Saturday, September 22, 2012

more stuff breaks!

this time it was my computer power cable, which is why i haven't been posting. i ordered another cable from ebay and the vendor was so freaking slow! but they sent me 2 cables and an apology, sp no sweat. however, being that i am prepared for the next time the cable screws up, i will probably never need another cable again in my life.

i did something impulsive and ridiculous. i bought a new laptop off of qvc, taking advantage of the easy pay plan. so i owe $93 to qvc for the next 5 months to pay it off- i had to make the first payment to place the order. this will have to be my christmas, valentine's day and birthday gift all rolled into one. it comes with a ton of software and the option of upgrading to windows 8 for $15 after the october release. i got it for $30 less than they normally sell it for and i got free shipping, which would have been another $30. i did get a great deal and i don't waste a lot of money buying stuff for myself.

i will, however, reconsider the cotton candy machine purchase. i haven't made it yet, but my dreams are filled with the idea of having cotton candy on demand. this would be a counter-productive move on part. it would not be the best idea to help me control my diabetes or lose weight.but mmmmmmm...cotton candy. cotton candy on demand without having to leave my far, i have resisted the temptation.

i made it to water aerobics one time, but only once this week.i forgot to get my bathing suit out of the washer to dry.have you ever tried to put on a wet bathing suit? it's like putting toothpaste back in the tube. besides, i was too worn out from the 2 hours i did the day before to even fathom getting out and doing it again.i felt better the next day but my joints ached and the bottom of my feet hurt, in spite of the fact i  wore aqua shoes. excuses, excuses. i know, i should get up and go. the schedule is on the fridge so i have to look at it every time i get a drink or something to eat. my bag is repacked so i can't use that as an excuse. i did discover a little time saver. i put on my bathing suit at home and wore a big loose dress over it, so i didn't have to go to the y and spend time putting on my suit. i packed real clothes to put on at the y after class and i took my shower and shampooed my hair there. i had forgotten my hair styler/dryer thing so i had to deal with flat frizzy hair. i got my new tags for my car that day. i didn't get my address on my license changed because i don't like the photo on my current one. i am going to fix my hair and put on make-up for the new one, so i don't have to wag around my driver's license where i look like a tired old witch.

i bought some new glasses from one of those internet specials where the first pair is free. this pair is like tina fey's and my old pair had gold wire rims, so it is hard to get used to the darker frames. but i sent a picture of me in my new glasses to my friend i've known from nursery school. he thinks i look a lot younger with the new frames. so my new license will have me with fixed hair- i got a haircut this week too- and make-up. i have gotten out of the habit of wearing make-up the same time i stopped working, but i am going to start back. i look so much better with cosmetics. but that is the point, right? the point being, i want the new license to look gorgeous.

i have been thinking about my sister a lot. i worry she will die still hating me. but i am blocked from her facebook and any mail i send her or my mom gets returned. i didn't do anything wrong and none of this is my faulty, but i don't have any way to contact her. i could drive the 150 mile round-trip to her house but that is no gurantee she will be home or even open the door if she is there. i hate to waste the gas, although i would be able to ride in comfort in my gangsta mobile. i think i will just stay home and be secure in the knowledge i did everything i could to work things out between us. she knows i hate drama and conflict, and i especially hate being ignored. she knows all this, which is why she is doing it, just to push my buttons. i am just going to keep my buttons to myself.

i had something else break. i ordered some pretty glass canisters to use for chistmas gifts. i planned on making candy to put inside them (packing each type of candy in a cellophane bag with a cute seal) and decorating the finial on the jar lid with red and green ribbon. they took over a month to arrive...and 2 of the 3 were shattering into tiny shards of glass. there goes that. it was one of those sites that has 3-day sales and you never know what they will have. you get credit when someone signs up and i had enough points to pay for them, but dang, i was really looking forward to super creative gift for the holidays. i had planned on giving them to the people in my daughter-in-law's family i am close to, but she and my son aren't getting along at the moment, so i may not even need gifts for them.

if you sign up, you get free shipping on your first order within 30 days of registration and i get credits to use on merchandise. just use this link totsy to sign up. they sell mainly infant and toddler stuff that would be great for baby showers or birthday gifts and the prices aren't too bad. the stuff is CUTE! they also have some cool stuff for your house, like candles and vases and they have a lot of purses and shoes. i just can't recommend the glassware, haha!

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