Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September!

I can't believe that it is September already! I had a lot to get done this summer that I...didn't. Oh, well. I will get it done this fall instead!
I love the month of September, for several reasons. It is an excellent birthday month. Sara, Gramma M., Jenny, me, Greg, and my dad, to name a few (and I mean to name a few, because there are more!) Plus, both Ken and Tristen and Jenny and Austin are having babies this month! (Ken and Tristen as we speak, Jenny later on in the month.)

Anyway, a couple of random items/updates.

We finally got some of the stuff put away in our new house. I guess we have lived there almost two months, so I can't really use the excuse that we just moved in anymore. It is sort of still a wreck, but only in my bedroom, so no one knows. Except Greg and I, who get injured hourly on the stuff laying around.

We mounted the TV in our new house on the wall above the fireplace because there wasn't really a good place to put it. This has proved delightful in several ways, one being that Charlie can't reach the buttons anymore. But, I was worried that our family looked like we were too centered around the TV, seeing as it is now the center of the wall (I guess I should be more worried if we actually ARE centered around the TV as opposed to whether we just LOOK like we are, but I have admitted before and I will admit now, we like to watch TV! And we do it together, so it counts as family time! And I refuse to be ashamed!) (Speaking of TV, did you see that my favorite TV family has announced they are having their 19th baby?)

Anyway, I wanted to make an area where we at least LOOKED like we were family-centric and not TV-centric. =)
Also, our bookcase celebrated it's 3rd move by collapsing (on my head. And then my mother in law's head.) This is not Ikea's fault, I say. I just think no one and no thing is made for 3 moves in 3 years.

We are proving our continued loyalty to Ikea with this. I am pleased, as it provides a lot more room, and I can rescind my (half-hearted) pledge to not buy anymore books.

Other updates include that I am reading and loving the Harry Potter books. I know, I know, what took me so long? I don't know, but in any case, I finished #4 yesterday and they are just delightful. More layoffs at my work mean that I now officially work 6 days a week (for the same pay. Oh the delights of being an exempt employee). So, I am supposed to work Saturdays, but so far they have been pretty nice about letting me answer emails/voicemail from home, as well as dabble in little projects. And, they are still letting me work from home on Thursdays, which is another YAY (I am surprised, but I am not arguing).

Other than that, life has been pretty quiet. I think Charlie's current wretchedness comes from cutting three of his eye (I?) teeth; I have heard they hurt pretty badly. But we still love him. Greg is still working hard and taking the LSATs in a couple of weeks. He has 2 football fantasy teams going now and we are pleased about the upcoming season!

5 comments:

Stacy said...

i.
love.
ikea.


addish, you did not post about going to 12th night.

Austin and Jennifer Jensen said...

I love the "family wall space"! I wouldn't walk into your house and think you were centered around the tv just because it is above the fireplace.. I would think "wow.. they are good at this child proofing thing". Hooray for September!

Amanda said...

I love the Expedit. I got the black one for my 22nd birthday. I fear it has also been moved 3 times in as many years...here's hoping I can afford new furniture after law school. Glad you guys are doing well.

Kristin said...

can i come over and watch TV with you? haha

Lacey said...

I love your photo display--its so cute! Don't feel bad about waiting so long to put stuff away...moving sucks and is so exhausting. I'm the same way. We moved into our new place in June and there are still some boxes in the closet that will probably stay there until we move again in December!

Tell greg good luck on the LSAT! I take the GRE in 2 weeks --totally understand how incredibly stressful preparing for these exams are!