Friday, February 22, 2008

The waiting place...

... for people who are just waiting.

Me and my patient husband are waiting for the stars to align, so that we can start the moving process. He interviewed about two weeks ago for a position at a dentist's office, and we were supposed to hear back this week. Well, it's Friday, and the waiting has been tortuous. Meanwhile, we went and looked at a townhouse in town that we are seriously considering buying, but without a job, there is no way we are going to get financing. The suspense is about to put me in the grave.

My project is also slow going. I'm at a place were progress is harder to notice, which gives me little incentive to work on it.

I just want what I want when I want it, which is now. Is that to much to ask : ).

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My favorite month

February is my usually my favorite month of the year for two reasons. I love Valentines Day, and the Global Bazaar comes to Target. I know most of it is over priced crap from China, but I love it anyways. Mostly I love the Indian decorative stuff, and where I live the Global Bazaar is one of the only places to get that kind of stuff.

This year, though, I'm not really feelin' February. It's just going by so fast. I didn't even think about Valentines Day until it happened, and now its over. It may be that I've been so wrapped up in the idea of getting a house that I've ignored everything else. I needed a project after my wedding was over; something to obsess about constantly, and I found it.

I've even gotten tired of knitting, which doesn't usually happen until April(ish). Every year, in the Spring, I usually give up knitting, and pursue other creative endeavors, like scrapbooking and collage. Then, like old friend, around September, the urge to knit will come back to me and we spend the winter together. I think I'm getting tired of it so early because I've started this eternal project, that will never end. I'm working on a stripey blanket, and it's beautiful, but is taking forever to finish, and I'm at a place now it feels like I'm not making any progress. Hopefully I'll finish before I get sick of it and give up until next year. My husband wants me to make him one, but I don't know if I can bring myself to do it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Vegan Valentines Day

So I was having trouble coming up with a romantic Valentines Day dinner, so I cracked open my favorite vegan cookbook and looked for inspiration.

It may not sound terribly inspired, but I decided on "Ultimate Shepherds Pie." And to go with, Skillet Cornbread.

And for desert, Orange Mango Sherbert, made with my most favorite piece of kitchen equipment, the Vitamix. It's a blender that has the power of a small lawnmower.

...and for second desert... ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

House hunting

Yesterday was house hunting day.

I've been so frustrated with my crowded apartment lately that all I can think about is moving. And until this weekend, I didn't realize that a mortgage could potentially be significantly less than our rent! Woot! Granted our parents own cars that are more expensive than the houses we are considering, but in my mind that only reinforces how affordable they are.

The thing I think I'm looking forward to the most about owning my own house is being able to paint. White walls a sad, and I've been wanting to be able to paint my kitchen aqua and red for forever.

The most important thing, though, about moving is that our stinky girl would have lots of room to run around, and lots of windows to look out of all day. She's been a secret pet for about six months now, since our apartment complex doesn't allow pets; which translates into no windows for stinky. I feel so bad for her that we often sneak her out to the lake, to have some window/outside time. We also take her down to my mother inlaw's house when we go visit because it is practically made of windows.

Well, my dirty kitchen calls, so I must end this post.


Friday, February 8, 2008

Note to self....

...cheer up.