Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday, It is all gone!

     I mean it that 10 inches of snow disappeared yesterday with a high wind Chinook that was up to 61 degrees.  It sounds like a freight train outside, but it is sunny and 51 already this morning.  Hate me if you will.  I want to go work in the yard but the wind would blow me over.

     I am very broke right now and I will pay the house payment tonight with hubs check and the $550.00 I saved for the purpose.  I will send late notices out to parents who have not paid this Friday as I cannot pay the rent at the studio and I have bills to pay.

     Drama Director from the local high school stopped by yesterday at noon with a score to Oklahoma.  I guess the new band director wanted to use the band score and it is a disaster, so they quickly ordered a orchestra score and she wants hubs to sit in and see what he can do.  He is confident as he has played it at least 4 times and he knows where the cuts should be, he can also get many of his cronies to come in and as they are all professionals it will be fine.  But he may also have to direct, which is okay but playing and directing is tough.  He will figure it out.

     He took his cupcakes (decorated) today to work like the happy little man(child) that he is.  Most of the men in his office are not married, either they did not marry or they are divorced.  Forestry does not lead to happy marriages as you must live in very remote areas on very little money, most women get out young.  I have just stuck it out. 

     I was able to balance my books and clean out my desk area yesterday.  I love the way I set up my new file system.  Instead of going, House, Shop, Studio and then having separate files under each division, I just put every thing in alphabetical order.  So much faster.  So I think the huge piles of receipts that I get at my desk are a thing of the past.  Why I did not figure this out sooner tells you how bad my office skills are.

     Called my oldest daughter today to wish her Happy Birthday, she is 33 that is hard for me to believe.  Our only grandchild will be 3 on the 15th.  We have so many birthdays this week. I need to stop at the store and get a bag of Valentine treats for my Dance students tonight.  I do not want to make cookies or cupcakes for them as they are so messy and it gets all over.  I will get suckers and send them home, save myself the cleaning process.

     I ordered another dress from Talbots on their 85% off sale.  I purchased a dress in desperation last fall when we were traveling to daughters.  I paid too much for it and it was too short to wear with the belt.  I even have a coat and shoes that  match it so quite an investment.  The last funeral we went to I was just not comfortable and I was chastising myself for spending the money on the dress.  Well I just picked up another dress that will be 2 sizes too big for me but I will cut 3 inches off the bottom and add it onto the other dress.  It is color blocked so it will be fine.  Then I can hem the too big dress and give it to a customer of mine who is very, very short and larger than I am!  At least I can wear this dress without pulling it down and trying to cover up all the time.  Hubs and I play for quite a few last minute church things and I like a simple black dress.  This one has a Khaki top and sleeves, the coat is the same.  Elegant but not all black.  I was thrilled to find one of the dresses in Los Vegas I had Talbots track it down.  I called and they will ship it to me free!  Yippee!  I was so mad at myself about that dress and I felt like I had wasted so much money.  I am pretty careful when it comes to buying dress clothes.  I want classics that I can wear for years and years.  But if I don't lose 10 lbs in the next few months I am going to be in trouble.  Where are my Valentine chocolates?

     I have a great deal of sewing to do so I am off to the races.  Stay warm!

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Happy Valentines Day, Kim! Hope you have a good day!

  2. Strange how that much snow can be gone so fast! Anyway, congrats on getting your files organized. Have you considered setting up an Excel spreadsheet for your receipts? That makes it super easy to categorize your expenses however you want and then you can sort by "shop receipts" or all food receipts, etc. Enjoy your sewing!

  3. I'm not very good at keeping my papers organized either. I recently went through my files and shredded most of it - now I'm much better organized lol! So I think the lesson is that the less paper you have the better organized you'll be! I had a chocolate attack this week - ate almost a whole bag of mini-eggs that I bought for Kazi. Woe is me!

  4. We're in the thawing process as well, but nowhere as fast as you guys. I shop for clothes so little that when I buy something and I end up not loving it, I am very, very disappointed. Happy V-day!