Tuesday, March 31, 2009

going to look at houses this evening. it is actually quite possibly, the most draining thing i have done in a long time.

i feel like i am a fish, waiting for my bait.

Monday, March 30, 2009

On random bloggers

I must say I have a fascination of going to the few people I know blogs, clicking on their random friends and reading what they have to say. Random blog reading I suppose you could say. Its fun.
Especially when one is mind boggling bored out of their mind.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Money Money Money...

Tomorrow we meet with the realtor to figure out things. This will begin our official start of looking at houses.

And I am nervous yet very excited about the whole thing.

Wish us luck!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thoughts on Octumom

I know having eight babies at one time is a pretty big deal. After recently having one, I can't even begin to imagine having eight at a time. That being said, enough is enough. It seems as though we can't go through a day without hearing about this or that. About hearing the latest from the octumoms spectacles. It gets rather old really fast.

The news jumps over everything about her. She went there, she didn't do this. She didn't do that. To begin with I was interested. I don't exactly know why I was. But I was. Maybe because she gave birth to them a week before I had Logan. Maybe because its the only thing that is on anymore. I think we all paid attention to it to begin with. Because lets face it, it was interesting. It was newsworthy.

But now?

Now, who really cares. Aren't we giving her exactly whats she wants by drawing attention to it? Aren't we feeding into the madness by watching it? Isn't the only way to get rid of a pest is to ignore it?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Looking at houses is a scary thing. There are just so many to chose from. Granted they may not be the number they once were, where you had your pick of colors, areas and such. But still, if you are looking in todays market chances are you are going to find something that meets your needs.

And at a hell of a lot cheaper than they used to be.

And what are our needs? For the most part we are looking at townhouses, because that seems to be our budget at the moment. Sure we would love a huge single family house large enough for us and our family. But lets be realistic here. We don't have that kind of money to mess around with.

But we dif. need something that is big enough for us, and Logan and while we aren't thinking of adding on to our little family any time soon we know that eventually we will be. Which means we need something more than just two bedrooms. Something that will be large enough for us to grow more or less. Andy is all about a deck. He wants one. I on the other hand think that if its the difference between ten grand, then I am willing to give it up.

Not that there aren't plenty with decks.

But how do you know which one is the right one? How will we know two years from now we won't hate it? I suppose there really is no right answer here because truthfully nobody can really say this. The best we can do for the moment is look around and find something that will be satisfying to both of us. And while they may not meet every little wish list item.

We can at least hope they have some.

Monday, March 23, 2009

On Thursday evening, Andy and I got approved to buy a home. Which is great. I mean it's one of the goals that most anyone has on their list of things in life. Mine included. But I never actually thought it was going to happen. Because I suppose it was just one of those things, well when I am an adult I will look into it. And now here I am a few years shy of thirty, and looking.

It makes me feel so old. So adultish.

I know this is not a word.

But still I realize I am at the stage of my life when buying a house, having a kid. Having responsibilities is the norm in life.

And to be perfectly honest. Sometimes the norm scares the shit out of me!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

tomorrow is the first day of spring.

the thought makes aleisha a very happy camper! bring on the sun!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

this daylight savings time is really screwing up myself. i am sure i am not the only one. it just sucks. though i do enjoy the extra hour of light. it is awesome.

so today, i am going to the caps game. the first that i have been to since january, before little logan was around. i cant tell you how excited i am and how much i am looking forward to it. of course as it seems, there is always some sort of drama. i am or was supposed to go with sarah. we have had it planned for oh i can't tell you at least six months.


hillary, and my parents are throwing randin a birthday party, and watching logan for me while i go with sarah. mom and dad call to tell me that they are down and out, with bronchitis, and while its not contagious, they will be staying away from logan just in case they dont want to risk it.

i drop him off and make my way home.

and sarah texts me saying she has decided to work, because something has gone down and so she isnt going to be able to make the game. this is just so typical. i mean i talked to her last night, and she said we were still on and we had plans. and its just ugh. i was or should i say am just a bit fustrated. a little bit more of notice would have been nice. after all, she knew i had this planned, she said she wanted to go.


so i debated, i thought about going by myself. or not going at all, and doing something around here. i was just so pissed. i called andy, who had his phone off wouldn't you know. it was so fustrating. and then my mom talked and said, that she would go. as long as i knew that she would be hacking and all.

so problem solved.

but i am still not happy about the whole thing.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Randin, turns 5 today. Ran-Ran, who it seems as though was just a baby yesterday is growing up. And he isn't even my own kid. Its amazing how time flies. Truly it is. We still need to get him something, he is at one of those ages where the baby stuff is getting way to young for him, and yet there are still plenty of toys that are a few years off for him.

Andy's solution is Legos. For apparently that is the toy for everyone, at every age. So it looks like as long as Logan behaves and mom and dad are up to it, we will be making our way out shopping.

Happy Birthday Mr. Ran-Ran!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

So I admit, I have cabin fever. I am ready to go out and do something anything at the moment. Andy and I had finally gotten a lightweight stroller and it snowed. My car is covered in several inches of snow. Which is melting but at the same time. Not fast enough for my liking.

But I am so ready to go out and do something it isn't even funny....I mean it is sad when a trip to the grocery store is sounding really good right now. And I hate hate grocery shopping.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Don't blink. But in the short time span, my little one is a month old. Hard to believe but its true. Somehow in the blink of an eye, he has gone from a fresh newborn, to a newborn who is opening his eyes a bit more, sleeping more through the night and is wiggling and squirming a hell of a lot more than he did a month ago.

I can't believe it honestly I am finding it hard to believe.

And what has he been blessed with on his one month birthday?

Six inches of snow. The DC area has been blanketed with the fluffy white stuff. Its our first major snow of the season. I for one hope that its the last as well.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

so. because i am a nerd.....
enjoy some customized video.
thanks to keith!