Today I am . . .

by Katy on February 15, 2012 · 9 comments

Happy to be home after working the past two days.

Excited that my husband also has the day off, which means that I can get him involved with some household projects.

Pleased that Portland Public School has a district-wide two hour late start today, which is making my morning ever so relaxed.

Going to Craigslist two gorgeous antique end tables that I picked up at Goodwill for $20 apiece. I may keep one, or may not, depending on how much I can sell them for. (I’ll post pictures on another day.)

Planting my tulips, even if I don’t feel like doing it.

Annoyed with how grubby my house is.

Starting to think about writing a post I’ll be writing about how sometimes it’s perfectly okay to pay other people to do skilled work for you.

Enjoying my recently restrung necklaces that I paid someone else to restring.

How about you? What are you doing?

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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Laura's Last Ditch--Adventures in Thrift Land February 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

I can’t wait to read this post:

“Starting to think about writing a post I’ll be writing about how sometimes it’s perfectly okay to pay other people to do skilled work for you.”

Sometimes I need a little nudge to spend money, but I’d much rather have it be on labor than on stuff I don’t really need.


Ellie February 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

I’m also looking forward to that post.

I think a lot about this, beause to me it has to do with the difference between “good spending” and “bad spending”. I feel like there is a difference between paying a skilled, local craftsperson/skilled laborer to do whatever it is they are trained, practiced, and paid to do well, and paying some faceless company for poorly made anything that was probably made under bad labor conidtions far from home. One seems like a good “division of labor” kind of thing; the other is…destructive, somehow.

Maybe Katy will articulate it better than I can!


Dogs or Dollars February 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Oh let’s see.

Today I am “working from home” which means I…
just got back from a run,
am eating day 3 of leftover sausage lentil soup. Today featuring homemade bread. Yum..
getting ready to go see my accountant this afternoon. UGH! Fingers crossed for a reduced tax bill.

Oh yeah, and getting some work done. I swear.


Indigo February 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Today I renewed license and registration at the DMV.
Trying to figure out how to take on a third dog due a friend losing their home since I can help with time, space, and effort, but not so much financially.

So I’ll be making some easy comfort food today with a lasagna toss.


Bauunny February 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Helping my son practice ACT study questions, reading “Jackie as Editor” book, gearing up to work the next 6 days straight and long days for a project deadline at my office and eating dark chocolate and fresh strawberries.


Katy February 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I’ve been a bit chocolately myself today.



Heather February 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

how much does it cost to get someone to restring a necklace? Totally sounds like something you’d do yourself to save moolah!


Katy February 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm

It was $12.50 an hour. It ended up being $30.50 for three necklaces, including the extra parts needed.

These were all semi-precious stone necklaces with elaborate patterns, do I could easily have screwed it up. (My mother-in-law sells semiprecious stone beads for a living, so I have a lot of *really nice* necklaces.) However, they are worthless when they’re broken and sitting in a drawer.



Amanda @ The Scacchi House February 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

Two hour late start? What an interesting concept! We don’t have that here, only early release. Our school district is going to a 4-day school week (Tuesday-Friday) next school year. It will be interesting to see how everyone adapts to the change. I don’t really know why I care; our daughter is only 3 months old. =)


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