Thursday, October 22, 2009

An update in bullets

I realize that I've been semi-MIA lately. And I'm sorry. But I've been SUPER busy. I went on vacation two-and-a-half weeks ago, and I've been on the go ever since. So, here's an update on my life right now, in bullets.
  • We bought a house. We closed the day I left for vacation. There were some small hitches in the whole process, but it all worked out in the end. I'm sooooooo excited to be a home owner! Here's a picture:

  • We're moving into the new house on Sunday. We got the keys (and started packing) four days ago. We're a bit behind on the whole thing, and we've been busting ass all week to catch up (as you can clearly tell, since I'm wasting time blogging).
  • Now that I own a home, I'm going to have to decorate it. This is paralyzing to me. I don't decorate. On top of that, I have to decorate around some *ahem* lovely mauve carpet that's in the dining room, living room, stairwell, and upstairs hallway. Fun times. Poor Michelle had no idea what she was getting herself into when she offered to help me decorate.
  • I was in an accident and totalled my car three weeks ago. I'm fine, my car was not. I bought a new car last weekend, and it's a minivan. *Pause for laughter* Yeah, I know. I didn't want a minivan. At. All. But we got a great deal on a low-mileage used one, and we're going to need the space in the years to come.
  • W is going to be one on Wednesday. I can't believe it's been a year already. He started on whole milk yesterday (we ran out of formula, and I refused to buy another can because he wouldn't use it all in a week or so). He loves it. B and I love the reduced-cost factor, but we're not fans of the change-in-poop factor.
  • Birthday boy is getting a cold. Just in time for his birthday party on Saturday.

  • He is also in the throes of a major teething episode, which is making life fun for all in our household. He's finally getting his two front middle teeth, so he no longer has his vampire fangs.

  • For W's party, we're doing a Very Hungry Caterpillar theme. I'm hoping it turns out as cute in real life as it is in my head. Here's the invite I designed (excuse the poor quality):
  • Oh, and I'm pregnant.

I guess that's all for now. I'll get back to in-depth blogging again when life calms down in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Three years of wedded bliss

Today marks our third anniversary. I can't believe it's been three years since I was here:

The past three years have had their ups and downs, and our vows - particularly the "for worse" and "for poorer" ones - have been tested again and again. But we've survived, we're stronger than ever, and we're finally, finally watching the fabulous life we've been striving for starting to come to fruition. Despite the hardships, I wouldn't change a thing.

I love you, babe. Always and forever.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Today's general consensus

My boss is off of work right now because he had his hip replaced. During the trial today, everyone involved - including my acting boss and the lawyers - decided that a hip replacement would have been preferable to sitting through this trial.

Yeah, it was that bad. At least we got a verdict fairly quickly. I was expecting to be there until 9:00 or so.

Monday, October 12, 2009

And I'm back

I just got home from a wonderful five-day trip to visit my best friend in North Carolina. It was awesome, and we had tons of fun. This is the first time I've seen her since May, and the first time it's just been the two of us (as in no husband, no baby, no in-laws) since, uh, geez, I think it's been two years. Hell.

Regardless, we had a great time. I got in Thursday, and we had dinner with a bunch of her friends. Friday, I hung out at the apartment and did some online car shopping (oh, yeah, did I forget to mention that I totalled my car a week or so ago? I've been kinda busy) while L was working. We went to see Whip It that night. I highly recommend it. It was a fun movie. I love Ellen Page. We also went to The Cheesecake Factory that night, and if you go there any time soon, you MUST get the red velvet cheesecake. It's two layers of red velvet cake, two layers of vanilla cheesecake, cream cheese frosting, and white chocolate shavings. It is DEVINE. Get yourself some now.

The weather was (mostly) great. We went to the beach on Saturday, and, even without the novelty a girl from Ohio finds in going to the beach in the middle of October, it was wonderful. Sunny, hot, and oceany. Perfect.

We also went on a crazy shopping trip on Sunday. My friend's house burnt down recently, so she's in the process of replacing pretty much everything she owns. We put a pretty big dent in her list on Sunday. I've decided that shopping is more fun when you can spend someone else's money (even if you don't get to take the spoils home with you). I did buy myself a shirt at The Limited (I'm pretty sure that's the first time I've purchased anything's usually too expensive for my cheap ass, and I'm already feeling the buyer's'll probably go back) and two pairs of cute flats.

I spent the majority of the day slowly working my way back to my corner of Ohio. Now I'm home, and I'm waiting for B to get home from class so I can spend some time with him before bed. I didn't get home before W went to bed tonight, so I'm going to get up early to spend some time with him tomorrow morning. The poor kid hasn't seen me since Wednesday morning. He probably doesn't even remember me.

Despite the fact that I just bored you with the details of my mini vacation, there's all kinds of interesting stuff going on at Chez Emily right now. Hopefully I'll get around to telling you all about it soon. For now, though, I'm off to unpack and wait for my hubby to get here.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

From TV, truth

This clip made me laugh. And then cringe, because so much of it is true (except for the husband part...I've been extraordinarily lucky in that area).

Friday, October 2, 2009

This week needs to end

I've had enough of this week. It's been bad news after bad news, with just enough decent news sprinkled in to keep me from punching someone in the face. I'm beaten up, mentally and physically. B and I can't take much more. Luckily, tomorrow is the last day of this week. If we can just make it through one more day, things will start getting better. They have to. Next week has to be better.