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Sticking to It
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"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there." - Josh Billings

Yesterday we stuck to it like the postage stamp referenced in the quote.

My first project was to finish paying the bills and all the while worrying about having enough money. And to think Romney wants to forget about us who are below poverty level and don't pay taxes.

I don't consider myself or Michael for that fact a victim here. We worked and paid our dues which we didn't have any say in the matter. So I feel I'm getting back what I've paid into the system. Michael is getting back from having served in the Navy for four years. Grrr, politics just make me crazy.

Anyway, getting back to paying bills, I did get everything paid and there was enough money in the checking account. Whew!

Now I have to go over my figures because I seem to have more money left over than I thought I would. This is something that worries me because have I made an error in calculations? According to my budget for the money I should be overdrawn. Well, I'll do some checking there.

The first part of the morning was spent taking care of the food bank provisions. Ah, we received two lamb chops, a basket of strawberries - there are only two left as of this morning, more tomatoes, and a gallon of milk. I love the fresh veggies and fruit since most of them are home grown.

The afternoon was spent in SLO-town. The downside is that man of mine's new glasses aren't in yet. It is going on three weeks; we are hoping they come in this week since I have an appointment in town next Tuesday.

Our next stops were the VA, the landlord, the clinic, and AAA.

I was so ready to be home. But, we are not done yet. Michael discovered the plates we had been using smelled funny. This is with washing them in the dishwasher. I'm talking about the kind of smell that makes your nose wrinkle. I had never noticed this before. We decided to chuck them and get along with the four plates of Corel ware. Soon we find this isn't going to work.

So, to complete our day we walk over to the thrift store over on 9th Street to see what they might have.

Yes indeed, they have a set of five plates which are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. I also found a small green dish to be used for Bailey's water bowl. All for the grand price of $5.50 plus tax. I just love thrift store shopping.

Here below is a photo of our finds:

New Plates

These are the said plates.

Here is a close up of the decoration on the plate:


Below is Bailey's new water bowl.

Bailey's Water Bowl

And here I am enjoying the new bench, Michael found on Free Cycle. I love having a rather comfortable spot to spend the late afternoon with a book to read and my cup of tea.

mz em enjoying her new bench 9 18 12_0001

So today is a laid back day with me doing computer work and Michael providing my musical inspiration. Oh yeah, it doesn't get any better than this. I do live in paradise.

mz. em


Currently reading:

-- "Sundays at Tiffinay's" - James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonette

-- "The Writer's Idea Workshop: How to make your good ideas great" - Jack Heffron


"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." - William Penn, English entrepreneur and philosopher

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