Saturday, January 5, 2008

About Nothing In Particular

I really don't have anything enlightening to say. But, I didn't want to leave the blog empty for so many days. So, I'll try to come up with something read-worthy.

This week at work has been very busy. It almost never pays to have a holiday, because we have to see the same amount of patients in less days. So many people are sick this time of year. I wound up having to go in early, and work late a couple of times to keep up with the paperwork and business aspect of my duties. I'm not against working extra hours as a rule. I can always use the extra money. But since we aren't open a full 40 hours a week, I never get enough extra hours to make it to overtime. And when we are so very busy during the day, by the time I've worked the extra hours, I'm totally exhausted and not a very fun person to be around.

Yesterday I went price shopping for a new mattress and box springs. They are WAAAAY overpriced. After going to four different furniture stores I found what I want, but was not prepared to pay what they were asking. And the fact that they were "on sale" is a joke. I would dearly love to have a tempurpedic mattress, but unless I inherit a small fortune, that ain't happenin'. I'll look a little more, maybe save another hundred $'s or so and then go at it again. The set I sleep on now is so firm, my back bothers me often. Especially if I try to sleep in.

I also did a little shoe shopping. I've never been one to spend much for shoes. Not that I'm cheap, but I just don't see why you have to spend a fortune for a pair of shoes. It doesn't make sense. But, I had Christmas money, and I was determined to buy exactly what I wanted regardless (well, almost regardless) of the price. I did find a pair of shoes I'd been wanting for a long time and I did purchase them without even really looking at the price. I've never spent that much on a pair of shoes or boots in my life, but you know, it really felt kinda good. They feel like they were made for me, and I was able to wear them right away and not have to 'break them in', which was a real pleasure. You get what you pay for, obviously.

The weather has been colder than normal, but we all know if you live in just wait a couple of days and it changes. Temperature extremes are commonplace here. We never expect it to last.

So, there are my ramblings that aren't really noteworthy, but something to read.


Michelle said...

I understand about not wanting to spend a fortune on shoes or a mattress. I have a suggestion on the mattress which I will email you's what Eric and I did....

LeLe said...

I inherited your "Buyer's Remorse" and have probably never paid more than $40 for a pair of shoes...maybe once or twice. I'm all about some shoe sales.

Oh, and mattresses are ridiculous. As least you're not buying for a king size. I don't know what we'll do when we have to buy a new one. Yuck!

Sooz said...

I married into my new mattress thank goodness! Richard had just recently purchased one of those queen size pillow top types. I love it. I love shoes cheap or expensive...but I always lean towards the cheapies. I found some cute ones at Payless recently. I did buy one pair of nice dress shoes at Dillards last year but I hardly ever wear them for fear of messing them up. Silly!