senashenta: (Luna's In The Apple Bin)
So the last few years, since I started making jam/jelly/sauces/preserves/whatever, each fall around this time Mom takes some sample jars in to her work and takes orders from the people in her department. The last couple of years went okay, but THIS YEAR?

The last two days I've made $200 worth of sales. X3!!

I'm doing things a little differently this year, though. Mom took in the sample jars as usual, but then I put together a list of products that are available, rather than kinds that I happen to have on hand atm. Before, people paid and basically got their jam a day or two later, since it was coming out of current stock. This time they make their orders and pay, and their orders are delivered two weeks later.

All this means is that they can order things that I don't currently have stock of, or even make special requests for flavours/bulk orders/etc. And it's worked out very well, so I think I'm going to do it like this from now on. ♥

$200 (35 jars) isn't a TON, but it will completely cover having Ves and Lily spayed and Nio neutered (assuming his missing testicle makes an appearance, if not then I have to have him done via my regular vet. :P) Then I just have to put out the money for their shots, which is about $90 assuming all three of them get in; $30/cat. (If Nio has to be neutered later, then the jam money will cover Ves and Lily's spays AND their shots, yay!)

Anyhoo, I've got some jam to make over the next couple weeks!

Crab Apple Jelly
Lime-Zucchini Marmalade
Mixed Berry Jam
Pumpkin Sauce
Peach-Cranberry Jam
Apple Butter
Cranberry & Mixed Fruit Sauce (with Walnuts)

Aaaaaand I'm making a test batch of Pineapple-Plum Marmalade to see how it turns out. :3

One of the comments I often get from people who order from me is that I make very unique flavours. This is true of some of my stuff, like the Lime-Zucchini, Peach-Cranberry, Lychee or Pineapple-Plum, but I also do classic things like the Crab Apple, Apple Butter or Cranberry Sauce. I guess I just like to try new mixes, and having some different kind of products is working out very well for me. :)

Oh, and I'm also going to make a foray into the world of pickles and preserves this time; I have beets to make pickles out of (a special request from my Dad and Lois), and I want to try to make Crab Apple preserves, similar to something my Grandma on Dad's side apparently made when Dad was a kid. We'll see how it goes~

Which reminds me, I need to go back down and pick more of the tiny crab apples before they all go bad on the tree. Maybe tomorrow or the next day, if it's not pouring rain...
senashenta: (Bashful Fluttershy Is Bashful ♥)
I keep saying I'm going to write in this thing regularly like I used to, and then I never do. I'm not really sure why; health problems lately, depression and anxiety, financial issues? I guess I've just been distracted by other things, my mind isn't on doing random journal entries, which is stupid because writing in my LJ always helps me work through things that are happening in my life. =/

In any case, I have been updating my writing blog ([ profile] vanimadin); I set it up a while back and have been using it quite a bit. I can't remember if I ever mentioned it here before.

I've also FINALLY been updating the Esprit Studios blog ([ profile] espritstudios) after like a year of nothing. >>; This is (hopefully) a precursor to me finally getting the ES etsy shop up and running full capacity. It's a long process, though, as I have to photograph and catalog all of the items and then take the time to post them in the LJ and list them in the shop.

I've also been slowly but steadily working toward actually getting somewhere with House Of Yum. Working on a plan toward an actual, credible business is very hard and complicated, but I'm hoping it will all be worthwhile in the end. Fingers crossed, right?

Other than that, I've finally decided that I'm going to bite the bullet and pay for a gym membership. I've pretty much come as far as I can with my fitness on my own, and I need access to the facilities a gym would offer. I'm thinking probably the YMCA, both because it has disability discounts and because it offers use of the pool and various sporting areas as well as the typical weights that other gyms offer.

This of course means that I have to somehow AFFORD a membership as well as actual workout clothes. At least I already have decent runners? So I need to go out to Sport Check or wherever and do some pricing, too. Oh, and I need to check and see if I have a bathing suit that fits. .__.; Almost forgot about that.

