Monday, March 23, 2009

I've got a blogging block. Any suggestions?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lost and Found
There has been an unexpected side effect to living in a house that is being remodeled, I lose things. Nothing really has a permanent place in our home so my belongings are in a constant state of flux. Most of them are still in boxes and plastic crates.
I met Mark in November of 2006 and by the following July he started remodeling the house. I moved all my stuff in last August from a storage unit. The problem is that the rooms are inconstant. What was the bedroom one month is the office the next. He finishes a room and everything that was in that room leaves and goes to a different room. Things that don't belong somewhere are there. For instance for a long time we had the dining room table in the bedroom.
The consequence of this is that no thing has a "place" so if you set something down you run the risk of it disappearing. In order to clean house for a guest or party you cannot put things away in their proper places because there are no proper places. Stuff gets stuffed into the nearest drawer or box never to be seen again. Or a room that was one thing quickly becomes another thing and you lose track of your stuff.
I have lost track of several bras. Strange...why bras? I know they are here because I generally don't take them off outside the home. It's not like I'm at an appointment and just get...comfortable. People tend to frown on that kind of behavior. I've lost probably three or four ear buds for my phone and a couple for my I-pod. Plus twice now the chargers. I have coats I haven't seen for months and shoes that seemingly walked away unassisted. My flatware is missing three spoons, a knife and four forks. Pillowcases, my health insurance information, DVD's and makeup, it's getting more and more frustrating.
We now have two mostly finished rooms, the master bedroom and dining room. I find myself jealously guarding the neatness and state of these rooms. I'm very careful to put everything in the "right" place in these rooms. I do wonder if someday all my lost belongings will finally reappear and I will have five ear buds for my phone and my bras back.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009


So today to placate me Mark took Lola and I to Rattlesnake Lake for a romp in the snow. Then we had to take EVERYTHING out of the dining room AGAIN to varnish the woodwork...sigh. I will admit the varnished wood does look good:)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Snow, Public Restrooms and My Computer keyboard
Do you ever have one of those days when everything annoys you? When you just want to throw yourself on the floor and have a full on two year old temper tantrum? I'm having one today so I'm gonna bitch about it.
Firstly...Snow? What the f*&k? I realize that weather people are not God but was this predicted? At all? Because it really messed up my day. I can't begin to describe how much I HATE snow. I hate it with an all consuming passion. I know it isn't particularly rational to be this rageful about the weather but I am. When I see it coming down my entire mood changes. If someone decides to be cute and funny and sing "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" I could very happily hit them and walk away with a smile. I think it's because I'm very very very inept driving in it. People say "Oh it's not me it's the other people I worry about" Well meet one of the "other" people. I even bought a Subaru to try and cope with my snow driving phobia but I drove out today and came home again. I just can't do it. "just drive slowly" oh shut up. Mark thinks I'm being irrational and maybe I am but I just can't do it (nothing but agreement in the comments section please I may explode or never speak to you again if you disagree)
Okay so next...Public restrooms. I train and walk dogs for a living and frequently have to pee on the road. Since I'm not a boy and can't literally pee on the road I have to utilize public restrooms. Again what the F*$K? What is it about leaving home that turns some into nasty pigs? What is so difficult about flushing? I realize the handle may be nasty but please be a part of the solution people. You can wash your hands when done. I can't tell you how many times I've gone into a restroom with say four stalls and all had unflushed toilets. Gross! Next girls what is wrong with your aim? Do you pee all over the seat at home? I won't even mention what else I've come across on the seat but needless to say it's nasty.
Okay last (and this one is totally my fault but I'm cranky) my computer keyboard... I frequently search out and cook new recipes I find on my laptop. So my computer comes in the kitchen and sits next to me on the counter while I cook. Invariably I get crumbs in the keyboard. Today I must have gotten a lot of crumbs in there so every keystroke is either accompanied by a little crunching noise or doesn't work at all. It's buggin me. (See! I left that typo in deliberately)
Okay it wine o'clock yet?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

This post is a good example of why you shouldn't blog when extremely tired:) I read this again this am and coldbarely make sense of it

So Mark believes he is the Wizard of Oz now. He is installing a home automation system. It's really very cool. There will be touch pads in every room of the house controlling lights, heat and music. Different rooms will have different lighting, temperature and music. The system will know when someone walks in a room and turn everything on. Bright for day, dim for night. We will be able access the weather and traffic at a touch before leaving for work.

So cool but he's driving me nuts. He's upstairs right now programming the lights. He's turning the Tv and lights on and off at will. Dimming and brightening at will. One off another on. Tv on and off, loud and soft. He is driving me nuts but I just emailed him in the bedroom and asked him to turn on the lights down here. That's pretty cool:)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Mr. Mouseman

Well I almost didn't post this because of the tampons visible in the center cubby in my car but what the hell. Surprise I'm a girl!

Our mouse problem has returned. I spent a good hour the other day cleaning the rements of a mouse party (involves lots of poo) from under the kitchen sink. Yes I was careful of Hantavirus. I sprayed the whole business down with beach water first. We don't kill creatures we aren't going to eat so our problem is more difficult what with the remodel and all.

Sigh... this is going to be my life for the next couple of months.