Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How About Something Not Negative?

How 'bout a shot of my favorite boys making our bed?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

So the other day was the big 3-0 for me. The Man took the day off and we had fun together. We just did random stuff, went out to dinner, ate pumpkin cheesecake (yummy!) and watched a movie. We crawled into bed at the usual time - 1ish - and were just asleep when we heard a loud noise.

The Man crawled out of bed and went around the house to investigate. He was just returning to bed when we saw flashing lights go past and stop just up the street. We went to the front window so we could see what was going on and we could see a vehicle upside down in the driveway two houses up. He got dressed and went outside and checked to see if our truck had been hit. Of course it was!

Turns out that they hit our truck, went up the bank just past our neighbor's house, hit a pine tree and flipped a time or two before coming to rest in the next driveway - upside down. I suppose they were drunk, since it was only rainy and dark, however, they bailed out and took off, so who knows? When the police went to the home of the owner of the vehicle, it was discovered to have been stolen. Yeah! Could this be more fun?

Oh, I suppose that it could. I don't imagine they would, but I suppose we could up the fun factor by totalling the truck. Surely not, right? Perhaps that's just the pessimist in me.

For now, we're out the deductible, since there's no one else to pin it on. The insurance adjuster hasn't been here yet. Take your sweet time. We're not worried about what this will cost us!

Okay, I'll stop being negative. Perhaps it will just be the deductible and all will be fine.

Its just that we also had a landscaper here today who is going to widen our driveway and rebuild the retaining walls. To be safe, we're only going to do one side right now, but I think I'm still suffering from sticker shock on that little project. I like a nice cushion. Bye bye savings! I was hoping for a bathroom renovation or two, but I guess I get retaining walls and wider driveway. Hooray! Okay, NOW I will stop being negative. Because I'm going to shut up.

**Perhaps a disclaimer is warranted. I maybe abnormally cranky about the whole thing. Its a possibility. Just sayin'.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cowboy up, Dutchie!

The Man came home today with what I'm going to call a snowsuit for the dog. It is so stinking hilarious. I think if he got over his dislike of anything on his little body, he'd love it, since he's always cold. He however, acts as though he's being tortured and may possibly fall over and die at any moment (just like he did with his first few times on a leash - heavens, the torture!) He's not dramatic at all.

Anyway, aside from looking like a cowboy in a snowsuit, he's waddling just like one too. We were crying trying to take his picture in it.

This is what I think of your stupid snowsuit, Dad!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Leaf Peeping

What is leaf peeping anyway? Why "peeping"?

A few weeks ago, the Man had a rare Saturday off, so we went on a drive south to Ohiopyle State Park to look at leaves and get out of the house and spend some time outside.

I'm so in love with rocks and water. Darn city. This is what I need in my backyard.

Maybe part of why I love it so much is that it reminds me of all the time that the Man and I spent in a nearby gorge when we were in college. I think we literally spent every single afternoon that first spring that we dated in that gorge. You know, studying and all.
But anyway, it was the perfect weekend to go and all the leaves were beautiful down there, even though the trees in our backyard didn't change color until this week.

Even Dutch enjoyed himself climbing over and around the rocks and crunching in the leaves. There were so many things to see and smell, he didn't mind the chilly weather or even his accidental leap into the water.

It wore Dutch and I out and we spent the drive home on the "scenic route" sleeping. He's a fabulous warm little cuddler and the sunshine and the ride put us out. That part ought to have reminded the Man of all those trips home from college when I napped for 5 hours while he drove. What can I say? Sunshine knocks me out.