Archive | January 29, 2007

To Do Update – Updated…

Ok, so I lied, I am back before I’m all done.

This is the list I posted earlier, with updates as to what I’ve gotten done as of 7:41 p.m. in the afternoon.

1. Weekly cleaning (1 hour)  Worked a full 60 minutes, but have more to do later this week.

2. Run some Pure Romance products to a friend & get paid.  Finished

3. Go to bank, cash checks.  Finished

4. Go to post office, mail stuff to niece that I should have mailed last week (UH OH)  Finished

5. Grocery  Hubby did this for me.

6. Call Kitty re: weekend trip to Cincinnati.  Called, waiting to see what TDR says.

In addition, I’d like to:

7. Clean car Picked up most of the garbage, still need to vacuum and wipe down

8. Continue working on clearing out closet/Lorelei’s room NOT YET

9. Call or go to library Went to library, got cards, checked out books.

10. Do some budget adjustments to allow for some additional income and updated bills received.  Next on list!

So now, I only need to vacuum the car, some budgeting and closet cleaning.

I doubt I will do all those things as of tonight, but I did make some headway on my list.

SO yay me.

CG

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To-Do Update

This is the list I posted earlier, with updates as to what I’ve gotten done as of 2:20 p.m. in the afternoon.

1. Weekly cleaning (1 hour)  Only 15 minutes done so far…need to work 45 more.

2. Run some Pure Romance products to a friend & get paid.  Finished

3. Go to bank, cash checks.  Finished

4. Go to post office, mail stuff to niece that I should have mailed last week (UH OH)  Finished

5. Grocery  NOT YET

6. Call Kitty re: weekend trip to Cincinnati.  Called, waiting to see what TDR says.

In addition, I’d like to:

7. Clean car Picked up most of the garbage, still need to vacuum and wipe down

8. Continue working on clearing out closet/Lorelei’s room NOT YET

9. Call or go to library Went to library, got cards, checked out books.

10. Do some budget adjustments to allow for some additional income and updated bills received.  NOT YET.

So now, I only need to do the weekly cleaning, grocery shopping, vacuum the car, and if time allows, some budgeting and closet cleaning.

Off I go, then.  Seriously, this time, I’m going.  Even though I’ve said that twice before today…I’m really done for now.  I will only come back when everything else is done.  Really.  Seriously.  For real.

CG

Busy Day So Far!!

Current mood: busy

It’s been a busy day so far!

We left the house around 11:00 a.m., and went and met a friend/former coworker to give her the bedroom toys she ordered.  Before we left, I got an email from another friend/former coworker who said she was coming with the other girl, and she wanted to order some stuff.  So instead of picking up $45, I picked up $65.  Then, I took Lola to Wendy’s to get some chicken nuggets.  She hasn’t had any for over a month so she actually seemed to appreciate it as a treat. 

Then, we went to the bank and deposited the checks I had, and then we went to the post office.  There, we mailed my niece’s order (finally!).  After that, we went to our town library.  I signed up for a library card, and we checked out a few books.  I got 4 books for Lola, and an Elmo video.  I also got The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (I’ve heard this is good).  I also checked out a book about raising a family on less than two incomes, and that book about Eating Right For your Body Type. 

Lola was really good at the library, she loved it as I knew she would.  She loved the pet Degus they had there.  They are a kind of rodent (a cute rodent), and she loved watching them run around on the treadmill and eat with their little paws.  Of course, she kept saying “Kitty Cat!”  I had a moment of irritation, when I was trying to explain that they weren’t kitty cats, I didn’t want to try to explain about what a degu is, so I just said, “Sweetie, not a kitty — they are kind of like a mouse.”  This guy comes up behind and says, “No, they are more like a chinchilla.”  In a rude way.  I turned to him and said, “Well, I think the word chinchilla is a little advanced for my 22 month old–she’s never even heard that word before so I don’t think she could make a connection.  Anyway, a degu IS more like a mouse than a cat, wouldn’t you agree?”  And he got this really insulting look on his face, like I am an idiot or something.  Ugh.  Dork.  I try to teach my child new words, and after that I tried to teach her the word “degu” but she just kept saying kitty cat!  She’s got it in her mind that it’s a kitty cat!!  It’ll probably take additional visits to get that down correctly.

I think we will be going over to the library in the bigger town and checking out my Body Clutter book and the Saving Dinner books I wanted.  Lola will not know what to do in that huge paradise of kiddie stuff!

