27 January 2010

Quote of the Day

This afternoon I went by the local GameStop to return some used games donated to the holiday program run by the nonprofit where I work. The obviously smitten teenage boy who waited on me couldn't suppress his giggles as he input the information from my driver's license. "I just can't stop laughing," he said, "because I keep thinking how Jessica Rich is helping the poor."

Definitely greeting card-worthy, don't you think?

13 January 2010

10 January 2010

And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon

So my husband and I are living in antiquity: we have no dishwasher.

Clay likes to correct me and say that, no, we actually have four dishwashers (our hands). I am generally not amused with his attempts at levity, especially when the pile of dirty dishes looks like this:

You may be asking yourself, "How can two people soil so many dishes?" But alas...these have accumulated over the entire week. (Just so you know, it could be much worse. Clay's later work schedule means no formal dinners at home and therefore drastically fewer dishes.)

For those of you well-acquainted with my clean-freakish tendencies, this may be a fact that surprises you. Under normal circumstances, I would happily tie on my apron and strap on the rubber gloves before diving into the food encrusted mess. The soiled mountain would be sparkling clean and back in the cabinet in no time. But when faced with a mountain of dishes at the end of a long day of work - and a very persuasive husband who doesn't want to wash them either (after all, The Office is about to start) - it is a task that can be easily put off.

Maybe there is a little part of me that hopes this mountain of dirties will wash itself. Or even better, a dish (or two or three) might run away with the spoon!

03 January 2010

Wanted: Green Thumb

Are paperwhites supposed to look like this? I didn't think so.

Note to self: Add "learn to garden" to new year's resolutions. Boy, this list is getting long!

01 January 2010

New Year, New Post

With the beginning of a new year and my new resolutions, I have decided to start blogging more. (This should be easy as I did not blog at all in 2008 or 2009!)

I must be honest, though... I actually forgot my sign-in and password, it had been that long since I blogged! So, you know, that took me a good six months to figure out. And then another six or so to get motivated to post again. Now here we are!

Get ready for some crazy stories; I have a feeling 2010 will be a wild ride! :)