Thursday, June 30, 2005

The new kitty may be found!!

The humane society just called Duane and they think they may have found the new kitty! Duane is coming to pick me up and we are going to go see if it is him. I did not have much hope of finding him, so I am really happy!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


I meet with my real estate company tomorrow and (hopefully) find out where things go from here. It is exciting to think of a career change, but what if I suck at it? My mom and dad don't think it is the greatest idea (although they have been pretty tactful in saying so). 3 months till I am finished with this job, but that includes an 18 day vacation.

I am getting a hair cut today. My hair has been rather scary with the humidity lately. I didn't want to freak out the real estate lady tomorrow.

I also watched My First Mister yesterday with Leelee Sobieski and Albert Brooks. It was a good indie type film.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


I passed my test this morning. They don't tell you your score when you pass (only if you fail), so I don't know if I rocked it or passed by the skin of my teeth. A pass is a pass though!

Duane won't be home till 11pm or so tonight, so he will have to take me out to dinner tomorrow night.

The heat and humidity may be gone this weekend! I have wanted to go golfing (and other outside projects), and it has been too hot to do so.

I had chinese food last night. It reminded me that I hate chinese food.

I can go back to my house projects and stop obsessing about the test!!

p.s. thank you Cate for the real estate vibes and thank you Conor!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Freaking out

My test is tomorrow morning and I am slightly freaking out. I feel like I haven't studyed enough (which I probably haven't). I am studying this afternoon and tonight. Hopefully I can cram all the info into my brain. It is too late to change the date of my test without forfitting the money, so I might as well take it.

Duane is in LA, otherwise I would probably be driving him nuts.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


So my test is scheduled for next Tuesday morning, 8am. It looks like they may have scheduled me for the wrong test though, so I have to straighten that out. You are supposed to get there 30 minutes beforehand. I am so not a morning person. It will be over and done with though.

Duane has to whisk off to LA on Sunday night. It will be ok since I will have lots of cramming time and then we can celebrate when he gets back Tuesday night!

I am hoping to go see Batman begins tonight! I am a sucker for comic book movies, even if they aren't that good (like Hulk).

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


The kitty is still missing. I checked out the humane society yesterday, in case someone had brought him in. No dice. Duane and I put signs up in the neighborhood last night.

My test is set for next Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. They were supposed to get back to me within 24 hours, and they haven't.

Off to go home and clean the house for a guest coming tomorrow.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Missing Cat

So it seems that the new kitty got out on Friday night, and has been missing ever since. I let Hershey out on Friday night before I went to bed. I didn't see the kitty get out, but we have looked all over the house and he is not there. :( We are sad. We have contacted the local humane society in case he shows up there, and I am going to put up some signs today.

I am going to schedule my test for next Monday.

Weekend was pretty good.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Not too chatty

I am not too chatty, but I am still alive.

We did get the new kitty. I will have to get his picture up. Mr. and Miss Kitty seem to almost be over their rightous indignation at a stranger joining the household. Unfortunately, he likes to go outside and disappear (which he did this morning). Hopefully he is being a good kitty.

Hopefully taking my real estate test next week. A new career is so scary.

Friday, June 10, 2005

I foiled the vending machine

and got my water from the cafeteria. Why don't I always go to the cafeteria? Laziness, as the cafeteria is way on the other side of the building. :)

I had a good visit with my Mom last night. We picked up our CSA box. She said she thought the farm would be more glamorous (my word, I can't remember exactly what she said). It is a small family farm. It was much more expensive for the bigger farm in Madison.

I have some mizuna, spinach, and lettuce for a salad today. Tonight I am going to make some greens, swiss chard and beet tops. I also have some rhubarb to use. I was dissapointed that we didn't get asparagas this week.

My cellphone is possessed, but will at least allow me to make calls. Last night it was cycling on and off all by itself. It also changed the ring tone, which was a little freaky when the phone rang.

Duane is still in CA till tomorrow afternoon. It seems like it has been ages!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Pisstacular morning

My cellphone has decided to flip out on me. It tells me it is in service mode and requires a power recycle. Funny thing that the manual doesn't mention this at all.

My mom is supposed to come visit me today, and I have no idea when (and she can't contact me on my cellphone).

I had to pull grass out of Hershey's butt this morning on our walk, and pick up poop in the basement. That dog needs to eat less grass and get an attitude adjustment.

Most of my house is messy, so I am sure my mom will say something and want to clean it up. I got a last minute invite to dinner last night, and I would rather spend time with friends.

