August 21, 2009


So today as I was looking out my window and was again irritated with my neighbor across the street. It took everything I had to calm my ass down from going across the street and bitching at him. The house has been for sale for at least 2 years. Overpriced I might add. They have never finished the landscaping...the man has no lawn...just a big field of weeds. Someone rents the house so the lawn or should I say weeds get mowed about twice per summer. I'm just fed up. I've been looking at this damn house for 7 years...when is enough enough? I guess that's what happens when you move in somewhere without a convenance. Don't get me took us awhile after we built the house to get a lawn....but every year we've did more to our house. Two owners in this house now and nothing has been done.....arghhhhh. Wanna sell your house buddy? Get a freakin' lawn!

Movie Night

Jody and I decided to see a movie tonight and we chose "The Time Traveler's Wife." Cry-fest! Seriously I bawled throughout the whole thing. I hate when I do that at the movies. We weren't sure if we were going to see it after someone we knew had a chance to see it and said they hated it. Their daughter had read the I can understand. Whenever I read the book first I always hate the movie. Never as good as what I imagine in my mind I guess.

August 20, 2009

Wind Me Up....

Wind me up....I feel like I have 10 projects on the go at once. Trying to get ready for this damn yard sale. Way more work than it's worth. Seriously. Looking in my garage and see all this stuff and thinking that it's supposed to RAIN again on Saturday. I know, I know, it hasn't rained in awhile...but every time I have planned something this summer it has rained. Plus, what the hell am I going to do with the stuff that doesn't sell. I've never had a yard sale so I guess I'm just paranoid that all this work was for nothing. I'm also in the middle of cleaning out Tyler's room so that we can have it painted. You don't realize how much shit a 9 year old accumulates until you remove everything from the room. Here's hoping the yard sale goes well...."everything must go" as they say. And I'll post a pic of Ty's room when it's all done.

August 17, 2009

Another "Deep Thought by Jack Handey"

Awhile back I posted how I used to laugh at the Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy years ago on SNL. Thought I would share another one...

"Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don't know what your rights are, or who the person is you're talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door."

-- Jack Handey
[Deep Thoughts]

Yard Sale

We have been working hard all weekend going through our basement and garage. We have a ton of stuff accumulated in the last 10 years. I've never had a yard sale before, but decided it is definitely time. Next Saturday is the big day. Tyler will sell lemonade to the thirsty shoppers. There is a little something for everyone....sports stuff, kids toys, house decorations, kitchen stuff, linens, garden stuff, even some smaller pieces of furniture.

August 12, 2009


Getting some painting done around the house. Anne arrives next week to start in Tyler's room. She is going to do pink and brown "barcodes" on two of the walls. My office will be room number two and finally my bedroom is getting redone as well. Awaiting for the bedding that I ordered to decide on that paint color. A fresh coat of paint makes everything seem clean again....LOL.

August 4, 2009

Life at the Cottage....

Couldn't you just look at this view every nite? Seriously? The fam just got back tonight from our awesome vacation at a Cottage at North Lake. We are really trying to find the perfect place to build or buy. The view here helps to make it a consideration. I gotta tell ya that cottage life agrees with all of us. After 8 wonderful nights it was hard to pack up and come back to the real world.