Friday, October 24, 2008

thought for the day

I'm home working on some Christmas gifts today, and I just must share with you that contact cement is the nastiest shit ever invented!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I started shopping out supplies for my snowman wreaths. I'm thinking I wanted to spend less than $10 per wreath. I want to give them to people who I usually spend around $20-$25 on so this will still make for quite a savings. Well, those stupid styrofoam balls are pretty darn expensive. Most places they are almost $1 a piece. Count the balls on the wreath and you'll see that it takes 18 of them. Out of budget, game over. So I started shopping at my favorite store, ebay, and found a lot of 150 of them for $14 including shipping. Yeah, that makes for less than 9 cents a ball. Now we're talking! Now we're down even around the $5 mark for the wreaths. I bought the balls yesterday and told Karen we would have to wait til next weekend because I wasn't expecting to see them until the middle of next week. But look what arrived in todays mail!

So we're on Karen, if you have any time this weekend! I went to the dollar store down the street and they have predecorated wreathes for $3. But I would have to ditch what's already on them and I hate to be wasteful. I'm thinking tomorrow (while I'm off!!!) I'll shop around some more and see if I can find some plain wreaths to decorate. I'm planning Friday to get some of the gifts that I can't talk about on here out of the way. I've gathered all my materials and the prep work is done. It's gonna look like Christmas here soon!!!
As a sidenote: the woman who sold me the balls has the same handwriting as my mom (who's deceased for those who don't know). Little creepy getting a box with my mom's handwriting on it. Until I saw the return address was New Jersey... well... you know......

Sunday, October 19, 2008

purrsonal assistant

Little Molly is just obsessed with this printer. If she hears me printing something, she comes running. There's a blue light inside on the ink cartridge that she loves watching go back and forth. Here she is waiting for my next print-a-thon.Sometimes though, she gets distracted by the fish tank in my office. She loves to stand on top and watch the fishies swim back and forth under her. Sometimes she tries to grab them. Good luck with that one sister!

In other news, I've been working diligently on getting Christmas gifts together. It's never too early! This year, I'm ridiculously broke. Hubby, like many other Americans, isn't working right now so I've decided to sieze the moment and I am *making* most of my gifts. Hence the extra time needed. I'm so excited about this. I hope it becomes something I can continue to do in the future. Some of the gifts obviously I will be giving to my friends who read my blog, so I will be keeping those to myself until after Christmas. I did want to share this wreath I saw yesterday when browsing Christmas open houses with Karen. I took it with my phone so the picture is a little crappy, but you can see the little snowman faces on a regular cheapy wreath. Yeah, so I'm totally thinking those are white styrofoam balls with eyes and mouths drawn on them (sharpie?) and then rolled in clear glitter. I'm not sure about the noses but I'm thinking I can come up with something and obviously the little bows. I may get some cheap fabric and rip it to give it kind of a worn look for the bows. I'm torn though about if I want to use hot glue. I really don't have good luck with it and it doesn't stand up to the weather very well, temperature changes usually cause it to release. I want my recipeients to be able to hang this on a front door or even outside. Maybe gorilla glue? Or contact cement? You like?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Love story

I just read this incredible love story on the news. Isn't it great to have a little good news every now and then? Now I must wipe the tears off my keyboard though. Belive me, if this is made into a movie or book, it is one I wouldn't miss!

How's that fuel economy now?

$1.37 to fill up... a couple of our besties on their new ride. Too cute right?

Friday, October 10, 2008

finally friday!

what a week... I obviously haven't had much to talk about this week, hence the pictures.

hubby's still working on my siding, I'll try to post some pictures this weekend because it is looking loverly!

I did want to share something that happened to him the other day. He goes to this same gas station every morning to get his coffee. The other day, the guy in front of him who he didn't know bought his coffee. He said he always buys the coffee of the person behind him but only if he doesn't know them. John was all like: isn't that weird??? I was like, I think it's great!!! I'm all about the random acts of kindness, and who would've thought, right in our crummy little town.

Last night there was a kid down the street playing the guitar. It was nice out and we had our windows open so I could hear him jamming. It was great! I felt like I was living in a more progressive place where people meet up on sidewalks to share tunes. Later, the boys friends came over, the guitar was put away and the car stereo was cranked... the 2 hour version of cha-cha slide was then played... twice.

That's all I got, Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


want want want

How cute is this???

Friday, October 3, 2008

I can't afford you

but it won't make me stop loving you... how cute is this denim trench? It's actually very reasonable at $30, available at Cato.

For $400 Alex, things you find next to a bus station

That Laura didn't know about. Karen clued me in last night that you used to be able to sell plasma next to bus stations. I suppose to fund your bus ticket. Not plasma tv's either, your blood. You sell your blood to buy your ticket out of dodge. We were talking about different things we could do to make money, I said they should have places to sell your plasma next to gas stations now. I don't want to be judgemental, but I'm thinking a lot of the plasma they'd be buying by a bus station in 2008 would be all hiv'ed up or have some crack flowing through it.

So Karen and I were discussing what we could do to come up with money quick. Prostitution seems an obvious answer... I just wish it wasn't so.... prostitution'ey. We thought we could each get rid of one kidney and one lung. Maybe someone would want a spleen? or a gall bladder? perhaps an appendex. She even suggested that she was willing to lose a cornea... then she could wear a patch, arrrrr!

So there was this college student (22) on Oprah last week who auctioned off her virginity to pay for grad school. All these women were so upset, women's lib, it's 2008 blah blah blah... I was upset because I didn't think of it while I still had it to sell! $1.1 million is what the bidding was up to, lucky bitch.