Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The big semi....reveal

The final days are here. 

You all know how long I've been waiting for this moment. And like a child at Christmas, I can hardly stand it. 
The finality of it is so close, yet just out of my reach. How poetically ironic. 

Screw that crap! Let's get er done!!

So this is my kitchen in its current state. 
Fridge in place. Microwave hood in place.
Dishwasher in place but not hooked up.
Range in place (kinda) but not hooked up.

If our range was electric then it would be no big deal. But it's not. It's gas. 
Supposedly the cooking capabilities of a gas range are far superior. I don't know if that's true. We've always had gas, so I'm not really experienced with cooking on electric ranges. 
So we find ourselves waiting for our plumber to hook us up.

I am really really really REALLY hoping Monday's post will show all of my lovelies in place, hooked up, working, and a fresh plate of hot brownies (straight out of the oven) to prove it. 
Okay, maybe not the brownies, since I have hardly any groceries. Lol. But you get the gist.

Can you see it?
Oh sweet dreams how I hope with all my heart that you come true. 
Then I can clean my counters, de-clutter, and do a "I'm a BHG feature wanna be" photo shoot. 

Really really hoping I'm gassy on Sunday,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Half naked tree and almost done kitchen peep show

Hi all. Before reading this I have to warn you. As the title suggests, there will be inappropriate shots of nudity. Turn away now if this makes you feel uncomfortable. 

Well, not really. But I think I've got your attention.

My sweet tree has all of its lights and ornaments. Thanks kiddos! 
I still have to go back and de-clutter their decorista efforts. Plus, add a lil bit of mama's flare. But, there is something so extraordinary about a family coming together and sharing moments like this. This is probably my favorite part of Christmas. Seeing the kids' excitement and eagerness. Seeing daddy gazing at them with unconditional love and adoration. 
-break for a mama moment-
**Sniff Sniff** 
Please excuse the ill-placed tree skirt. This pic was taken immediately after the indians finished their attack on the tree. 

Even Cutie appreciates the view. Either that or she's plotting which ornament to attack and demolish first. 

Oh, what's that you ask? Why yes, it is our nearly complete (I could pee myself) kitchen. Just waiting on the plumber to come and hook up the range and dishwasher. 
That's right ladies....I said....D-I-S-H-W-A-S-H-E-R. I am very much looking forward to not washing a gazillion dishes after every single meal!
Ps. Carpet gets installed next week Tuesday....just in time for Xmas!

Seriously trying not to pee myself,

Friday, December 9, 2011

My naked tree and new ornaments

I know that it's Christmas, and I shouldn't be all "bah humbug", but my freaking phone is still not fixed, and mama is starting to get a little grrrrrr! I know I shouldn't rely on it as much as I do. But let's face it........who doesn't??!! I can deal with the no volume thing (barely), but the messed up pictures and the getting my text messages a whole freaking day later (if I get them at all), is really starting to get to me. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

Okay, well, with that being screamed said, moving on to merrier things.

Yay, we finally got our tree up. I went to Target and got new lights this year. It was time.
This is me attempting to get the lights on by myself. Halfway there!! Since I was sweating like a little oinker at this point......... time for a wine break : )

I usually don't shop for ornaments or wrapping paper or anything "sesonal" until the "after" sales. Yes, I am one of those crazy fools hitting up the stores the day after Christmas trying to snatch up all the bargains.
But, since we were in dire need of some new lights, I ended up walking around the Christmas section of Target, and before I knew it, my wagon was full with new decorations too. But, I did have a couple of coupons I could apply to these bad boys, so I ended up saving a couple bucks. Literally.

So, we are now armed with new lights and new ornaments.

Let the decorating begin,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Picture this (*close eyes now*)

It's been a pretty strange week. Maybe it's the holidays?
Unfortunately, this will be a picture-less post. Since my brand spanking new sparkly white Iphone 4S decided to be a piece of crap and start malfunctioning after only 2 weeks, I have no pictures for you. And in case you care, I also have no sound, messed up texts and can't email from it either. Blah. Hopefully, I can get it replaced by the end of the week.
Remember when we actually used to know everyone's phone numbers by memory?? Me either.

Anyway, there have been a lot of exciting things going on in our little house and I can't wait to share them all with you.

1)The tile is finally done..........YAY!!
2)The appliances will be put in place and hooked up this weekend.........YAY!!
3)Our new washer/dryer set was delivered yesterday.........YAY!!
4)The carpet guy is coming out to measure (so we might actually have it in by Christmas)......YAY!!
5)My sister and her brood are coming home (for a visit) on the 23rd.......YAY!!

**Here's to hoping the next post has pics**

Burying my Iphone,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weekend madness

Hey all.
We are back from our mad crazy weekend trip to Oahu.
I had the best time with the bf, long lost friends, and dear to my heart family.

But now it's Monday, I'm exhausted, and my desk is piled to the ceiling with crap that I have to do.

I don't know why, but this song seemed an appropriate summation of my weekend and of my current mood.

With bags under my eyes,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Book Review-The Help

I have a bad habit.
I love reading. Magazines, books, blogs, pretty much anything.
I started reading The Help about 2 weeks ago. And with my life being so hectic, I usually take months to actually finish anything I start reading.  


Well, work has been hectic, I've had a lot on my mind, blah, blah. Because of this, I was having a really  hard time sleeping this past Tuesday . Tossing, turning, and tossing some more. So I decided to grab my handy dandy lil book, and read some, in the hopes that it would make me sleepy. Well, it actually had the opposite effect. Seeing as I was only about 100 pages away from the end, I couldn't put it down. I needed to finish it. So I stayed up til 3am finishing my book. (And yes, I was a grouchy b*tch bear on Wednesday)

This book does an excellent job of reminding us how much we have matured as people and as a society. It is such a well written book that at times it's easy to forget the real issues being portrayed. The struggles people have had to endure to get us to where we are today can sometimes be forgotten when we don't have to experience it first hand. Consider this book a friendly reminder.
Congratulations to Kathryn Stockett on a job well done. I can see this as the start to a wonderful series.

Bookworm out,