1. I'm still pretty much broken up with Target. I did buy my kids an Xbox there but that was only because I found some unused Target gift cards under a dresser the other day. Suze Orman always says that being unorganized costs you money and she sure is right.
My husband and I ran in there the other night and abandoned our cart full of stuff once we saw the disaster at the checkout line. In contrast, we went to Costco in the middle of the day on the Sunday before Christmas and while it was busy there, the checkout was actually quicker than usual because they had all the registers open and no one there was goofing off. I miss ya Target, but my bank account does not.
2. Speaking of organization, my experiment with "Kon Mari ...the life-changing magic of tidying up" rates a 5 out of 10. I'm not done with my whole house but my closet is actually functioning much better with less stuff.
The folding method that she recommends has not stuck. However, the main theme of the method if something does not bring you joy, get it out of hour house has stuck and I have purged lots of things from my house since reading the book.
3. So far, my son has been accepted to two great colleges. I not exaggerating when I tell you that the fall of your child's senior year may age you decades. No one told me this and I am mad about that, but I have never felt such relief as when he got notice that one of his top choices wanted him. I felt like every PTA meeting, parent-teacher conference and science fair project flashed before my eyes. Even though he did the work, it was a big Mom win!
|I will need to hire tech-support when he leaves the nest.|
4. My Ebay business has exploded this year (in a good way). I am very thankful for Ebay and the freedom that it allowed me to work AND take care of my children for the past 15 years. I will try to post more on how to successfully sell on Ebay this year but if you ever have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.
5. Besides the horrible choices for president, I am thinking that 2016 is going to be a great year. I'm looking forward to a new year with new possibilities.
Despite my lack of regular posts, thanks so much to all you who keep dropping by to read (and sometimes even comment). I love you all. Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Happy Kwanza/Happy Festivus/Happy 2016!