Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Been away for a while…

I know you must have missed me. It’s only natural. I’ve had lots going on. Well, maybe that was just last weekend.
I was off on Friday b/c Aaron & I bought new furniture & it was being delivered between 11 – 2pm. Now, I don’t think I have to tell you how INCONVENIENT that timeframe is. Come on, that’s RIGHT in the middle of the day. Too early to go to work before, too late to go to work after. The funny thing – they showed up BEFORE 11am. It didn’t matter though, we’d scheduled the day off…

& boy did we need it.

Little did we know what a job it was going to be to switch over the old furniture in the bedroom to the new stuff. You know, no sense in just picking up piles & shoving them in the dresser or chest. You need to organize & weed out stuff you don’t need/want anymore. I managed to get the dresser to myself & Aaron took over the chest. Believe it or not, I haven’t even filled all the drawers or cubbies in there!

The furniture in the bedroom is nice – light wood color, VERY tall (it makes our high bed look much shorter). For the first it looks like adults live in the room! I think that buying expensive bedroom furniture that’s not going to fall apart in 5 years is the sign of actual adulthood. No more of that mix & match stuff or the cheap stuff Aaron had (the bottoms of the drawers were falling out!). We’ve sold our souls to The RoomStore for this grand advancement in maturity.

We also got new furniture for the den. Aaron’s reclining sofa was on its last leg, no doubt from constant use from him. We bought a new sofa, oversized chair & ottoman in an oatmeal color. I think right about now some of you might be thinking – uh oh, what about the dogs! Yeah, I know the feeling. I’m not sure there is enough in Aaron & I to monitor the time they spend sleeping by him, so we got them all their own little blankets. They have to sleep on the blankets or they can’t get on the sofa. It’s working out so far… I just have to keep on Aaron about it too!

Right now the den is nothing but furniture. We still have the recliner in there with the new stuff. It looks like we got a little crazy… but we didn’t. The recliner is going up in the ‘man cave’ & Aaron is threatening to use it for his new computer chair (MEN!).

While this new furniture doesn’t recline, it’s very squishy & has lots of pillows. ‘Somehow’ the dogs aren’t the only ones to have fallen asleep on it (No, not me… Aaron).

After spending the day cleaning, rearranging, vacuuming, organizing, etc, we played some mini golf with our friend, Matt. That was fun! I love mini golf & I have this running contest with Aaron about who’s going to win. You’d think that with the golf skills he brings to the table, he’d out-putt me… he doesn’t. I have won somewhere along the lines of the last 10 games we’ve played together. Every time we got to play again, he starts off strong, pipes up with the talking “smack” & then ends up losing. I try to tell him that’s his downfall – he lets it go to his head that he’s “winning” when we are only on hole #2.

Matt actually beat both Aaron & me, but that’s not really the point. In the scheme of things, I still beat Aaron. I don’t know if it has to do with the 2 holes-in-one that I got or not (hehe). What I do know, my streak remains unbroken.

Saturday we went to the wedding of my uncle & his fiancé. It was held in Moseley, so we had quite a little trek out there. The weather was great – not too hot, not too cold - and it was sunny as well. It was definitely a fall-like day for this September wedding.

They got married without a hitch (or so it seemed to those of us in roles of observation) & celebrated with a lunch & small reception.

After the wedding & festivities we were able to go back to my parents’ house for some more fun with the family. Since all my cousins & their kids were in town for the wedding, it was a good way to see them & spend time together. We don’t get to see them often enough with all the lives that are required to be on the same schedule. We had lots of good food, great conversation & laughs provided by the smaller members of the family – they do say some crazy things!

After those 2 days, it took all day Sunday for Aaron & I to recover!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Close Call

It was "predicted" that we'd get a hefty amount of rain from Tropical Storm Hanna. Hanna was a letdown.

I know what you are thinking - that's a good thing. What you don't know is that i had BIG plans for the full day of rain. i was looking forward to chilling out, reading & nodding off to that constant pitter patter of angry rainrops on the windows.

Instead, it rained this morning up until a little after midday. Then, not only did it stop raining, but the sun came out. By 6pm, you would never have known that a tropical storm rolled through today.

You just can't get a good rainy storm on the weekend anymore. I guess this means tomorrow I won't be able to use the flooding as a reason to stay home?