Other than a day with Davidino and The Allister, why is Monday to be so glorious? Read on!
It's been a lot of years... actually as many years as I can remember since moving out of my parents house... that I've been paying on credit cards. I was 18, living in the dorms, broke and jobless. So what did I NEEEED? A credit card of course. I mean come on, it came with a free tshirt and a 10-pack of Reeses PB Cups! It was probably laundry day and I was likely PMS-ing. How could I say no to that? Apparently in my own teenage stupidity, I couldn't say no. And what a shopping spree that was too! I remember my first credit card purchase - a huge papasan chair! It was so comfy! We'd all fight over who got to sit there, and we'd all laugh when someone fell out of it (which happened quiet often). Now it sits in my basement unused and in need of a serious cleaning. Now that I mention it, I bet it would look amazing if I slapdash it up with all my fabric scraps! I knew I was keeping it for something...
Anyway, the point of this post is to express how THRILLED I am, that come tomorrow morning when my last payment comes out - I am officially out of credit card debt!! WOOHOOO!!! Of course I've still got school loans, and all the crap insurance didn't cover when my son was born, but that's so miniscule compared to the burden my credit card debt has caused me. And I can finally put a dent in that as well now. I had my debt consolidator print out a summary of every payment I've made to them over the past 6 or so years also. I'm afraid to look at it, and probably won't for a long time. I thought it would be good to have on hand when my son is older and wants a credit card though. I wish my parents had been more upfront about the seriousness of credit. I learned that lesson the long, hard way. I have no qualms about telling my son "Listen, Mom was a dumbass, and I don't want you to be one too." Now it's OVER! I'm ALL DONE! I want to shout it from the rooftops!
Look what David found in his closet yesterday!
That is the very first "real" patchwork piece I ever made. It's actually a wrap skirt. I love the colors and patch placement, but my finishing work sucked. ie. the bottom band of olive green that just doesn't stay laying flat and the ties are too short. I never wear it and because of the defects, I'd never sell it. David's been walking around all wrapped up in it. I'm thinking I might cut it up and make it into a blanket instead. I've always wanted a patchwork lap quilt for my couch. Or back it with some minky and give D a skirt shaped blanket. Who knows? I'm also tossing around the idea of a patchwork Snuggie! Yes, yes I am that nerdy.
What other exciting things are going on? Wellllll, I will be 28 on Saturday! In an earlier post I talked about this necklace I bought myself for my early birthday gift. I'm the type of person to celebrate my birthday all week long, making sure no one forgets I'm Queen of the Week. I'm sure it's super annoying, but like my sis says- "I don't annoy me." So last night in a sleepy, excited for Monday state, I picked up this necklace as well! What? It's my birthday week. I lack self control.
Spring Break is next week so I get a nice chunk of time off of work! I love my job and I miss those kids when I don't have them, but I also love sleeping past 630am. I will never, and have never, been a morning person. I've got trips to my Dads place and hopefully Ohio in the works! Oberon, my favorite local seasonal brew comes out Monday too! Vacation starts Weds. at 6pm!