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Friday, September 10, 2010

Lapping at My Heart

Last week, my boss surprised us.
He herded us all into the conference room where there were helium balloons covering the ceiling.
"Pick one and meet back in the common area."
Blue one, favorite color. Nab.
We were then informed that EVERY balloon had a slip of paper in it with a monetary amount ranging from $100 to $750!
Awesome! $100 right before the weekend!
We all popped them on cue, and my little slip of paper wafted to a halt between my silver faux snakeskin flats.
I unfolded the little crinkled Post-It note and blinked.
A couple of times.
At dinner that night I announced my windfall gleefully and then threw out suggestions on how we should spend it! New windows? A bazillion gallons of alien green paint? Tenting the house? Mass cat grooming? 500 pounds of Meow Mix?
The hubster stopped me. 

Hubs: Go get a laptop. You haven't had a computer of your own in over a year.
Ms. Practical: I can't do that. We need stuff.
Hubs: You never buy anything for yourself. Go get one. Tomorrow. No arguments.

I had permission. And to be honest, he was right, I needed one. My Quicken records had died with my Hewlett Packard, and all of my chore and packing spreadsheets were just in exterior hard drive storage. I needed my own Mommy Space for planning and executing our lives.

So into Walmart I waddled.
What you see here is the
Compaq Matte Black 15.6" Presario CQ62-219WM Laptop PC with Intel Celeron 900 Processor with Windows 7 Home Premium and a little wireless mouse from the fine folks at Logitech. And wine by Alice White. The machine itself was a whopping paltry $348! I had, of course, read up on it and its capabilities before hand to make sure it would do everything I asked of it. It will.
Now, the reason I'm telling you all this is because I have lacked a ground zero zone for some time. Yes, we've done a LOT on the house, but there's just as much more left to do, and this has been impeded by my lack of planning space and my lack of untouchable work area. I need someplace to set a project where it will not get cleared off of the dining room table and parts misplaced I'm talking to you Thomson Maximillian!!!
In other words, I need a craft room. And I'm going to get one.
Starting tomorrow, dear readers, first, you are going to get The Ugly House Tour, and we're going to start pounding out some major projects, starting with a crafting zone; then, once I have a place to plan strategy, we're tackling the workshop. Tomorrow will be a day of 
Sweet-Mother-of-God-How-Is-She-Still-Living-In-This-Insanity Before shots, and we're going to go for broke and knock them out. And I still have $400 to play with.
Who wants to play along?


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Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Your new lap top is beautiful!!

Girl...I HAVE my own craft room. Go for it!!!! You will never regret it. That is the room that is all mine and keeps me sane. Well, they cats share it too.

Carol said...

Congrats on your very own laptop... mine is on the blink, and I'm already grieving before it's even officially dead.

Can't wait to see the before photos... not to mention all the projects! Like cocaine to an addict... you are speaking my language!

PS. Fave Things Friday is going on today at Antique Texan. Fee free to join!


Life in Rehab said...

I figure no one un-followed when you saw the ceiling fan or the nasty ceiling corner, so as Steve Martin said, "Show me the ugliness."

Let's do this.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

What a sweet kickass surprise for you!! Wahoo!

I need to get my own laptop soon. I'm using my work machine for everything, and that's gotta stop.

Paula said...

WOW; congrats. That is just fab, can imagine you had to blink more often at that slip.
A boss to my liking :-)