Friday, March 9, 2012


It's Friday already.  It's mid-march.  I am in denial that time is going so quickly. 

Don't forget to spring forward this weekend (ugh).

We've had the weirdest weather lately.  Warm and sunny, warm and windy, chilly, frigid, warm, my poor Mitten state (the real one) is so confused.    I'm ready for the warm and sunny.  So is my short-haired puppy.

D and I found out last night that our neighbor passed away on Wednesday night.  She lived there with her daughter and son-in-law and their 3 kids.  We saw a police trooper there (no lights or sirens).  He came, stayed for 30 minutes, and left.  That's it.  No other vehicles in or out.  I actually found out when her daughter posted it on facebook last night.  This was the lady that named us "honorary philipinos" after attending her surprise 70th birthday party a few years ago.  Ester was a very sweet woman who loved God.  For all of her quirks that we loved to laugh at (hey, SHE laughed too!), it was wonderful living next door to her and chatting with her in our yards.  She will be missed.

On another note, I believe that the "cold-funk" that's been going around our state has finally caught up with our family.  A. started with a stuffy nose, C. followed with an asthma attack and sore throat...and now me.  I'm loading up on Air-Born and vitamin D to help get over it quickly.  All I have to say right now is:

Dear idiot druggies,

Thank you SO much for making the
REAL (effective) Sudafed nearly impossible
to obtain.  You guys are jerk-faces. 

Sincerely, a regular law-abiding
citizen with a sinus headache.

It's a crazy busy weekend, and I still have a TON of work to do today and tomorrow to get caught up.  It's our busy season it's time for me to focus and buckle down.  Let's answer some questions, shall we?
1. Are you looking forward to the time change this weekend?

What about LOOSING an hour of precious, precious sleep is worth looking forward to?!?!?!?

The only nice thing about it is knowing that spring is right around the corner.    I can look forward to that.

2. Are you getting the new iPad/would you want a iPad?

If someone just gave me an ipad, I would not throw it back at them....but we're just not they type of people who need the latest technology gadget all the time in order to feel "connected" or "important."  Just not our style.

3. If money was not a problem, what is the one thing you would splurge on?

THE HOUSE!!!  We'd finish the house in a heart beat!  I'd probably spend the most money in the kitchen- really decking it out.  But I'd also do an awesome deck with a fire place/ chimney off the back.  It's in the plans for someday...but not right away.  So, if money were no object, it would all be 'right away.'

Can you tell I'm ready to be done with the whole-house thingy?

4. How did you and the Mr. (or Mrs.) meet?

Really condensed version:  In a bar.

Short(er) version: I was out one night with some guys that I inherited from a previous relationship.  He and his friends were bar-hopping and showed up where we were.  They knew the guys I was with, so they joined us at our table.  D WEDGED his chair in between mine and another guy's chair.  I poured him a beer from our pitcher.  We chatted, danced, flirted, etc.  He asked for my phone number that night. 

And called me by 4:30 the next day.  :)  sigh.

For the longer version, click's all there.

5. Summer is right around the corner. Bikini or one-piece?

I have a tankini that I wear - only if I can't avoid getting into a suit.  It's actually kinda cute, and the great thing is that I don't have to strip all the way down to nothing in order to go to the bathroom!

Ok, guys...Have a great weekend!  Catch you on the flip side.  :)


Brandi said...

I don't envy that your house is under construction..ours is too and it sucks.

Have a great weekend!

Sarann said...

Sorry to hear you are coming down with something, I hope you all feel better soon. Great 5QF list, have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I uber hate wearing a one-piece for that very reason, nothing worse than being completely exposed in a public bathroom... ick...
And I just love the story of how you and D met!

Mama M. said...

I'm starting to think we should meet up in MI! You make it sound so gorgeous!! Hmmmm...gotta check the distance. Hold please...

Unknown said...

Ugh, home under construction! We did major reno on the kitchen and bathrooms 2 years ago, and I'm still recovering (and still finding little bomb site piles of tile dust tucked away behind things! Ack?!). Loved your open letter to the "idiot druggies"!