Oh, and since I haven't updated recently I guess I never posted about Lily, Ven or Opal. :D

Lily: Another kitten. Dad brought her up from the farm, where her mother had abandoned her when she was about 2 weeks old. They found her by the middle barn and Lois bottle fed her for about a month before they passed her to me. She's a tiny little tabby, and when she arrived she looked like she was still 2 weeks old, even though she was actually 6 weeks. She was, and still is, EXTREMELY stunted with her growth and development because she was booted from her mama at such a young age. She's a handful. But being here with the other cats, lots of attention and as much food as she can possibly cram into her little kitty belly, she is catching up in leaps and bounds. Lils will never be the biggest cat. She'll always be small and delicate. But she's healthy and happy and robust now, so it's all good. ♥

Ven: My new rat, named after Ventus from KH: BBS. I unfortunately had to put down my last rat (Roxy, named after Roxas from KH) just a couple of days before I left for the US back in the summer. I was very sad about that, Roxy was a special little rattie and I loved her to bits. And I've had rats pretty much always since 2005 when I got my first one (Yuki). I really love the little guys, they're so smart and loving and adorable. They make great pets. So when I got back here from the US, I went and picked out a new little rat. He's white with a blonde-cream hood, and he lives up to his name by being a total trusting derp. He's a darling and I luff him. :3

Opal: Third snake's the charm! I've still got Aya, of course, and he's doing perfectly fine, but one day I went into J&K and was looking around and ZOMG! they had the most gorgeous snake I had ever seen. Opal is an albino reverse-stripe kingsnake. (You can find albino kingsnake pics here. Some of them are reverse-stripe and some aren't. I should really just upload some pics of Opal. :P) She's still quite young so she's only about two feet long. She'll probably end up around six feet, but kingsnakes are like garters, they get looooong but stay relatively skinny. Right now she's in the small terrarium (the one Aya started out in and Nyoka was in until she escaped and subsequently, yanno, DIED. *facepalm*) but eventually I'll have to upgrade her to one similar in size to what Aya is currently living in. Ah, her full name is "Opalescence", but w/e I just call her Opal. :P

Still want to try another sand boa, and I plan on getting a tarantula at some point. I'm finding keeping non-mammals very interesting. The snakes/turtle/fish/etc, are all very different from the cats and rabbits. Fascinating, really. ♥

Oh, also? MLP: Friendship Is Magic. I've been sucked in. SO RANDOM AND ADDICTING. [/is cosplaying Princess Luna at Otakon next year.]
senashenta: (Babbling Babbling Babbling)
Alrighty! Today was grocery day, as is every Wednesday. Woo-hoo. /sarcasm lol.

I didn't have much to get for actual groceries, but I did have to get cat food at the vet's (prescription weight management/urinary tract care food that Neko and Loki are on) and there were Sena-prescriptions I had to pick up too.

At the grocery store I mostly picked up some dumplings and wontons (they have these frozen ones that you steam and they come out DELICIOUS and taste JUST LIKE RESTAURANT GYOUZA/WONTONS ASDGH! X3), canned cat food for Tri and fresh cranberries for making home made cranberry sauce. ♥ I also actually found some eye-of-round steaks that were 90% fat free. Finding steaks with a low enough fat content that I'm willing to eat them is rare, and they were ON SALE OMG so I got a pack of two. :3 I might cook one tomorrow night!

And since Lee was driving and I wouldn't have to actually try hauling them home, I got another set of shelves at Walmart to complete my movie wall in the living room. 8D I spent an hour tonight putting them together and reorganizing everything and now they look awesome and I looooove it. X3!! Haha, I have room next to them for a small cabinet too, so I might pick one up at some point. Right now I have a stand there that I built out of DIY cubes.

At Walmart we also stopped to have dinner at McD's, and ran into Sarah and her fiancé, so we sat with them while we ate and had a nice conversation. The more time I spend with Arthur the more I like him... he has a very grounding effect on Sarah, and her complete bullshit has gone down a lot since she ended up with him. Just for that I approve of him, though he's also a really nice guy. :)

Oh, and this afternoon (before we ran into them) I got a message from Sarah about the wedding; her mother found out I was doing the bridal jewelry and wanted to know if I could design a piece for her as well, to match a set of earrings she wants to wear. I told Sarah I could probably manage it, but I couldn't say for sure either way until I had a look at the earrings. Basically, her Mom wants a large snowflake broach, which I think I can manage. I even have a basic idea in my head using fire-polished crackle beads and swarovski crystals, but like I said I won't know 100% until I see what I'm trying to match. And Sarah's Mom is like rich, so she's offered to "generously compensate" me for doing the project. I LOVE MONEYS. \o/

What else...

Well, yesterday I was out and about and picking up a few things. I needed rats for Aya-- my baby has graduated from fuzzies to pups!-- and a couple of other items.

