Sunday, February 28, 2010

Knitting Adventures

Knitting fever has taken hold and all I want to do is knit, and get new yarn.  Even though I don't have a pattern that I want to make, I just want to buy yarn.  Too bad money truly doesn't grown on trees.

I've been drooling over circular needles for the last bit and was doing some looking around.  I also knew you could find some that were interchangable. I checked out Ebay and found some, and discovered that the manufacturer was selling them for a very similiar price, and if you bought the pink version, they would make a $5 donation to Breast Cancer research.  So, being a girl and liking pink, I bought a set.  :)  I cannot wait til they come in!  I talked to a girlfriend, and she has the same set and loves them.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rosco Tails - The Candle

I received some candles the other day for customers. I put them on a high counter that I did not think my cats could get onto, as I planned to deliver them the next day. Later that evening, I heard a crash.



That was what I heard. Kitty definitely got scolded, but I'm not sure he really understood.

Monday, February 22, 2010

This blogs purpose

This blog was originally intended to be a bit of everything, and online work seems to have taken over. But I can explain that:

Knitting - I'm only working on one project, and it just repeats itself over and over. So its not very exciting. I can post how many rows I accomplished, but who really cares?

Cats - Again, they are kind of boring. But, I can try and post more pictures if anyone wants. Thats about all. I have caught them snuggling at night which is cute, its great that they love each other. :)

Other than that, its still winter up here in Saskatchewan, as I look out the window it is snowing. Spring is quite a ways off.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Busy week!

I have been busy this week working. Between returning to my full time job after being off for 2 weeks, and doing writing work for clients, I haven't had a lot of spare time to be on the computer or to blog. Thank goodness for pre-scheduled posts for my business blog!

So I am here to do some updates:
I have made my February goal of $100. But, this is work done, not work paid. I still have some projects on the go, and of course, payments that I have been waiting on.

Changes happened in the paid to click world while I was on holidays, and they are now where near as good or as profitable as they once were. I had one site I was able to make about $5 in a week, now I will be lucky to make a dollar in a week. Not sure that I will continue with this.

I joined Swagbucks. Now, you can get Paypal cash through Swagbucks, you are actually better off redeeming your swagbucks for merchandise or gift cards to your favorite stores. For instance, I can get a $5 gift card for Amazon at a cost of 45 Swagbucks, but for $5 to Paypal, it will cost me 70 Swagbucks. You earn Swagbucks by searching the net through their website or toolbar. At random, you will get a graphic that pops up saying you have won Swagbucks. And that is how you earn them. You get 3 when you sign up, and then start earning. I'm up to 12 in a few days. I got 1 by following them on Twitter, where they posted a code to redeem, and there are other ways.

Anyways, if you want to join Swagbucks and earn free product when you search, please join my team. And then refer people you know as well!
Here is my referral link:
http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/chattersharon

Monday, February 15, 2010

What I have been doing

I'm on a freelancer board, and have been bidding on jobs, but have not had much luck in actually receiving any of them. I even went so far as asking others for places that hired Canadians to write for them, due to lack of work.

And then, wham! I got accepted for two different jobs within 24 hours of each other. While I do have 3 days to complete both assignments (10 and 15 articles) I like to finish them early if at all possible, as I never know what is going to happen the next day.

So I spent today working on the 10 article assignment and finishing it. I believe I had done 2 or 3 of the articles yesterday. I did 7 of the 15 articles today. Not to mention, I did have another project I was working on for a long term client I have, so I had to do 5 articles for him as well.

I am tired! The two assignments I received in the last 24 hours are better paying jobs as well, and didn't really require a lot of research, but when you are writing many similiar articles, it can be difficult to come up with unique spins!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

January Earnings Update

Due to a brain error on my party, my earnings weren't quite what I thought they were... and I missed some fees. So here is my update, also taking into account payments I have since received for January work.

Paid to click - $34.49
Writing - $95.75
Fees - $-3.27

Total $126.97 actual funds paid

No payments still owing

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dear Dogs and Cats


Dear Dogs and Cats:
The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.

The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle
of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor
do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the
bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you
can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do
not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.
Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary
to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible.
I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the
other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I
beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine,
meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the
door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the
bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or
cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:
(1) They live here. You don’t. (2) If you don’t want their hair on your clothes,
stay off the furniture. That’s why they call it ‘fur’-niture. (3) I like my pets a
lot better than I like most people. (4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are
adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don’t speak
clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they (1) eat less, (2) don’t
ask for money all the time, (3) are easier to train, (4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car, (6) don’t hang out with drug-using people; (7) don’t
smoke or drink, (8) don’t want to wear your clothes, (9) don’t have to buy the
latest fashions, (10) don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and (11) if they
get pregnant, you can sell their children

Friday, February 5, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

January Earnings Summary

Well, I fell a bit short of my goal, but when I set it, I really had no realistic clue as to what I would be able to do.

Money actually in my paypal account:
Writing - $75.75
PTC - $31.14

Waiting on payment (sources that have paid before)
$26.35

Making a grand total of $133.24.  I'm pretty happy with that overall.  :)

February's goal is $100 as I am going to be on holidays for a week which will restrict my earnings a bit, as I will not have internet access.