Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Shopping Spree!

sooo, yay for tax returns! heh. I have decided to spend it on some clothes that I do actually need (like a new pair of denim capris or else I would have nothing to wear this summer) and some things I want (like a dress) and a few other wedding things. The rest will go to one of my loans.

my mom had a 30% off thing with her charge at Kohls and they had a major sale (like they do every week, haha)

so i got these:

Matching purses, but in two sizes, and for only a 30-cent difference. Strappy but comfy brown sandals! The bonus is, I already own one brown dress. And I have Matt's graduation to attend, and will hopefully go to Stinny's July wedding wearing that old dress I have. And then for Vegas fancy dinner and my rehearsal dinner I got this at Penney's:

Very happy with this! I am all set with fancy things. Now just to find wedding shoes.....

I also got the gifts for my bridal attendants. Yay!!

Whilst in chat, we were discussing shoes and such. So here are all of mine, except for the pair of sturdy black pumps, and yet another pair of brown lace up regular shoes (and my ratty old work shoes)

Not too many at all! Pleased with myself and they way they have pared down over the years and how little I have bought in the past few years.

and these beauties are going on eBay. yes. 4-inch glitter platforms. woo hoo for high school!

So that's it for now.... Hush Hush is nearing the completion of the knitting portion. Progress pics soon.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Here I was, swearing to update this more. But I haven't

Meanwhile, I finally got a new job!!!

It's at a Christian book publisher, in the warehouse. You take the order that prints up, you find all the books from the boxes, put them in trays and double check, then send them on down the line to the people that pack and ship. How cool is that? And the pay is pretty much equal to what I make now. Insurance kicks in when they want (usually 90 days but he says they can always shorten it if you do amazing work ;) ). So I think I may still stay part-time at the grocery store for the minimum required hours to keep my insurance until I get it at the new job. I really want to quit there, but I don't feel safe without health insurance. Then again, if they kick it in say 30 days, I could deal. But I don't know the time period. And hey, my work may not WANT to keep me at part time. If they can't have me full time, they may just tell me to get out. Which is fine. I don't wanna be there.

Lion Brand actually had something that caught my eye (in a good way) in a recent newsletter. Michael's is always hiring people to teach classes. Well hey, if I could use a bit of extra cash, and this job really does get out early in the day, then I *could* teach some knitting or even crochet on the side. How's that for really enjoying your job? YES. I get to work with books every day and then I will eventually get to work with yarn? Life is good.

I also bought myself my very own first car, but have neglected to take a picture. Soon, because I need to take pictures of things to sell on eBay as well. Promises, promises. A brand new '06 Kia Spectra, beige, fully loaded. It's pretty nice. I'm happy.

Now to go e-mail the family and tell them the joyous news!