I got some cookie cutters from Mariposa Market, as well as a bottle of sparkling cider to take to the Christmas get together in like a month and a half. I'm way the hell ahead of myself. xD;; And while I was there I taste-tested some eggnog-fudge which was just ahguisldfghuiadfgarngvu *DROOL* *A* I am so getting some of it to take to the get together as well. :3

And while I was out I got Lee a gift card to the music equipment store downtown, since his birthday is Friday. ♥

Anyhoo! I started working on some new recipes for dog and kitty treats for Christmas presents, and right now I'm in the middle of a decent maple-and-brown-sugar one. Just a little tiny bit of sugar and mostly maple extract for flavouring. They're pretty tasty. I still want to do one more, I think maybe liver flavour and bacon bits for "sprinkles". We'll see.

Oh, and today other than Squall arriving I also got the books I ordered the other day; two of them are for Dad for Christmas (Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey and Legends of Shannara: Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks) and the other one was a discount book I stumbled upon, Beyond The Body Farm by Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson. It's by the same people who did Death's Acre, which is one of my favourite anthropology/criminology books of all time. Which I lent to C.A. way the hell back in 2004 and still haven't gotten back from her. *facepalm* She's horrible about remembering stuff like that. I might just break down and buy another copy and let her keep the first one lol. So I'm really looking forward to reading the new one~!

I also got a little package from Maddie and Chloe today! Or, rather, from "Rufus and Reno Shinra"! To "Roxas". I LOLED SO HARD WHEN I SAW THAT. It was epically awesome. ILU GUYS, DID YOU KNOW THAT? It had a couple of buttons and some cute stickers in it. And caramels! And a pretty glass star pendant which I put on right away and am still wearing now. =3 Hehe.

And I guess the only other thing is the cats.

First; 'Dion scared the SHIT out of me today. This morning he was sleeping under the desk in the back room, which he does all the time because it's right in front of the baseboard heater. I went to sit down to check something on the computer, and reached down to move him... and he kind of flopped around and looked at me like he was half out of it, but not in a sleepy!kitty sort of way. His fur was also puffed up, which cats tend to do if they're not feeling well. This concerned me, and I took him back to the living room and laid down to cuddle up with him some-- which was when I noticed he was shivering. Not in an "I'm cold" kind of way, but in an "I'm in pain" kind of way. I cuddled him close and fretted over him and tried really hard not to panic while I decided if I should rush him to the vet or not.

Finally, he fell asleep and so did I. A couple hours later when I woke up he wasn't there, and when I went looking for him I found him playing and looking as if nothing was wrong. I don't know what the problem was, but DAMN, 'DION. PLEASE DON'T PULL THAT KIND OF STUFF. YOU NEARLY SCARED YOUR MOM TO DEATH. D8

I'm going to keep an eye on him for the next couple of days, just in case. But now he's acting completely fine, so...

Second; Got a call from the Barrie SPCA today, finally! Way back when I first brought Tia home, I called them and got on the wait list for having her spayed and Juna neutered. They were still too young at the time, but the wait list was about four months long so by the time they got around to me they'd be the right age. Sounded like a plan to me!

So on Friday I'm taking Juna and Tia to Barrie to be fixed, for $50 per cat. Let me say that again; $50 PER CAT. Instead of the $350/cat it would cost me to take them to the vet in town and have it done. They also say they can give them all their vaccines and etc. at the same time. I AM HAPPY WITH THIS PLAN AND THE COST INVOLVED. ^___^

I couldn't book 'Dion at the same time since he's still too young, but tomorrow I can call and get him on the wait list and in a few months when they get to me again he'll be old enough.

I'm really, really hoping that having Juna neutered will calm Neko down a bit; Neko is NOT Juna's biggest fan right now and keeps kissing and spitting and snarling at him, which I keep trying to dissuade of course, but it's not working. Neko seems to think that Juna is vying for Top Cat in the pride, which Juna really isn't. He just avoids Neko and defers to him, acts submissive, but Neko doesn't take that for what it is and beats the hell out of him whenever they cross paths. Luckily no real injuries have happened, just one or two tiny scratches and a lot of flying fur. Still. Hopefully once Juna is neutered things will settle down...

And now I think I'm done rambling. For now. And I have the munchies. So Imma go find something to eat. OMNOMNOM and all that.


