Tuesday, September 16, 2008

we saved $40 and I fell in love

I have felt like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest lately.

If it is not one thing then it is another, but in my usual carefree style, I just changed all the rules so that I can be in charge of everything.

On Friday I found out that the lady that was going to take 15 quilts to finish was backing out. What? Oh I was so not happy. So, I started calling all of my friends that have children in high school and asked them if they needed community service hours. I have a lot of the blankets farmed out now. Oh I even found a couple of home schooled children who wanted to help. Oh thank God for free labor!

This weekend I decided to clean one of our area rugs. My in laws brought this rug back from the middle east, and did not know how long it been since it had a good cleaning. OH my does wet wool stink!

That led to me cleaning the carpets in the whole house. Now I am hooked. I love the way the carpets look when they are clean, so now every morning I am cleaning the carpets in a different room of the house.

Amber say's that I should not be allowed to clean carpets at 6:15 in the morning. I told her that she should not be allowed to sleep at 6:15 in the morning.

I mentioned to one of my friends that I wanted to buy a pedicure for the dogs. My friend just laughed at me and told me to go get my dremil. Well that saved me $20! Rascal just laid there as I filed down her toe nails. I need to file them a little bit shorter, but this is an easy way to her nails trimmed.

I told Rascal that I had some real cute girl material and that I would make her a neck scarf. Rascal loves to get a bath, get her nails done and to just look like a girl. I think she was a princess in a former life.

I told Rusty that we needed to buy Ryan a new pair of shoes. Amber said I have a pair of boys skate shoes that I never wear, he can have them them! Yes that is another $20 in my pocket. I swear my little boy is not so little any more. He is all most as tall as me and I am 5' 4"! Then again Rusty is 6'2" so I am sure Ryan will be tall like him.

Last night I was talking on the phone and walking around the block. When I saw something sticking out of a trash can. So I HAD to look. I scored this little stereo that has a tape deck and a cd player. So I pulled it out. Then I found the speakers for it, so I pulled it out. Then I found a bunch of recycling so I pulled that stuff out. I was a bag lady without a bag or a shopping cart!

The little stereo worked, so it went out to the garage, so Rusty can listen to music while he is out there. Is my husband the only one in the world that still has tapes?

Today I am going to go drop off all of the finished blankets. They are starting to consume my home. I think once I am done with this quilt drive, I am going to do a baby blanket drive. Let's face it. With all these guys coming home, there is going to be a baby boom! LOL


sangrialel said...

My husband listens to tapes out in the garage too.  Linda

deshelestraci said...

Wish I liked to sew.  I'd help.  I really am not a fan of sewing though.  But I'd do it for you.

glensfork4 said...

We have boxes of tapes & albums.....


lv2trnscrb said...

I have your 2 blankets done; I just need to find a way to get them to you; I had fun doing them; I would help you with the baby quilt drive too!

you go girl; you clean the carpets whenever you want, LOL; those teens don't need to be sleeping that late in the morning

good find you found in the trash!! today was our trash day and as we were driving to the gym this morning, I saw all the trash cans, the green waste, the recycled ones, etc and I said to hubby "boy we are such trashy people". At least you do your part to cut down on the trash

want to give Koda a pedicure? I dare you; I'm not sure he would sit still :)

take care of yourself!!


hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))Did you drink some red bouel?LOL.You seem to have alot of enegry.You are an amaiing person to be doing all of thoe quilts.You did god findiing that stero and you didnt have to buy Ryan shooses.Yup,I am back home now and trying to ctach up on all of my alerts,may have to delet and start over.LOL.

plieck30 said...

I still have the little 45 records and nothing to play them on. Paula

helmswondermom said...

I have books on tape, does that count?  I do actually still have some music on tape.  Hey, you know, I have known to recycle other people's garbage, too, and in this day and age, if you can I think you should -- so way to go!

lurkynat said...

wow! baby blanket drive too???
gee Kelli! It never ends there!
you go Girl!