Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Where in the world....

.....have we been? Well, I'm not really sure! Judging by the lack of posts on our blog, it appears that our family has disappeared into a black hole. But don't you worry, we've made it out!

I have been consuming myself into the wonderful world of "shopping". Yep, shopping. At least 2-3 times per week. This couponing thing has been amazing. I only spent $250.00 last month and saved over $300.00. It will only get better as our stockpile grows. I've managed to come home with a year supply of free body wash, toothpaste, and other items at rock bottom prices. That stuff is not cheap, so getting it free was like Christmas for me! Every Sunday afternoon I spend at least 2 hours sorting through my five newspapers and cutting coupons. I've went from an envelope, to a 1 inch binder, to a huge zipper binder chuck full of coupons organized in baseball card sheet protectors. I wouldn't be surprised if that binder weighed more than I do. But, it's my gold mine.

I've been lacking in the sewing department. For some reason right before Christmas, I just got worn out. Absolutely worn out. It was tough keeping up with orders and keeping stocked online for the rush. So I took a few weeks off and I haven't been able to jump back into the full swing of things. More on that later.... My sewing machine is depressed, I'm just not spending enough time with it. I found that I overwhelm myself. Signing up for this and helping someone with that. I've really got to learn to say no. If you can believe it, I'm even taking a break from the Animal Shelter. And that, my friends, was a tough decision. I love volunteering there, right now I will plan to maybe help with some fundraisers, but in the mean time, it's break time. I've over exerted myself and I'm exhausted. More on that later as well....

A few other things, Lucy is going bald. haha, just kidding. My poor little Lucy dog has really bad skin allergies. Well they got so bad that she started developing a bald spot on her back! Serious.... her hair started falling out. So I pulled on it and a huge chunk came out! Ahh! So I took her to the vet and got her some meds. Hair is growing back. Thankfully, she's black, and white spot on her back is hard not to notice. Poor thing. Who ever knew that animals could suffer from the same crap humans do?

Anyway, thats all for now. A touch on my "more on that later" Later.

Joey....well, he's behaving himself. He was locked in the laundry room while we were gone to work for a month or so. We couldn't have any more chewed up carpet. I think he has learned his lesson. We started letting him out for a few hours at a time between our lunch hours and he was good. So now we are back to full days out and he's not chewing on anything he's not supposed to be. **Knock on wood**