Playing Pan

Oct. 8th, 2010 07:44 pm
senashenta: (Durr...)
So. Wednesday was shopping day, which was pretty uninteresting this week. Just groceries, not much else.

After that though, Mom and I had to pick Pan (my bunny that is living with Sarah as a companion to her rabbit Angelina) up from Sarah's place and take her to the vet. Ever since she was little Pan has had a problem with her weight; about once a year she'll lose a ton of weight until she's practically skeletal, and we all generally flail around and have to give her a special diet to fatten her up again.

Right now she's back to being practically a bag of bones, but since this happens regularly and the vet always tells us to do the same thing we generally just do it and don't bother taking her in anymore. This time, though, the weight loss was accompanied by the appearance of cataracts over both eyes, and as she's only four years old, we decided we'd better take her in just in case.

So of course, two days before we're supposed to, Sarah is diagnosed with Scabes and therefore can't come close to other people lest she spread it. And Mom and I DO NOT want to get that. Blegh. So we had to get her to put Pan in the carrier and set her outside the front door for us, where we picked her up and then deposited her when we were done. We knocked on the door and then bailed when Sarah came to take Pan back inside. lol.

Anyway, basically the vet is stymied. He says physically he can't find anything wrong, but there's a possibility she has diabetes (which would explain both the cataracts and her ongoing weight problems), so Sarah has to decide if she wants to pay for blood tests or not. Personally, I would pony up the dough if I were her, but it's her decision...

I guess we'll see.

Then today, Mom took in a bunch of my jams and jellies to work along with order forms and had a tasting day and took orders for me. I sold $56 worth of stuff, which isn't actually a lot, but any money is my friend. Besides that, one of her coworkers' wife works for the police station (the big provincial one just on the outskirts of Orillia) and thinks his wife might like to do the same kind of tasting thing there too, so I could go and do that and hand out order forms and cards. Fingers crossed for that one! ♥

That's about it. Except I have to send my laptop in to be repaired now that I've finally (today) got the info for doing so. So on Wed/Thurs I'm shipping it off, and I'll have no computer until it gets back. ;~; I hate that, but I have no choice. The screen is dying fast and my warranty is up as of the middle of next month. :P


Oct. 5th, 2010 10:33 pm
senashenta: (Hearts Twins)
My GST came in today, so I spent a while downtown picking up odds-and-ends that I needed.

I got frames so I could hang the Zelda prints I got at Otakon, then when I got home I set about doing just that... and dropped the Midna one, so the glass broke. I had to clean it up and then go back downtown to get another frame to replace it. ~_~;; At least they had the right size at the dollar store, so they each only cost me $5, whereas getting them at Walmart or Zellers or wherever would have been more like $15-$20. =/ Frames are expensive.

Anyway, I also got some reptile bark for cleaning Aya's terrarium. And a couple odds-and-ends for (just one more thing I want to pick up and then I can start boxing everything.) And I got a few more things for Maddie and Chloe's Christmas/Yule present, so now I'm almost done that. Then it can be boxed up too and mailed so it'll get there, yanno, by Christmas. xD;;

Oh! And today Air Canada finally called about the rebate ticket I mailed in way the hell back in July! ...turns out I forgot to put in the ticket info when I mailed it, which was why it took so long. So they got all the info from me over the phone (thank God for me writing everything down on the calendar!) and are going to set about processing it, so the money should go onto my credit card in two or three weeks. WHOO!!

Hm. A few days ago I downloaded a short anime series called Dai Mahou Touge ("Magical Witch Punie-chan") and it was... um, in a word? CRACK. It was really amusing, violent as hell and perfectly cheerful about it. Haha, I might look into getting it on DVD at some point.

And right now I'm working on downloading Angel Beats! because it sounds interesting and I'm an absolute sucker for the kind of art style it's done in. :D I'll let you know how it is once I've watched some of it~


...and now I should really stop procrastinating and clean the bunny and rattie cages out, since it's garbage night. >___>
senashenta: (ZOMG! Envy)
Um, yeah. So much for updating every day or two. *facepalm*


I had to take Juna to the vet a couple weeks ago for an infection in his paw. He was roughhousing with Tri (probably) and ended up with a scratch on his paw. It wasn't a big deal so I didn't worry about it... but then it got really, really badly infected. ~_~;; So he had a course of antibiotics and now everything's kosher again.

