Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sales

Last night hubby and I took a stroll with our bebe on our local walking/biking/running trail and chatted about the year to come. He's turning thirty in a month and I asked him what he was hoping and dreaming for this momentous year.

It was a beautiful evening for a walk. Birds were chirping, everything was green around us and the mosquitoes were just beginning to bite. Ok, so the mosquitoes weren't quite so beautiful. I did make the decision that we won't be going back on the trail until I purchase a baby bike trailer.

The bike trailer was part of our year-goal-chat last night. One of my goals is to sell more and buy less. Sell more products that I make as well as to start siphoning off a lot of extraneous items around the house. I keep listing (and relisting) things on craigslist in hopes of reducing my material goods. Not to mention the fact that I work less and therefore make less nowadays.

At the same time, there are a few things (bike trailer) that we want to buy in the upcoming year. Or week, as the case may be. Our tax refund was mailed to us yesterday (according to the official irs schedule) and I want to use the majority to pay off some debt, but also use a bit to purchase a little camcorder.

Baby girl just keeps getting sweeter and cuter and we would love to be able to record some of her cuteness on tape! Or on hard drive, in our case. We want to do our part to stimulate the economy anyway.

What are you using your refund for?

6 comments:

Ruth A. Stiles said...

we are fixing our bathroom floor ("smart" previous owner neglected a water leak for 10 years and now the flooring under the tub is all rotted out...and then leftover money to refloor the kitchen and bathroom - they are by each other - both floors have 15 year old materials on them)

Jean said...

the driveway. boo hiss.

Cheeky said...

We put it all into savings.

Cheeky said...

BTW--are you selling anything good?

anne said...

Wow, Ruth, that sounds like quite a project!

Boo is right, Jean. But I guess that's good for the economy too...

J, it depends on what you're looking for. I've got quite an assortment. Software, DVDs, wine rack, dishwasher, tools, and of course my bags & aprons. :) Lots o' stuff.

Cheeky said...

Hmmm...we're looking for a 16" kids bike, black outdoor paint, beach umbrella, outdoor patio set, digital camera, scooter, light wood dresser, and car/booster seat. I'm hoping by doing a little Craigs' listing along with a garage sale sometime this summer I might earn enough for one or two of the above mentioned items.