Thursday, May 31, 2012

Poor Tony

Poor Tony.  He deals with my crazy a lot...and usually my craziness grows at a certain time of the month.  And if anyone watched the repeat episode of Modern Family last night, you know what I mean. Luckily, he only deals with me and not two other women.  Unless he has some secret girlfriends, well then he's just asking for it.

However there are certain times I don't feel bad for unleashing my crazy on him.  This usually involves us watching some of our favorite shows...shows that I've never seen before and have no idea what's going on.  Why Tony sees this as a good time to ask me what is going on or who that person is or what they are about to do - I have no idea.  That is when I pause the TV, give him an evil eye and unleash the crazy.

Poor Tony....but sometimes he deserves it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Five Friday Facts

I realized Monday that I didn't post my Five Friday Facts... and to think I was on a roll.  Don't worry - I'm not giving you double the amount.  I would like say that it's because I don't you want to spend too much of your time reading this blog, but really it's because I could barely think of 5 last time, so 10 would be a doozy. Anywho...Happy Friday to you and yours!

1. My friend texted with a desperate plea to have a wine night since her hubby was ditching her for the second night in a row.  Who am I to turn that down? Wine with friends, yes please.

2. I attempted to use my manual and only manual settings on my camera for one of our work events.  While editing, I realized that I have a lot to practice on - but I stuck with it and had fun. And now that I have another work event on Saturday morning, I have more time to practice.  Tony better be ready to buy another memory card for me.

3. I have been asked multiple times while holding a baby if I'm "getting my practice in." While it takes every effort I have not to be snarky to the person who posed that question to me, I respond with, "nope, just holding a baby."  Awesome. Of course the snarky in my would like to respond in one of the following ways:
"Yep, gotta make sure my arms are strong enough not to drop our future children too many times."
"Why? Are you getting in your practice of eating? Is that why you're clinging to that cookie for dear life?"
or even
"What?!? I'm holding a baby??? Crap, ugh, does anyone have any baby wipes?? I can't be holding a baby yet....I'm not a mother!!!!"
 Would that last one be too dramatic?

4. Our house has only been shown a few times.  Do you know how annoying it is to try and keep your house clean between showings?  I think I ate my words as I told my mom a week ago that it wasn't too hard.  When Tony got home yesterday I believe his words were "Holy dishes!"  I might be paraphrasing since I was not there, but I'm positive that's how it went. I need a maid....and for my house to sell.

5.  I actually enjoy the new Justin Bieber song.  Yes....I dance to it in my car when no one is watching....or people might be watching, I can't help myself though...once those shoulders start shaking it's had to stop. Which may sound like I'm having convulsions or something...I'm not, I'm shimmy-ing....which is not a word, but it's Friday and that is how my mind works lately. So next time you see me dancing in the car, it's probably to some J.Beebs.  Don't judge....I've probably seen your taste in music.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

When you don't have kids....

You buy your dog birthday gifts.  Yep - our "baby" turned three today or 21 in dog years. So instead of buying him shots, we bought him treats from the Brookside Barkery.

Spoiled? You betcha! And we're not ashamed to admit it - for now, he is our only baby - and we like it that way! So we spoil him with treats and Leo the Lizard...which he has already ripped open in the 5 minutes...and Tony will be taking away in 7 minutes, and take videos and pictures of him enjoying his 21st....err 3rd birthday.

You've been warned...we don't have kids, we have a dog....this is what happens.

Birthday Boy

A lizard, a cake, and some stick walk into a bard.....oh wait.

Patiently waiting

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Adventures in Babysitting Part Three...ish

Yesterday I got to pick up and babysit two of my nephews.  I felt pretty lucky since usually it's my parents who get to be the superheroes of the day - and have entertaining stories to tell about the boys. But luckily, my sister called me last week and asked if I would pick up her boys, I immediately said yes.  And immediately after remembered I had to steal my parents car seats....and remember how to install them.  That part is where brothers who have babies come in handy - I feel like it gives them bonding time.

So I rolled around town with some car seats - which for a person who never has car seats in their car is shocking when checking your blind spot - until it was time to pick up the men.  Of course I brought snacks....had to be reminded and steal snacks from Nana's house, but I brought them...instant hit.  And since I've seen what their car seats look like, I gently reminded them not to spill their yogurt covered raisins, cause Uncle Tony doesn't like messes. They both laughed at me.

