Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm an embarrassment

I'm so lazy.

Today I should have:
Cleaned both the bathrooms
Done all my laundry
Changed my sheets
Unloaded the dishwasher, and loaded dirty dishes
Bought my sister a birthday present
Swept and mopped

Today I:
Made waffles and coffee
Watched an episode of The Office
Watched an episode of Jump City Seattle
Watched an epidoes of One Born Every Minute
Watched an episode of Jersey Shore
Put sheets in the washer, forgot about them until now
Ordered and ate Jimmy Johns
Crept around on Facebook
Chatted on Facebook
Reopened my 20SB account
Read about the Help Nathan Buy Firefly movement - which I wholeheartedly support.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

In light of Valentine's day, and Brittney's adorable post, I shall do my own!
I love...
  • That most of the women in my office are wearing red today
  • Fresh flowers. No matter where they come from.
  • Talking future stuff with Mike.
  • Going out to dinner and eating like a fat kid.
  • An hour or two alone on weekend mornings.
  • That point in winter where you can start to see hints of spring.
  • When the pets play together.
  • Bloody Marys at my mom's house.
  • Knowing Jeopardy answers.
  • Immediately changing into slipper boots and leggings when I get home.
  • Mid-week movies.
  • Weird, punny and inappropriate vintage Valentines.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Frugal Valentine's Day!

Well! I survived the 2011 snowstorm...but it JUST keeps snowing.

I'm super excited because I just booked a hotel room at Hyatt Place in Schaumburg for Saturday. It's me and Mike's Valentine's Day celebration. I stole the idea from Rachelle, when she and Jay recently did the same in Oak Brook.

I'm SOOOO excited about this because it's the cheapest Vday EVER! The hotel was $78, we have a gift card for nearby restaurants, and Mikes Vday present will end up being free because of my vision insurance!

But, let me talk about Mike's Vday present. He LOVES glasses and kind of wants to start collecting them. Like one would collect beautiful shoes - Mike wants to have a variety of glasses to choose from. So, when Kyla Roma mentioned Warby Parker a while back, and I think again recently on twitter, so I started checking them out for Vday.

AND HOLY CRAP! The glasses are adorable, but they are also $95 across the board, including lenses and shipping/returns. On top of that, they offer a "Try On" option, where you pick 5 frames you like, and they send them to you for 5 days - FOR FREE.

These are the glasses Mike chose. They're amazing. And he loves them.

Funny story. We went out to dinner on Friday, which is when I gave him the 5 "Try On" pairs, and Mike wanted to wear the frames out. Well, since they're just to try, they just have clear non-prescription frames in them, so he can't see for shit.

We get to the restaurant and there's a 30 minute wait, so we head to the bar for a beer. Shortly, our little pager goes off, and I ask him if he wants me to wait while he pays the tab, so that he can see where I go.
Well, he assures me he'll be fine and he'll find me.
I'm skeptical at this point, but I wandered off to get our table.

I sit and I'm watching him. Because I know he's BLIND. He literally cannot see more than 10 feet around him. And soon he looks up to find me, and realizes he CAN'T. From across the restaurant I see the panic on his face because he has NO idea where I am. I was dyyyyying.
I eventually waved, but the panic was priceless.

My lord - this post makes me look and sound and feel like a cheap ass - but, saving the $$s is awesome, I don't care what ANYONE says

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SnOMG! Icepocalypse! Blizzaster!

So, instead of updating you about the house renovations, I'm updating you on the MASSIVE BLIZZARD that has trapped me in the house. Except everyone in the universe is probably also updating you on the status of the blizzard...

We'd been hearing rumblings about it since the weekend, but as it drew closer they way they described this storm got more serious. "Life-threatening" is what they called it, saying we would have white out conditions and winds inn excess of 50mph. Some of it felt like hyperbole, like the weather people were being REALLY dramatic.

BUT IT CAME. The city of Chicago is basically shut down, and a good portion of the rest of the state is too. My office is closed, Mike's office is closed, and we're trapped. We were lucky that we didn't lose power like a lot of people!

When I tried to take Maddie out, I found that the snow was about 4 feet up the even if I could get it open, Maddie is too small to forge the snow.

View from the backdoor, where we let Maddie out to do her business. To the left of the picture is a drift, and to the right? That's our grill. This is through a CLOSED door.

This is out the front door, that I could only open about a foot...with a ton of force. You can see the snow it up to the mailbox.

Looking out one of the side windows...that's a drift.

What I COULDN'T get a picture of were the cars in the driveway, and the wall of snow that the plow left at the end of the driveway. I know we SHOULD start digging out, but holy crapoli, I don't even know where to start. I'm OK with using this as an excuse to hibernate for the rest of the winter. Because this shit? This is crazy.


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