Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The purchases

2 -- 30 x 30 cabinets for over the washer and dryer
4 X 4 cubby cube (wish I got the 5 X 5)

Was planning on putting this vertically in the corner, but love it in the entry

Oval coffee table and corner 5X1 cube bookcase

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Concert and IKEA

While all the girls are going to Wicked, Mr. and I went to see Pearl Jam. They were amazing. Sometimes live shows don't live up to your expectations, but they did not disappoint. They played 5 or 6 new songs and tons of old stuff that everyone sang to. We stood almost the whole show--clapping, singing, dancing. Okay, not so much dancing.

We got to people watch. I thought there would be a lot of crazies at the concert, but most of them were nicely dressed 25 -40 year olds. There were a few 55-65 y.o. that were grooving more than the others around them. The ticket said no cameras, so we didn't bring one. Of course, everyone else did. So, no pics. Mr. got a shirt and I got a bottle of water. It started at 7:30 and ended at 11 pm. I must admit that I yawned a few times. When 10:00 hit, I knew it was bedtime. I would go see them again.

We went to the outlet mall at North Bend on the way to Seattle and bought nothing. That's a good thing because IKEA took us for all we were worth. It was fun for the first hour and a half and then we were both tired and hungry, but we pressed on. We went to IKEA in San Jose 4 years ago and didn't buy anything.

When we got home, I put together 1 bookshelf and then Mr. came and helped. We have 3 things left to put together. I am excited about the purchases. I am starting a list for the next time we go. Hopefully I can get a side job to support this habit.

My sister took care of the girls and they seemed to have a great time. Lulu, the non-sleeper, slept pretty well and K said she would do it again. It was fun to do stuff just the 2 of us and know that the girls were having fun too. This was probably only the 2nd time we had gotten away just the two of us. I highly recommend it.

P.S. Don't mind the Wicked intro., I would go to that too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A day away

In a few days, Mr. and I will take off on an overnight adventure to the big city. He is excited about going to a concert and I am excited about going to IKEA. I am sure there are better places to go in Seattle, but I am looking for cheap. Any IKEA tips, must haves, etc. would be appreciated.

Today we go to the specialist to see if Lulu qualifies for ear tubes. 7 ear infections in less than 9 months. She better qualify.

Post Dr. visit

She qualified for sure and actually has another ear infection. Awesome. More drugs, but hopefully she will get better in the next 2 weeks, have her pre-op, and then get the tubes put in. The PA was really nice, he played peek-a-boo with Lulu and she laughed. She did keep saying that she wanted to go to the car, but she didn't cry. Then we went to the outlet bakery and they gave her a Twinkie. Twinkies are nasty. She ate half and then I took a bite and threw it away. BLAH!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Paintings du jour

I've been watching HGTV hoping to get some inspiration for home decor. My house is not decorated at all. We have blank walls almost everywhere and we were finally fed up with it. Our home is more like a rental. I have painted a few walls, but there is very little hanging on those walls. Mr. gave me the green light to decorate. In fact he said something like, "This place is so boring. You need to decorate." Well, I went to Craft Warehouse, TJ Maxx, and Michael's and got a few things, including canvases.

Sometimes I see artwork and think, "I could do that." SO these are my artwork attempts. I really like the 2nd one better than the 1st, but I like them both. Neither were hard and in fact, they only took about an hour. I'm not sure where either will hang, but at least I'll have something on the wall.

Monday, September 7, 2009

What my husband thinks of this blog

Sometimes he is surprised and sometimes he is ... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

We'll see how he feels about this post.

Lessons from big sister

Lulu v. Donut

These are some of the many important life skills that Mimi has taught Lulu.

2nd Grade

Amy got ready for school and asked if she could wear a necklace. When she put it on, she said with a smile, "I feel pretty." That was so sweet to see and I almost cried. She was so cute and is getting so big. This year might actually be tougher than her previous 2 years. She is loving art and PE and is not so fond of math. Last night, we played Yahtzee together to sneak in a math game. Half way through, she said, "Hey, this is like a math game." She caught me, but she didn't care. She had fun and wants to do it again.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sleeping with my eyes open

It really doesn't make sense, and it shouldn't. Little Lulu has another ear infection and I am sleeping with her in my bed most of the night. The problem is she is not sleeping. She is screaming and watching movies. I try to sleep with the sheet over my head. I rest, but I don't sleep. Argh!!! Three nights in a row. Less than 3 hours of sleep each night. Last night, she woke up at 11:30 pm, went back to sleep at 4:45 am, and up for good at 6 am.

It would be generous of me to say that she has slept through the night 2x a month since she was born. Very generous. I am taking her to the ENT and hoping that she will have a good answer. If not, we are going to get some allergy testing done. I don't know how she can be as happy as she is when she doesn't sleep. She does have a nasty streak that comes out when she is exhausted. Today is the third day on meds, she should start feeling better.

She has been one ball of sick this whole year. That explains why I groan, "Fine," when you ask me how I am. I am one ball of tired.