Special Edition: Veterans Day 2013 Best of the Goodies

I am a Veterans wife and I love the perks of affiliation. Everything from our USAA coverage to the discount at Healthy Home Market.

On November 11th, 2013 we will be celebrating servicemen and women again. If you are one THANK YOU! If you are lucky enough to have one for the day, treat them to one or more of these wonderful free offers!vd

Use it as a healthy* and fun way to “Thank you, My Hero!” (For it to be “BOGO” it needs to be just you and your Veteran)

  • Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military receive a free signature entrée on Monday, November 11th, 2013.
  • Golden Corral: Golden Corral’s annual Military Appreciation Dinner is Monday, November 11th, 2013, from 4pm to 9pm.
  • Car Wash: Veterans and service personnel get a free car wash November 11th. Many participating locations in Charlotte, include 7-Eleven.
  • Chili’s: Choose from eight entrees or a lunch combo November 11th.
  • Red Robin: Red Robin is giving away one free Tavern Double Burger to each veteran or active duty guest on Monday, November 11th, 2013.
  • National Parks: From November 9th to November 11th, 2013, National Parks are free for everyone, so this might be a good time for a road trip.
  • Hooters: Veterans and active duty military get a free meal Monday, November 11th, 2013.
  • Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on Monday, November 11th. Family dining with them will get 10% off.
  • TGI Fridays: Free lunch for veterans on November 11th
  • Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and coffee for veterans November 11th.
  • Einstein Bagels: Free bagel and “schmear” of cream cheese between 5:30am and 5pm
  • O’Charley’s: Free meal from $9.99er menu
  • Fatz just sent out an email that they are serving a free meal up to $15 on Monday, Nov. 11vd

Enjoy yourself and share! (let me know if I left anything off!)
Again, these offers are just for the servicemen and women. Thank you for your service & Enjoy!

~ QC Supermom

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Movie Review: “Gravity”

Dr. Ryan Stone and Astronaut Matt Kowalski are left adrift in space when debris from a detonated satellite destroys their Space Shuttle.

Dr. Ryan Stone and Astronaut Matt Kowalski are left adrift in space when debris from a detonated satellite destroys their Space Shuttle.

Gravity has a tiny cast and an incredible story. We loved it! I took my two daughters to watch it in 3D at the local IMAX theater. We enjoyed the comfy seats, larger than life screen, and bottomless popcorn and lemon water- it was so worth it.  If Star Trek was this exciting I probably would like it just a little. It made me wish that I was an astronaut floating around with them in outer space. 🙂

Here’s a sneak preview.Gravity 2013

Movie Tip:”Gravity” in only 90 minutes 

I can relate with Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) role on so many levels. On she lost a daughter at a very young age. So did I.  “Dr. Stone” had to find way to go on mentally. Her commander, veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky/George Cloney, proved to more than eye candy. He served as a refreshing light in guiding her into a place of empowerment. I love the way he used humor throughout the movie.

MOVIE TIP: “Gravity” cost $100 million to make”

Like ” Dr. Stone”, I went a long time looking for a reason to continue to live, love and thrive. I had it so bad, I recall staying up all night searching for the meaning of death.  To this day, I can’t tell you what turned it around for me. From devastation to hope. From sadness to joy. From anger to happiness. Something inside me said, “It’s time to move on. You have others looking up to you. My life isn’t over yet. “Loosing a child is not easy. But just as the movie showed it is a must to be free and at peace before you touch the ground.

Go see GRAVITY, it’s fantastic!”  Woof Woof Woof!”  (after you watch the movie, you’ll know what that means 🙂

1 hr 31 min PG-13 | Intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language

1 hr 31 min
PG-13 | Intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language

Still enjoying the ride! QC Supermom

One part of the movie, Dr. Stone looks like a baby in the womb still attached to the umbilical cord.- Deanna 

Here’s the Synopsis:

Director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether.

 

QC Supermom 2012 in review

We made it to 2013! Yeah, yeah! Last night, I felt like a rooster trying to stay up till midnight. 2013Why?  Because that doesn’t happen too often..I need my sleep.  Noah is 6 months and is teething now.  Poor thing, his two budding chompers cause his lil nose to run so we had to change our plans. Usually we go to first night downtown Charlotte to welcome in the new year. This year, we decided stayed home and popped the bubbly and watched the colorful fire shows from the our front yard. I my mind and heart I sat and made a declaration of 2013.  I’ll share it here with you.

I DECLARE I am grateful for who God is in my life and for what he has done. I will not take for granted the people, the opportunities, and the favor He has Blessed me with. I will look at what is right and not what is wrong. I will thank Him for what I have and not complain about what I don’t have. I will see each day as a gift from God. My heart will overflow with praise and gratitude for all of His goodness. This is my declaration.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.       Eat your Hoppin Jon and then

new-years-eve-traditions-hoppin-johncheck out my Facebook 2012 year -end review. It is really AMAZING! My pregnancy is in  there, and so is my best friends wedding, us house hunting, and loads of other great moments. I was impressed.

Till next time! – QC SuperMom