Chewy is really digging this two-walk-a-day thing. he's even adapting to the times, 7 am and pm. he knows the signs, like when i pick up my mp3 player, or messenger bag.
doc is going to set up a paypal account and i'm hopefully getting a hip pack on friday from ebay. if there's one i like enough. the one i found today won't be on sale anymore, but it's mass produced, so i'm hoping it will be available again. also i can FINNLLY sell off the Happy Meal Toys. i have a set of the Beanie Baby ones from the 80's. those should be worth some money. Beanie Babies have come back into popularity with collectors. the Princess Di one is worth $250,000. insane. so the special edition McDonald's ones should be worth something, i have the whole set. new in bag. yep. my mom set me up well and she didn't even know it. i just had to wait another decade (yes, i've been talking about it THAT long) for the things to be worth anything.
so now i can make some spending money. i can also sell jewelry again. i've been checking out what is in fashion, and hand made earrings are in style. lucky for me, i happen to make earrings. necklaces are simple charms on long silver chains. i can do that after i make a bit o' scratch. i have some great charms, and i can get the chain wholesale. i also have the clasps and the jump rings, so, it's a small investment to get chain, i'll get gunmetal and not spend the money on sterling. i won't make the money back if i use sterling. but with the sale of two necklaces, i can make back what i spend on gunmetal chain for 20 necklaces. that will get me my pair of boots for the winter.
actually, once a paypal account is set up again and i have access to eBay, i can do my shopping on there and amazon.com and target.com and avoid wal-mart forever and ever. i ordered my headphones from the evil empire, and swore to myself that would be my last wal-mart purchase.
then i can start working on my wishlist:
3. wireless router so we can use the Kindle, and use the laptop i other rooms than the living room or dining room, and maybe out of the house?
4. printer (eventually, that has to be saved up for)
5. . . . . .
that's it, really. four things. of course there are books i want, but those can wait a while because i have all my other books back. and it will take me some time to read all of them. when i was working the high-paying catering job and lived up the street from the used book store, i really went nuts in there. i have all manner of stuff, from self-help to Oprah's book club chick fic. i've been reading through my cookbook collection. most of them are vintage cookbooks from the 50's-70's. cooking has REALLY changed. i have no modern cook books. i have the Betty Crocker cookbook, which has been around longer than i have been on this earth, but gets updated and republished every couple of years. i had to wait a long time and search hard to find one that was printed the same time as my mother's copy, so i had the same recipes. that's the only cookbook i use regularly, and mostly the recipes i use in there, i have added (it's a 5 ring binder). and the ones printed in the book i use, have usually been altered in some way to update them.
ack, stoned . . . so the point was, there is not a lot of stuff i want. there really never is. i say, "i want" all the time, but once i really think about it, i don't. my wants are few.
speaking of stoned, i'm no where near quitting, but i have cut down to a half a gram a day. if we were going to a dispensary, that would be expensive, but since i can't do that here, the barter system for the way i get it works. i help people out and they help me out. that's one of the joys of the Family. (i know i said fuck the family a couple of months ago, but that was in a fit of rage) you can trade for what you want. a spare TV here, an old laptop there. some web services (yes, i still do web design and promotion for people, just not for money ever again), cooking up goodies with provided hemp butter. i seem to be the only one in the Family who will make Edibles, so i gladly bake cookies and brownies for whomever has the butter for it. that's a nice deal for me because i'm not tempted by it. i hate hate hate hemp butter. i hate the taste, no matter how well i mask it, i can always tell, ick. and i hate the feeling of ingesting it. it just makes me tired. don't like the buzz at all. but it mellows out a party and helps sick people have appetites and people in pain not be in so much pain.
there's an upcoming harvest i know about and i'm going to be experimenting with quiche's and spanikopita with the trimmings. usually butter is made from them, but i think i can do some decent cooking with the actual leaf. i've been reading up on Mediterranean and Indian cooking, where the spicing is strong enough to drown out ost of the mary jane tangy taste. for people who like strong veg, it isn't a bad thing, but i like mellow veg like spinach and carrots. i'll see what i've come up with.
i've almost convinced doc to ask for permission from the property company to paint the kitchen cabinets and walls. the cabinets are really dark, the countertop light, and the walls white. i hate the cabinets, i'd like to switch it round, where the exposed wall of the cabinet area is dark and the cabinets are light. and keep the big wall light. and maybe find a thrift store chandelier to switch out with the old fashioned globe light that is in there now. i have to get paint swatches and draw up a plan. that's where my limited interior design training comes in handy. like i said, doc is almost convinced. we want to stay here for a while. and the property company seems to like us.
whoa, this is getting long. i wanted to get some sleep while doc slept so i could spend the night making up for the stuff i didn't do today. i can't do it while he's asleep, it all makes noise, heh. the house especially needs to be vacuumed. every day. these cats ooze fur.
have a nice evening.