January 31, 2009

Day 30 & 31

Posted in Grace in small things at 12:01 pm by ListenMaudy

I seriously thought I posted yesterday. I thought about it later, and then thought that I had done it in the morning. Hm.

1. Figaroo got some antibiotics for his ears

2. Cheese, even though it’s bad for me

3. Cheap, tasty wine

4. Ten-year old lounge pants that are the comfiest things ever

5. I don’t ever have to go grocery shopping

1. A vet that supports feeding a raw diet

2. A free Saturday with almost no plans

3. A free Sunday with absolutely no plans

4. Friday night plans that fall through before I was ready to go

5. It’s the last day of January

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in 365 days of Grace In Small Things.


January 29, 2009

Day 28 & 29

Posted in Grace in small things at 9:39 pm by ListenMaudy

1. Cheesecake!

2. We don’t need a new roof

3. The repairs on the house are pretty small

4. My only remaining worry is that we won’t get the loan

5. DVR

1. Vets that are open on Saturdays

2. My car payment is so low

3. Figaroo likes his little belly rubbed

4. Our mortgage won’t be any higher than our rent for our apartment and storage unit

5. Dishwashers

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in 365 days of Grace In Small Things.

January 28, 2009

Results show, episode 3

Posted in Home at 11:53 pm by ListenMaudy

We had our roof inspection yesterday. Our roof is basically fine! There are a few areas that ought to be repaired, one of which is the leaky part, of course, but other than that, it’s a-okay. We are still going to submit a request to the bank to credit us for the money for all of the repairs, but it doesn’t need a whole new roof.

We had the inspection during our lunch break. I went over to meet the roofer, Wayne, and we looked around the inside of the house. Wechatted for a bit, and he asked if I was feeling adventurous. I said, “Sure!” He took me up on the roof. Since I had just come from work, I was dressed up. I was wearing my fanciest Michael Kors pants and some 2″ heels. Thank god I didn’t wear the other shoes I was considering, with an almost 4″ heel. Climbing the ladder was hard enough in what I was wearing.

We went up on the roof and saw all the places that need repair. Muffin joined us while we were up there, and then Wayne proceeded to talk to us for 40 minutes. About his life. We heard all about his base jumping, his long-lost daughter, how people mistake him for a celebrity, who he knows, by the way. He was hilarious. He was awesome, but I would have appreciated him a lot more if we hadn’t been on our lunch break!

All in all, it was an excellent inspection, with excellent results. I’m pretty sure that we won’t back out of the house at this point, so I’m pretty excited. It’s getting kind of scary that we really are going to buy this house, though.

January 27, 2009

There’s nothing good on tv that early, anyway

Posted in Early to rise, Everyday at 6:57 am by ListenMaudy

Here’s a real quick update on my January-only resolution to get up at 5 every morning: I totally gave it up. I haven’t gotten up at 5am once this year; I’m almost sure of it. I just don’t feel like it right now. I think it will be easier once it’s warmer outside. I won’t want to stay all snuggly and warm under the covers when I’m sweating through the night under our down comforter.

I feel fine about not getting up, though. I’m not really disappointed in myself because I have really been enjoying sleeping in a bit, especially since Muffin and I have been cuddling in the mornings. It’s been really nice.

I also haven’t wanted to go to bed until late, but I think that’s a negative effect of my body falling out of a 5am routine. I definitely feel more tired in the mornings, but I am still feeling about the same throughout the rest of the day. Then I really perk up in the evening.

I plan on moving back to a 5am schedule in the near future. Remodeling will be a major factor in when I decide to do it. I have a feeling we’ll be spending some late nights at the house, so I won’t want to get up at 5, just for fun. Once we’ve moved, I’ll be back on the wagon, for sure…mostly. I won’t be upset if I don’t, but that’s my current plan.

Day 27

Posted in Grace in small things at 6:46 am by ListenMaudy

1. Scarves

2. Being busy at work

3. Getting put back on a great project

4. Not feeling stressed about the house all the time

5. Clean, warm sheets

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in 365 days of Grace In Small Things.

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