Friday, December 29, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas, everybody!!!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all.... a Good Night.

'Cause it's late in Memphis!

Go to sleep!

Why are you reading this still? GO AWAY!


Keeping ME from sleeping just so you can look at my beautiful tree...

You DO know I can't open all those yummy presents until Ive been to SLEEP, don't you?


Saturday, December 23, 2006

A breakthrough

Just had to let the world know we've had an animal breakthrough at our house. This morning as I lay wrapped in my robe and flannels and socks and jacket and shirt (I was cold!), the puppy curled up next to me and went to sleep. Then Titai softly padded over and curled up on my chest, soon followed by Oberon, who squinched himself on my lap and chest and partly on top of the puppy.... AND WE ALL FELL ASLEEP THAT WAY! Titania was within PAW distance of the dog and she PURRED. Of course, Pris was asleep from the start, but its still progress, right?

Lots and Lots of Squee

Our camera battery is DEAD and the charger kind of got smooshed into a few hundred pieces by an airline-that-shall-not-be-named the last time I flew to the City (what city you ask? THE ONLY ONE THAT COUNTS! ahem. That would be NYC for the uninformed) so I don't have photos to post of the exciting happenings this week.

1. We have drywall folks! and it has tape and mud on it!

2. That means that, yes! the electrical rewiring project is complete! We are wired! (similarity to our normal state of mind acknowledged, but differences CAN be seen because we now have lights. You know, thanks to WIRING. squee!).

3. Plumbing! LAUNDRY! WHEeeee! After 4 weeks and going through our drawers frantically pawing through mismatched socks to find the last wearable pair of undies, the plumbing is finally fixed and working and Ive done about 11 loads of laundry so far. (clean undies! shirts! jeans! wow! Who knew I had so many clothes?!) We still have about 4 loads to go.... at least.... and that might not be counting sheets and bathroom rugs....maybe.

4. I have a stove. Now, this may not seem to be a big deal to all of those of you out there who have WORKING KITCHENS, but for a woman who's been cooking with a toaster and microwave for 2 months and doing dishes in the bathroom sink (that doesn't drain properly and is sitting on top of a rotten, 40-year-old vanity cabinet. Oh, btw, did you know that you can use a plunger on a sink and it works just as well as on a toilet? Don't worry, I didn't use the same one on the sink as on the toilets, but the concept was there, so we bought a new one and lo and behold, it worked! Slightly better drainage achieved for only $5.78). Anyway, back to the stove! Its gorgeous. All black and steel and shiny and its one of those "newfangled" things with a radiant glass surface so I don't have to worry about my pans tipping because the coils are warped. Wheee! Just in time for Christmas, too. :-) One problem though, the guys who delivered it asked me if we needed a 3 or 4 prong cord and I carefully dug through Hubband's box of electrical stuff and found a big round plug that had 3 prongs so I told them 3 and then when they left I realized I'd been looking at our dryer plug and the stove should have been 4. oops. Now we'll have to return the plug and get a 3 prong. >blush< BUT! I can cook our turkey on Monday. :-)

5. I have MEDICINE. While this is causing me to feel more than a little crappy TODAY, I have great faith that by tomorrow it will be nearly done fighting the nasty green and brown infectious cells rampaging through me and I'll actually be able to breathe without coughing, wincing from stabbing head pain, and choking (in that order). Major squee.

6. Did I mention drywall? The final step before CABINETS?

7. My Mother-in-law is coming to stay for a week and she arrives tonight. This is cause for GREAT SQUEE and also great consternation as I will have approximately 5 hours (from sundown to her flight) to get the house cleaned up and at least SEMI-presentable. I know she won't mind the construction stuff, but I really think she'll want to be able to have space to put a bed. Unreasonable perhaps, but still... you know, beds are good for sleeping and what not.

And on that note, I realize that my hands are shaky and I haven't yet eaten this morning and since I must eat to take antibiotic and must take antibiotic to be well and must be well to help Hubband hang cabinets..... Im off to toast some eggos and make microwave oatmeal (just because I HAVE the stove doesn't mean its hooked up yet or anything. Sheesh people, what do you expect?!)

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sibling Rivalry, Part Two

Many of you have been asking how the kitties are dealing with our newest arrival. I would say.... about as can be expected. For example, Titania, who is not fond of dogs even when they are 10 miles away locked in a car behind a fence and muzzled, runs from Priscilla and maintains a height above the floor no less than puppy-jumping-range at all times. If the two ever do meet face to face, Pris barks and tries to pounce and Titai swats her, hisses, and returns to the aforementioned level above jumping range. Oberon has taken Pris under his poor disabled paws. He cleans her, he beats up on her when she's being too hyper, and even on occasion will sleep with her. They all get along.... about as can be expected.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

As requested...

More puppy pics have been requested, so Ive gone into my camera and pulled everything off that I have to date. These are the "cream" of the crop...

Fighting nap time...
I believe, do you?
First morning home.... sleeping in with Dad.
Later that week, watching TV with Dad.
Merry Christmas!

Sibling Rivalry

Can't you just hear her pleas to "Play with me, Obie! Play!"

'Tis the Season, eh?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Silly Songs with Andrew

As I was slaving over a hot computer... ok, fine, not slaving... I was chatting with Hummingboyd and the Elf, but STILL! Sorry, Im easily distracted these days. Anyway, as I was saying. When I was here, ensconced in my office "working", a voice wafted through from the living area of our house.

By the time I became aware it was Hubband singing, he was doing a riff about cabinets and how great they will be and his "wife will cook for all times". As I giggled and started to tell the girls he broke into the chorus:

"Darlin' DAARRRRRLINNGGG COOOOoook, FOR ME" (da da daaaa duh dunnnnnnn) and punctuated it with the swish of the broom as he swept up sawdust.

He came into the office later and when I hummed the song to him, he blushed (he's so cute when he does that) and said "Yup, today we have Silly Songs, with Andrew".

I think we watch too much Veggie Tales.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

On the Side of the Hill

I dont think I would say I am anywhere near OVER the hill, but Im definately climbing it and nearing the summit. Today, I turned 30. In fact, in about 5 hours I will officially have lived on this earth for 30 years. I was born 5 days after my FATHER's 30th bday, and thinking that by now he had 2 children.... I feel a little behind. hehe.

The day has been fun, although my "real" celebrations were while DangerElf was here and yesterday with the hubband. My MIL really made my day extra special... Ive been craving Fox Pointe coffee ever since we left Oak Harbor and she sent my fav, pumpkin spice, for a bday gift. So tonight? I had pizza with extra garlic dipping sauce, cinnaburst dessert pizza, and 4 cups of pumpkin spice. I probably wont sleep until Im 31! I got phone calls from the family, kisses and bites from the puppy (and the hubband... >blush<), cards, and my present... its been a good bday. I even got to celebrate by hearing a great holiday concert by the U of M music department. Wheeee!

Happy Birthday, Me.

Friday, December 01, 2006

New look

Another new look... this one because I found I was having trouble reading the light color print on the one Queenie had started for me, and with the holiday's we've been so busy we can't work on it, soooo, Ive saved the template we started and will use this one in the interim. Hope you like it!


Happy birthday, Daddy!!!! Congrats on entering a new decade, getting a new house, and settling in your new town. :-)

Birthday elf

Happy Birthday, Ash! For 5 days, 7 hours, and 18 minutes you are THIRTY and Im still "in my 20s". HA!

Seriously.... Happy birthday to the best friend a gal could have.