Tuesday, September 25, 2007

10 on Tuesday

10 Things I've Been Putting Off

  1. Painting the trim on 2 of the 3 new doors we had installed (already did the one in the dining room).
  2. Going to the dentist. Just need to get a new dentist, that's the problem.
  3. Working out on a regular basis.
  4. Getting my haircut (although I'm doing this tomorrow)
  5. Getting rid of all the vines on the back chain-link fence
  6. Replacing said metal fence with a wooden one and putting new plants there
  7. Putting new flowers in the front beds
  8. Hanging pictures in the remainder of the house
  9. Making Drew's 'real' room (not the nursery) less of a junk room and more of a guest room!
  10. Getting my resume together, in case I want/need to go back to work sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Enough Is Enough

I am tired of hot weather. Bubba and I both are.

Yes, I realize that I am from Texas, and should be used to 90 degrees in September. But I lived for 3 years in a place that claims to have actual seasons that correspond roughly with Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. I don't mind summer at all, in fact it's great! And hot weather in July and August is to be expected, heck, enjoyed!


90 degrees in September, especially in late September, is just ridiculous. I am REALLY tired of not being able to take Drew outside from 10am to 7pm. I'm sick of putting off things I'd like to do in the yard 'until it gets cooler,' because as we all know, yard work is not really something you can do in short, separate periods of time; you have to commit to it for a few hours. Not really conducive to having an infant that shouldn't be out in the hot weather for that long.

Not only that, but I'd love to be able to sit outside in the evening while we grill or something and not sweat through my t-shirt. Gross, I know.

And, and, and!!!

Our electric bill is atrocious! I know we live in an old, inefficient house with lots of old, single-pane, original windows, but it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so bloody hot outside!

I'm going to go take a cold shower now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

10 on Tuesday

10 Things I Do When I Have Nothing Else To Do

Um, I'm a new mom, so there really isn't a time when I have nothing else to do. But here goes.

  1. Play with Drew Bear
  2. Cross stitch
  3. Read
  4. Play on the computer
  5. Watch TV
  6. Take Drew for a walk (wait, it's too damn hot to do that right now)
  7. Shop
  8. Make a list of things to do with this house/yard
  9. Call Bubba at work and bother him
  10. Play with Drew Bear

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Not Vieing for Mother-of-the-Year

How bad is it that I just made a quick trip down the street to our neighborhood liquor store because I'm almost out of vodka? That's all I needed....vodka.

Did I mention that I carried my son in with me?

I tried not to look like a wine-o Mama that HAD to have her vodka tonic this afternoon.

The only thing missing was that my son was actually dressed, and not just in a diaper. THAT would have been very bad.

10 on Tuesday

I'm really starting to enjoy this list!

10 Cities I'd Live In
I could list a whole lot more than 10, but this is a start!

  1. NYC (I know I've already done that, but I'd like to do it again)
  2. Paris
  3. Seattle
  4. London
  5. Siena, Italy
  6. Baltimore
  7. Savannah
  8. Denver
  9. Brenham, Texas
  10. Charlottesville, Virginia

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

7 Months Old!

He got 2 teeth on Friday, too!

It's Always Something

So, Bubba and I ordered a new table WAY back in May to go into our brand new dining room. We figured we are home owners now, it's time to get a grown-up table and chairs. We went to this neighborhood furniture store just down the street from our house that is a place where they have samples of furniture there, but you order from the manufacturer's catalog to get exactly the piece you want. Delivery time was 6-8 weeks, which put us into July getting the table, but that was fine, as we had to paint anyway. We finally called about it around the Fourth, and the guy apologized, saying the chairs were here, but the table had to be sent back because it was not up to standard, and he would take care of the shipping and knock 10% off for our trouble. Fine, we still hadn't painted.

Well, the long-awaited table and chairs are here, were delivered this afternoon. BUT! One of the legs is not like the others, and can not be bolted onto the table. The holes that the bolts fit into are smaller on one leg, and the bolts that were sent do not fit the holes. Of course.

So right now, sitting in my dining room upside down, is a table with only 2 legs on it. The delivery men left Leg No. 3 off so that whoever comes by to fix this will see what the problem is. I called the furniture place, and he said someone would be out tomorrow to take a look. TOMORROW!!?!! What about today? What if I was having a dinner party tonight and needed this table? (I'm not, I'm just sayin'.) I would be screwed!

The table is beautiful, as are the chairs, but this place has lost ALL future business we were going to throw their way. We even had our eye on the side-board piece that matches the table, for a future purchase, but that's not going to happen now!!!


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

10 on Tuesday

10 Things I'd Save In A Fire

  1. Drew Bear
  2. Drew's baby book
  3. As many photo albums as I could find
  4. Laptop
  5. Family photos
  6. Wedding picture (geez, there's a theme here)
  7. Our fireproof box (after we buy one....soon)
  8. As many clothes as I could grab
  9. Car seat (those are expensive!)
  10. Our stems from Murano, Italy