Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Spring Update and Looking Ahead

I've had some nice sales on my Amazon and Half books and CDs lately. Things had been mighty quiet for awhile, then out of the blue last weekend I had 6 sales all in a row! It was great! Then I saw another sale come through today. I don't usually make a ton off those sales, but every single dollar helps and they do add up nicely. Speaking of small checks, I got another one from one of my surveys this week. It is only $3, but hey, I am not complaining! I got some mystery shopping in last week and have another one set for next week, so that is all good too. Those two are for actual stores rather than restaurants, which means I will get a small check ($10) for each plus a reimbursement for purchase ($1-$5.) The restaurant gigs just pay for themselves for the most part, so while they are more fun, the stores pay more.

Looking ahead at April, I have work coming in from two different part time jobs. Unfortunately both are at the end of the month. Because they overlap I won't be able to take full advantage of both of them, but I guess that is the way it goes sometimes. Part time job 1 will have work through mid-June for me, if I'm lucky. Part time job 2 will finish in May and won't have work again until late fall. I may have to look for another side hustle for summer.

In other news, my volunteer work is just about done...

The project I've been working on at the nonprofit will wrap up this weekend. I have three more shifts to do. I've loved working on this, and as I have said before, it was a once and a lifetime opportunity, but at the same time, I am kind of looking forward to it finishing. I have lots of my own projects I need to work on and things I want to do - it will be great to have free time again!

My yard is really calling me right now. It's starting to get warm here, but it isn't quite "nice" yet. Even the sunny days have a cold wind blowing through them. Nonetheless, I keep getting the urge to rake the flower beds and start working on my garden. I see lots of little green shoots coming up - including my garlic and shallots that I planted last fall. Yay! I even see my oregano peeking up through the leaves. I really am looking forward to being able to wander out my back door again and just snip the herbs I need.

Photo by: Sara and Mike ...probably


Miss M said...

I think we're going to get some yard work done this weekend, it's supposed to be warm. The grass is a foot high and the weeds have taken over :( I hope it warms up there soon!

Dawn said...

Yikes! That sounds like my cabin. I didn't get it mowed before the snow flew. I'm afraid of what it looks like now! At home things aren't bad - just leaves all over and lots of TLC needed.

Fit Wallet said...

I'm ready to tackle the yards, too! I really don't want to spend money on repairing our house. I want to buy plants!!

Dawn said...

I'm with you Fit Wallet, I love buying plants and adding improvements to the house... I'm not so fond of writing checks to fix what is already there. Ah well, the woes of home ownership.