Thursday, April 10, 2008

Name Change and Stuff...

I decided to change my blog name from "Something Clever" to "Define Normal". I just felt like I was misleading poor unsuspecting blog readers who visited my blog thinking they would read a very clever entry. Cleverness is a pretty concrete attribute, and though I have my moments, they are few and far between, I'm afraid.

However, "normal" can only be defined individually. We each have our own definition of what normal means to us. My normal life and emotions may be quite abnormal to someone else, but they cannot argue that their normal is more normal than my normal as their normal might be very abnormal from my perspective. So no more arguing. 'Nuff said.

Regarding my previous post, the dad finally came in and talked to me yesterday and we came to an agreement on payment. I also urged them to possibly look into our county's childcare subsidy program. I guess they knew they were pushing their luck with me. I will be happy if I can keep watching their boy until school is out without having to threaten to terminate our contract.

Then... I went to Walmart yesterday and found a blouse on clearance for $3, and went next door to Mervyn's where they were having a buy one, get one free sale on their clearance items. I ended up with the blouse from Walmart, 2 more tops, a skirt and a pair of slacks from Mervyn's and the total for all was just over $20. I can hardly do that well at a thrift store. I love a great bargain, Woo-hoo!

Yes indeed, yesterday was an abNORMALy good day!


Ally said...

Sounds like a good change. :)

And I cannot believe the bargains you found! I can't stand shopping for clothes, but bargains like that could possibly change my attitude about it - LOL! :D

Way to go!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I forgot what normal was like. I certainly don't like what my new normal is becoming.

I'm so glad you were able to work something out with the delinquent parents. Whew! And, bargains? Totally cool bargains.

Emy5 said...

I like your new blog title.

It's great that things worked out for you and the boy's parents. It would have been sad to have to let him go.

Oh, and you know how to find fantastic bargains. Way to go.