Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Scene In Which We Buy (Another) House, and Life Is (Still) Pretty Normal

If I haven't posted much over the past few weeks, it's because things around here are starting to seem a little....repetitive.

The dogs are blowing their coats....still.

I'm cleaning out closest for Goodwill and trying to purge a bunch of crap before we move.....still.

I'm doing admin on Mondays, cleaning on Tuesdays, meetings on Wednesdays, creating on Thursdays and Fridays, and setting up weddings on Fridays and Saturdays. And while I love my job (I LOVE MY JOB!) this will pretty much continue from now until the end of October or the first week of November. So.....still.

We're working on planning the wedding....still. (Get back to me this time next year. We'll be three days out!)

We're buying a house! ..........again. Yep, we've made an offer that's been accepted on another house in an area we love! Now it's just time to wait for the inspection and cross our fingers that these people aren't murderers who have hidden the bones of their prey in the walls, since that's pretty much the only horror left to find during an inspection process for us. Or that they have mice.

Life is at a blissfully normal, still-going pace right now, and while it doesn't leave me much to blog about, I'm happy to take a break now because I know there are more blog-worthy tales coming up in my future.

Because one of these days we are going to GET a house, inspect a house, and actually CLOSE on a house.

And then, my friends, Cute Boy and I are going to pack up all our crap and move.

Into our house.


So if you'll excuse me...I'm going to go nap while I can :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Scene In Which If You Are What You Eat, I'm An Astronaut

Sooooo.....among the disproportionately long list of completely unhealthy things I've been feeding myself lately as I've worked long days getting all the centerpieces done for tonight's event would be today's lunch: a hot dog from Dairy Queen.

Seriously, they are SNEAKY FOLKS, those DQ people. They KNOW you want to check out the drive thru line. They KNOW you won't committ if it's too long. So what do they do?!? PUT A BARRIER UP. I literally HAD to order food, after turning into the parking lot.

So I got a hot dog. On the scale of unhealthy things I could have eaten for lunch, this probably ranks about a 6.

Fortunately, here in the state of Indiana we still surprisingly allow some things to not be deep-fried, so I avoided that. But I couldn't avoid the little hot dog factoid on the DQ box, which informed me that "In a single year, Dairy Queen sells enough hot dogs that if placed end to end, would reach from the Earth to the International Space Station and back....six times."

Huh. Really. Cool.

-stops. thinks. -


-stops. thinks. -


-stops. thinks.

- I mean, really. That's a LOT of hot dogs.

-stops. thinks. -

And they're cheap, too.

-stops. thinks. -


aaaaaaaand there you have it. Whatever the reason may be, whatever provokes you, it's time to start thinking about these things we're eating that we call food. And maybe stop eating some of them.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tips from the Calendar- April

Part 4 in a 2011 series of recyling tips courtesy of my dayplanner. Because spring is in the air!

Tip of the Month: Drive smart. Hybrid cars can get up to 50 miles per gallon. That's twice as much fuel efficiency as the average car.

Week 14: If you consistently make small meals, get a toaster oven. It uses less energy than a conventional oven.

Week 15: Turn down your thermostat (*Because the weather should be getting nice soon!)

Week 16: Replace your cleaning products with baking soda and water. Baking soda is an all-purpose, natural way to clean your house (*Hey, back in January they said to use all-natural products. I'm sensing some repeat tips here!)

Week 17: Say "no" to plastic. Bring a canvas bag to the grocery store (*And "recycle" all your current bags with me for Finn and Princess to.....ummm.....use)