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house sale blues...

Our house has been on the market now for about 120 days...that is a LONGGGG time in the world of real estate. We have had so many showings and so many people trudging through our house looking...and I am SICK OF IT!! Every time the real estate group calls to let me know someone is coming it is a stampede to get the house in "showable" condition...not an easy feat with two small children around! The housing market seems to be at a standstill and so many people in our area have decided that they want to leave too...which means now that our next door neighbors have put their house up for sale too we have fierce competition...bastards!!!I have learned a few things or two since this all started though! 1)I realized that more than 1/2 the toys we have here never get used! There are bins and bins of toys that haven't been in use for months now and seem to not be missed at all! 2) I have learned that it isn't so hard to keep the house in reasonabley clean state so that it u…

a decision..

I decided a while back that I was going to get a personalized blanket for SIL and the new baby...now to decide on which one...





I have seen these in person and really like them BUT I came across this website recently and also really like them...any thoughts???

more baby news...

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My SIL and her hubby just had another baby girl. She was born at 1 pm this afternoon and weighted in at 5lb 5oz. Name to be announced...


Dr Seuss...

We recently took the book Gerald McBoingBoing out of the library for our son to read. We thought that since this was a Dr Seuss book it would be a funny, cute rhyming story. Unfortunately we were quite disappointed with this book...
based on a 1950's cartoon short the story is about a young boy who doesn't talk words but makes noises instead. Perhaps in it's day it was cute or funny but this story remind me and hubby about a number of dysfunctionalities in society. Perhaps Gerald has turrets syndrome or a different disability...and his parents were embarrassed by him to the point that he wanted to run away..until he used his sound affects to make them rich...
please watch the video and let me know if we were over reacting to this story or if we are truly justified in not allowing the boy to read this book anymore!
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNsyQDmEopw

march menu

I have been finding that if I don't meal plan for the week my grocery shopping is just totally ineffective. I end up with $150 worth of bits and pieces with nothing to use for actual meals...
now that I am trying to really lose the baby weight and get back into shape (not the same shape but some shape I hope!!) I have decided that creating a weekly menu and shopping for it might make life easier...
This week I have the stuff to make
chili
sweet and sour meat balls
shake and bake chicken
turkey meatloaf
chicken stir fry

I also add a green salad to every meal as well as rice or steamed vegetables- depending on what the main course is (i don't add veg's if i make chili as it's got loads of them already in it, same with stir fry)

Now if i could only be as organized with making lunches for the week as well...i usually end up just making hubby a turkey or chicken sandwich with a fruit and granola bar thrown in...he eats whatever I make and would just get caf food if i didn't pac…

March resolutions...

i never bothered with New Year's resolutions but have decided that since March has arrived and i am nowhere closer to my fitness or weight goals i will try to get on track. I have been eating anything and everything for a few weeks now just due to poor laziness and absolute lack of will power. I cannot stand how i feel- inside and out! My tummy is achy, my bones are creaking and I swear i feel a good 10 years older than i should!
Weight watchers is a really healthy, realistic option SOOO once again i am going to give it a go. Please wish me luck!! We have a wedding to attend on May 17th and i would really like to fit into one particular dress and not have to buy a new one that fits!!