Tuesday, May 31, 2011

eight days

In eight days the moving truck will arrive.

I'm starting to freak out a little (okay, a lot!).

Can we start with the fact that I have not actually been to our new home???

deep breathing

Add in two-ish weeks at Camp Grammy and Papa...and a baby that really only likes to sleep in his crib in his room.

can you see me doing yoga poses?

And then starting over in a state that I have hardly visited.

pass the chocolate.

But it will all be worth it, because we all miss J very very much.

I can't wait for us all to be under the same roof.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

do you remember....

Do you remember Magic Bars?

Ooey, gooey, sugary goodness?

nom nom nom!

I don't ever remember my mom making these, but I do remember them being a staple lunchtime treat in McNair Hall.

In 8 more minutes I will be pulling a batch out of my oven...and then counting the minutes until they cool enough to eat.

I made this poor little guy wait until after lunch to have a bar...I'm so mean!

These are super easy to make - melt, mix, pat, sprinkle and bake.

I took the recipe right off of the back of the Eagle Brand Milk.

If you are looking for something yummy and full of chocolate and peanut butter, you need to make these bars that Vanessa highlighted last week.

So good. Probably too good.

Definitely not swimsuit-season friendly.

But completely necessary.


Friday, May 13, 2011

conversations with jj

Talking to our 7 year old neighbor boy.

JJ: You love your mommy very very much?
7: Yes.
JJ: She keep away the bad guys and play toys and give lots of kisses?
7: Yes.
JJ: That is sooo awesome. (nods head emphatically)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

moving updates

Last week was a big week.

We all went to Milwaukee to house hunt, I brought my sister Susie to help with kiddos, especially because J and I were driving separately. She stayed with JJ while I house hunted with our realtor and Mr. Max.

Probably the best thing to happen was that we accepted an offer on our house on Mon evening. Another 7 day sale! Woohoo! I'm planning on doing a tour of our house, mostly for posterity, but also to show how I staged it. Just like every other time we move, once I clear out the daily bits of clutter I love our home so much more. But I do miss having family pictures all around.

On Wed J and I put in an offer for our favorite house. It was great, 4 bedrooms upstairs, second floor laundry, big finished basement with egress windows and 2 guest rooms and a full bath, 3 car garage, big yard. It was going to be perfect.

On Thurs evening we found out that there was already a primary buyer for the house, but with a home sale contingency.


And by the time we found out I was already back in Ohio and J was somewhere on the Indiana turnpike.

Double crap.

We received a counter offer and then countered back very quickly, the sellers kept moving really slowly. And it was making me crazy and nervous. I kept envisioning my family living in a storage unit (see, totally crazy thinking).

Fri night we chose to walk away from that house. We were still at least a week away from an accepted offer, and then the primary buyers would have a decent chunk of time to decide if they would set a closing date and buy the house or walk away and let us have it. We needed to stay sane.

So yesterday J walked through 5 more houses and then went through one of them a second time and took a nausea-inducing video for me (way too rocky to share with all of you). And we placed an offer.

Send me some good vibes that we can come to an agreement quickly!

Friday, May 06, 2011

docket fruit

I haven't been stalking the docket lately, but I found ths one today and it made me chuckle.

I'm going to miss this little town...

"A rural man was expected to be cited after firing a rifle Sunday from N. Main St. Charges may include firing across a roadway, inducing panic of those nearby who heard the shot, and hunting groundhogs without a license."