Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, I said no!

     Remember my goal about less stress?  Well yesterday a High school about 30 miles away called and wanted me to do the Choreography for an upcoming musical.  I have done this musical twice in the last 15 years.  I have access to costumes but the schedule was so close to my Spring recital and the pay would really just cover my time and gas.  I said NO.  I told them they could borrow the costumes and I would give them copies of choreography.  Now last year I would have rearranged my schedule to go up and do this.  I am getting smarter.  Or older I am not sure which.  Okay definitely older.

     I am still desperately missing Judy.  Has any one heard when we can expect her?

     I got up this morning and the dog had been sick, so I am doing laundry.  I also did not get enough done in the shop yesterday, so I need to speed up today.  I had 10 pair of pants come in yesterday all due out by Friday.  I also have two Wedding dresses that need to be ready to fit by the end of the week.  I did get about 10 parents called about dresses, but I fear that anything that comes in will be too large and I will still be making 3-4 small dresses.  Oh well.

     Had to buy gas and groceries yesterday.  I also took the TV add manager out to lunch, but that was on a gift card.  I did get about $3.00 into the sealed pot however.  I have figured out how to get hubby to not right checks for gas.  I come home and take the car between classes.  If I leave it at home he goes and fills it up.  Last night when I got home from the studio we went to the station together and I paid cash.  He has not written a check since 1-27 which is good as it keeps me on budget.  Now I don't care if he writes a check, I just would rather go on cash.  We spend less.

     There is a ton of laundry to put away up stairs and I think I will go do the dishes in the kitchen sink.  My hands and wrists are stiff and sore this morning, that will loosen them up.  I also must really sew today. Don't I say that everyday?  What is wrong with me?

     Out My Window:  Cold! Frosty. Brrr!  I don't think it will warm up today.

     I think I have the budget worked out to be on even keel by the end of the month, but it will be close.  Tuition is still disappointing and it is the 8th.  Scary.  I expected over $1000.00 last night and I think we took in about $700.00.  But we have 3 more days so I am trying not to get anxious.  Rent is due next Monday and I want to get all the bills paid at least.  This will let me see what can go to the CC this month.  Last month it was $1000.00 and it would be great if I could do that.  I just don't think it will happen.  Too many little bills crop up.

     Okay I had better get busy, work here I come.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Good for you for saying No!! You need a brake too! Especially when you already have tons to do and it's not worth the money. And hope, your weather will get better too :)

  2. I am worn out just reading your post, I agree with Lena you need to slow down a little,

    Gill in Canada

  3. I wish that I had some of your energy!!! Good decision to decline the musical when the pay works out to nothing.

    Oh here is where you can find Judy:

  4. Judy is blog name Finally Frugal and Happy.
    Add blogspot and dotcom and there you go!lol

    Slow down Nellie.....good for you for taking out your NO and using it.....must do that more often going forward.... 8-)

  5. Saying no doesn't make you a bad person, it makes you a smart person. One thing we women have to learn is to be nicer to ourselves. I've cut way back on extra commitments and am so much happier because of it. I'm just getting too old to always be rushing around - the stress does bad things to my shoulders and neck, so to make a long story short, JUST SAY NO!

  6. Great work on saying no. You can't do it all!

    I tagged you in a fun post. Hope you have time to join in. If not you can say no. :)

  7. Wait a minute!!! I came back and you said no all in the same week, well I would call that monumental!

    And I missed you to!!!! I am really glad you are valueing your time though

  8. Whew. I'm tired reading what you are going to do too! I feel 100 years old compared to all of your energy!

    Thanks everyone for finding Judy too!

    Kim - REST. Period.