Thursday, December 30, 2010

What We Have Been Doing On Our Winter Vacation.

This is the kitchen floor of our new (extremely old and dirty) house, in case you are baffled by what you are looking at. This is where the clean line meets the dirty. It took soapy bleach water, a heavy duty broom and a mop to get this unattractive floor slightly less unsightly. I got blisters from scrubbing that floor so much. And it still looks dirty. Anyway, we are moving in tomorrow. We have accomplished a lot, but still have sooo much to do. I have decided that rather than updating constantly I will most likely post a short series when the house is at least through these preliminary renovations. Stay tuned. Rest easy knowing that we have water, electric, and heat which we only have because we or someone we know replaced it all. Fun times are being had here. You should join us. Carry a box.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

This Could Cause Progress On the House to Stop, I Think.

We got a PS3 for Christmas (for Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming in the country). Sergio is currently playing in an online game while on the phone with our friend Sam. They are playing on the same team. Sergio has died four or five times in the 6 minutes he has been playing. He has cursed A LOT! This whole situation is just too funny/sad for words. I'm off to bed. Alone.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Smarty Pants

My mom gets really uncomfortable when rewarded, awarded, bragged about, etc. So she's probably going to hate this. I attended my mother's college graduation last week. My mom graduated Summa Cum Laude on Thursday night, after going to school part-time and working full-time for six years. Just thinking about all that makes me tired. She's very impressive. Congratulations! We're very proud of you.

And because that probably made her turn all red, here are some pictures to distract everyone.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Lazy Bullets!

  • We all have a cold. I feel slightly more human today than yesterday, but not much.

  • Every time I sneeze Rosalind says, "Bess you, Dawn." Of course, she also says exactly that when Sergio sneezes.

  • The purse seems to be officially gone.

  • I should have posted about the house a bunch of times by now, but I haven't. It has 99% of a new roof and has had since Thanksgiving break. It no longer has that random middle room, stairs, walls in the hallways or bedrooms, or ceilings in the kitchen and Rolo's room.

  • Everything on our tree has been moved out of Rosalind's reach. Turns out she never got over the novelty of ornaments or candy canes.

  • It has fallen to us to show this rental house to potential new renters. Does anyone else not care about housework while sick? I turned some girls away yesterday because I hadn't bothered to do the dishes. And I don't even feel bad about it.

  • Freaks and Geeks was one of the other shows that we watched on Netflix but that only had a couple of seasons. I knew there were more!

  • When Rosalind wakes up now she asks for Oso and Manny. I feel as though this might be a sign of parental laziness or something. On the other hand, if she insists on being up at five then I'm totally going to melt her brain with Special Agent Oso while I pretend to be awake on the couch. If any parents of little ones read this then here is a gift for you. "Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog! It's a Brand New Day, Whatcha Waitin' For?" Get THAT out of your head. You can't.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas Tree Decoratin'

We finally took down Rosalind's mobile and repurposed it. Six new ornaments!
Self-explanatory. Well, I guess. I took it from this angle because I was too lazy to move off the couch.
Rosalind seemed to get a kick out of decorating. She totally ate a year old candy cane she found in the box of ornaments. She was well into it before I realized what was happening and took the plastic off.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Typical Me.

So Rosalind wasn't feeling well last night, but before I realized that I took her Christmas shopping with me. As we were leaving Kohl's she decided to pitch a fit and I decided to put the Kohl's bag and my purse down outside of the car door while I picked her up and spoke sternly. I put her in the car, and I put the Kohl's bag in the car. This morning I realized that the purse must have remained.

Shockingly, when my coworkers offered to watch my classes so I could get to Kohl's quickly this morning, it was not to be found. Nobody has turned it in to any stores either. So right now I am without most of my keys including the Focus, the house, my classroom, and the new house. I am also without my wallet which contains one (now canceled) credit card, and one (now canceled) debit card as well as my Oregon driver's license which I have sitting next to my Social Security card. I would hate to inconvenience anyone who might want to steal my identity so I just provide it all in one go. It is my phone, though, that I will miss the most. While I have most of the pictures I take with my phone on the computer, I don't have them all. Sad.

But, hey, it's the Christmas season. Maybe somebody is hunting me down as we speak. This is like the weakest premise of a Christmas movie ever.

If this fictional person goes by the address on my license then my stuff is going to end up in Oregon, Dallas, up the road, and at this address we will be leaving in a couple of weeks before making it's way to me. Nothing is ever simple.