Saturday, September 27, 2008

taking advantage of the times?

Hopefully somebody has finally decided to take advantage of the BEST TIME IN HISTORY to buy a house and are gonna buy mine! After a long, long drought, our agent finally called last night with TWO showings scheduled for today. I'm not even upset about having very little time to get ready for it or being out of the house for 4 hours with the 3 kids. I've really tried to be a good sport about that the whole time. Look where it's gotten me... No, I'm not slipping back in to pessimism. I'm gonna be positive. This could be the one. Just when you give up, right?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I no longer get any chance to be on my computer! We've moved Tiki's crib into the study because we only have 3 bedrooms on the main level. If he's sleeping, my typing wakes him. If he's awake, I pretty much have to hold him these days. Right now, he's sleeping in my bed, so I'm constantly wondering if he's about to fall off! I've asked the magic fairy (my husband) for a laptop. Seems like a petty thing to buy during this current economic nightmare, though. Maybe I'll find a place to move my computer desk. All this baby stuff is really starting to cramp the "show-ready" condition of the house for the market anyway. Not that anyone has come to see it...

I'll get back to posting when I can. There's lots of stuff going on around here.....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Where are they now?

Here's a little background before I get to my story:

I tend to leave my shoes out all over the house, and it makes my husband nuts. S0 about 9 years ago, he started hiding them when he'd see them out. He thought it would be a quick way to teach me to put them away. To some extent, it has, but I still leave them out frequently. So he still hides them. It makes me laugh unless I'm in a real hurry to get out the door and don't have time to look for my shoes. Luckily, I know his hiding places, which include the freezer, top of the fridge and on top of armours.

A few days ago, I found his Uggs that he wears around the house under the coffee table. I left them there for him to put away when he got home. The next day, they were still there. It hit me that I finally had a chance to hide his shoes! So, I put them in the freezer. It took him days to finally look in the freezer and find his shoes, and I don't know when he finally found them. But that began THE GAME. Over the past two days, those shoes are popping up EVERYWHERE! We are having such fun with it! After the freezer, I opened the microwave to heat my coffee, and there were the Uggs. I then put them in one of his frequent spots, on top of the armour in the foyer. Last night while cleaning the kitchen, I opened the dishwasher to find them resting on the top rack. I quietly snuck outside and slipped them over his windshield wipers. It was so hard to come inside and act like nothing had happened! I'm not good at keeping a straight face. This morning when he went outside to take Coocoo to school, I'm sure he saw them. I hope he didn't! I'd love for him to drive up to work with them still on his windshield.

I don't know where those shoes will show up next, but I love the excitement of wondering. It reminds me of US before we had kids and when all our energy went into each other. I wonder how long we can keep this going before one of us gets caught?