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Monday, November 29, 2010

Saved by the Power Outlets


I’ve had a lot of running around to do lately and one of the conveniences of working from home is the benefit of taking your work with you. Usually when I work on the laptop in our own car, I am able to last until the battery dies. Being on the internet can drain the battery, and I may get about two hours out of the battery. However, just like with my cell phone, I have a hard time remembering to keep it charged.
Well, I had a test to take, and I had forgotten to take it before we left the house. I checked my email only to find out that I’d better get it done soon, or else I would fail. The last thing I wanted to do is mess things up and lose out on this opportunity. Well, I used the outlet in the Chevy Traverse and could finish my test on time. However, I don’t know what grade I received as of yet.
My kids think everything is so funny and had a good laugh at my expense. They just reminded me of the rule about waiting until the last minute to do things. See I created this whole plan on “Time Management,” but I have been “slipping” this month they tell me. However, I think it has to do with the holidays coming and getting ready for them and all. Nevertheless, I got to get it together, because they are having too much fun.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Taking a Drive in the Chevy

So we loaded the kids up in the car to take a drive across town to a friends house. This was the perfect opportunity to get pictures of the kids in the car. We were riding around having fun and the kids decided they wanted to watch Karate Kid again. This is the perfect opportunity to use the DVD player in the traverse.


But of course someone forgot to grab the bag with the DVD and Flip camera. This causes major bickering back and forth and them blaming one another. Time for a diversion and fast, too much noise is bad for the driver (or the kids in this case.)


We ended up going for ice cream and we live to try again on Sunday.




Should the ruler thirst around the humane refund?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sprayed in Face Right after Getting Hair Done

OH MY GOODNESS....I'd just finished getting my hair done for a television appearance later today. My husband had been at his barbershop with the plumbers getting the sinks installed and finishing up. I wanted to go and see what the shop looked like. So what do I do turn on the shampoo bowl and water splashed in my face and up against the left side of my head.

If you've followed this blog lately (I know, I know, the posts have been lagging.  Well, I'm back now!) you know that I've had the privilege of test driving a Chevy Traverse for Gotta Love Chevy NEO. Well, I've got an appearance on television, yes you heard right TELEVISION  and the left side of my head has no curls. It's just lying straight. I've got less than three hours to be ready, and I've absolutely no idea what to do. UGH

This is exactly what I get for always being so darn nosy. Immediately after getting sprayed in the face, my hubby conveniently tells me don't turn on the water, the pipes have to dry. Well, it's too late now. I'm already back here wringing the water out of my hair. This is one of those days that I wish I wore weaves or had me a fall to put on my head. What I wouldn't do for the convenience. Well see for yourself below what my hair looks like.

Don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to Orlando at Gotta Love Chevy NEO. Like them on facebook at Gotta Love Chevy Facebook and twitter Chevy Ohio.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chevy Traverse and On Star are Life Savers

We found a deal online for three barber chairs somewhere in Westfield, Ohio. I had to talk my husband into going to see what they have to offer because he hates driving on the highway and prefers to stay to the streets. However, if we could get three barber chairs for the price of one it was definitely something to check out.

Well, we called and set up an appointment to meet them after we had lunch at Red Lobsters. They are having all you can eat shrimp, and I had a taste for their biscuits. So once we finished eating, we decided to use the phone to map our destination using Google Maps locations. But as usual for us our phones were dead, and we left the chargers at home.

Luckily, one of us remembered that the Chevy Traverse had On Star. But to be honest we had no idea how it worked. My husband said he would find the way just relax (that's when I really panicked.) Why do men think they always know the way, I mean I've known him 20 years and I "KNOW" he's never traveled to Westfield. Thank goodness for the lady who answered us on the intercom. She was so nice and help us out, and eventually we were on our way using the streets.

Don't forget to  stop by the #Chevygirls blogs. Myself at Truthfully Speaking,  Heather at Mile 26 and More and Sheila at Ma Vie Folle to check out our journeys as we get to ride around in our Chevy Traverses for the month of November. Don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to Orlando at  Gotta Love Chevy NEO. Like them on facebook at Gotta Love Chevy Facebook and twitter Chevy Ohio.

