I am desperate to keep this post as positive as possible, however things have gone slightly *ss up thus far in 2011 here at the Gephart. I won't go into details, but one of the J's (an older model) has had a teenage lapse of judgement that caused some disappointed. Teenagers will be teenagers and I fully realized now that kids are way more challenging when they reach the double digits! Heaven help my sanity!!!!
On a slightly easier note to deal with mentally, but not financially the old faithful blue car has finally given up the ghost. I must reside myself to the fact that I can't justify pumping another dollar in repairs into the old clunker.
So I've spent the last two evenings haggling for a new car. It appears to have worked well thus far, nothing like a sad story and foreign accent to win the hearts of our small town dealer and get trade in $$ for my car that no longer runs!!!! Hopefully tomorrow will be my last day of bumming rides to work!
Our last trip in the old blue bucket was a chilly, but fun day at
the park for some sledding! Well the three J's slid the slops and threw snowballs, while I hooked in the car. Redesigning, for the third time, Little J's blanket. I'm having a hard time settling on a style, but I decided it was better to start over than complete a project I didn't really like. You may remember the blanket from here and here. Those two designs just didn't seem to be working, so there has been some serious frogging.
And now I think I'm happy with it. Thank goodness for Grannies!!!!
Ok that's my Tuesday whine, tomorrow, I should have a smile again. Of course the Gephart National Debt will have increased significantly and will have a serious frown (fingers crossed tightly for new car), but at least I'll have some wheels again!
I'm off to work on turning this year around!