Hello poor neglected blog. I really need to think of something blogworthy to post. But, golly, things around here are just sort of boring, yet busy. I've been thrifting a bit, but I leave empty handed more often than not. Yesterday I bought 5,000 teeny little envelopes. They are 2" x 2" - two boxes of yellow, one box of off white and one box of PINK. What am I going to do with them? Well, that I have no idea. But, sometimes when you see something, you just buy it - especially if the price is right. The price was right yesterday, so I bought them.
Yesterday it was nearly 80 - and today it is 40 and windy, so it seems colder. At least it's sunny. We're on our way to upgrade our internet and disconnect HBO. WOW isn't that interesting? zzzzz. I am hell bent to get wifi hooked up in this house so I can cut our cellphone data plan way down to save some $$$. I am looking down the barrel of having to get a ............job.......and I am NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. The more money I can save around here, the less I will need to make. Now, that doesn't mean I will be at the drive thru handing out fries. That means I could maybe find a part time thing or a few hours a week. I am not done being a MOM to The Bean and certainly seem to have my hands full of things to do. I really don't know how to work "work" into that equation. I know most everyone else does this, but I have been out of the job market far longer than I was in the job market and I is SKEERED.
I sold a few things on ebay lately. One package arrived broken but the PO puts insurance on Prioirity packages now, so I got the money back. They didn't refund the postage, and I think they should have - but I don't know the rules. I am still out $10.00 to the shipping and that stinks. One item I sold shipped to VA and then on to Canada and one shipped to WA and then to the Netherlands. One person never paid. And on one item, I shipped the wrong one, realized it about ten minutes after I mailed it, mailed the right one out the next day, apologized to the buyer - told them to keep the first one and the second one would be on the way - all of this for a five dollar sale! I'm not even complaining about that - what I am complaining about is that they never sent me a thank you for correcting it and letting me keep the first one too or left feedback. Isn't it weird how when you are trying to do things for a reason that it never works out great? I did sell some things and I paid some bills, so all is good.
Last week we finally had a pretty day once most of the snow melted so we headed to our favorite spot. We saw some geese (that's a log in the center - but it looks like a goose butt, doesn't it? )
I've shown this building many times before. I have been trying to document it at different times of the day and during the different seasons.
This was the first time I was able to get a shot of it with snow behind it.
This is one of my favorites. Look at all that GREEN!
The weather seems to be shaping up and warming up - things are budding and I saw my first Daffodils of the year today. The happiest flowers on the planet. I am not ready for the heat, but I am ready to be outside a bit. It has been a very long Winter.
*Adding tonight before I post - I hooked up the Wi-Fi ALL BY MYSELF and I am feeling QUITE PROUD. Knocked off the HBO, upped the power on the Internet and our bill only goes up $5.00 PLUS I was able to cut down our data on our phones and saved $70.00 a month. Woohoo!