Check out how we were saved from renting a Uhaul as all three chairs fit into the back, with room to spare.


 

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Cards For 1.99

I thought I would share this ad because I know if you're like me it's time to buy your cards. They are a sponsor of this website.

Vistaprint

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Snow Is Falling In Cleveland

Well as most of my fellow Clevelanders know the weather here is just as unpredictable as the stock market. A few days ago we had our first snowfall. As always snow is fun to watch but too cold for me to play in. I was thinking about how  my kids aren't fans of snow either. They never ask to go out and play in it and they rush to get inside after school.

I had fun driving around in the Traverse through the snow. It truly rides smooth and I had no complaints. We went to Ruby Tuesday's and I noticed they updated the menus. Now on some of the meals you can see just how  many calories you consume. But what I find funny is how restaurants leave out the ones that are high in calories. I'm going to start asking how many calories are in the other meals. I wonder how they'll react.

Well here's a video of our first snowfall.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

First Time Licensed Driver At Age 36

We went out to Cheesecake Factory and all it did was rain. I am so grateful for blindside mirrors as it was quite busy in the parking lot and once again the rear view cameras proved to be an asset.  I guess I can reveal a little something about myself. I've went 36 years without a drivers license. I've actually been quite spoiled even with having seven children.

There is no place that my husband won't take me. Whenever I've had a need to go somewhere or do something he's always driven. Even when I worked outside the home he would pick me up and drop me off. I've always had the convenience of him taking care of me that I never felt a need to get my license. Well when I found out I would be a Chevy Girl On The Go I knew it was time to get my license. Now I know how to drive and I've had training so that wasn't an issue. I've been very proud of myself for this new step and so is my husband. I've basically been the chauffeur these past few days.

For the reasons mentioned above that's why I'm so thankful for all the extra safety features found on the Chevy Traverse. It's been really quite easy to drive and I haven't found myself nervous at all.




Please stop by Cleveland's other #Chevygirls Heather at Mile 26 and More and Sheila at Ma Vie Folle to check out our journeys as we get to ride around in our Chevy Traverses for the month of November. Don't forget to enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to Orlando at  Gotta Love Chevy NEO. Like them on facebook at Gotta Love Chevy Facebook and twitter Chevy Ohio.


The Girls On The Go campaign is being sponsored by Southern Chevy Dealers who gave the chosen bloggers a 2010 Chevy Traverse to test drive for one month and blog about our experiences using the vehicle.  Girlfriend giveaway have given us some fun projects to do and will be providing us with gift cards to allow us to do this. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chevy Girl On The Go

Well yesterday we picked up our Chevy Traverse. I was quite impressed at the leg room available for the third row, our Mountaineer has a third row but there is barely enough legroom. My children are always complaining that their legs are cramped. Well now they can sit without catching any cramps, and I don't have to listen to them complain.

We did it again! Another white ride, but of course this time it wasn't our choice. The first thing my mother said was why you keep getting white cars. If she looked closely though she'd notice our Mountaineer is cream colored. My in-laws are ecstatic over the car, of course they are Chevy lovers. Dad retired from Chevy and on the flip side my step-dad retired from Ford (though he says he's pleased that we have an American car) .

This is just the beginning! Follow us on our journey to explore the Chevy Traverse both here and on Gotta Love Chevy NEO and don't forget to enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to Orlando. Like them on facebook at Gotta Love Chevy Facebook and twitter Chevy Ohio using hash tag #Chevygirls





One of my favorite features is the rear view camera. Not only does it allow me to see who's behind me but the Chevy also gives off warning beeps.

My son Darius standing in back of the Traverse


The Girls On The Go campaign is being sponsored by Southern Chevy Dealers who gave the chosen bloggers a 2010 Chevy Traverse to test drive for one month and blog about our experiences using the vehicle.  Girlfriend giveaway have given us some fun projects to do and will be providing us with gift cards to allow us to do this.