Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What have we done?

We bought a house! Holy shit. I can't even begin to describe how terrified and excited we are, but what I can pretty accurately portray is how much money we will have left once we close: not much. Still, it is a good thing. The house is quirky and cute, with 5 different levels separated by varying numbers of stairs, and has a lot of space and even more potential. It is "move in ready" in that we can move in and live there without gutting anything, but it needs tons of updating. The master bathroom has that gaudy pink tile that was so popular in the 50's and 60's and the other bathroom has yellow tiles edged with blue tiles and a blue tub and sink. Oh dear. But the laundry room is HUGE and there are lovely, large windows in the family room that let in tons of light and it has the cutest little sleeping nook in the upstairs bedroom. I can't wait to get started on making it ours!

Be well,


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Life on hold.

Wow. The past 4 weeks have been a complete blur. We (my husband, my son and I) have all been sick since Valentines' Day. Basically any function that has not been immediately necessary for the well being of us or close family members has been pushed to the end of a very long to-do list. There are so many things we wanted to get done but I guess that is just life. Having a toddler in day care is a great way to bring germs into your life and keep them there on a permanent basis. My son (let's call him Numa for blogging purposes) loves his classroom...his teachers are amazing and all the little people who are in the class with him seem to be cute, fun little guys, but clearly one of them is a tiny Typhoid Mary. Seriously, this latest illness is enough to make me contemplate putting Numa in a bubble and keeping him there until college. Stomach viruses are the worst and we are on day 4 of constant diaper changes (and by constant, I mean at least every hour during the day, sometimes more often) and the occasional projectile vomit incident. Poor baby. I hope he pulls though soon, both for his sake and ours. Hopefully my next post will involve more about me and my life, my goals or my first DIY goal for the blog: a mini-book about Numa's first year. Stay tuned, but until then, please enjoy a picture of my bristle block future power concept model and the air defense system I constructed to protect this fragile resource.