October 2, 2009

Friday Tidbits

* I have to redo my chore charts because as nice as the system was, I somehow forgot that I live with a two year old and she would switch all the cards around and then suddenly the division of chores wasn't fair. Therefore, I'm doing another one, with NO removable parts.

* The rental situation. Bah. Yes, we have enough money to keep the house without renters for a few months. The thing is, WHAT IF we never get a renter? And WHAT IF 10 months down the road we end up losing it anyways? Then we'll have to deal with having that on our credit AND we'll be out twelve thousand dollars. I mean, if the difference in foreclosing NOW and THEN is $12,000, then I say do it now and keep the money. I just can't decide if I think that's honest of me. I mean, sure, we can afford it for awhile.... but then what? That integrity thing, it gets you every time.

* Thaddeus didn't go to school today. We've been sick over here on and off but mostly on for the better part of a month. You know what we finally discovered? ALLERGIES. Yes, I kept him home today, just to learn that we're not actually "sick" we're just allergic to winter. Zyrtec WIN.

* My new neighborhood is SO so awesome. Three houses down from us lives a boy from Tad's class. Then the two houses next ALSO home kindergarten boys. And every day from about 3:30 in the afternoon until 6:00, there's just a troupe of children running in and out of my house, laughing and playing and being their wonderful childlike selves. It's quickly becoming my favorite time of day.

* This weekend is General Conference! I'm totally excited and am deciding what treats to make. As for the kids, I've found a few different activity sheets online, and have printed them up (times 4) and tonight am going to assemble activity bags for the shortlings. I'm hoping that they'll halfway listen half the time. (We're little. It's the best I can hope for.) I'm just sad that I didn't find a good puzzle for ME to work on while I listen. Because I always listen better when my hands are busy. Maybe I'll take NOTES. Of course, that means everyone else would want pencils, and that would be a disaster, so maybe we can just forget that I ever mentioned anything about note taking.

* My knee has been asleep since yesterday. It's painful and obnoxious. Two qualities I normally like, but only when they're combined in the form of a train wreck of a stand up comedian. In my knee? Notsomuch.

* I went back to aerobics this week. It's the first time I'd been since spraining my ankle last month. However, the walking lunges killed me and I've been hobbling around since Wednesday AND I had to cancel on my walking partner because, hello, couldn't walk.

* Taylor bit me today. She was mad and thrashing and I picked her up and kept going on with my errand (you know, to pick up our Zyrtec) and since she wasn't getting the proper reaction, she bit me. I flicked her mouth and said "NO" and then she dissolved into hysterical sobbing because obviously I didn't love her and her cute dagger teeth.

* How's that for a Friday update?

* Oh, and also, if you're reading this in your reader, you probably didn't notice my cute new Halloween header and seriously, you'd be sad if you didn't click over here and see it. Just sayin'.

P.S. And yes, I know. I killed my comments. I was trying to do something else and it didn't work. So... yeah. Until further notice, comments are dead.

P.P.S. Just kidding. I fixed it. And you will all be happy to know that I divorced intense debate and comments are back to the way you like them. Don't ever say I didn't do anything for you.

P.P.P.S. Unfortunately, that means that all the comments that used to be there aren't. sigh. now I look like a lame unpopular person again.

P.P.P.P.S. But don't let that guilt you into commenting.

P.P.P.P.P.S. You know, unless you want to.

P.P.P.P.P.S. I promise I'm not this desperate in real life.


  1. Christine S. (Red)4:19 PM

    I love you so much Caroline! Your life may be chaos but it's your perfect chaos! Say hi to DadGuy for me!

  2. I am now tumbling your conundrum in my mind: walk away? keep and be out?

  3. How do you know it's the 2year old? Have you questioned everyone and done a complete investigation? I don't think it's fair to blame everything on the 2year old for your "not fully researched" excellent idea ;-)

    And I give your new Halloween header 6 out of 5 stars!! There should be a holiday header theme contest... or maybe there already is. lol

  4. Hey, I loved this Friday update. And I love the header too. Really, really love it. It's beautiful.

    I need to start searching for the conference packet thingies so my kids can be somewhat occupied during conference.

  5. New header -- very, very cute!

    Your rental conundrum -- I know I'm going to be turning this over and over in my mind, so I can't imagine how much sleep you're losing over it.

  6. There's really nothing like having your child bite you, is there? It makes it tough for me to believe she isn't at least some part monster.

  7. cute header! hope all goes well with the renters etc. and wahooo for conference!!

  8. Brenda R.9:44 PM

    I feel for you with the rental. When Spencer and I seperated we were left with the house which we rented out for part of the mortgage. The renter then split and we were in the same situation. We ended up paying for almost a year and then had to stop. Neither of us wanted to give up but now looking back I wish we would have not paid and let it go earlier as we wasted a lot of money. Oh well, what can you do, it isn't an easy choice so I completly feel for you!

  9. We've got allergies around here, too! It's the worst.

    And comments don't mean anything. Awesome people get zero comments and lame people get tons. Go figure. (I'm not saying EVERYONE fits into those two categories, but quite a bit do!)

  10. good luck figuring everything out w/the rental situation..what a LIfe should be realistic updates..you've done this instead of updating w/only sugar!!

    That is a bummer about your rental, I'm sure you've already thought of it but maybe the bank could somehow work w/you.

    Hope your knee feels better..
    Enjoy Conference, I hope your kids enjoy it and the treats/activities you've prepared for them.

    And for sure, I hope you don't get bitten anymore!

  11. Love the header. Did you win the Twilight header contest?

  12. Too bad your chore chart isn't working. Because I totally stole your idea and so far, it's working for me. :) Okay, I tweaked a little, but you were the inspiration!

  13. The header is awesome; the teeth made me laugh (sorry), renters stink! Have you tried the generic zyrtec from Costco? It's the best & it's cheap!

    Good luck!

  14. I love your new Halloween header. Halloween is my second favorite holiday. I love how you said you "divorced intense debate". Hilarious girl!

  15. I'm a week late to comment. I am a loser.

    I am so happy to hear that you have a great neighborhood that is perfect for Tad. It is so great he has a pack of boys his age to run with. I remember those mean, hurtful boys in one of your old neighborhoods. This new situation makes my heart happy for you.

    I laughed at, "cute little dagger teeth." Yeah, cute little teeth are so sharp at that age.