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.