Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Miss me miss me now you gotta..........

.......well, just read this I suppose.  Being that I'm way over here and you're way over there.  So, wow, what a BUSY time of year!!!  Between Halloween, little one's birthday, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas is upon us; well I just haven't found the time to talk to you one on one.  My how I've missed you though.  So, last we met I was about to embark on a CUH-RAZAY adventure called "throwing the little one's birthday part at home".  I was almost involuntarily committed, but instead I just threw a fabulous party.  I did it all for around 135 bucks.  Ain't that swell???  Breakdown of the costs:
Decorations and activities (crown and necklace making) via oriental trading:  $50
Balloons (cause it ain't a childs party without balloons!): $35
Food (I planned a late afternoon party to avoid feeding the kids an entire meal and instead we just had snacks and juice):  $20
Cupcakes:  $0!!!  They were a gift from an awesome girl.
Present:  $30
Costumes:  $0 We already had them.

All in all I'd say it was a huge success, and it saved me loads of money over having it at one of those fun-factory-don't-forget-your-excedrin-because-the-screaming-children-will-make-you-crazy-playhouse type thingies.  A couple of photos of the party-awesomeness:

So now that that's over, and Thanksgiving has come and gone.......mmmmmmm fried Turkey.........we're staring down the barrel of
                                                    C H R I S T M A S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
OMGEE OMGEE OMGEE I simply ADORE Christmas.  I love the pagentry of it, the lights, the sounds, the smells, the people, it's my most favorite time of year.  Well that and 4th of July cause I am a sucker for fireworks.  If I could combine the two and have the 4th of Christmas, or the Christmas of July, or Independancemas Day I would be the happiest girl on the freaking planet.  So what have I done to make this Christmas even more special (read: make The Husband go completely insane?) oh just invited FOURTEEN people over for Christmas Eve dinner, and then have 7 of those people spend the night.  Woo hoo!!!  So, do you know how much frige/freezer space it takes to feed 14 people?  I do.  Way more than I have.  So, I'm giving that whole "clean out the fridge" thing the ol' college try.  Like for reals this time.  Like the ol' Harvard try, or the ol' Stanford try.  I mean it!  What?  You don't think I'll follow through like every other time?  This time it'll be different.  This time I'll do it.  This time it'll work.  I swear.  I can stop buying groceries anytime I want.  I can quit anytime!  Why are you judging me?!?!?!?!  I'll prove you wrong and then you'll love me.  Or, well be proud of me?  Please?  OK, so I have three days to empty out as much as possible from this:

This will be fun!  You'll see!!!

As a side note the debt board looks like this:

Le Credit Card:  $8021.26
Le Student Loan:  $6898.04
Le Van:  $19977.50

Le Horrible Total:  $34,896.80

I know what you're thinking, we're not making much of a dent in that right now, but a couple of things deserve notice.  1.  the student loan is under $7000.  2.  the van is under $20,000.  3.  CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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