A busy Saturday.

Saturday’s are always busy.  I wake up early and go visit with my dad for a bit, with my girl Sofie.  I usually leave around lunchtime, since I don’t like to be there in case my dad’s wife offers to make me lunch.  I’m a vegetarian, and every time she offers to make me something it’s an ordeal.  The last time she offered to make me lunch, she was making shrimp, and I said I didn’t want any.  Of course this lead her to tell me that shrimp are animals and they are non-thinking and don’t feel anything so not eating them was basically stupid.  Non-thinking and don’t feel anything?  I’m convinced this woman was a shrimp in her past life.   Anyway, I figure leaving before lunch saves me from listening to her idiocy.

After I left I went to a little craft fair at my friend Lisa’s church.  It was interesting.  Lots of neat little booths and a few cool ideas.  I didn’t buy anything for me, but I found two very cute bows for Sofie.  Her hair is long enough so that I can hold it up with a small bow.  We didn’t stay long, since it was beginning to rain, and I had to get several more errands done.  I dropped Sofie off at home and then went on my way.

First stop, the feed store.  I buy my gang (my cats) pine pellets, but I buy then Equine pine pellets.  Yup, you guessed it, it’s the stuff they use in horse stalls.  This stuff is great!  It’s basically the same pine pellets you buy at the store, except at the pet stores the biggest bag you can get is 25 pounds and that will run you close to $20.00!  However, at the feed store you can get a 40 pound bag for $8.00!  It works unbelievably well at keeping the odor at bay, and it lasts me a week.  It’s saved me a ton of money on littler, and it’s natural!  Then I was off to BJ’s Wholesale Club for several more great scores.  I got myself a huge box of Ramen noodles for less than $6.00 and a case of 48 cans of Friskies for $20.00.  That’s about $.42 a can!  I mix a can of that with my gang’s regular food, and I also use that to feed the stray kitties.  It’s going to help me save a good bit of money in the long run.

Right now, that’s what I need to do.  I’ve been having to get creative on my spending on just about everything.  I mean, eating Ramen every day is not great, but for now it’s what I have to do.  It’s just temporary.  I know at some point I’m going to find a job that pays me what I used to be making after my boss cut my salary.  I think once I get back to that point things will get back to normal.

Tomorrow is the start of a new week and I start it with a positive attitude.  Something good is coming my way!!!!

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