Saturday, March 13, 2010

drug-free shopping spree

my husband was let go from his job yesterday morning, before he punched in. we both suspected it was coming, business has been way down and something had to give. they also ditched half of the sales people.

but he got a call last night from someojne he works with, and a car battery blew up in one of the worker's face and burned him severely. the worker who got hurt was doing my husband's job. so i am very thankful he was let go before his shift started, not after.

he went to an all-call for a major corporation today and got his resume in. he had planned on going anyway, but now he has more motivation. they said they would be calling him next week!

he will apply for unemployment and it will come out to about the same as he got with his hours cut. i just need to find something to fill in the holes.

i went thrifting last week and found a few pieces of anti-bellum silverware. i am going to sell it but i am trying now to figure out if i should sell them as tableware or silver by the ounce. tableware seems to be the way to go, and if i list each at 9.99 and get that, i will be a happy camper. there are three that are special and i will be keeping those until i am sure of what i have here.

today i went with a friend shopping, a male friend of my husband's. he wanted advice on buying curtains and it was fun. we picked out some cut ones, as well as rods and tiebacks. then we hit sonic happy hour. my husband has been teasing me about my "date".i had known him since i was 1, so if i were going to actually date him, i would have done it before now. and definitely before i got married! ut we get along great and it's fun to get out with someone who looks at as much crap as i do. we also bought him a few more things for his house, on clearance:
  • new bed sheets for a queen bed, $13
  • extra set of matching pillowcases, $3.50
  • 12 towels, $3.50 each (he is moving his dogs cage into his bedroom and  needed something to put under it. he will use his old towels for that purpose and restock with the new bright white ones.)
  • a pack of 18 washcloths, $2
  • a couple of white face towels to put out in the bathroom, $2 each
my husband doesn't like to shop, so he was more than happy for me to have company.

and yes, it is the same friend with the cocaine problem. he has been going to aa meetings for 3 months now. he was going to hang out with us tonight, but he is getting his 90 day chip tonight. i offered to go with him, but he said not to bother. i think he is embarrassed. but i am making him a congrats card that i will stick in his car the next time i see him. i will just tell him how proud i am of him and how glad i am that we are friends.

he has a lot more cash now that he isn't snorting it up. so i guess we spent his drug money today. i am very pleased with his purchases and so was he. he was surpised at how cheap the clearance things were, and they actually match his decor. if it takes him buying a set of sheets a week to quit drugs, i hope he buys them. he is a lot of fun to be around when he isn't messed up and i hope he has seen the light.

so i guess today's frugal tip is, DON'T DO DRUGS! this message was brought to you from the clearance section at target and the letter "C"!

while we were out, we saw a red smartcar, but i didn't get a photo. he thinks i will get killed in it. he said it looks too much like a cozy coupe!

i ate chinese earlier today and had left-overs for dinner. my husband ate all his food at the restaurant. you know what he did....he ate my left-overs! he always does that! i can't even get pissed about it, he does it so often. i guess i need to hide them if i want to eat them.

his 49th birthday is coming up and i am having a little party from him. i was going to spend a small fortune on john deere themed party supplies, but now i am glad i didn't, since he won't have a check for a while. i can go after st. pat's and get the green stuff for 50% off! i can find yellow to add, like solo cups or napkins. it won't be as fancy, but i am making him a homemade cake and buying some frozen pizzas to doctor up. a party is still a party. i bought him a jd wallet, a jd a comforter set and an adult coloring book i found that has muscle cars in it. my sister bought him a different jd wallet and she is getting him a lowe's gift card, which i will get to use to buy flowers.

it also won't be a surprise party, as he will probably still be unemployed then. he is 50 next year and had told me he didn't want a 50th party. so i was going to surprise him with a 49th birthday party instead. that's out the window now.

i'm not going to get disappointed about this, it's only a minor setback. at least he didn't get a battery exploded in his face.

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