I've been busy. Time is flying. I guess I should be glad about that. All the quicker for me to get to my kid, right? LOL! But seriously, where has the summer gone? I can't believe it's nearly September already.
Work is crazy busy. I'm buried right now. Between court appearances, paperwork, interviews and the like, I'm barely keeping my head above water. Oh well. Job security, right?
Oh and "crazy busy" is code for "I'm not blogging much". Also can translate to "Still reading blogs but not commenting very often". I try to skim posts as much as I can but commenting requires more time. Which I just ain't got. I need to get a laptop so I can multi-task. For now, the computer keeps me anchored in front of the desk upstairs. And I just don't have much time to be there lately.
Tatum started kindergarten yesterday. She's so excited to be in school now like her big brothers. She even gets to ride the bus. It's pretty adorable. Check out the pics here.
Tess is 17 days old. The T's have quickly adapted to being a pack of five. Less than 3 weeks in.... yet it seems like she's just always been a part of them. But I'm still getting used to saying "my nieces (plural) and nephews". For lots of gratuitous cute baby photos click over to my sister's blog.
Speaking of the T's.... the four that are not breastfeeding are having a sleepover at my house this weekend. I think this might be a first. Four at a time I mean. Wish me luck. I think I'll need it.
I'm contemplating my next tattoo. I have a concept in mind. Just need to figure out how to draw it out. It's a secret though. So you'll just have to wait and see.
I'm only 6 episodes from finishing the first season of SVU. Still enjoying my love affair with Netflix and Det Elliot Stabler.
I'm getting an itch to start working on Mia's nursery. I've re-designed it in my head. I guess it's a good thing I didn't decorate it 2 years ago, eh? Unfortunately, I'm still not done with some other projects. Most importantly, the curtains for the living room that were started ... oh I don't know maybe 6 months or so ago... are still not finished. (Hint, hint, mom.) Since she's agreed to make the nursery bedding as well, I can't exactly start on that project now. Not until the other is done. Maybe if you guys give her some positive encouragement, I can get working on the nursery this winter when we're holed up during the snowstorms? Mom... please?
My boss had a new roof put on his house. I casually mentioned that's something I need to do at some point. So his roofer buddy gave me an estimate. With the economy so rough the roofing industry is being hit hard. Like everywhere else, I suppose. It makes sense that people don't spend the money to install a new roof when they can't even pay the electric bill. But that translates to a huge drop in price since they're so desperate to attract new jobs. So now I'm debating whether I should just take advantage of the deal and replace my roof sooner rather than later. I've had estimates done before that have fallen anywhere in the $6000-10000 range. This guy quoted me $4300. Sweet price.... and my boss is happy with their work.
So here's my dilemma.... Should I dip in to the adoption fund and do it now? With an estimated date of referral 2 years from now, I'm okay with that. But what if.... just what if.... the CC*AA does actually speed up now that the Olympics are over? Alright, contain your laughter. It could happen... anything could happen. It wouldn't be the end of the world. I'd still be able to replace that $4300 with my home equity line if I needed to. What do you guys think? Get it out of the way now for a spec-TAC-ular price? Or wait and see what China does? I'm terrified of spending money. Seriously. My palms get sweaty when the dollar signs get over 2 grand. Anything less than that, I'm usually pretty okay with. But more than that we're talking a major expense. And I get nervous. Opinions?