Went to Anime North the end of May. Only for a few hours on Saturday, but it was still fun. I was really happy to be able to go and not have to bring my cane with me. By the time Mel, Bonnie and I headed to the restaurant for dinner my knee was completely locked up though. XD;; Sitting while we ate dealt with it, though, so everything was fine. (I'm bringing my cane with me to Otakon/Matsuricon anyway just in case.)

While I was there I got a fuckton of buttons to make into more fridge magnets (as usual), a couple of bookmarks, a print for Kiin-bb, a Heartless plushie and a hilarious Yoda plush for Dad since it was his birthday that weekend. ♥ I also got some onigiri, since the restaurant we ate dinner at was selling them~ tuna onigiri yum~!

Unfortunately now Mel is off to Japan, so that was the last I'll see her for a while. I'm hoping to be able to visit her there for a little while, but I won't know for sure if I can afford it until after Otakon/Matsuricon. *fingers crossed*

Anyway, back to the cane thing for a second... sort of. The reason I can go without my cane most of the time now is because of how much weight I've lost so far. SIXTY POUNDS ASDGH;KL. I'm only about halfway there at this point, but I'm SO happy with things so far. I can do all these things I couldn't before, plus the other day I actually bought a pair of SIZE 16 JEANS. I know that doesn't sound all that great, but I haven't been in size 16 in YEARS. >>; So~ ♥


So a couple days ago the rest of my tax rebate came in. I got about $7,000, which sounds like a lot but I had to pay Mom back $1,500 right off the bat, plus $300 to Grandma, $200 to Dad and $100 to my brother. Plus I have to set aside enough for Otakon/etc. and for getting Juna neutered in September. Still, I had about $4,000 left, so I've picked up a rug for the living room and on Wednesday I'm getting a cabinet/pantry for the kitchen so that I can organize my jams/jellies/etc.

I also got a few cheap movies and books, and some jewelry display pieces for using at the cons.

And today I finally got to get my snake! I've been researching them for years and wanted one forever and now I finally have one! His name is Ayame (after the Furuba character lol) and he's a Ball Python. I'll have lots of pics to share in a couple days, but for now I'm just letting him chill and settle into his new terrarium. I can't wait to show him off, though, Aya's so pretty! :3

I was originally going to wait until after I got Juna neutered to get Aya, but when I went in today to price terrarium kits they didn't have the small one so they offered me the large one for the same price as the small. It's $150 savings on the large kit, plus it means I don't have to upgrade when Aya gets bigger (the small terrarium only fits smaller snakes) so he can live in it his whole life. The deal was too good to pass up, especially since I was going to spend the money anyway. So I ended up with my first scale-baby a couple months early. xD;;

Apparently ball pythons live 20-30 years in captivity. .__.; /random

This morning I also went down to the Farmer's Market and ended up buying strawberries and cherries. So this afternoon I used half the strawberries and most of the cherries to make some Strawberry-Cherry Jam. It's sooooo yummy. Too bad cherries are so expensive, so I can't use them in more recipes...

Anyhoo, a lot of the rest of the money is just going to be squirreled away in case of emergencies or whatever.

Note for Steph and Lome: I haven't mailed your packages yet but I should be able to on Tuesday/Wednesday this week. Finally. XD ♥

Finally, a video I found the other day. I'm sharing it because it was so sad and the song completely broke my heart. It's one of the worst stories of animal cruelty that I've ever heard, and it especially touched me because the puppy was a Pom, and I know firsthand how sweet and loving they are. But please don't click if you don't want to cry.

RIP Tobey.

EDIT: Oh. Does anyone want a DVD? I accidentally ended up with two copies of The Uninvited and obviously don't need them both lol. It's Region 1 format. Free to a good home! ♥
senashenta: (Peace Out)
Okay, so I've been looking at rates for travelling down to Otakon in August. The general plan (unless Chloe objects, lawl, Maddie and I just kinna decided) is that I'm going to go to Dayton and then take the train with them to Baltimore. :3

I looked up the bus schedules and prices and then checked out the flight schedules and rates as well just in case, since sometimes flights are randomly cheaper. O__o; lol. Basically, it boiled down to about $91 each way (just under $200 all together) for the bus, and $500-ish return-trip for the plane. Less than half price for the bus, so BUS IT IS. =D;

Man, the bus ride to Dayton is almost 15 hours though. xD; I'm going to DIE. Must remember to pack lots of stuff to keep me entertained! My mp3 player and books and printed RY smut omg stuff like that! Maybe my sketchbook. Also, snacks. The bus line recommends snacks. *nodnod*

Also, between now and then I need to buy new headphones, and a portable charger for my mp3 player, since right now I can just charge it from my PC...

