Friday, December 9, 2011

7 Quick Takes (4)

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 155)

It’s snowing!  We’ve already had a dusting this year, but this is the fun, fluffy, dipped in marshmallow snow covering all the trees.  I’m trying to keep Junior from eating it…but that’s not going so well.
Our appraisal has been ordered.  Now we are just waiting to hear what a great deal we are getting on this house.  J  We should be closed before Christmas. 
Now I just need to work on our renovation & moving timeline.  We have some renovations that need to be done before we move in (think roof, flooring, insulation, furnace, water heater, and bathroom).   We also have to change day care centers for Junior.  While we are really happy at the center we currently use, the whole point of moving closer to work was to cut down on my commute time…if we stay at our center, I’ve just added 40 minutes each way.  No thanks!  Plus we are getting movers.  As my darling sister would say, “I don’t pick up boxes.”  I have to coordinate getting all our cr@p from 3 different locations (our current apartment, my parents’ house and our storage unit) and have it all brought to our new place.
My nephew and niece have their Christmas Concert tonight at their preschool.  I’m so excited to go see them perform.  My sweet nephew invited me special and asked me to bring my family.  I could just bite him he’s so cute.

One of my greatest wishes this holiday season is to get my tree up before our son goes to bed on Christmas Eve.  Last year, we almost didn’t put a tree up at all.  I didn’t want to do it, it was already Christmas Eve (we had a crazy December), but my husband begged me, so I gave it and put it up after we got Junior in bed.  Little man was awestruck when he woke up to see all the twinkle lights glowing in the dark living room, so it was totally worth it.

I also freely admit that calling this one of my “greatest wishes” is an exaggeration.  But I still want to get that tree up before Christmas Eve.  Especially because…
 This year we are contemplating going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve at the Cathedral downtown with the Archbishop.  Whew!  That was a lot of prepositional phrases.

Bowling.  Bumper Bowling.  We are going tomorrow.  Taking 4 children under the age of 5 with us.  Should be interesting at least J
Check out more Quick Takes at Conversion Diary!


  1. I love fluffy snow! And the movers are huge!! I will never again move without them if I can afford to have their help.

  2. getting movers is great. If they miss a location we can help - we have a big white truck and everything. Let us know. Getting excited to see you next week :-D Hope Junior had a great day