Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
And there is room for like six more books. I need to go shopping! Just kidding. The top two sections have my books (G is on top of the case and the shelves hold H-M) and the bottom two have Charlie's and the bins have some of Charlie's toys. I am pretty pleased about it. Plus, as I pointed out to Greg, we could move the toy bins if we needed more books (he disagrees. He says we are now on a "buy one, get rid of one" policy).
At least I need ONE more H, because Nick Hornby's new book came out today! (But, sadly, only in the UK. I have to wait until the 29th to get it here.)
Anyway, I think it looks fetching, and I am proud of my brute strength.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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. =)
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!