YAY!note: I have almost $200 ($195 lawl) saved up already! X3 I usually fail at saving munny, so this time I took an old pickle jaw (clean of course), and exacto-knived a hole in the lid, then super-glued the lid on so that once the money's in it I can't get it out without smashing the jar. HAH SPENDING TENDENCIES I WIN. >D
senashenta: (ZOMG! Envy)

I was down to $29 to last the rest of the month, and I checked my bank stuff online a minute ago looking for a paypal thing from a couple weeks ago-- and wham! $75 GST REBATE FTW! AWESOME! I completely forgot that was this month~ xD;;

ZOMG I'm not completely broke anymore! @__@

*will like totally buy food tomorrow then, hurray*
senashenta: (Minty & Wysteria MLP)
Okie... I have a favour to ask of all ye on my f-list; could you pretty pretty please pimp this post anywhere you can think of? I really need money, and I really need to get rid of these to make space, and since ebay didn't work I'm going to try here. Also, if you know anyone who might want to commission a pony, by all means send them my way. You will get [virtual] cookies! And possibly a pony of your own at Christmas/your birthday~~

So! These are the ones I brought back from AN with me, who still need homes. Normally, the quoted price would not include the shipping, but as an incentive, I'm not going to charge shipping to anywhere in the US or Canada. (Basically that means about $5 to $8 off.)

If you're interested in any of these, or want to talk about a commission, email me at obsidian.equine [at] I generally take Paypal, and would really prefer that, but I can take a cheque or bank money order if you really really can't do Paypal.

Prices are in US Dollars.

Magic Knight Rayearth; Ryuuzaki Umi ($30) )

Fruits Basket; Sohma Akito ($30) )

Fruits Basket; Sohma Isuzu 'Rin' ($30) )

Fruits Basket; Sohma Kureno ($30) )

Fruits Basket; Sohma Kagura ($30) )

Fruits Basket; Hanajima Saki ($30) )

Fruits Basket; Uotani Arisa ($30) )

Ouran High School Host Club; Suoh Tamaki ($35) )

Ouran High School Host Club; Ootori Kyouya ($35) )

Ouran High School Host Club; Fujioka Haruhi ($35) )

Sailormoon Stars; Taiki Kou ($30) )

Sailormoon Stars; Yaten Kou ($30) )

If you want more pics, just ask, or if you want pics of other ponies I've done. You can also look at my DevART page (link to the left on my main journal page), though not all of my ponies have been posted there yet.

If you're interested in commission, I'll do pretty much any character, and the price will depend on the level of detail and whether you want "real" or clay hair, or if you want accessories~
senashenta: (Sailor Iron Mouse)
So I listed 14 ponies on ebay a week ago, tonight the listing ended, and none of them sold.

So instead of having more money toward buying Rie... I'm down $27 in listing fees. -_____-;

I seriously thought that at least the Ouran ponies would go... but no one wanted them at AN, and aparently no one else in the world wants them either. O__o; I guess I was really wrong...

Anyway, I'm really just disappointed. I was looking forward to having more money to put in the Rie fund. ;-;


Jun. 3rd, 2007 12:24 am
senashenta: (Pink Seapony)

Yey Anime North. *___*

At this rate I'll have enough money for Rie in no time! X3

Anyone else want a pony~?

EDIT:: I'll have enough money for Rie if I stop buying Ouran stuff, that is. >>;;
senashenta: (I Will Not Give Up)
I've been scalping ponies for about an hour, prepping them for customizing, since this year I actually will have a table at the AN convention. Now I have a huge blister on the ring finger of my right hand. Owie. ;~;


I'm feeling marginally better today than I was yesterday... probably because I've been planning for AN, and that always cheers me up a bit. Especially since I have a chance of making a decent amount of money from it, even if it's way ahead in May.

Oh, and now [ profile] smoulderedtears, [ profile] lipstickcat and [ profile] etcetera_cat have all got their gifts (pony!Kao, Chase The Stars and Damali, respectively) in the last couple of days, so I can stop worrying about those getting lost in the mail or something. Now I'm just waiting on [ profile] cassandracsenta's Christmas present to get to her. :)

And I think I'm getting sick. My sinuses have been really bad the last couple days, and I've had a chronic headache for a week; now I'm starting to develop a cough. Ugh. =_=;;
senashenta: (Working Hard)
I'm gonna get money tomorrow. YAY. Honestly, the whole thing with the money for any given month going through on the very last day of said month is a pretty stupid idea... but who am I to complain? Money is money, I guess.

