Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Workin' it Out

Watch out, I'm on fire today!

I called about placing an ad in a local magazine. Luckily for me their number was out of service for some odd reason, so I was able to email them without looking like the anti-social freak that I am.

I called about a gorgeous, white wicker doll carriage I saw on Craigslist. I swore that I was done buying props and now was the time to apply my business savings ($146 in crumpled bills and $50 that my mom has pledged to the cause) towards advertising...but this carriage is special. And if she'd go down to $50, my mom said she'd pay half. She's the best. The people were nice and not scary too, I may call back and make an appointment to see it.

I designed the ad I want to place. Ohhhh I wish I could show you! I'm really proud. It's with the 2nd newborn photo I showed you all not long ago and it is too sweet.

I have figured out a solution to my overwhelming email inboxes. I've got a plan, I'm going to clean all the bullshit out of there and START FRESH. I have also come up with some plans to better allocate the time I spend online and hopefully accomplish more in real life as a result (no less time spent with you all, I promise.)

I have contacted a client and SMIL about some stuff I've been meaning to contact them about.

AND I HAVE WINE IN THE FRIDGE.

Workin' it out and whinin' it up. What are you doing?

9 comments:

Melodie said...

I took my daughter back to the dentist so they could figure out why her mouth was swollen and she was in excruciating pain since her ortho check-up yesterday. So, I worked that out.
And, I think today is the day I'm finally going to call the cell phone company and get them to reverse the text and internet charges that I incurred when my daughter was using these services and they weren't supposed to be available to her. They said they'd do it once I got my bill, but I've been putting it off for over a month now (close to 2) because I just hate making phone calls.

slacker mama said...

Tonight I'm going to RSVP to the baby shower I was invited to. It involves a phone call to someone I marginally know, so it might involve awkward small talk. And I just got back from getting the Easter eggs and non-food treats to put inside for my girls' daycare Easter Egg hunt tomorrow.

I've got wine in my wine rack, and I'm not afraid to use it tonight!

Renee said...

Well, interestingly enough, the biggest thing I have to Work Out today is packaging up those damn yellow rain boots and making a SPECIAL TRIP OUT OF THE HOUSE just to mail them to you. Why couldn't I just keep my mouth shut last night? Why did I have to be a hero? Lol. I'm just kidding - I'm happy to do it. But that is seriously one of the things I have to Work Out today - can you imagine if I never sent them to you? I shudder to think. So yeah....I'll be workin' out a trip to the post office today. I MUST ADD, though, that I stayed up until 4am last night doing our 2006 taxes. All of a sudden, they just had to be done, and so I just had to do them. And I did. And we owe a ton of money, but we have it in the bank (thank you thank you thank you thank you), so we're going to be okay. And it's something huDge I've been needing to work out since.....oh.....April 15, 2007 or so. And it's DONE DONE DONE. Three cheers for Renee! Hip hip (hooray). Hip hip (hooray). Hip hip (hooray). This morning I came up with a snazzy new motto for myself for 2008 (it's not too late to introduce a motto for the year, is it?). Here it is...drumroll please.....

Progress, not Perfection. Action, not Avoidance. Faith, not Fear.

That's pretty snazzy, isn't it? I'm on FIYAH (that's fire in a weird voice) today too. Or better said, I must be BUTTER 'cuz I'm on a ROLL.

Off to the post office......

-The Renee

PS Are my comments too long? I really do feel like I'm just emailing you or chatting with you when I make comments. So you will occasionally get these long, random ramblings. Sorry 'bout that.

Andrea said...

I listed some stuff on Etsy (just 2 things) and I'm about to go do some laundry and figure out which shorts still fit the kids and which are too small.

Renee said...

I wrote a looooong post about what I'm up to today but I don't see it here yet. I hope it didn't get lost!

Summary:
- I have to work out a trip to the post office to mail you those yellow boots so I don't go from Hero to Zero.....
- I stayed up until 4am last night finishing 2006 taxes, which have been looming over my head since April 15, 2007. What a relief that is! (Even though we owe an arm and a leg, but that's the reason I've been avoiding filing the return, so it wasn't unexpected at least.)
- I have a new motto for 2008: Progress, Not Perfection. Action, Not Avoidance. Faith, Not Fear. That's snazzy, isn't it?

-The Renee

PS If my longer version comes through, you don't have to post this one. Or you can post this one too so that people see what a freak I am. I think I sent the longer one about 10 minutes ago and I'm already convinced that it's lost....

jennyandcompany said...

went to walmart, called one bank about refinancing and need to call one more, called medicaid worker (gag), and hopefully i will get to listing some diaper covers to sell. woohoo!

Renee said...

I didn't really think you would post both of my comments. I'm mortified. (Not)

-The Renee

mrs said...

I worked out a nap this afternoon.

~Gretchen~ said...

my accomplishment took a fucking week, but it is 95% done:
http://adventureswithgretchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/ta-da.html