Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Books: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I finally ordered my copy of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins! I'm so excited I could burst! I didn't pre-order the book because I'm trying to be a good little budgeter and have only been buying things from amazon when I have enough gift cards from Swagbucks to cover the cost. My goal after this purchase is to save up enough of the gift cards to buy that cute little Fujifilm Instax Mini. Goodness knows I don't need another camera, but I've been without an instant camera for so long that I just can't stand it anymore!

But speaking of books: as with most of my literature choices lately Anna had a direct role in getting me into The Hunger Games. It was one of the books she read while working for Scholastic, and she couldn't stop talking about it. Since I'm a frugal little penny pincher I had been lurking in the local used bookstore hoping the first novel would show up so I didn't pick it up until this past June and I'm actually really glad I didn't get into the series sooner because I would have been so heartbroken to wait so long for the conclusion. And no matter how the book concludes the story this is sure to be a bittersweet ending, because I just don't want to leave these characters yet!

So if you haven't read The Hunger Games yet - you really should.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good News and Why things are looking Up

So it finally came. The letter we've been waiting for since June when Richard was laid off. He's been recalled and we can both breathe a sigh of relief now that this summer of waiting is over. School starts next week already so now its crunch time.

We've withdrawn our offer on the house and have put our housing plans on hold. We're not actively looking for a house to buy anymore and we're planning to stay where we are for at least another year. We've gotten to the point where we're just going to let things happen as they happen.

I had an interview/trial run for a nanny position on Saturday, and I'm just waiting to hear back if they are going to use me on a regular basis which would be just amazing. In the meantime I'm still looking for a job nearby, and trying to whip myself into shape with my etsy stores.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Things that stick in my head

I saw this a few days ago, and I absolutely love it.
I just had to share.

How to Be Alone
"A video by fiilmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis."