Well I am saving for Christmas, don't know when I will do the shopping but at least I will have some money. So far I have $270.00 saved. All my savings has to come out of the shop and since I am very busy with all the shows sewing is hard.
The first classes back after Thanksgiving break have gone pretty well. We still need a lot of rehearsal and we don't have much time left. I did manage to get 4 costumes sent out to a mother to sew and then I realized that I am short a cow costume so I have to get that done. I also had a mother come in last night and we figured out how to fix all the Lords a Leaping costumes. She is going to do this tomorrow or Friday. We are short one pair of pants for the drummers. I have no idea where they went. Also a dad came in last night and fixed the drums so they fit the dancers better. Have you ever danced a fast Celtic number with a drum around your neck? I am task master. So now I have to make a master list and get as many costumes passed out this Saturday at the big rehearsal as possible, that way I am not inundated at the dress rehearsal. I will put a mom in charge of hair,hairpieces, and makeup for each class.
I started to pull the wallpaper off the walls in the downstairs bedroom. I am just going to work for 1/2 hour a day in there. Just like I weed the yard, if I do this it won't seem like such a big job. When I am done with this I will remove all the molding around the room and wash all the walls with a bleach solution to kill any mold that might be lurking. I want to paint and have new carpet laid. I did call a carpet man yesterday and he is coming to measure.
In the mean time I have a a lot of sewing to do in the shop. So this morning I am going to do a quick run through the house, pull wall paper and then start sewing. I am also going to remake the Master list for the show on props and costumes. I have made several of these but I update as the list gets smaller.
We are already getting tuition for December, can you believe that? I sent out a three page note about the recital, upcoming rehearsals and costume info, but the first paragraph was thanking the parents for their prompt response on tuition. I wanted them to know how much we appreciate not having to nag them.
Out My Window: Still losing leaves off the trees, Hubby has hit the back yard, but sometimes it looks like we have not touched this yard!
I actually paid the house payment yesterday, and set up December's budget. I have never done this before a month starts in the last 5 years. See what good influence you bloggers are? I used to pay my house payment on the last day of the month before I was charged a late fee. Now it is paid by the first. Of course I am broke but at least I know where I stand. I also know what I need to do for Christmas and it depends on me. No guessing and hoping that the money is there and then over spending and depression setting in in January. I still look at my bill book as a miracle. It is still hard to pay the debt and it is slow going with backward steps sometimes but I know I am making progress just in the relief I feel and the number of bills I pay a month.
Have a great and productive day!