a awesome resepction before the show on opening day, PLUS  the joy of hanging with me and my munchkins (the tickets are much higher value, I know.)

Here’s how to win: Comment below or on my Facebook page with the your desire to win or your favorite post from QC Moms in the past month. Just briefly let us know why it’s your favorite, by Tuesday, Jan. 31- NO exceptions! (The more entries you make the better your chances are for winning!)

You MUST be able to pick up your tickets at Time Warner Cable Arena, in Charlotte.

Can’t get enough of us? Find QC SuperMom on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @QCSupermom

**You can get a discount to these awesome shows by using: BIG TOP as your discount code.

PLEASE TELL CONGRESS TO LEAVE THE INTERNET ALONE!

PLEASE TELL CONGRESS TO LEAVE THE INTERNET ALONE!

  A table, a _______, a bowel of fruit and a __________; what else does a child need to be happy?

I had a get WEDNESDAY WOW for ya, but I’ll hold all of it till Friday, or next week. See you all then!

On January 18, 2012, sites all over the internet will be blacking out to protest and try to mobilize more people to speak out against this bill coming up in the Senate next week — S. 968: the Protect IP Act (PIPA) — in an attempt to let U.S. lawmakers know how much opposition there is. WordPress.org, Wikipedia, and even WordPress.com VIP I Can Has Cheezburger? will be participating in the blackout to raise awareness and spur you to action.Image

Here on WordPress.com, we want to participate as well. Freshly Pressed will be blacked out during the strike. Sorry to take away your daily fix of yummy web content, but this bill threatens to do that on a much wider scale. You don’t want that, do you?Image

More importantly, we are making it possible for you to participate in the protest. There are two options: a “Stop Censorship” ribbon and a full blackout. The blackout portion will be in effect ImageJanuary 18 from 8am to 8pm EST, while the ribbon will be displayed until January 24.

 

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the              Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

              Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.           

 

 

Friday Four: Friday the 13th

 

ImageI ain’t ‘fraid of no Friday the 13th!

As a matter of fact, I’m counting on today being the best one yet! Why you ask? Just check out today’s Friday four!

  1. The Husband Store. I found this poem years ago & rediscovered it in time to share with a loved one.  
  2. Free Secret Breakfast Party at Subway     This is a GREAT offer- you should make it a date with a friend. It’s quick and easy to get ( you have to make a reservation at your restaurant of choice.)
  3. FREE Christian Concert in Charlotte NC.   T.D. Jakes, and about 5 other spiritual leaders will be there. Very culturally diverse platform. I think EVERYONE will enjoy the blessing!
    1. Fight cancer with food! I refuse to be ignorant, or allow my loved ones to continue to parish! Let’s eat & do better. Starting with our mouth!

    Ok, ladies and gentlemen, I got to get on the road. My 1st born has a college game on Saturday & I have all the driving to do!!!!! Toodles.

Wednesday Wow! Ringling Brothers;Barnum Bailey Circus

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Fully Charged – Charlotte, NC

I’m so thrilled to welcome back “The Greatest Show on Earth” to Charlotte, NC in February. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be at the Time Warner Cable Arena on February 1-5 with 9 different show times.  I always get excited  about the circus.  It’s not the reason most moms would though.  There’s something about the circus that offer therapeutic value. SERIOUSLY!

The importance of  children’s mental health. By now you all know that I’m a big advocate of total children wellness.  An essential part of children’s overall health — it has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school.  therefore attending this historically top rated, family oriented, sitting on the tip of your seat ‘eye popping, therapeutic experience (i.e. the circus) will not only guarantee a few smiles and sleepy heads afterward but will also support your child’s mental health- I believe this AND Dr Phill agrees, so it must be true!

(Yes I know it lopsided. I’m giving you a mental workout this morning.)

