Friday, June 18, 2010

Thought Bubbles

It's amazing...the sheer amount of housework that can accumulate in such a short amount of time. It's been a week and a half and the kitchen looks like it was involved in a war. Stuff all over the counters...trash everywhere. And the living room looks just as bad. I don't understand how it can pile up like this when there are people home to take care of it. *le sigh* Housework is never ending I suppose. And, in a way, if it is...that just means you aren't living your life. I've seen bumper stickers and things that say..."Pardon the mess, my kids are making memories." Or something like that....I think it's the same with my household. Pardon the mess...we are out loving our lives. Yes...I think that works. Besides, it's not like the housework is going anywhere...it will be there when we get to it. Right? Unless the dust bunnies form ranks and stage a coup. Then we're screwed.

Still no batteries for my camera. Have to get them today and start playing picture queen. I don't want to miss a moment of fun w/ the wee one. We went to the library downtown the other night....she about died. It's huge...4 floors and more books than you can shake a stick at. She was in love. We went just in time too....my library card was going to expire soon. I guess 5 years is the limit w/ inactivity. Lucky me :)

I'm diggin the blogger makeover thing. I like the fact we have things to choose from w/ our backgrounds now. They don't have a tea themed one...so I found one that's simple, pretty, and calming. I like it.

I'm tossing around some ideas for future posts in my head. You'll just have to wait and see what comes of all the thought bubbles :) It's gonna be fun.

On the agenda for this weekend....Poker night (kids go swimming), Vet Hospital tour for the wee one, Zoo trip, and visiting friends to play w/ puppies. It's going to be a busy weekend. I'm thinking Sunday after work I'm going to die....oh wait, I can't....too much to do then too. There is no rest for this witch.....

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Progress

We've lived here in this wonderful apartment for 6 months or so. Up until about a week ago this place was pretty much devoid of any personality what-so-ever. When I got the notice that the wee one was coming to visit and that my mom would be crashing overnite, I decided I had to do something about the emptiness. So, in the midst of cleaning and making pretty, I got some things hung up on the walls. The living room and computer room are still bare. The bedroom and kitchen, however, are a completely different story. I finally got my kitchen altar put up.... and the other day I decided it was time to go through the boxes of my bedroom altar stuff. I finally went through the box of things that Charles left to me when he passed away and it was easier than I thought it was going to be. So, there has been some progress. I still haven't put the whole thing together...just going through the stuff took forever, but I'll get there. And when I do...pics for everyone to see :)

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I'm going to enjoy the last few days of my vacation from work and spend time w/ the wee one :) I'll have pics of her soon too.

Today's thing to be happy about....Sunflowers!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy, happy....

Bithday to me!! I turn 30 years old today folks. It's very strange to say that, think it...let alone believe it. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it yet. So yeah....my phone has been going off since 830 this morning and I had quite a few wall comments on facebook...it's nice to be loved :)

The kiddo's been here going on four days now. It's been truly awesome. We haven't done much in the way of fun stuff...mainly just hanging out at home enjoying each others company. She's a typical almost ten year old. Likes to stall when I ask her to do something and delay bedtime as long as she can. But I'm working on finding a balance between the cool mom and the disciplined mom. It's not as easy as it looks. My little sister is here as well...got in the day after the wee one. She'll only be here through the weekend...so that's good. The house is a bit crowded w/ 5 of us here. Despite 1100 sq. ft.

My week of vacation is almost over and then I can go back to work. I'll only be going back part time though....so that's going to hurt a little bit. But we'll manage...we always do.

Ang's foot is not healing like we hoped it would. She's finally out of the cast (after two or three weeks) but I think they should have left her in it. She's in so much pain and it hurts me to see...I can't fix that. She goes back to the dr. in a week to see how it's doing and then I believe they will be discussing surgery options. Something Ang is terrified of. This too shall pass.....

Well...due to all the excitement from the past week, I missed my first post of the new thing I would like to start here....so now you get to wait till next week :) I'm excited as I get to write about something I love :) And that...is the only clue you'll get.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bundle of Nerves

I'm a nervous wreck. I've been so high strung and stressed out the past few days (ok...more like a week) that it's driving the hubby and Ang crazy. The reason...well...here in about 4 or 5 hours my daughter will be staying with me for 6 whole weeks. I'm terrified. You see...I haven't spent any significant amount of time with the girl in 5 years. Sure...I've gone to visit when they lived in Texas, but most of those trips were just weekend visits. And there were always other family members there (Mom, Grandmother, Sister). It was never just her and me. So, yeah....I'm a wreck. I know things should be ok....it's just the nervous apprehension. The blatant upheaveal of our lives in order to accomodate another person (and yes...I'm aware of how selfish that sounds...but it's true). *Deep, deep breath*

In other news...the tattoo is healing well (finally). Ang got really worried about how red it was at first and the fact that my ankle was ridiculously swollen when I first got it done. But it looks much better now and has reached the itchy stage. I want to peel the skin off my leg it itches so bad. LOL.

I will be starting a new series of posts here at The Closet. They will start on Tuesday (not sure if it will be this Tuesday or next yet) so stay tuned!!

Hope you all enjoy your Monday! I know I will....today is the first full day of my week long vacation :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fun with Sharpies






That's my foot...covered in Angie's handiwork. It's the next morning and my foot is still covered with black and red Sharpie tattoos. It started innocently enough....we were trying to figure out how big I wanted the actual tattoo that I'm getting (hopefully today) and Angie put four little dots on my ankle area to give me a visual of the measurements. Well...then she connected them saw that it was a cross shape and she was off. The vine and flower thing I actually really like. I took pics of it so that I can have it on file. If I decide to ever get a tatt on my foot I would like something similar to that. The vines most def...but I'm thinking cherry blossom petals...that would be awesome. It would hit every bone in my foot...probably hurt like three kinds of hell...but it would be so pretty :)

Well...that's it for now. Off to make the house pretty so that I'm not completely embarresed by my lack of Domestic Goddess abilities when the tatt guy comes over. Will post pics of it when it's done!!