If you've never driven with L & M, you're missing a great time.  We look at "choo choos," let me know that M loves this song, point out the Little Cesar's pizza place, and tell me things that I still can't understand...which is why I say "What?" a lot when I'm around them. Don't blame me for their repeating skills.
I like to put them to work when I babysit....too bad that mower is plastic.
We made it home, dinner plans made - and not the pizza L pointed out so easily. Upon entering the house we were met with a pleasant surprise..a sick dog. Not fun for anyone we partook in a fun evening of bike riding, wagon racing, kennel cleaning fun. L helped me with the hose, after telling me the mud piles were fun...I nixed that idea rather quickly, while M repeated the following: "Wriggs caca, eww, yuck, eww, wriggs caca, yuck." Between gagging and laughing, we cleaned....and promptly left the kennel outside ...sorry Court.

Uh, wrong thing to water, but A for effort.
After our outdoor cleaning fun, dinner was my specialty - fish sticks and mac and cheese.  I would like to add those two items to my following list of things I make well.  If you are wondering what that list is, please see below:

  • Quesadilla
  • Toast
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Oatmeal
  • Fish sticks
  • Mac and cheese
Watch out Rachel Ray, I'm catching up to you.

The best thing about our dinner - the boys ate it up...literally, they ate everything. I guess holding them back from snacks really helps. I mean I did have to bargain with L for cheez-its. Apparently 5 of those small square crackers seems like a lot...if only I could convince my stomach of that as well.

I like safety, but I did not make them wear their helmets....I just laughed at them.
Post - dinner we caught up on everything cartoon...Mickey, Chuggington, some weird show with talking walrus' and more Chuggington.  If you didn't know that Chuggington also contains some fire safety lessons, you were mistaken...although I'm also now convinced that trains talk and can jump up and down.

So good, yes minor caca incident, but both boys were relatively clean, fed and willingly put on their jammies. Piece of cake.
This one stood still long enough...the other one said no and ran.
Of course, I've never been so tired in my life and immediately fell asleep and wanted to throw my phone out the window when the alarm went off this morning.

But we all survived....the boys, Wriggs, and I - lucky for me they said all good things about our adventure....I'll keep going with it until they really start repeating things.
Wriggs survived last night...and tonight he had to wear a diaper. Ew yuck.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Five Friday Facts

Thank goodness it's Friday. While I wish there was some good ABC Family Friday night shows, like Family Matters....I'll deal and probably indulge in a glass of wine...or two. We'll see, until I let you know for sure that I did have that glass of wine, I'll just give you Five Friday Facts.

1. There is a sign in our yard that states our house is for sale...exciting and nerve racking all at the same time. We already had one showing the day, yes, the day it went up and I think that got our hopes up a little too quickly.  We're hoping this weekend will be a great one for people to get out and search for their new home...until then, we'll be making our bed every day, make sure dishes aren't in the sink and vacuuming like crazy...waiting for our next showing.

2. I convinced Tony to drive me to get Orange Leaf frozen yogurt last night. While we've both told each other that we are going to do a no sugar month of May, I was in a war with PMS, and PMS won. You can't fight it - and luckily Tony knew what would happen if that beast was not tamed.  It was delicious...I was even really good and didn't fill the whole thing up..just half.

3. Today I'm walking like I just got off a horse. My workout the past few days have given my rear end a run for it's money. Hopefully it's money said to give it a lift.

4. We're currently using a college style shower caddy for our shower things right now.  While we once had all of our shower stuff in a stand up rack thing, our stager told us to take everything out so we could have it empty. Shower caddy under the sink it is. So far it hasn't been bad...I'm thankful that at least she didn't tell us to wear shower shoes.

5. This will come as a shocker to many, but since Tony told me that we had to be on a budget and I couldn't spend any money - I've only spent about $15 on something new (besides groceries and Orange Leaf). This is big....every day that I get emails about deals and things, I look through, sulk and tell Tony that I am dying to go shopping, and then promptly delete them.  Making sure to not go beyond the budget.  It's, so painful.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's Go Time

It's up.  The house that is - there will be a For Sale sign in our house by the time I get home this afternoon. Cra-zy.

It seems a little surreal - we've been talking about moving and looking at houses and crossing off our To-Do List for so long, it's hard to believe the time has come. While there are many things I miss about this house, there are some things I'm ready to change.  I'll save that for a later post - for now I'll just leave you the link to our hose.  You can either forward it to friend who wants to live in Waldo or you can look at be nosy....I have a feeling it will be the latter for some ; ).

So here is to our new adventure - let's hope house hunting will go better than projects....either way, you will probably get a blog post about it!