Ringling Bros.® powers up audiences with acts from all over the globe featuring breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-seen-before performances that spark the imaginations of Children of All Ages! Clowns from the world-famous clown alley charge the audiences’ funny bones, while megawatts of thrills explode out of the ring including The Human Fuse who rockets across the circus skies igniting the power of the people. And of course, amazing animals that spark the audience’s awe and wonder. Experience the current of excitement at Ringling Bros. FULLY CHARGED!And one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, and see an amazing elephant that paints at the All Access Pre-show –FREE with a purchased ticket!

Okay now, I do have a great savings code to share! Don’t say that I have never given you anything! Here’s my secret QCSuperMom code:  BIGTOP       (save $6.00 per ticket)

Be reminded ya’ll, this offer is good for the following shows:

  • Thursday, 2/2 at 7pm,
  • Friday 2/3 at 7pm,
  • Saturday, 2/4 at 7pm and
  • Sunday 2/5 at 11am for tickets priced at $28, $25 and $19.

Offer ends February 1st– don’t miss this great deal!

Show Schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7pm

Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7pm

Friday, Feb 3 at 10:30am & 7pm

Saturday, Feb 4 at 11 am, 3 pm & 7pm

Sunday, Feb 5 at 11am & 3pm

“How many clowns does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Come out & see for yourself!

**************Still with me huh?*****************

Up for Grabs:

I’ve got  family four pack, this one is for the show only, on opening night. To win, just leave a comment here on this post, 1 per day, per person. We will announce the winner on TUESDAY  Jan. 31st at noon. Tickets will be left at will call in the winners name, picture ID will be required in order to pick up!

More event info can be found here:  http://www.timewarnercablearena.com/page.aspx?section=events&pagetype=events&id=5468

House Hunting

One of the best things about moving is that it legitimizes my favorite hobby: Looking at other people’s houses.

This week, I’ve toured quite a number of homes for sale across the Charlotte Mecklenburg area in an attempt to narrow down suburbs and neighborhoods in which we might want to buy. Our budget is very modest and I’m sure that we can find something in this foreclosure ridden housing market. And since my husband is a carpenter by trade and a Veteran………. I know we will. Right now we’re renting.

In Charlotte, most people leave their homes when they are being shown to prospective buyers.

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This afternoon, I toured six houses in TWO neighborhoods. In house #1, a woman was drying her hair in the bathroom. She waved when she saw us and told us to watch out for the piles of underwear on the bedroom floor. Duly noted.

In house #2, a teenage boy was playing catch with his dog in the middle of the living room.

In the front yard outside house # 3, a woman was doing yoga. Inside the house, her college-aged daughter was canoodling on the sofa with her boyfriend under a blanket. We shielded our eyes.

I met all 9 occupants of house # 4. I cannot go there. Let’s just say that we will not be buying that house. 🙂 But it was great to know that all 7 of my kids and the 2 of us could fit comfortably in there.

I liked house #5 the best, at least what I could see of it. Three of the four bedrooms were off limits, as they contained the bodies of sleeping teenagers.  Over 100 family photos hung on the wall, most of which were awkward. “You can peek in this room if you want,” she told us, pointing to one of the closed doors. A knee-deep pile of dirty laundry blocked the actual entrance. “But if someone curses at you for opening the door, don’t blame me.”

We told her we’d come back at a more reasonable hour for a second look if needed. It was 2:15 pm.

On the way out of the house, we noticed that one of the sleeping teenagers had joined the realm of the living. He was sitting at the kitchen table, wearing boxer shorts and a t-shirt that had the word “Elkaholic” printed across the back. He was methodically eating his way through a box of cold cereal.

“Hi there,” I said as normally as possible. my girls just giggled. I think Deanna thought he was cute.

The boy belched a reply and reached for the milk, which he drank out of the carton. By the Deanna was pissed off and disgusted.

I wonder if the boy and his mother are included in the purchase price of the home. If so, I’m definitely going to make an offer.In closing, right ow is a great time to buy if you’re ready. I can’t wait to call someplace home sweet home soon!