I also got Princess’s library card, so she’s ready to go when she wants to. 

I think we are going to start utilizing the nearby Libraries a great deal more.  Books, of course.  But they have a great selection of books on tape, videos/dvds, and groups and programs.

Well, I put some of my products on eB@y, and I only put up a few things.  Some have bids, some don’t…most have people watching it.  If I don’t make a decent amount on the items then I will probably not put the rest of my stuff on eB@y either.  They recommend that you don’t put a reserve on things that are less expensive, and not to make a too-high opening bid.  On the things I put on there, price ranges from $11 to $20, I’m disturbed to say I’ve only got a couple of $.99 or $1.99 bids so far.  I think I’m going to learn a hard lesson.  On my more expensive items, I did put a low bid minimum and a reserve price so hopefully that will sell for the amount I want.  I saw how that was going pretty quick, so I decided to go into any of the items that didn’t have watchers or bidders and go ahead and change it so that I had a reserve or minimum bid that was closer to what I want to make on the item, and if they don’t sell, then they don’t sell, but I am not sending off a $15 product for $1.99.  Know what I mean?

Like I said before, I have about $1400 in products still to move out of here, I was kind of hoping eB@y would be a solution.  We’ll see.

I have a lot of cleaning to do this afternoon, and a grocery trip to get staples.  So I’m outtie!

CG

Currently listening :
This Time
By Dwight Yoakam
Release date: By 23 March, 1993

Lots to do!

OK, I have lots of things to do today!

1. Weekly cleaning (1 hour)

2. Run some Pure Romance products to a friend & get paid.

3. Go to bank, cash checks.

4. Go to post office, mail stuff to niece that I should have mailed last week (UH OH)

5. Grocery

6. Call Kitty re: weekend trip to Cincinnati.

In addition, I’d like to:

7. Clean car

8. Continue working on clearing out closet/Lorelei’s room

9. Call or go to library

10. Do some budget adjustments to allow for some additional income and updated bills received.

We’ll see how much I get done.  I’ll be lucky if the first 6 get done. 

Lola still has a fever today, but seems in a much better mood.  She slept with us, and she slept pretty good all night.  Not too much flailing and kicking.  Not that the peacefulness of her sleep helped me sleep better.  When I did sleep, I dreamt of my ex-husband.  He came here to cause trouble and Hubby was on the way home, and I was afraid he’d get there and they would fight.  Ex-Hubby had a girlfriend with him, and he just walked into my house, sat down on my couch like he was invited, and started insulting me and acting like his life was so much better than mine.  I called Hubby to let him know that Ex was there and please, not to get into a fight etc.  I sat there talking to Ex-Hubby, trying to be nice and see what was going on in his life and he just kept acting like the ass he is.  Finally, I said, what’s the point of this visit?  Why are you here?  What are you trying to tell me?  Are you trying to make me jealous of your girlfriend or what?  (The girlfriend looked like a true barfly – rode hard, put away wet, so I’m not sure what that meant)  He wouldn’t say, and I just sat there annoyed and wanting to scratch his eyes out.  By the end of the dream, I was actually wanting Hubby to get there and kick his ass.

Do you think maybe I have some unresolved anger issues towards the Ex? 

That’s the second dream this week having to do with him.  The previous dream was that my cousin Ed that introduced us in the first place, showed up to a family function with Ex-Hubby in tow, and it was obvious it was just to make trouble for me.  I ended up getting into a huge fight with cousin Ed and told him that any love I felt for him before was gone now because he did something purposely to hurt me.  I don’t know what this all means.  My cousin Ed and I used to be really close.  As he was close to my Ex-Hubby too.  We were different parts of his life and Ex-Hubby and I never met until we were all about 18 or 19, and it was a matchmaking thing by cousin Ed.  We did end up together, and then after we broke up, Ed’s life was away from us and although we are on the surface ok with each other, he hasn’t contacted me or returned my calls for a couple of years.  Keep in mind he married someone and she may be the issue.  I talked to him once a couple of years ago and he was really depressed.  So I don’t know.  Anyway, I sent him a Christmas card this year, with a family photo, etc. and he never called or wrote back.  I’ve sent messages through his mom, and no response.  My aunt tells me none of them hear from Ex-Hubby so I don’t think that is it.  I talk to my aunt and uncle sometimes and they are fine with me and they know all the details about what happened between me and Ex-Hubby, because my mom told them. 

I gotta go, grumpy kid making lots of noise.  Can’t concentrate.

CG