We’re in dire financial straits. More so than we’ve ever been. I guess it’s getting to the point where it’s taking it’s toll, because I’ve been really down lately. I can’t fall asleep at night, but still have to wake up early, so the lack of sleep probably isn’t helping. My house is unkempt, and my blog has been neglected. 3 posts in the last two weeks!
I’ve been keeping myself busy with pointless tasks – clipping coupons that I’ll never use, organizing and repeatedly rearranging my bookmarks, doing crossword puzzles, reading old issues of Entertainment Weekly…
The kids, and the babysitting I’m doing have also kept me occupied. Friday I got a check for $190 from that… just about enough to cover BlogHer registration. Too bad it had to go towards paying for groceries and the phone bill.
Spring is just around the corner though, so hopefully business will pick up again. I’m cautiously optimistic.
One bright spot in my week was something that happened late last night – my mom paid for my BlogHer registration just hours before Early Bird pricing was supposed to end. I’m going to pay her back, hopefully sooner rather than later.
In other news, I redesigned my review blog. If there’s something I could change about myself, it would be that I’m a perfectionist. Some people might consider it a strength, but in my case it’s a huge weakness. It took me changing the theme 5 times before I finally just left it as it is now. So let me know what you think. I tested it on a zillion browsers, but if there’s something off, tell me!
On that note, I noticed tonight that someone entered one of my giveaways multiple times, with different names and email addresses. This just makes me SO mad. How do I deal with it? Do I just ignore her entries, delete them… block her altogether? Tell everyone I know so they can keep an eye out? I know it may not be a big deal to some people, but I spend lots of time writing reviews, setting up the giveaways, submitting them to a million sites… and then to find out people are cheating just makes me not want to do it anymore.
So tell me a joke… a funny story… share a great link. Just do something that’ll bring a smile to my face, because I need it. Badly.