Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lots of Randomness Where I Say Nothing At All

Sadly, Jeffrey didn't get his gift. I wasn't able to get the bathroom done, and it looks great right now with wallpaper all over the floor, and dripping off the walls. Fantastic. I am thinking of just leaving it. But lucky for me, I have a fabulous mother who has volunteered to play with the kids tomorrow so I can get it done. Keith is a big help and loves to wash the walls to loosen the glue so I can peel it off. He is a great helper. I am really hoping I can get it done tomorrow.

Yesterday our internet was down. Again. Really, I am getting tired of our internet provider. We lose service at least three times a week. It is getting ridiculous! But that wont be a problem soon.

I know I have threatened this before, but the time was never right. This time, though, we really are selling our house. We just need to sign the papers with the realtor and then pray it sells quickly. Which is why getting the projects done immediately is so urgent. Once we move, though, we will no longer have to deal with that company and things will be oh so much easier! With the internet, I mean. With the house, we could really use any and all prayers that it will sell quickly. We are not going to be buying a house this time around. Not until Jeffrey is finished with school, but that will be the end of this year, so that is good.


Jeffrey and I have begun to have tea parties. Finally my tea set is being put to good use. Finally! He has been sick, so every day when he gets home from work we sit down to a cup of herbal tea. I am going to learn how to make crumpets one of these days because I think it would be brilliant to have a cup of tea and some crumpets right before dinner. How fun! I love that I have a husband who will have tea parties with me. In fact, it was his idea. The first night we had a pot of tea while watching Willow. Do you remember that movie? I hadn't seen it since I was a little girl and had gone to the theater to see it with my family. It was in theaters the last time I saw it. Long time ago, hu? I forgot how funny that movie is! But having tea and watching it with my hubby was so much fun.


Oh, about my hubby... I have to say, yesterday was a tolerably good day. I have stopped expecting the special days in my life to be magical. I wonder if that happens to all parents. I don't know. But birthdays, anniversaries, etc. They just aren't the magical days they once were. But it was a good day nonetheless. Jeffrey and I went to our favorite little restaurant for dinner. The food was delicious as always. The service was exceptional, the ambiance was perfect, and the conversation was the best. Thus far, there are now two restaurants we really like. One chinese, and this italian one. Sad that most restaurants don't meet our expectations. We really aren't food critics, but just about all the other restaurants have gotten one of us sick at some point, or we could make better food at home. So when we find a restaurant with delicious food, and it is reasonably priced, it just makes us happy. Though the day wasn't magical, the evening with my hubby sure was. Gosh I love that man! Again I say, I hope I have at least 75 more years with him. Three years really isn't much at all.


Keith has picked up a few funny phrases. I really didn't know where he learned them until I was telling Jeffrey about them last night. Evidently Jeffrey has been teaching him things behind my back. For example, every day at lunch while we are eating Keith will say "Sooooooo. Soooooooo. Sooooooo, how are you?" Also, when he wants something and I say no, he will then ask me again in a high pitched voice. I will say no again, so he will ask me in a deep voice. I will say no and it will be back to the high voice. That kid cracks me up. Every day with him is an adventure!


Yesterday I was watching Jane Austen's Mansfield Park while folding laundry. Mansfield Park is probably my favorite book of hers. I don't know why, but I just adore it! At any rate, while watching, Edmund said something that caught my attention. He was talking to his cousin Fanny and had said the evening wore him out. "So much tedious talking where no one says anything at all." or something along those lines. How funny that we still do that! Just like this post you all just read. :) Thanks for indulging me anyway.

12 comments:

Emmy said...

Oh you said all sorts of things :)

Good luck on selling your house! I hope it sells quickly. We are currently trying to decide what to do with our house in Mesa... we have renters but are really just considering getting rid of it. We bought the darn thing at the peak..
How fun to have a tea party! And that is such a cute set.

Gina said...

Oh, my! I forgot all about Willow. I loved that movie. I named my laptop Willow...maybe subconsciously it was after the movie!

Sue said...

I remember Willow. And I loved it!

I also love that your toddler is asking you questions in high voice, then low voice, then high voice. Cracks me up.

=)

Familia Morales said...

Good luck selling your house! Hope it goes quickly. As for a husband who has tea parties with you...WOW! I loved your post about nothing, it was fun to read.

Noodle said...

My dad is teaching sammy strange sayings... she now calls kisses mouches... and asks for who hash for dinner every night... But I love that she is bonding with her papa... I agree on the speical day thing... I worry more about the kids and how there day will be than me... I don't want them to suffer for my pleasure at all... Loved your random post!!!

Gail said...

Great post Amy. I love random.

I will pray for your house to sell quickly - and for time and strength for you to get done all you need to.

The tea parties are a great idea.

I wonder if "special" just changes for us. I no longer have the anticipation I used to for special occasions..... but I love the small treats on the day. The saying "the thought that counts" really has kicked in for me.

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Just the kind of post I was hoping to read today. So what are you going to do when your house sells? And what are your favorite restaurants called? Utah sure has a lot of fun ones, especially down in Utah valley.

Vic said...

Sarcastic Title! Love it! I love having tea time...Miss H and I used to do it everyday before she went off to kindergarten and I have the funniest video of her playing tea with her so called friends...it's on youtube somewhere...maybe even on my blog somewhere..? But anyways...nice tea set:) Funny how kids pick up phrases and even more funny when you don't know were they get it from. I sure hope everyone feels better....I'll try the honey thing! THANX a bunch:) Dad's sleeping with baby is beyond precious. I have a photo of Bryan combing Hannah's hair when she was little:) So cute how dad's do girly things with their daughters....you wait and see how fun it is:) muahhh xoxo

Lisa Anne said...

Tea actually sounds really nice. Your making me want to buy a nice tea pot and cups. We love tea.

Funny, cause the BF actually ordered Willow off of netflix. I didn't like it creeped me out.

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

I LOVE random posts....they are so cathartic, aren't they?!

I totally remember Willow - had it on tape. Such a cool movie. Wonder if I'd still think it was cool now?

I know what you mean about special days not seeming so magical anymore. It makes me so sad. Trying to find my way back to the magic though.

Thanks for stopping by and the kind words!

Tamara
www.theunexperiencedmom.com

Momisodes said...

That is very exciting news! I wish you all the best in taking this huge leap in selling your home.

I just love that photo of him asleep with the baby. So sweet!

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

GL w/selling your house. That is such an undertaking (in fact we are chickening out of selling ours for right now). Hope Jefferey feels better soon.