Miss Kitty has been darting outside (which is usually ok), but she has been refusing to come back in. It is hot and humid here, so she shouldn't be outside for long periods of time. I left the garage door open a little and put some water in there. Stupid kitty.

I still haven't heard back about the possible new kitty either.


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I might be getting a new kitty!

Well I missed out on the kitten recently posted on freecycle, but another post was put up for two cats. I may get one of the cats, if another person doesn't want both. Oh, I did talk to Duane about this before he left, so I am not ambushing him with a new kitty. :)

No one but me at work today, so I should do more studying. I was jittery yesterday (should probably cut out the 1 caffeinated soda per day), so hopefully I can get more done. I feel like the house selling season is passing me by.

I am still trying to decide about my last day at work. I am wondering if it should be my last day of vacation or if I should come back to work after vacation. It should probably be the last day. Who wants to go back to work after vacation?

Scattered thunderstorms for the next 7 days.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


If you are going to adopt a pet, please realize that you have the responsibility of this pet for its lifetime. Do not adopt a pet if you will get rid of it because you are: a) moving, b) having kids (allergies and dangers aside), c) too lazy to take care of it, and d) etc. Drives me nuts.

Duane is in CA this week for work. I am hoping to get some things done around the house, as well as more real estate studying. I am visiting with my Mom on Thursday and picking up our first box of CSA.

Duane left me his car this week. It is a lot nicer to drive to work in his car than in mine!

We had dinner out with friends last night. I thought the food was good, but my stomach didn't think it was so hot. It is not a restaurant we usually eat at, and I don't think I will be going back.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Vending machines

So I usually bring my water from home, but my water bottle needs a run through the dishwasher. I went to the vending machine to buy a bottle of water. I had a bad experience with Deja Blue (tasted bad), so I was going for the Aquafina. I put in my dollar and 25 cents. Well the stupid machine didn't register my dollar, and wouldn't give me back my 25 cents either! I almost turned around and went home.

My lovely husband brought me a bottle of water and lunch today. We sat out on the Terrace by Lake Mendota and had a nice lunch. I wanted ice cream (from the University dairy), but Duane's tummy has not been feeling well lately.

Our weekend was busy but nice. We went to the Farmer's Market on Saturday, which we haven't been to in quite some time. My parent's 40th anniversary party was a bit hit, and all of my food turned out perfectly! We ended up spending some late night time at the Terrace hanging out with Chris and Katie.

Sunday was the baptism and party. It was fine. Long and tiring though. We ended up skipping our fancy dinner for our anniversary due to tiredness and tummy problems. We did have an awesome pizza instead though!

Friday, June 03, 2005


We are pretty busy this weekend. We are celebrating my parent's 40th anniversary with a party at my sister's house tomorrow evening. Sunday is my new niece's baptism, party, and the dinner to celebrate my 1st anniversary. Duane is having such a difficult time with the idea of buying a gift of paper. He stresses out about gifts way too much (hello...a travel or home decorating journal??).

Chris and Katie are coming to town tomorrow (they called yesterday). Unfortunately we will not have any time to spend with them since we are booked with family plans.

I need to change my calendar to June.

I made some awesome butter pecan and lemon ice cream for the party tomorrow.

I can't decide when my last day of work should be. Our vacation hours reset on September first. We get (and can use) our hours before we earn them, but I am not sure how quickly we earn them.

I have been checking on accomodations for our Europe trip. Sheesh! No wonder people stay in hostels, everything else is pricey.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


I let the cat out of the bag regarding Star Wars. :)

Nothing else too exciting. Alone at work, so I should do some real estate studying.

BTW, Jergen's has an awesome lotion with a bit of sunless tanner in it. It takes a couple of days to get the color, but you don't end up orange or all streaky. It is great for people like me who tan in some places (my arms) and not in others (my legs).

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

It is Wednesday already?

Well the long weekend was a good one. We ended up spending a lot of time with family, and a little time working on the house. The main house project (new walkway) did get finished (and the weather turned out to be ok).

We picked up the patio furniture. I haven't had a chance to sand it down and stain it yet. We had dinner back in Janesville after returning the truck (that we borrowed to pick up the furniture). My dad is pretty funny with a drink or two in him.

Sunday was breakfast at the OCB (it works well for the kids) after church. Yes we went to church and it even happened to be the day that the priest reminded everyone that you need to go to church every Sunday! Our new walkway pavers had been delivered when we got back so we worked on that.

Monday we finished up the walkway and went to Janesville to babysit. The kids were great and we had fun.

We went to see the latest Star Wars on Thursday. I really wanted him to not turn into Darth Vader!