Happy Monday! 8/15

Well shoot, it’s been a while since I posted something of substance, eh? Moving + Disney + unpacking + freelance + regular work takes a lot out of a person! No complaints though – I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I didn’t keep busy.

  1. Friday over lunch I decided we had to tear up the carpet on our stairs. I’m pretty sure the previous owners’ dog slept there every night, so the stairwell just reeked. The stairs will definitely need to be refinished at some point but I’m just happy to not have stinky stairs anymore 😀
  2. After buying all of the painting supplies to redo our porch floor, we…decided to tile it instead. So far we’ve cleaned the porch and put down a moisture barrier, and today after work we’ll be smoothing out the concrete with some mortar (it’s in really bad shape right now.) There’s a good chance we’re biting off a bit more than we can chew, but it’ll get done!
  3. I did a few blind taste tests with Vökin, Grey Goose, and Ketel One with friends and Joe over the weekend, and they all chose Vökin as the best one – so that’s promising! Hooray for *officially* having good product!
  4. One of my friends is visiting this weekend! We have grand plans of building porch furniture and sitting on the porch for hours upon hours, so hopefully Joe and I are able to get the floor finished before he leaves for a conference Wednesday night.
  5. Even though it was already a week ago, I’m putting our Disney trip into my happy things, because..duh. Disney. We took a whopping 274 Photopass pictures; when you’re paying a lot of money for Memory Maker (aka can download all of the photos) – you gotta take full advantage of every. single. photographer. on main street. Heh. Really though, we had such a great time, and are already looking forward to our next trip. Which will absolutely, certainly, without question be longer than 2.5 days:) (Well, 3, taking into account the Delta issues we ran into on Monday.) Look out for a full (mini) trip report in a week or so..once life settles down again!

Whew! Lots to catch up on. In addition to a Disney trip report, I’ll also be posting a couple of reviews sometime soon..yay for getting back into the swing of things!


Happy Monday!

Geez, I’m away from WordPress for 4 days and I have 84 comments waiting in my spam folder – that’s a little absurd.

Anyway, we got back from Disney late last night, which means there is absolutely NOTHING good about today, except for the fact that I’m eating a Mickey Rice Krispie Treat. (In related news: I’ll be writing up a trip report sometime soonish.)

Maybe that’s a little drastic. Here we go:

  1. We’ve gotten 8 christmas cards in the mail, which is 8 more than I had expected to get, so that’s exciting, and they make our shelf look quite festive! Yay friends 🙂
  2. Joe’s mom and her boyfriend are visiting this weekend! Which yes, means we have a lot of cleaning up to do, BUT it’ll be fun to show them around Kzoo and celebrate an early Christmas with them!
  3. Disney souvenirs! Which – Joe’s main souvenir BROKE sometime between bags going on the Magical Express and getting home (we didn’t check our bags) – so that’s actually super sad. But we have 6 new ornaments on our tree, and lots of other little trinkets (of course including Vinyls and Tsums. I can’t help myself.)
  4. All of our Christmas shopping is done, and I believe everything that was ordered online has arrived, which means we need to start on our wrapping, especially for everything that will be going back to Vermont after this upcoming weekend!
  5. Joe and I wore our Star Wars shirts to Magic Kingdom/Epcot/Hollywood Studios on Saturday and anyone who wasn’t saying ‘congratulations’ because of our Happily Ever After buttons was asking if we were excited for the movie, if we have our tickets yet, which movie is our favorite, what order we’d recommend watching the movies in…etc. And while we both enjoy the movies, we aren’t mega super fans, so it was amusing. The questions did ‘inspire’ us to watch all of the movies again before seeing the new one, which will be fun 🙂

It’s super gloomy here today, but we’re going to trivia at a new bar tonight, hooray! Happy Monday!