Saturday, November 29, 2008

Where oh where has my little blog gone??

Oh dear, its been just about forever since I've blogged. Sorry! I suck. Our piece-of-crap Toshiba laptop crashed again. I will never, ever buy a Toshiba computer again. It crashed just over a month after Glenn purchased it. Took it in to be repaired by a Toshiba technician at a local shop. Worked...for awhile. Crashed three months later. Glenn was so pissed he packed it up and put it in the back of the closet. Fast forward to a few months ago when we put the desktop in storage to stage the house and needed (wanted) the laptop. Got it fixed again, this time under our own expense. It has started doing the exact same thing that happened before it died the last two times. Sometimes it won't start at all, other times it reboots over and over and over, and other times you are working on the computer (did I say working? dorking around maybe!) and suddenly it crashes. Needless to say, its a bit frustrating. For the time being it has been starting up and working just fine. *knock on wood*

Much has occurred since I have updated here. I'll try and get this blog up to speed over the next week or so. So, sorry again! Hope you're still here!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Real Estate Pics Take III

These two pics just make me feel like I'll have a lot of painting to do!



But, by far, the best part is that the house has a pool. In the realtor's description it says Don't want a pool? They're not expensive to fill. I'm not kidding. Let me go grab a shovel.


I'll hopefully be back to regular blogging soon. Our water heater broke and we had to replace it. I've been sick. Not the best excuses, but that's all I've got ;)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Trader Joes is impulse shopping central!

We headed to Trader Joes today because we needed an orchid for the master bathroom. I use the term "need" lightly; we definitely don't "need" it but since we are trying to sell the house it does add a nice touch to the bathroom. There were a few other things I wanted to pick up -- naan, nuts, some healthier snacks to stock my cupboard with. We ended up spending about 60 bucks and darn near everything we got was just snacky stuff, which I should mention I am trying to stay away from at the moment. Ugh! At least we remembered the orchid ;).

Friday, November 7, 2008

Short and sweet

Well, I'm feeling a bit under the weather today and not up for much blogging, but I have to post something or my streak will be broken again! I'm feeling quite blah & Beanie was asleep by 6:15 this evening (and I fought to keep her up that long!) so I'm thinking I'd better head to bed soon myself.

I've been "writing" all sorts of blogs in my head. Does anyone else do that? I'll be sitting around thinking about something and then I think I should blog about it. So, they're coming, they're just all in my head. haha

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Streak broken

Well, I was trying to see how many days straight I could go blogging. Three I guess. I will try for more now since the last couple days.


Another streak was broken; we've had two showings of the house in the last two days. Woohoo! Yesterday we actually had a realtor call from just outside the house as she thought our house was vacant. Ack!! Good thing I've been on top of my game with cleaning lately, I picked up a few things, put socks & shoes on Beanie and jammed out the front door. Crisis averted. We were supposed to have another showing later yesterday evening but they ended up not coming by. They may come by on Sunday. I'm feeling more optimistic, like we're on a roll again.


Speaking of optimism, I am so happy that Obama is going to be our next president!!! The future looks bright!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Beanie has her appt with the pediatric dermatologist today

I'm pretty sure they are going to confirm what Glenn and I have been thinking for the last few months. When we went to the dermatologist six months ago they weren't sure if the birthmark on her arm was a hemangioma or a lymphatic malformation. Due to things we have noticed over the last six months I am pretty sure it is a lymphatic malformation, which means it won't just go away on its own. I think they just leave them be, but we'll see at her appointment.

***update*** copied and pasted from PO for you gals that are there too :)

What an ordeal, let me tell you! Our appointment was at 9:30. We got there a couple minutes early. They didn't take us back to the exam room until a good 35-40 minutes later. The medical asst asked what we were there for & I said "a follow up to check on her hemangioma or lymphatic malformation or whatever it is. They weren't sure last time." In the snottiest voice ever she says "Its a hemangioma." We sat in there forever waiting for the doctor, by which time Beanie was having a major meltdown and I was getting really mad. Just when I was about to leave the exam room and tell them we'd just reschedule the doctor came in. Sorry, she said, its been one of those Monday mornings . I replied that Beanies's patience was exhausted (I should've added mine was too.) The doc takes about two seconds to look at Beanies's arm and listens to what I say DH and I had been noticing over the last few months, that is feels warm to the touch (sometimes downright hot), that it seems to fluctuate in size, and that it is sometimes firmer than usual. The doc says "yep, its a lymphatic malformation" and proceeds to close up her chart like she was all done and let's go. So I started asking some questions. The lymphatic malformations do not go away on their own so I was wanting to know what the course of action would be. She answered them, but wasn't even looking at me (was she looking at the clock past me?? Its not my fault she was over an hour behind by her 2nd or 3rd appt of the day!!). Basically, they don't usually recommend doing anything unless the malformation becomes problematic in some way. It may even diminish in appearance as Beanie grows. It is hardly noticeable now. We have to watch it if she bumps it bc, since it involves the lymph system, the risk of infection is higher. If, as she gets older, it repeatedly gets bumped or causes other problems then they would recommend trying to remove it. Anyways, she said to come back in two years. By that time we'll have moved (hopefully!) and will likely see someone else, which is good because, after today, I didn't plan on going back there anyway. For now we just have to watch it, especially if it gets bumped or anything like that.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Real Estate Pics II

As Kristin asked, these are all listed on the MLS. The pics from this blog and the last one are from houses that meet my search criteria as well. Well, at least the website thinks they meet my search criteria, they definitely aren't anything we'll be going to look at.

Eeew! I'm willing to bet this house is bank-owned. I especially like the hangers on the carpet.



This one isn't as horribly bad, it just reminds me of a jail. I think they probably could've found a better angle to get this shot from.

Its this time of year...

...that my intense hatred for pharmaceutical TV ads takes second place to something even more evil -- political ads. I am so ready for the nonstop barrage of political ads to be over with. With an exciting presidential race, a hotly contested governer's race and a Senate rematch I am on political ad overload. And, I swear, they keep getting stupider and stupider (at the risk of sounding, um, stupid, is "stupider" even a word?). Anyway, I have been looking high and low on youtube to share with you the worst of the worst, but I can't find it so I will attempt to explain....

It is an ad against our current governer, Chris Gregoire, ran by her opponent, Dino Rossi. The ad compares Gregoire to a baby who is crawling around in a diaper. Then the ad says the baby has "baggage" and, as the baby is being passed around from person to person you see them scrunching their noses as if the baby has a big poopy diaper. They keep passing the baby around, commenting on the "baggage" and how we need "a change." I am sure the people who develop these ads are paid a nice amount of money so you'd think they could come up with something better than a baby crawling around with a poopy diaper and calling the poop "baggage." Clever? Maybe a little, I'll give it that, but why doesn't Dino Rossi talk about himself or his positions, rather than compare his opponent to a poop-filled diaper?

Ah, only two more days and I can see a boat load of pharmaceutical ads again. I think the only people who have more money than pharmaceutical companies to spend (and waste) on advertising are politicians.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I'm hoping for some showings this weekend.

That would be nice! Except for the fact that I've been sitting around lazily all morning instead of tidying the house up. And now I'm blogging. I'd better get my butt in gear!

Cross your fingers for some showings for our condo this weekend.