Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Just a quick update with the pj's I made for Rol and Marshall. Please excuse the crappy second photo... Will send them off in the next couple of days. Just hope that they fit!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Lady luck is shining

Wow, this week I have been lucky!!

First... Wednesday... Woke up, weird smell in the house. It's been raining for days and the rubbish hadn't been taken out so I figured it was just stinky bin and mouldy house, or Jen had been cooking something weird. Went out for a few hours. Came back, same weird smell. Took out the rubbish, thought nothing more of it. Was hungry and about to light the stove and cook some pancakes. Decided to stop being lazy and put the dishes away first. LUCKY!!! As I was putting the cutlery away, I leaned over near the stove. There's that smell. Gas. Shit. The whole house smelt of gas. One of the knobs on the stove was just slightly turned on. I'm really glad I didn't light the stove. I don't know how much gas it would take in the house to blow it up, but I don't want to know either. I also don't know how much it would have taken for us to have not woken up that morning.

Second... I won a $20 voucher from the kind folks at Bubba Earth. Nice!

Third... Driving, today. Raining very slightly, wet road etc. Two cars don't give way to me on a roundabout which I'm already on. The first one I missed ok and had my hand on the horn for. The second one I nearly hit right in the drivers door, because they panicked and stopped. I hit the brakes and skidded and stopped about a foot short of hitting them. LUCKY again!!! Ok well not so lucky to have been in that situation in the first place because they should have given way to me, but sooo lucky to not have hit them.

Hopefully those three things don't mean that I'm now bound for three cases of bad luck in return.

It's been a good week all round. After months of being almost too poor to buy the groceries, the money situation is looking up. I've been able to buy some beautiful fabric and some other essentials for work which is a relief, especially with a few orders coming up. I've also gotten a few freebies which is really nice. Not only the Bubba Earth voucher, but $40 worth of free products from a website I won't mention (I got rescue remedy, arnica cream and some neem oil dog wash); a $20 book shop voucher is on it's way to me; and I have $20 worth of vouchers to spend at dstore. The funny thing about the dstore stuff is that I don't actually need anything from there, so I don't quite know what to do with the vouchers. It's been awhile since I bought stuff just cause I could, so I've kind of forgotten how. Got to decide between books, dvds or some heartworm tablets for z!

After a week of not much work to do, I just got two nappy bag orders and realised that the GDUNH starts at the start of March, not the middle, so I need to do some NK wholesale orders before then. Oppps! I have another potential nappy bag order as well and also got to finish the scarf I'm crocheting for Vin (and opppps just realised yesterday that her birthday was a week ago - I thought it was at the end of feb) and got to get the costumes for The Drugs finished...

Should get off here and do some work!