Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dinner for 7

The site of a recent family dinner.

I think we need a bigger dining room table. Although this setup is kind of ghetto fabulous.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lee on Pride and Prejudice

Lee likes to make cheesy jokes.

While shopping for wedding cards...

Lee: None of these are funny. Let's just get a thank-you card and write "Thank you for not eloping."

Me: Seriously?!

Lee: Or if she had read Pride and Prejudice we could write, "Thanks for not being a Kitty."

Me: Lydia was the one that eloped.

Lee: Doesn't matter, they're both sluts.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shiny New Dishwasher!!

After much indecision on my part (Surprise!), we have a new dishwasher! (It's this Kenmore from Sears and so far, so good.)
It's so shiny! And it doesn't leak! And it isn't a fire hazard!
In other news, the ice maker is now in the business of making one gigantic hunk of ice...

Monday, September 27, 2010

An Act of Kindness

The first thing you should know (in the interest of not being dooced) is that I work for a wonderful company, filled with wonderful people. But inevitably, you have a bad day. I share an office with two other coworkers, so when one of us has a bad day, it's not a secret. Especially since the three of us also suffer from tendencies to talk to ourselves.

So I had a bad day. A project was taking way longer than expected to finish and the program I was using was running ridiculously slow. In addition to the moral support given to me on that bad day, the following week one of my coworkers brought me flowers. So so so so so sweet of her.
Please notify me of any good gluten-free desserts you know of since clearly this act of kindness deserves something in return (and coworker has gluten and soy issues).

Thursday, September 16, 2010


+ Our big housewarming party was a success. Having 40 of our friends and funny running the house was overwhelming, but it's always nice to have so many of the people you love in one spot. Especially if there's beer and corn hole.

+ September 6 was our second wedding anniversary. Sadly, our dinner and a movie plans were disrupted by a plumbing situation (We spent the next four days living by a "If it's yellow let it mellow" policy. Boo. But now we have a plumber that we like so call me if you need one in the Louisville area.) so we opted for Arby's and Netflix instead. Tomorrow night is the fourth anniversary of our first date so something nicer than Arby's might be in order.

+ In addition to the plumbing meltdown, our dishwasher is a fire hazard and no longer in use. The fire hazard was located while someone was trying to fix the dishwasher's leak for the fourth time. Fortunately (and unlike the plumbing situation), this is covered by our home warranty. Now if I can only decide on a new dishwasher.

+ Despite the past two items, we've reached our savings goal to get rid of the blue carpet in the living room and dining room and get some hardwood floors. Now to specifically pick the floors.

+ Lee's sister is engaged! *happy dance*

+ In two months and two days my cell phone contract will be up and when I renew I'm getting an iPhone 4 to replace my boring, not-cool, normal phone. I'm ridiculously excited. Please send app suggestions. Specifically I'll need a good Twitter app and a good note-taking app and perhaps a separate grocery list app.

+ It's college football season, the sport world's tasty appetizer before the main course arrives. The main course being college basketball of course. Go Cats!

+ I've been playing with my blog layout (again!) so if you're reading this in a reader and you haven't actually visited lately you may want to.

+ I just discovered this last night and kind of love it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Remember my "vegetable garden"? Okay, it was just a tomato plant. The last time we saw it the tomatoes were about the size of large pearls. They made it to about the size of ping pong balls, and after several weeks of seeming like they would never turn red...

They did! I was so proud of them! Even more than I was of myself.

Apparently I'm not good at remembering to water them. Oops? I thought that's what the rain was for, but apparently it's been a dry summer. I was just trying to make sure I didn't over water them, which I'm sure is equally dangerous.

Lee got me a book on organic gardening so hopefully next year the tomatoes will be bigger and less droopy. I'm already working on a too-large list of items for next year's garden: potatoes, garlic, basil, parsley, rosemary, lavender, cucumbers, spinach, green onions, green beans...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Best Picture of Zoey Ever

Lee's sister and her fiancĂ© have been staying with us lately. While fiancĂ© and Zoey were left at home, this picture transpired. It's truly a treasure.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hilton Head Part 3: Beachy

Hello, Beach!

We even got up early one morning to catch the sunrise.


Good morning, Sun!

Despite some clouds, it was gorgeous.

After going back to bed, we woke up for some more beach-ing.

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, September 7, 2010



I've been quite absent lately, because I've been quite busy lately. (And there were some minor technical glitches that I was too lazy to work around.) Which makes me think about my time, how I want to spend it, and what is my actual purpose in hitting "Publish" five times a week. (Other than liking the sound of my own a visual way.) Things will be back to normal soonish.