The last few days I've been very tired, just like usual, but I've been trying to get some things done around here-- cleaning and organizing a bit at a time, with the hopes of getting this place back to the way it should be relatively soon.

Yesterday I went through my Pony Cupboard (aka: where I keep my craft stuff for ponies and other projects) and organized it, so now I can find stuff in it. ^_^; I also cleaned out the animal cages, but that's part of my regular duties anyway. Today I collected all the various pieces of cardboard that I tend to just stick in out-of-the-way places, so that it could all be recycled. Also went to Mom's and did my laundry, which needs to be put away now...

Tomorrow I need to go through the boxes in my alcove and organize them. It'll be a BIG job. |_|;;

I also need to do some dishes. And organize my medicine shelf. And maybe go through the huge box of random papers that has been MOCKING ME from it's hidey-hole between the couch and the wall pretty much ever since I moved in here.

Murr... I'm tired already. =.=;;
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1) My finger hurts a lot, but it's not so bad today; the swelling has gone down, but now it's bruising a bit, and it still bleeds when I change the bandages (because it sticks to them). Other than that, all is pretty much on the well side of the tracks. :)


2) Went Christmas shopping with my Grandma today-- it's a thing we do every year. It gives us an excuse to spend the day together, and I help her to find gifts for Trunks, since he's extremely hard to buy for.

3) When Grandma got here, she gave me a Christmas card from her and Grandpa... which was wierd. In my whole life I've never gotten a Christmas card from them. Neither has Mom, Dad, Lee, or Trunks. I was like O_o;; mweh? ...then I opened it up, and there was $100 inside! @_@;; OMFG! Grandma tells me that Grandpa knew I was really short on money this year, and thought I might appreciate some help with Christmas shopping... and when Grandma told him I was pretty much done already, he said then I probably could use it for myself, then. ^_^ I've been doing Christmas shopping and kind of skimping on stuff for myself for the last month or so, so it's totally true. Anyway, I <3 my Grandpa! =3

4) OMG she brought me date squares, too! *_* She makes the bestest date squares ever... *drools*

5) I found a Seaspray pony while we were shopping. Yayness!

6) Also, while we were shopping I discovered that Terri Clark has a new CD out, so I picked it up since Walmart had it on sale.

7) Got a copy of "Donnie Darko" on DVD at Zellers for about $8. I am the queen of bargain media shopping.

8) After shopping, Grandma dropped me off at Mom and Lee's place, because a guy was coming to look at my drums around 5-ish and I had to be there. I got there just before 4, and played with/brushed/generally cuddled the dog while I watched TV.

9) At 5, the guy came about my drums... and I finally sold them! WHOOT! ^__^ We talked for a few minutes, discussed the drums and why he wanted them (they're for his son for Christmas), and then he goes "well, I'll tell you what-- I've got $480 in my pocket." To which I replied; "sounds good to me!" No bartering or anything. I was asking $500, so twenty bucks short was awesome. I thought I'd have to end up selling them for about $400 instead. ROCK ON. I HAVE SOME CASH NOW. X3

10) To celebrate, I took Mom and Trunks out for supper. We just went to Arby's, but it was nice anyway. ^^

11) Am now home. Have some Christmas wrapping to do later, but I'm using the computer for now.

12) And finally... [ profile] cat_mcdougall gots the gifts I sent for her and her kittens today! YAY! [ profile] elsewherecw also got hers, a couple of days ago. ^^ I'm happy. A few more to go, though!

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Jul. 7th, 2005 07:06 pm
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I went to the bank today to pay my cable/Internet bill, since it's hooked up to my Interac card. First I had to deposit $80, though. =_=;; Given to me by my Mom, of course, since I'm flat broke as always.

Anyway, once I deposited the money, I should have had about $80.03 in the bank... and when the machine spit out the reciept, I had $157.90 instead. @_@;; I was a little confused, but paid my bill and figured I'd work it out once I was out of the bank.

The only thing I can figure is that my GST rebate came through in the last couple of days.

Any way you look at it, I'm not complaining. Extra $70? I can use that, yeah!


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