Monday, September 25, 2006

I won!

I'm sitting at my computer--it's 9:43 pm--waiting until my husband comes home. I have a baby in bed and a glass of wine in front of me, and am thoroughly enjoying the fact that I finally feel like writing in my blog for once. I only wish I had an hour to spend creating the perfect post, but I think I'd fall asleep with my head on the keyboard before 45 minutes passed, and the last bit of the post would look a bit like dfasjkl;fjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj.

Anyway. Did you notice the title? Yeah, that's right, I WON, BABY!

Wood floors? CHA CHING!

I will not tell you how I managed to break down my husband...let's just say that we made a deal.

And thus I have become...

A floor-whore.

Yes. That is what it came to, and that is JUST HOW BADLY I wanted my floors redone.

Oooh, don't be shocked. I'm sure all you married ladies have done the same. And if you haven't? I bet you're thinking to yourself right now, " smart...Do something I have to do anyway, but actually get something out of it! Pure Genius!"

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Why is it always like that?

So Jeff and I ordered new couches*. They're coming on Friday. Friday and not Thursday. If they came Thursday (which would be today), I could sit on them while I watch Gray's Anatomy. But noooo, of course they come the NEXT morning. #%*$&!

So if any of you read the comments from my last post, you would see that Jeff went behind my back and bought a plasma. And tried to make up for it by being all cute and saying I can watch Gray's Anatomy on it. Well, lucky for me, it came around to bite him on the ASS, because I got an email from saying the order has been cancelled, they're out of stock or something. SO HA! HAHAHAHA! If I was smart and devious, I'd just call the floor guys and have them come out ASAP. A little revenge....

On that note, yes, reading my comments was how he told me he bought the tv. Pansy. So I called him at work, and was like "What the freak??" and he danced around the subject and almost lied to me about it, and started to say that the comment was just a joke, he wanted to see how you all would react, but then thought better about it because he knew I would seriously kick his ass so fast when I found out it wasn't a joke that he wouldn't be able to sit down for a year... and he also doesn't have a couch to sleep on and much prefers our bed. So he told me the truth, and tried to act like it wasn't a big deal. And I was like "What the freak, again??" So then he came home from work, and was acting all depressed, saying he's upset about something that happened at work, and was all sad and "poor me", so I felt bad being pissed off at him because he's all sad, so I couldn't yell and do all the stuff I want to do to him for going behind my back. So I said, "Are you just acting like this so I won't rip you a new one for trying to buy the TV?" And he totally denied it, but I AM NOT STUPID. I KNOW HOW MEN WORK, AND ANYTHING THEY CAN DO TO AVOID GETTING REEMED, THEY WILL DO IT.

I am finished with my run-on sentence now.

*We are not rich. We are a single income family, and my husband works for the government. Remember, we just moved out of my parents' house, where we lived for exactly 11 months, paying zilch in rent and food and all that stuff. We saved and saved and saved, which is how we're able to afford working on our house and some new furniture.

Monday, September 18, 2006

I'm baaack!

It was exactly 7 days and 6 nights that I was without cable tv and internet access. Do you have any idea how uncomfortably quiet it is in a house when there is no radio or television, and you're all by yourself except for your little baby, who doesn't make a whole lot of noise? I was ready to go psycho there for a little while. The cable guy was supposed to be here on Thursday between 8 and 10 am, and by 10:03 I had the phone in hand, ready to call Comcast, but then he showed up. Lucky for the Comcast employee who would have been unfortunate enough to answer the phone....

I do have to say, though, I sure got a LOT done without any distractions (besides Cole, of course). I almost have the kitchen completely unpacked and organized, the living room is finished (I even spray painted the brass fireplace frame a charcoal color), and all Jeff's and my clothes are organized and put away. Now I just have to get working on the office, the bathrooms, and Cole's room. I am also waiting for our new family room furniture to be delivered this Friday. YAY!

So I need to take a poll. Jeff wants to buy a plasma TV. I want to have the rest of the wood floors refinished in the hallway, office and Cole's room (they have a disgusting, 30 year old carpet on them right now). They'll both cost about the same, and we can only afford to do 1 right now. The other one will have to wait a couple months. So what do you vote on being more important???
My argument is this: we have a good 2 year old TV already, and the nice floors will raise the value of our home. Plus, we'll be able to fully move in to those rooms as soon as the floors are done, instead of halfway moving into them because we know we'll have to pull everything out soon after. And it will look all pottery barn-y and cute in the ENTIRE house now, and not just the main living areas. Jeff's argument is: The wood floors will require him to do some demo of a built-in in the office, as well as ripping up the carpet and prepping the floors. Fairly big job but not a huge deal, in my opinion. And I would totally help. His other argument is how streamlined and sweet it would look in the family room to have the TV mounted on the wall.

So I totally want a TV too, but I think we should wait on that one. Tell me what you think!

Thursday, September 07, 2006


We're getting the carpet installed tomorrow morning!!! YAY! That means we get to FINALLY MOVE IN TO OUR NEW HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! I am packing up my clothes starting RIGHT NOW.

I am obviously super excited. But also won't have internet for a little while. So please don't forget about me. I will be back, I promise. In the meantime, read my sister's blog. :) (Do you think I've plugged her blog enough yet?)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Polka Dots and Posies! And Random Thoughts...

My big sister just started a blog!! I am so excited, a perfect way for us to easily know what's going on with each other with the random day-to-day stuff (not that we don't already talk on the phone all the time, but blog-reading is much cheaper)!!

She's going to be fun to read for me, because I know exactly the type of stuff she's going to write about (BEING A MOM! MAKEUP! BABIES! GETTING PREGNANT! HOME DESIGN! CLOTHES! AND MORE!). You should totally go check her out (Polka Dots and Posies), because that's exactly the type of stuff you all write about too! Which is why I read your blogs, of course.


Ummm, so my child is not sleeping. I have put him down for a nap THREE TIMES and he sleeps for like 5 minutes, then wakes up, and will not go back to sleep. ARG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had an awesome weekend. I brought my in-laws to my family's lake house, and we all had an amazing time. We ate a ton, wake boarded, tubed and skiied, ate a ton, chilled on the beach, ate a ton, fished and ate a ton. Honestly, I can't tell you how many Doritos and peanut M&M's I ate.
My favorite show (Grey's Anatomy...I love it, obsess about it all week waiting for it...) starts in 2-ish weeks!!!!!!!!!