- It's March 31 and it snowed all day long today. I am so over winter, it's not even funny. It's a little depressing to think that tomorrow is April and there will still be snow on the ground - suck!!!!
- I figured out what I did wrong with those bird's nests that I made for Easter. They were hard as rocks and the reason was that I cooked the corn syrup too long. Tonight I made scotcheroos for work tomorrow, which also uses sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter and they turned out amazing! Good thing I am taking them to work, or else I would make myself sick!
- I don't have any updates on the housing situation - still waiting to see if they accept our offer . . . I hating waiting for things about as much as I hate snow in April!
- Uncas is the greatest husband! He not only made me dinner tonight, but cleaned up too, since I am not feeling so well (did I mention that along with this crappy weather, I got a crappy cold?!)
Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This is the week that Seattle Sweetheart is due to have her baby! I am super excited that my best friend is about to become a mom. I think about her constantly thru out the day and I am never far from my phone, so I can immediately hear the news! I will be sure to update my blog the minute I have the news . . .until then, we're just waiting . . .
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Now it's Saturday morning and IT'S STILL SNOWING!!! Check out this picture that I just took. I don't think spring is ever going to come. I know that March is our snowiest month and you know what? That really sucks!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We have been receiving many inquiries this weekend about how our house-hunting has been going. I thought I would share with you some of the conversations/comments that have been exchanged as we have looked at houses:
Uncas: A one-car garage is fine . . .
Sally: Oh – check out the huge spider in the living room
Uncas: This house would need about $6,000 worth of work in order for us to just move-in
Realtor: That sounds about right.
S: This house needs a good cleaning. I don’t like it.
U: The garage needs to be fixed up a little bit. Look, the edging is coming off up here.
S: If we have to do all of that, we can tear it down and build a two-car garage.
U: Whoa – look at how big the upstairs is? Three bedrooms up here!
S: Wow – there is not a tree in this background – holy crap!
S: It’s too small – only has two bedrooms. This won’t work for us.
U: Check out the cool, old-school stove/oven.
S: I don’t like the whirlpool tub.
U: The location is terrible – not a sense of any neighborhood.
S: Look – it has a two-car garage.
(we just drove by the house which looked like it was going to fall down)
U: Yeah, we need to take this off the list . . .
S: Hey – there is a sign on the front door that says “Winterized” – what does that mean?
U: Well, you have to winterize a boat, but I just assumed that houses came winterized.
We still have a long list of houses that we want to see. We are going back out later this week.
Monday, March 10, 2008
This past weekend we went and visited Mr. and Mrs. Sally. We decided to do something different and fun for a change since our weekends have been really busy lately. We went to Cave of the Mounds in Southwest WI. This was Uncas's first visit to a cave even though he was a geology minor in college. The first picture is Uncas checking out the cave walls.
On a side note - I am still struggling with liking this new blog. I had another picture that I wanted to add to this post, but I guess I can only post a few pictures - annoying! And I can't figure out how to add a picture to the post.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I just found out this morning and I got accepted into the Grandma's 1/2 Marathon in Duluth, MN on June 21. There is a drawing for this race, as they only let 4,500 people run. I can't believe I am actually going to run 13.1 miles! Thank goodness I have some time to train! The most I have ever run is around 4 miles. I think I might be a little crazy for trying to do this . . .
Sunday, March 2, 2008
We spent the afternoon looking at houses since we are finally ready to start buying. We walked through some very nice ones today, but they lacked a dining room. All had eat-in kitchens, but they were pretty tiny. We actually happen to use our current dining room and can't imagine buying a house without one! Then we went to three different grocery stores to buy fresh basil. Maybe folks around here just grow their own . . .?