Monday, January 21, 2013

Since this blog has been taken over by something else, I have started a new one. You probably can't see this post unless you are reading it through a newsreader, oh ye few but faithful. :) You can follow me at where I will be blogging about the baby, cloth diapering, and whatever else strikes my fancy. If you follow me over there, leave a comment to tell me hi!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Seeing if there's still some weird page popping up instead of my blog.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Isn't He Cute?

I don't know what in the WORLD I'm going to do with a boy, but I guess I'll figure it out. He was pretty cooperative during the scan. There was a point where he was all like, "I pity the fool who tries to look at my heart" but eventually he reconsidered. He looks healthy and we're thankful. He's very active. At bedtime last night he moved into an awkward position and stayed there for a minute. I just had my hand resting on my belly and then suddenly he flipped and nearly knocked my hand away. He and I were both more comfortable after that though. He never performs like that when his daddy is trying to feel him. Maybe daddy just needs to be more patient. :) Now I need to decorate the nursery and buy baby furniture and name this kid. Oh and I think I'll buy him some shoes. :)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Under Construction

I'm changing up the layout a little bit. It was getting a little boring. Maybe this will motivate me to post more (doubtful!). Decluttering and working on a background.

In other news, I went to the monthly neighborhood ladies dinner last night. It was good to get to meet a few people. Everyone seemed nice. It's going to take me forever to remember everyone's name and figure out which house they live in.

I'm eating chicken flavored Rice-A-Roni for lunch and it's delicious! :)

That's about all I've got.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

House Update

Here you go, Jenny.

Ignore the stuff that hasn't found a permanent "home" in the pictures! The rest of my curtains have been shipped, so I'm excited to get those up. This is our main living area. We have one room on the first floor that's still a complete disaster (it happens to be the man room *ahem*), but I'm starting to get a few things on the wall and am working on making the house more homey. The upstairs is livable, but not at all decorated yet. We are having our first overnight guests this weekend!

The wood floors are so nice. I dustmop them every day and pick up SO MUCH dog hair. It's so much easier than trying to keep carpet clean. I seriously don't know how Mercy isn't bald with as much as she sheds.

Yesterday the propane tank got really low. I smelled gas, so I called and they had me check the gauge. This entailed me tromping over to the underground tank with a flashlight (my sweet husband worked until NINE last night, or I would have put him on it!), lifting the lid, and fighting off black widows. That just isn't my cup of tea, folks.

Anyway, the tank was only 1% full. The guy who came to fill it said that we would have probably been completely out in about an hour...which is bad since everything in this house is gas.

Crisis averted! Now I just need to learn about the well and the septic tank. Ah country living...

Mercy has made friends with the neighbor's dog. They like to chase eachother around the yard. Between our property and the neighbor's property we have probably a couple of acres for them to run on, and some woods if Mercy ever gets brave enough to explore them. She is having the best time though. We just let them run off leash on our property (we supervise) and I swear she smiles. :)

Monday, November 07, 2011

I'm Surprised I Even Remembered my Password

Long time no blog!

Since I last blogged, I've visited two states I'd never been to before (Maryland and West Virginia). It's kind of funny how close everything is to here. At least it seems to me that it is.

Here's a pic from our trip to WV this weekend.

Also, we're buying a house! Hallelujah! We should close early next week.

A few of my favorite things about the new house are:

hardwood floors (carpet and dog hair just don't mix)
a full basement with walkout covered patio (this will be a MIL apartment--the basement, not the patio)
a fantastic screened in back porch with skylights
granite countertops
a large yard we can fence in for the dogs! They will be so excited!

Work rest for the wicked.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

quick update

Sorry for the typos...posting this from my phone.

We survived irene with no damage to our house. However, we haven't had power/cable/internet since Saturday. We do have a generator that is running the fridge, the fish tank, some fans, and a couple of lamps. The power company quoted that we should have power by 11pm tonight. We'll see. I can't wait to take a warm shower! The good news is that we have plenty of water pressure and aren't under a boil order. That would have made life a lot more difficult. Since we don't have internet, I haven't been able to log in to work all week. I guess we'll see if they have mercy on me or make me use pdo for an act of god. Never can tell. I haven't even had cell reception for the past few days, so it's been pretty quiet around here. I've finished a couple of books. :) I guess this is what it was like in the olden days, sans generator.