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Changing my ways and other odds and ends from a wasted weekend....

March 9th, 2008 at 09:53 pm

After a month of stealing the neighbors' newspapers (kidding....), I renewed our subscriptions last week at the much lower rate and while doing so signed up to get two Sunday papers for the coupons. Today was the first day they came and after spending way too much time clipping and filing coupons, I've decided not to clip them from now on until I actually go to use them.

I've been storing them in baseball-card holders inside a notebook, but now I'm going to dig out an expandable file and just mark the date on the entire bundle of coupons each week and then take it from there.

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My grocery savings this week were pretty much a wash because the Grocery Game folks said I would find two coupons in the paper today that weren't there so I ended up paying full price for the items -- plus I bought Tide on sale, which is like buying any other detergent at full price

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I'm not sure if it's the time change or the slight cold I've got, but I ended up getting a whole lot o' nothing accomplished today. I did book the beach vacation early this morning, but from there the day went downhill as far as productivity. I got very little work done on the booming side business -- mainly because I was redoing something that someone else worked on before me and it was a mess that took forever to fix (GRRRR....) Of course, it probably didn't help that the whole family laid down for a nap after a late lunch and the nap turned into a two-hour snooze fest for my husband and I while the kid and dogs bounced on the bed every few minutes while watching Monsters Inc. for the 50th time this weekend. (Please don't send me any nastygrams for sleeping while my child and dogs were running amok. We were all in the same room, sober and watching/listening to a G-rated movie -- not exactly "quality time" for Mini Me, but I'm sure she'll get over it....)

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This cold is just annoying enough to make me want to lie low for a few days, but I have a bunch of commitments this week so I don't think that's going to happen.

I promised I would put in a few appearances at the "office" this week. In my line of work, it's usually a bad thing to go in if you're sick but I'm not so blatantly sick that I should stay home (then there's the whole no play/no pay deal I agreed to, so financially it's at least to my advantage to "suit up" and show up for at least a couple minutes every now and then).

Mini Me's also got a "gallery opening" that I have to attend this week. Yes, at the tender age of 7, she is having her first art exhibit.... I don't know how it happened since her kindergarten teacher once questioned her artistic ability (to which I reminded the wench of Jackson Pollock and others who looked at the world through a different lens). But no matter now, because the little Picasso's artwork was chosen for a display at a local gallery -- a real gallery as opposed to the gallery on my refrigerator.



To give you some idea of what we're talking about, here's a self-portrait that she did, which I thought was so good that I got it framed and it's now hanging in the area between the kitchen and living room.

7 Responses to “Changing my ways and other odds and ends from a wasted weekend....”

  1. aevans1206 Says:

    No nastygram from me! I've had to do that on occassion, especially when ill or he woke up before the butt crack of dawn. And it's not really sleep, anyway, because children don't really let us sleep. But hey, some sleep is better than no sleep, right?

  2. compulsive debtor Says:

    I can't even say it was sleep. I think between my husband and I one or the other one of us had at least one eye open and were conversing with Mini Me throughout the entire two hours....

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    I like the self-portrait! Good use of color and composition.

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    I'll tell her that, CB. She's really into Cubism right now. I can't wait to see the piece that made it into the art show at the gallery.

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    wow i can really see the picasso-esque feeling in the picture (and i love picasso!)

    How dare a teacher question the artistic tempermant or skill of a child in kindergarten or at any age. I could not paint a picture or draw something at any age. Kids have different talents and strengths and to say something about art is just ridiculous. A teacher should support and congratulate a student no matter what.

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I would hang that painting in my house, too. A local mall used to do an annual exhibit of children's art. I thought several times of making an offer, though they were not intended to be for sale.

  7. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    I love her self portrait! She's a beauty!!!

    Has she seen any fauve art-work? Methinks she'd like the bold colors.

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