Friday, September 26, 2008

Extended Forecast for Nice

We arrive there on Monday.

weather in nice

Oh, the SUFFERING we shall endure!

See ya later, suckers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Still Alive, Just Tiiiiiired

So we leave for Europe on Friday. Which of course means that I had to plan the busiest week possible for myself up until then. This is why I have been absent and most likely will be absent from the blogosphere for the rest of the week. Well, that and because of that old adage, "If you want something done, ask a busy person." I suddenly have a rush of energy, an outpouring of motivation. I want to get things done, and honestly, it's kind of annoying. Just ask my husband.

Posting here will be light (as it has been as of late), but you can always keep up with me on twitter. I anticipate posting plenty once we arrive in Nice on the 29th (we're in London until then), as our favorite thing to do their is hang out in Place Rossetti, picking up some wifi and some ice cream.

Enjoy the rest of your week, internet.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Facebook is Just a Portal to Somewhere Less Pleasant

Jarod and I are currently involved in what is one of my least favorite things, which is an argument about politics--not between the two of us, but between us and a friend of mine who disagrees with our political views. Our common sense has been called into question, and in the past via e-mail my spiritual state has been called into question, the latter of which I find to be completely ridiculous because, as much as the Israelites of his day wanted him to be (if he was indeed the messiah they'd been waiting for), Jesus wasn't about politics. Or war. They were all, "Overthrow the Romans! Start a revolution!" And Jesus was all, "Um, that's not really what I had in mind." And they were all, "Say what?" So when my faith is called into question because of something neither of us have heard the audible voice of God about (uh, at least I haven't), it gives me pause. It gives me further pause when the friend's facebook status reads that she is "fighting jihadists." Well, if I'm a jihadist, I must say, the other jihadists are going to be really disappointed in my stance that war is not the answer.

The problem is that I get into these things and can't back out gracefully. Someone insults my views and I'm all, "Oh no you DI'NT." I think that's called pride. According to the Bible, people end up in hell for this. So I guess if I don't end up there for failing to support war on behalf of our nation or for feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place on the abortion issue as it pertains to politics, then I'll be there anyway.

But hey, don't I look nice in this handbasket? I picked one that would go well with my shoes.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I shouldn't really be up right now, but I kept hearing house noises, and even once I'd cleared my nose by breathing deeply through it (no, really, it works, try it!), I still couldn't quite drop off. I have theories about why this is (the not dropping off to sleep, not the nose clearing or house noises), but mostly I think it's because I like to be alone in a quiet house with nothing to do. At this hour it doesn't seem right to be banging around doing chores or even slipping in and out of rooms to put away laundry as I fold. Guilt free ass-sitting is what this is. It's not like I didn't sit down earlier in the evening, but then my Protestant work ethic was telling me I really shouldn't be, whereas right now my Protestant consideration for others keeps me from doing chores that might wake the neighbors.

I've been completely uninspired in the blogging department, mostly because I feel that what I have to say is either dull or divisive. I don't really enjoy arguing, so I tend to avoid the divisive (*ahem*SARAHPALIN*ahem*), and everything else is We work, we work on the house, we look forward to vacation. We leave for Europe in just ten days, so I'm busy putting together airport snack options (who wants to spend money in the airport when you can spend it in Europe, right?) and worrying about the exchange rate. I'll be happy to finally get on the plane and sad to come home once it's all over, I'm sure. Sort of like I'll be happy to get to sleep tonight, but troubled when the alarm rings in the morning.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yes, It's True

Ladies and gentlemen, thanks to my husband and father-in-law, we now have running water in our kitchen sink.


Total bonus: the dishwasher works, too. And tonight? Rumor has it that the fridge will move from the living room back to the kitchen.

We are definitely moving right along. There's still plenty to do, but now I can at least begin organizing and getting things back to normal around this joint. First order of business: pasta for dinner! That didn't come from a carry-out source! Our lives are filled with excitement!

(Actually, first order of business is coffee for me, but I think by now that goes without saying, doesn't it?)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm About to Make Your Day

Cat in a stripey sweater!

the only halloween decoration we'll need

But wait! There's more!

god bless goodwill

Why, yes, that is a skull and crossbones with hearts for eyes and nose appliqued there on the back. Just try and tell me it's not awesome. You can't, can you?

I think that's the best $1.98 I've spent all week. Man, I love Goodwill.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Progress as Promised

Look! Cabinets!

eponine would like to introduce you to our new cabinets

I mean, they don't have doors or anything, but we are one step closer to putting in the lower ones, which brings us one step closer to installing a sink, which brings me one step closer to eating real food for lunch instead of going, "Oh, forget it, I'll just grab a coffee." Or just having baked kitty cat.

baked kitty:  it's what's for dinner

It really is quite delicious, though I found the fur to be a bit chewy. I may be eating it a lot, though, because now we have THIS to distract us from working on the kitchen:

what jarod is doing

Brand! New! iMac! I think America's Next Top Model is going to look really nice on that 24-inch screen, don't you?