Saturday, September 20, 2008

Goodness, it has been a long time. I blame Plurk (join if you know what's good for ya, it's better than Twitter) a busy weekend, an injured thumb, lack of knitting/crocheting/baking/cooking and a lack of sleep.

So, what have I been doing? Well, last week on Thursday, I think, while I was at work I caught my thumbnail on some of the shelving in the "janitor's" closet. It hurt but I didn't think much of it. I went home, showered, and fell asleep. When I woke up a few hours later, it was throbbing and swollen. Work wasn't fun since gripping things was a bit awkward, but I managed. The throbbing continued through the weekend which was rather inconvenient because we were helping my grandma move and it kept waking me up during the night. I iced it, took some drugs, but nothing helped. I assumed I had broken it or something along those lines. Finally, on Sunday I noticed there was an infection under my thumbnail. I was quite relieved because I knew what was wrong and knew how to take care of it. Working was a bit interesting, since I am constantly dunking my hands in the batter and icing, but it all worked out. Once the infection was gone, the improvement was drastic and fast. I can almost and type normally and may be able to do some knitting soon!

Along with my sore thumb was a definite lack of sleep. I was awake for over 24 hours between Sunday and Monday since a few hours after I got home from Iowa I had to go to work. I spent the whole week trying to get enough sleep to function and am now finally feeling almost normal.

Another reason I haven't done much on the knitting or crocheting front is this:

Definitely not a motivator. I plan to salvage the yarn but haven't decided what to do with it after that.

Also, on Wednesday we met with a mortgage consultant and our new real estate agent. We have been approved for more than I could have hope and it looks like we can afford it! We are going to check out some houses next weekend. I am a little worried that we are starting a bit early since our lease isn't up until January, but with how fast the last few weeks have gone, it may not be as bad as I thought. I just don't want to be stuck with two payments for more than a month. We are looking at houses in the area we are currently living in, which is where we were looking to start with. It will be exciting to finally live in a place where I can paint the walls! I am so sick of white walls and beige carpet. Also, having my own washer and dryer will be so nice. We haven't really unpacked our stuff or put it away in our current place because we know we will be moving soon which makes it hard to get motivated.

The is currently holding my last paycheck until next week because they regard it as unusual account activity. Grrrr.... Since when is depositing a paycheck unusual?


Amanda said...

I haven't been blogging as much because of Twitter, so you're not the only one.

You can put into your offer for a house that you won't be able to move in until January or December or whatever. It's a very common caveat in offers, since very often, people have to wait for their last house to sell/close in order to move into a new place. You might even have an advantage in that you know you'll be able to move in time certain.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

What is that on the deck? A poncho for a two-headed monster? A defective parachute?

Definitely, watch Bones and tape Pushing Daisies. Then you can watch it again later. :-)