Thursday, October 2, 2008

At Least She Can Fly!

Update on the Halloween costume! Don't I lead an exciting life? :) I managed to cut the pieces for the wings last night. I was so nervous b/c there were multiple folds and lots of pins involved. Whew! Took me an hour, but at least it is done. I still haven't figured out the other pieces yet. Ha ha. Only 28 days to go.

Well, enough of that fun stuff. So, we've been talking for a while now about the concerning state of the economy and the increase in gas prices and grocery goods. It is getting real people, seriously. It has been feared for a while, but now, it is knocking on the door. I am SOOOO GLAD we decided against the new car purchase. SOOOOO glad. Yes, my little Civic is eight years old, but thankfully, she's been good to me. Hang in there girly. Let's add Christmas in there, which is just a short 12 weeks away. Eye-eye-eye!

We have a funny little lady in our office that, for years, has been so over the top. I SWEAR she'd count paperclips and rubberbands before she'd let you get another box. It has been sometimes funny, sometimes irritating and sometimes very infuriating. We'll that is how I'm going to get in my house. :) We might even go the Sheryl Crow way and ration two squares per bathroom visit. I still don't see how that is possible. I'm just saying that Mama's going to start cracking down a bit harder on our already tight budget. Any suggestions?

Hey! Have you checked the pressure of your tires recently? If not, it can save you up to 3% in gas! :) Sure, for me, that is $54.60 a year, but that is a dinner or two out right? What if you drive a larger vehicle? It could be twice as much! Think about it. :) More importantly, if we all do it, we save the country a ton of gas. Now THAT is something to smile about.


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

I soo love riding the metro even more now, after reading this!

I took your suggestion and bought bar soap last night. Soo much cheaper and less waste:)

Courtney said...

You are very right on the saving thing. $54.60 is $54.60 do it is a big difference and it's a difference you are making!

Jess said...

I have laid an apron aside which is partially finished because I cannot figure out how to cut out the strips for the straps. It is such a commitment to cut fabric, isn't it?

I can't wait to see her finished costume!!!