Sunday, November 18, 2007

Various and Sundry Things That Have Made me Happy Recently...

- one of my best yardsale bargains ever: a new-ish dryer! I WIN! It is SO unbelievable and wonderful to have a load of clothes dry in an hour! I feel like doing laundry just for FUN now! Kudos to Brad for picking it up and installing it all before I even got home from my Friday morning foray...( Brad can do ANYthing - install dryers, fix toilets, fix cars, fix computers, set up a crib, research the best deals on anything, run faster than a speeding bullet...I even have faith that he will learn how to change a diaper. Oh - speaking of which, you should have seen his face the other day when I told him that usually kids don't get potty-trained until they're 3, or maybe even in some cases 4. It was hiLARious. He was practically pop-eyed that we were going to be changing this kid's diapers until at least 2011. And then, if we have another one...)

- a baby gift all the way from N.H. from Lindsay - a Boston Red Sox 101 book ( "the required primer for every Red Sox fan.") SO CUTE! Thanks, Lindsay! I was utterly charmed...

- while visiting Penny tonight, the baby started moving crazily and we watched my belly spasmodically heaving to and fro...Penny said, " It looks like it's from that movie Aliens!" ( I'm sort of paraphrasing I think) And I laughed so hard that my right contact fell out of my eye.

- talking to Steve J. after church today about all the famous people he's met that have come through the ATL airport. ( He works in security there.) Keifer Sutherland, and Samuel L. Jackson, just to name two that I remember him mentioning...

- I thiiiiink we're getting a new car...but more on that later. If it happens. :)

6 comments:

Amy said...

My pregnant school friends traded their little mostly useless pickup truck for a Mercury Sable station wagon. It was quite a shock...MY friends are now proud station wagon drivers. They justified it by saying they got it for a good deal, and it'll be really easy to get the baby in and out. It's been hard for me to watch my young, vivacious friends drive away in a station wagon.

I'm sure your baby will be a genius baby that potty trains himself. It happens, I'm proof. I really wanted to go to school, but my mom told me I couldn't until I was potty trained. So I did what I had to do. I was not very wise at that age. (As opposed to now, of course.)

kw said...

Keiferrrr!!

kw said...

Been living without a proper dryer for nigh unto a decade now...can only hope my mansion in glory has one.

gretchen said...

I was so reluctant to stop driving our sporty Acura Integra, and we actually kept it till Gabriel was born before we finally succumbed to a 4-door.

I know I've probably told you this before, but after 18 months of getting Michael in and out of the back seat of a 2-door I was shocked and delighted at how easy it was to manage carseats and chilluns with a (gasp!) back door!

Guess there comes a time to drop the image and just be sensible (2 carseats in the way back would have been excessive)...But we did like that Integra : )

Amy said...

I read Philip's blog and, not knowing how limited his vision is, I didn't know if leaving the note I started to write would be of any use to him, but when I saw the picture of him I immediately thought of the guy who played the young Darth Vader! (#2, Attack of the Clones) :)

Amy said...

I don't know how frustrating my blog activities have been for others, but I'm so ready to have it all settled. Which, I think, it is. So, from now on www.happyamy.com is my new home. :)