Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Various Things (Still Not Hiatus-ing)

Yeah, I'd like to emphasize that I'm still not really hiatus-ing. I said that in the title, but I wanted to make sure you saw it. Right. Anyway.

I came on to tell you that we've moved! We are officially into the new house. House, not apartment. I have to get used to this "house" thing, having not lived in one since . . . maybe 2004? Well, I guess that excludes the 5 months that J and I lived with his 3 friends in a massive duplex with 5 other college kids on the other side of the wall. This, though, is our house.

Well, it was my grandparents' house, but we're working on making it ours. It's very messy right now, though. Case in point - my sister & brother-in-law, lovely folks that they are, stopped in the other day to let the pup out for a pee, as we had to be out most of the day. I texted her, "how did you like the "new" house?" Her response? "Loved the kitchen table, then saw a lot of boxes." ;)

Anyway, we're here. We'll likely be here until we have gray hair and our kids are in college (or older). And that's nice.

Also - I found a new blog that I am in love with: Whoopee. And it led me to this awesomeness:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Random Thought from the Commute Home

I don't care what decade it is - listening to old-school Beasties in the car (and calling it "old-school Beasties") just makes me feel f-ing cool.

Also - what's with the declared blog hiatus prompting me to start writing again? Is the writer inside me just a contrary teenager? Seems quite likely to me . . .

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Meta Post

See, the thing is - I'm always composing blog posts in my head. Always. As life goes on around me & through me, I'm commenting on it, adding pictures, finding links to support references. Constantly.

BUT. What with this & that (and the this & that is much more than usual this year), it's rare these days that all of my mental posts make it here, onto the "physical" space of the blog. Unfortunately, it's not going to get better for another month or so, as my lovely new husband is being deployed in mid-September. And we're in the middle of moving into my grandparents' old house. And I'm still working three jobs. And the new dog, while adorable, is completely. crazy.

So. In the interest of making this continue to work, I might take a brief hiatus. A short one, I promise. I've been posting rarely lately, so it's just making it official, I guess. Fear not, though, I will be back. I can't think of a polite way to say this, so here it is. For years, I used this space as a place to tell stories of my day, my life, my mind. Then, I got a husband who's a good listener. While he's far away, guess who I'll be coming back to? ;)

P.S. In case you haven't noticed, I've also been mucking about with the blog's template. I changed over to the wooden planks background a few months ago and have just decided to switch it up again. I like the leaf background now, but we'll see how we feel in a few weeks, shall we?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Guess Who Came Home with Us Yesterday Morning?

Sadie! The phrase we keep coming back to as best to describe our new pup? Full. Of. Beans. ;)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Home Again (& Wedding Pics!)

Well, we're home from our week on Prince Edward Island and we've got the wedding photographer's photos! You can access them here: http://aaronrohdephotography.zenfolio.com/p958984016. The password is "jswed".

I'm so pleased with all of the photos! The one above is one of my many favorites. Go check out the photos and enjoy! Be forewarned, though - there are 950. ;)

(cross-posted at Wer Ond Wif, of course)