Monday, November 24, 2008

I really enjoy finding, what I think, is the perfect gift for someone I care about. Of course there are the times when your gift is so perfect the person purchased the item already without your knowledge. Despite the fact I love giving a great gift, I really hate figuring out what that gift should be.

Until last week, I hadn't even thought about what I wanted to get anyone. I figured out a few things this weekend and had a really good idea for Josh one day, but that disappeared from my mind before I could write it down.

This year, I am completely lost. Also, I have no idea what my plans are for Christmas. Maybe i will make everyone come to me on the pretense of showing them my new house.

Josh and I weren't planning to get gifts with the whole house thing, but today he decided we should get small gifts. His "reason" other than wanting to get me something, was he doesn't want to explain to people why he's not getting me anything.

I know I am going to be making a few coffee cozies and thick socks. Josh is getting a Jayne hat, but he knows about that so I don't think that's going to count as his gift.

Grr... I hate making decisions.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Woot! One month from today I will have a house!

Until then I have other things to worry about, like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just so I know where to look, I am going to post my list of baking/cooking to do by Wednesday.

1) stuffing - figure out how to do in crock pot
2) green bean casserole
3) millionaire's shortbread
4) molasses cookies
5) s'mores bars

I have barely thought about Christmas gifts. I don't have to worry about Josh at least since we are getting a house and probably a couch, washer and dryer to go with it. I have a few ideas, but nothing concrete or well thought out. I am not even sure what my plans are for Christmas yet. I will figure it all out after Thanksgiving.

At least I finished a pair of socks last weekend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The house inspection has been done and the house looks good. A few things need to be taken care of, but nothing serious or that needs to be done right away. It looks like we are getting a house for Christmas!

Now I need to find some good now and low VOC paints in colors I like. Any suggestions?

I miss my dancing plurk nanners.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

No more white walls!!!!!!!

At least that is my intention once we get this house. Our offer has been accepted, but they didn't accept all of our conditions. They want to move the closing date up a few days, which shouldn't be a problem. The house is almost ours! Now we just have to hope the inspection goes well. I am not too worried about it as the house seems to be in great condition.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Tuesday and Veteran's Day! I hope you all are enjoying the colder weather, if you are experiencing colder weather, that is. we most definitely are and, yes, I am quite enjoying it. I prefer to be cold over being hot and won't complain about snuggling under a blanket, or two, with a mug of tea and some knitting in front of the TV. We had about two inches of snow on Friday morning, which was gone by the afternoon.

I need some help. Josh and I have been reading the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher. Josh is quickly approaching the last of the available books due to all his free time at work, and is need of something else to read. Any ideas?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Is everyone else having an exciting week? I think the election got almost everyone excited while the outcome excited me, I know that is not true for everyone. Also not everyone else is in the process of buying a house. On election day, we learned the other offer on the house we want has been withdrawn. We also learned the bank isn't going to make the decision on our offer for another 2 weeks. Grrrr arrrgh. I hate waiting. At least the longer they wait, the more likely they are to not care as much about our late closing date, due to our lease obligation. A month ago it was a bit of an obstacle, but after the two weeks are up, our chosen closing date is significantly closer. Hopefully we will know whether or not the house is ours by the time we need to let our rental company know if we are staying or not.

I still haven't finished my TTL Mystery socks, but I am close. While they don't take a lot of concentration, I needed something that takes less for TV watching and standing in voting lines. I started another pair of Charade on election day in case I had to wait in line, which I didn't. Though I didn't make it on to the registered voters list. At least I am doubly registered now!

Now for some pics. First the new sock

Second, a pair of Fetching for my boss since she admired my pair and that automatically earns you a pair, in my book.

Third, the TTL Mystery socks in their current UFO state.

Fourth, you would probably think I have a destructive pet based on the state of this poor chair's upholstery, but you would be wrong. This would be why our first major purchase when we get a house is a couch followed by a better washing machine and exercise equipment.