Monday, August 03, 2009


So things have been pretty crazy since March. I really have been too busy to even consider posting. Today I don't feel much like working, so I am taking the time to give an update.

I still don't have a kitchen. In fact my kitchen is the very same state it has been for several months. However, I have decided on floor tile and backsplash tile, cabinets, sink and a range hood. I am still trying to find a faucet I like. Maybe one day something will actually be installed!

We did have a recent event that would give us some push to finish the kitchen. We checked out a super cheap 1 bedroom condo in Madison in our ideal location. It is so cheap that we could afford the montly payment before selling our current house. One problem though, the house is in no way ready to go on the market and wouldn't be without a significant amount of work. I am not comfortable with purchasing the condo when the house is not ready. I think this caused a light to go on in Duane's brain and (fingers crossed) he will be more amenable to working on the house.

We are going on a trip this month to: Prague, Salzburg, Switzerland, Nice and Amsterdam (3 weeks away!). We are going to increase our search for a new dog when we get back. Brisco's moods have been up and down a lot lately. He recently had a visit from one of his doggie friends and he was so happy to see her!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

random thoughts

I haven't posted in forever. Yesterday was my birthday and I am OLD. Found out that my little sister is pregnant again on Saturday. I still think it isn't something that she really wants (she got accepted to the Physical Therapy program at the UW which is really tough to get into and is now deferring for a year) but I will help her as much as she lets me.

The weather is depressing and my kitchen is still a room with no floor or anything else.

I did have a great visit to see friends in DC last month.

I WILL get back to my crafts. I have onesies to make for a friend and some great ideas for toddler t-shirts that I need to work on.

I have been getting a fair amount of appreciation and validation at work which is nice.

I remembered that I can do and teach myself just about anything which is not something that everyone can say about themselves.

I need to increase my resolve to go to the gym. I have been dinking around with losing weight for too many months.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Home from vacation

Well it was a wonderful month of being on vacation and we have over 900 pictures to sort through. I would highly recommend New Zealand as a place to visit, it is an amazing country. I hope to have pictures of the trip up soon.

I realized when we got back that the state of our house is pretty depressing. The basement is still a mess from the flooding and of course the kitchen is a work in progress. A depressing house is depressing to come home to. There will be hard work ahead to get everything in order.

The animals all survived. Mr. Kitty was pretty po'd. He had to stay home by himself and got a whole day of us being home by himself. He even slept with us, which he never does. Boots is the one that usually sleeps with us, and I guess Mr. Kitty won't sleep with us if he is there.

It is going to take a little while to get my head back into work. I want to stay through my coworker's maternity leave, so I think that puts me around April for giving notice. Duane was already looking for new jobs for me last night.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Well hello....

from Fiji!! It is mother f'ing hot and humid here but very beautiful. Duane and I went snorkeling and swimming! We both got sunburns though. We fly out to New Zealand tomorrow and we are both looking forward to less hot, humid, and bugs! Lots of bugs here. It was definately a memorable experience.

I am so hoping that work will settle down once I get back. I switched us over to outsourcing our email (which was a pain), but I am hoping that will be the answer. I really want to quit working as a staff member. I miss science!!

Christmas for us was good, we mostly got money for our trip, but the time with family is always nice.