Sunday, December 5, 2010

So I wasn't a complete lazy ass...

Well I don't know about you... but my weekend was pretty damn productive. I really needed to buckle down and get a bunch of stuff off of my to-do list because it was threatening to go to two pages and I can't function like that.

I'm participating in an Ornament Swap this year and because I'm all about even numbers, I signed up to swap two. And MY swap partners are UBBER lucky because they got a fun ornament I bought, one I made AND a set of cards. Lucky whores. I had one package done and ready to go, but the other package just needed a set of cards. So I made these. And wished I had kept them for myself.

 Then I got the thank you picture Olivia made for my Grandma into an envelope (only a week late), my two ornament swap packages and two gifts for out of town friends all ready to go. Now I just have to get it all to the post office. And I have three out of town packages yet to make. Eventually.
 But then yesterday I got my Christmas cards about half way done. I had to just stop because doing huge orders bores me. Oh- and I got a TON of cards done for my personal stash.... which I use as freebies when people buy stuff out of my Etsy shop. Speaking of my Etsy shop, go there NOW so you can see what else is new.

I wish I knew how to get video off of my cell phone and put it on here for you. Yesterday I was teaching Jackson to say all kinds of things, but probably the cutest was him saying "Go Broncos"... which I did for my friend Matt. Matt thought it was cute and it really was.

But even cuter was Jackson today- insisting on wearing a princess dress. At first Olivia said he could and he pitched a damn fit. So I found him this one and he was thrilled. He wore that thing almost all day. You'll notice his bracelet- which is a piece to some toy but he's telling me it's a bracelet.
But I haven't done much today. Yesterday was my real productive day. But I did get some baking done and just finished muffins for breakfast tomorrow. I'm eating peanut butter cookies for dinner and wearing the pajamas I never got out of today. Whatever.

This week is going to be hectic. I work every day except for Friday, so I'm hoping my paycheck is good. I have to go down to the vet and explain to them they need to stop calling me every day about the bill. Our bill was $1200 and some change and we're down to just under $700. Lay the fuck off- I can't pay you any faster than I already am you fucking scam artist whores. *sigh* It's just really annoying because I gave them everything extra I have. My checking currently has a little over $10 in it, my savings is around $40 and I'm eating peanut butter cookies for dinner. Matt's currently eating a hot dog bun. Quite frankly- I'm not sure where else the money can come from. He doesn't get paid until Tuesday and that is already spent.

I also got my tax escrow check in the mail which I want to spend SO EFFING BAD but I know my property tax bill is coming. It almost always comes the week of Christmas which just kills the spirit faster than your tree going up in flames. The check is for $1900 and I hope to GOD we don't owe more money for property tax. So I have that all set aside so we can just pay the bill (hopefully all) as soon as it comes.

And Matt's Grandma is pretty much going to pass away any day. She's in Northfield, MN which means that very soon we're going to be making a funeral trip. Which is easily $80 in gas, plus at least one meal, and not to mention- we both need funeral clothes. Neither one of us have anything even close to being appropriate for a funeral so we need to get some.

You know things are bad when you're too broke to even play the lottery. :/


AmberLaShell said...

I had a slightly less productive weekend, but that's okay, I have been sick for two days, so that's my excuse. I hope things get better for you, I know how much it sucks to be completely broke.

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prettylittlereckless said...

yay for being productive! I was rather productive myself today :)

and sorry to hear about his grandma. however, Northfield is a cute little town just 20mins from my hometown!

Danielle said...

Ewwww tell that fuckin vet place to lay the fuck off!!! You've given them FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ALREADY and it's the holiday season. Not to mention you lost your freakin cat, what insensitive assholes. I get that they need their money, but lets be serious here, you've given them a good portion! Congrats on your productive weekend! I can't wait until school is over for the semester on Friday so I can get back in the swing of things, and start my Christmas gifts! Hang in there, love!!! xoxo

Ruth said...

You are making headway on the vet bill, what are they bitching about? You are paying it.

I know where you are coming from being broke.
It sucks.

Cute picture of Jackson.

Chicken said...

I've decided since you keep turning down my offers for you to become my love slave, you need to become my personal assistant. I did nothing productive all

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ugh Sara. 2011 WILL be better. For both of us. Because it has to.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all your stress! *hugs* Could you talk to the vet about a payment plan? So they know you're going to keep paying them so they should calm down? And you have already shown that you WILL pay them so maybe they can lay off?

I hear you on the funeral clothes. We had three family deaths in the last year that were big deals and yeah, clothes aren't cheap. I ended up going to the Goodwill and finding plain black slacks and a nice button down that I dressed up with earrings and a scarf. I also was glad that I didn't buy new clothes because I will always associate that outfit with those deaths and I never want to wear them anywhere else even though they looked nice. Well spent $7.00.

Your estsy shop looks great!

Canadianbloggergirl said...

Hang in there! I'll keep you in my thoughts!


ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Sorry the vet office is being a PITA about the bill. How they can expect people to come up suddenly with $1200 is beyond me. Anything beyond $100 always puts me in the awkward postion of asking about payment arrangements.

Candice @ Fashionably Organized said...

My weekend wasn't nearly as productive as yours, but I sure feel like I was running circles. I wanted to tell you that I also have $4 in my savings and $2 in my bank acct. You are not alone. My parents had to buy us groceries for the week yesterday. I get paid on Friday and well it's gone before I can even think about it. Give me the number of the vet and I'll call them and lay down the law. I'm good at that. Hee hee! BTW, little man looks adorable in the princess dress.

Julie H said...

I just spent $400 on my cat this weekend too. Mine went on a CC. Sounds like you are being a good girl and not using credit which is awesome.