It's been a CrAzY week this week. I worked a couple of days extra and finally ALMOST got caught up at work. YAY! Did some spring cleaning @ the house and finally straightened up and cleaned up my pantry. Went to the cardiologist and had a good visit... I don't have to go back unless I start having the same issues that I had going on last year again. Dr said that my heart sounded good and my bp was super low (it wasn't high until I started having issues last year, but that happens when you're really sick.) He said I can go back to normal activities (once I get the ok from the ortho on my injured knee). I'm so happy about that!
Thursday I tended a wee one (adorable 9 month old) and his sister for several hours for a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it. We played, did homework, and goofed around in general. Bought a GORGEOUS chair at a liquidation place on the way home from work one night... I've been looking for one to put in my front room for a while now but those chairs are all in excess of $350-$400... More than I would want to spend right now. Anyway... found one listed in the classifieds (for around $100) and went to look at it. It was GORGEOUS, but wouldn't fit in the car... but they had one still in the box, so we took that one home. When we got home we realized we should have taken all the protective plastic off and checked a little more thoroughly. One of the fancy legs was broken :( WAAAAH. Thank goodness I have an amazing husband who has a woodshop and loooootz of mad skillz. Woot woot!
Brent and I are considering moving closer to his work and we've been out checking out neighborhoods where we think we'd like to move and getting odds and ends finished up here around the house. (Some of you will remember the construction following the Great Poo Flood in 2008... ay yi yi...) We're getting MAJOR reconstruction on the one and only highway that connects us to Brent's work for the next 2 years and are looking at one way commutes in excess of 2 hours. Currently his "normal" commute is 40+ mins each way. So far I've only been excited about one place and it's likely the most expensive place that we've looked at and requires a new build in a brand spanking new neighborhood. On one hand it's exciting to build a new home to get exactly (within reason) what you want, but then on the other hand it's scary moving somewhere where there aren't really many neighbors (yet) and you don't know what's going in around you. Ay yi yi..... This process is more stressful than I thought it would be.
The kicker of the week.. bleh.. the kicker of the week was that Brent was in a "fun" little incidente (Italian for accident) yesterday on his way to lunch. He was going straight through a green light and and older couple turned right in front of him... in the words of Batman... POW, CRUNCH, SNAP, KaBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! (The KaBOOM was the airbag blowing up on Brent.) Thankfully Brent is "ok" with just some bruising, joint and muscle pain, and a nasty chemical burn from the airbag. He was only going about 25 mph, probably slow enough for his guardian angel to keep up. The other couple is probably fine, but they had to cut the wife out of the car because their doors were smashed. She was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. I hope they are ok. A positive thing from this was that a nice couple saw the accident and stopped to make sure Brent was ok and gave them their phone number in case he needed a witness. (Which is now necessary because the officer was not able to determine who was at fault. HUH? The normal traffic rule is that when you're turning on a green light -not arrow- ONCOMING traffic has the right away, right? ARRRRGH!) Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers!!
We spoke with the insurance adjuster this morning and our car is likely totaled. I am SO incredibly discouraged about that. We LOVE our little Malibu. It was only 2 years old and was in EXCELLENT condition and got MAHVELOUS gas mileage (which helps cuz we live over 30 miles from B's work). We got an incredible deal on the car (we did major shopping and haggling with the dealer) and the same car is going for $5 - 6K more right now. (We don't like having car payments... we usually have them for a year or two and pay the car off.) I'm really not happy about having to shop for a new car again. :(
I guess the reason for me telling you all of this schtuff is that if my posting becomes somewhat more erratic, you now know why. Stay tuned, stick with me.. .I won't be wonky forever.. ok, maybe I might, but I will try my best to keep things interesting here on the blog.
After all this craziness I found this fun link on YouTube and couldn't resist sharing. I <3 Anita Renfroe. She always puts a laugh in my heart. Here's one for you... Enjoy & wrINKly Smiles!