Sep 26, 2009

Selling, Selling, Selling.

It's true that one man's trash is another man's treasure. We cleaned out our entire attic and house, since we are moving in the coming months. We had another garage sale today. I was sure it was going to be the worst garage sale of our entire season, but it wasn't! We made $400! I sold a lot of MY old toys. (From 24 years ago!) I also sold my old iPod, Blackberry, some of my old Coach bags, other purses, clothes, etc... A lot of my plus size clothing got sold, but there is so much more that needs to go! I figure that if I get rid of those clothes, I will NEVER go back.

Alayna was playing outside while we had our garage sale and she picked up a pair of pants that I had right after I had her. I will be honest. It's very embarrassing to me, but I had a size XXL after I had her. Hell, I was so sick during her pregnancy and was always in and out of the hospital. I had pre-eclampsia and that's why I was induced early. However, I gained 70 lbs during the pregnancy with her and afterwards I had so many problems and did not lose as much weight as I wanted to right after. I picked up that pair of pants and put it by myself and can fit a second person in there. I'm so happy to have lost 33.3 pounds at this point and it will keep on going until I lose what I want to lose. I know I can do it and I am so happy that I have the willpower this time. I haven't been the size I am now since I was in college. It makes me so happy. :)

We had to come up with a new venue for Alayna's birthday party next weekend. There is no way I am going to be able to come up with the money that I need for her party at the place she wants. :( It makes me so sad because I do everything for her and want to have her party at Roller Jam USA, but it's a lot of money. And we're paying for 15 kids when we only have 6 going. I am not ruling it out, but I just don't think I can do it. If I can't, I may consider another place or may have it in the backyard and just have the kids paint pumpkins. She wants these two presents so badly (the Hannah Montana beach house and a princess castle set) and I want to get them for her. I think she'd prefer that than the huge party. I'm gonna make her a Hannah Montana cake too.

I am now a FULL TIME ARTIST! I got fired from my job today...BY E-MAIL! What was my former boss too freaking chicken to call me? She was being completely unfair to me, she owes me $1200 from back pay she never paid me and the job started to get too stressful anyway. So honestly, I am grateful for this. However, I feel amazing that I got a chance to tell her just how I felt about her and that job before I left. I told her how unfair her business is and how she would succeed better if she treated her employees with more care. I didn't care what I said, I wanted to get it all off my chest. I am a full time artist until I can pick something else up. (Which I will) I am kind of happy that I am going to be able to devote my all to my business. Promoting is going to take a step up which will start on Monday. :)


Kimm said...

That is uncalled for and unprofessional if they canned you by email.

Yay for making $400 bucks its better then nothing.

I'm loving the new layout.

Krisa said...

Love the layout. Glad you made $400 on your garage sale. That is a pretty shitty way to let someone go. Go after her for your money. I know you will make Alayna's birthday special. I so can't believe that is coming up.

Krissy said...

I am. I contacted the labor board and they're sending a private investigator to get my money!

cabin + cub said...

Wow $400 that is great!
We had a garage sale Saturday too... we made about 1/4 of that, but I am still happy. Better than nothing! ;)