Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I'm frustrated. I'm frustrated with the fact that it's raining outside. I'm frustrated with people at work who are just ridiculous. I'm frustrated with the fact that I could really use a hug and some cuddle time, but my boyfriend is on a ship a million miles away. I'm frustrated with the fact that I really need to organize my room and craft space, but have no real motivation to do so. The TV keeps turning itself off, driving me crazy. I want to just lay here and relax, watch a movie, be completely lazy...instead I can't watch TV and there is only so much I can do on the computer. I am just in no mood to get up and begin a task that will take who knows how long to complete.

Anywayyyyyyyyy.... I ended up spending two hours at the vet last night. And I came out with a $487 bill. The worst part was that it was a routine visit. No emergency what-so-ever. Both of the dogs needed three shots and a general exam. However, being that it's spring (a fresh start, so to speak) and will soon be summer, I thought it prudent to get some blood work done on them so I would be 100% certain they had no issues and no heartworms. There goes another $50 a dog. With the results for both comepletely negative, it was time to get medicine to prevent them ever having lymes disease, fleas, heartworm, etc. There goes another $100 (thankfully this was enough for both)...and there goes almost $500. Not to mention that they had 12 emergencies that day and were wayyyyyyyy behind with appointments. We waited an hour before my dogs were seen. Usually we're in and out pretty quickly, so we were patient unlike others in the waiting room. Oh well. Next year, they'll just need the exam, meds, and 2 less expensive shots. My bill will be at least $200 cheaper. Thankfully.

In happier news, Jan is giving away some great blog candy. I would love to have that machine!

I'm off to surf some blogs, and hopefully gain some motivation to get up and organize!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Organized. It's another one of my goals to complete before the boy comes home. I will get organized and I will keep it that way. It seems like I never have enough time to get everything put together and organized the way I want.

I want free time where I have nothing to do as well, but that doesn't happen anymore either. Hopefully it will when I'm done with school for this summer semester/session. Only a little under three weeks left and I'll be finished.

Today I've been taking care of my dogs (they're long haired- a Shih-tzu mix) and I've shaved one down. Now I'm doing some laundry before shaving the other down and then giving them both a bath. They've got a vet appointment tomorrow evening that they need to look good for. Not that they were a mess before, but a bath and fresh haircut always helps.

Just for my own purpose and need to plan, let's make a to do list just for today.
1) Finish shaving Puddles (fix up a few spots and trim around his head)
2) Shave Tucker completely
3) Give both dogs a bath
4) Finish laundry and putting away clothes
5) Write up oral presentation/powerpoint for class

And my things to do in general, sometime soon:
1) Put all die cut stuff in baskets
2) Go through all VHS tapes and get rid of most, if not all of them
3) Finish organizing bookshelf
4) Organize put away all craft/scrapbook stuff that's still sitting in bags (sad, I know)
5) Get the boys carepackage put together and mailed out no later than Wednesday.

As I type the little button that's usally under the U key just fell off (my U key itself has been off for a was too much hassle to keep putting it back on just to have it fall off again 5 minutes later so I just left it off) so I think that's my sign that it's time to go.

But before I do, can I just say how happy I am to FINALLY be able to say that we are officially ONE MONTH DOWN with this deployment? Woo hoo!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Making money.

Oh the desire to make more money. Sure what I make at the daycare is enough to cover bills and what not. But I feel guilty spending money when I still owe my parents for car insurance and such. A girls gotta go out though right?

Thus, I started looking for extra babysitting jobs. I currently watch two sets of family's children. I put an ad on craigslist and had a bunch of responses. A few were spam, but there were two or so that were legit. One I did an interview sort of thing tonight. It's watching three boys occasionally so that their parents can go out. The boys are adorable! Three little blond haired blue eyed rough and tumble boys. They're 6, 4, and 3. She's checking my references tomorrow (which I know for a fact will go through and be good) and once she gets the okay from them, I've got the job. The pay is good. The other one I'm waiting to hear back. The mom is a nurse at one of the hospitals, so I know she's busy. Between work, school, and babysitting probably once a week or so I'll be busy. The plan is to use my daycare paychecks to pay everything (or as much as I can) off by the time the boy gets back from this deployment. I'm sick of being in debt, so I figured it's time to do something about it :)

Hopefully it'll be one goal checked off my list when he gets back. And who knows, maybe running after the boys all the time will help me check another goal off, losing weight. Who has time to eat when I'm running after kids all day!