We’re chasing down tomorrow

I hope we don’t get hit with the snow storm…or maybe I do. If it will cancel jury duty then that’s great but I have somewhere to go the next day. I prefer not to drive on icy roads. But that’s just me. It is so cold. I don’t have water. 😦 I’m going to have to go to my mom’s house to shower for jury duty.

Rumor has it that a Kikki.K store will open in New York soon! I’ve been looking for a reason to do a quick trip to NYC. I will probably only stay one night or just a day. It’ll be nice to buy some planner accessories and stationery without having to sign for the package. That is my biggest complaint with Kikki.K. I had a $10 off coupon that expired because I didn’t want to have to deal with the post office again. It is only a rumor at this point. I couldn’t find anything concrete about a store opening.

Like I previously stated, I received my $150 Amazon.com gift card. How awesome.  I guess I can sort of say where I got it from. I won it from being picked out of a ton of people at work. I can’t reveal anymore than that.

ANYWAYS….Here is what I ordered from Amazon:

  1. Epson XP-310 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier – The first thing I thought of when I won was a printer. I have been living without one for a few months. I do have doubts about how long the ink will last but I try not to print a lot. I have never tried an Epson printer before.
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 – I only brought this DVD to have something to watch while I’m at the cabin for 3 days in May. I won’t have internet or TV…I  want something to watch just in case it rains. I hope to eventually own the whole series but it isn’t a life goal or anything.
  3. Post-it Flags with On-the-Go Dispenser – I’m so exciting. Post-it flags. I will use this for work and my planners.
  4. Omron HJ-203 Pedometer with Activity Tracker  – So excited to get this. I was going to get a more expensive one but all I really want is a pedometer that automatically resets each day and something that count steps. That’s it. This one also tracks calories burned which is a bonus for me.
  5. The Rawhide Express Assorted Flavors Strips/Chips Dog Chew, 1-Pound – For my baby B! He LOVES these. Well he only loves the brown ones. The majority of them are brown so I figure it is worth the price. I usually give these to him while I’m working and don’t want to be bothered or when he is bored. Sometimes he can chew on these for about an hour. I definitely recommend these.
  6. Project Life Kit, Mini, Heidi Swapp, Gold Foil – I mainly brought this for my planner but I will also use this for Project Life. This kit is gorgeous. I tried to find it in stores so I could use a coupon but no dice.
  7. I Don’t Want To, I Don’t Feel Like It: How Resistance Controls Your Life and What to Do About It by Cheri Huber. I had to buy at least one book…right? Her books aren’t on the Kindle so I had to buy the paperback version.
  8. Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, 3-Pack, Black Ink  –  I love these pens. So far these are my favorite pens to write with. I have them in all colors. What is better than quality erasable ink pens?
  9. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens 10 color Pack – More pens! Everyone in the planner community raves about these so I thought I would try them.

That’s it. I only had to add $1.80 to this order. I spent about 8 days figuring out what I wanted off my wish list. I kept adding and deleting things.  The only sure thing was the printer. Everything should be here by Wednesday. I can’t wait to play with my new things. 🙂

Am I swimming in a river that was man made?

About Vegas…I’m planning on going in October IF I can get a week off and I can pay for airfare. I’m less worried about getting the time off than the airfare. I won’t mention Vegas again until I officially book it. The hotel is already paid for but I still have to pick the dates.

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I was supposed to be studying for finals last Saturday and I was pretty bummed about missing the big 4 hour flea market that morning. I didn’t know about it until the night before and I had already planned to work (off the clock). So I worked and skipped the flea market. As I was sitting outside studying, my (soon to be) ex-neighbor came up to me and asked if I wanted FREE STUFF. “Like what?” “lamps, household things”. “okay?…” Well here’s what I got:

  • 2 coats (one leather, one peabody)
  • clothes galore (mostly t-shirts, capris, shorts, PJs, boots, tennis shoes, suit jacket, etc.)
  • pans and knives
  • lamps
  • 2 prints (sort of paintings – see below)
  • mirror
  • baskets (I love baskets!)
  • a comforter
  • 6 ft. like new Xmas tree (gave it to my mom because I have no use for it)

And other random stuff. They have been trying to sell the house since their mom died over a year ago. It finally sold. She was going to donate the stuff but for some reason didn’t want to give it to the Goodwill. So she let me have anything I wanted. I really don’t need to go thrifting for “new” clothes because I’ve got a ton of clothes now. Here are some pics of some of the stuff:

haha
haha

I was watching videos on youtube where people put their knitting needles in vases. I thought “what a good idea”. The next day I got a vase so there ya go.

3 lamps
3 lamps

Yes the lamps look a little worn but I’m not picky when it comes to home decor/furniture. Most of my stuff are hand me downs.

brand new boots *NWT*
brand new boots *NWT*
coat
coat

I cannot wait to get this dry cleaned in September. It fits perfectly.

leather coat
leather coat

I need to get this dry cleaned too. How much will this cost me? (I really have no idea…)

paintings
paintings

I love these! Too bad I can’t hang them since I’m living in a rental. I could probably figure out a way or I will save them for my next place.

(More pictures of my knitting below).

Weekly

Music for the week: Ingrid Michaelson, Ellie Goulding, Augustana, Lea Michele, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Ray LaMontagne, Ariana Grande

TV for the week: NBA playoffs, Desperate Housewives, Real Housewives of NYC (long time, no watch)

Movie of the week:  none

Books of the week:  Knitting for Dummies, Knitting Patterns for Dummies by Kristi Porter, Hidden by Catherine McKenzie, Die My Love by Kathryn Casey

not much leisure reading going on right now

Knitting projects of the week:

scarf
scarf

This is a scarf I’m working on. I’m not sure I have enough yarn to finish so it might just be a collar thing (?).

handbag?
handbag?

Hopefully this will turn into a handbag. I like my purses big. I like to be able to carry a tablet, a book, and maybe lunch…if I want. This will only be big enough for my wallet. I hope it turns out right. I love the color.