Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday Randoms

1- It's following me! Remember when I saw this truck on the freeway a couple of months back?

Well this week. . . it was parked in front of my building. . .

Is this a sign of some kind?

2- The one and only "sweetener" I can consume during this diet of mine is one called Xylitol. I won't go into the chemical reasons why this is OK and none of the other are. . . but it's not IN much, so it's not like it makes much of a difference. Ben bought me a bag of it at Good Earth which I use to sprinkle on my oatmeal in the morning, and then there's this gum:

For those times when I absolutely NEED some candy in the middle of the afternoon or I might die (yeah right), this stuff keeps me from caving.

17 days and counting!

3- I didn't do so well on my cleaning/purging last weekend. I barely spent an hour in the office . . . and it will require more like 12 hours, I'm guessing. . . Ben has invitational this weekend, so the odds of it getting done are slim to none. . . Nolan is NOT a good helper, it turns out. (who knew?)

Maybe I should tackle the linen closet instead?

Yeah, probably should.

4- Nolan spends a lot of time playing Wii with us these days. He BEGS for "mario play?!" all. day. long. Every day. He LIVES for the minute Ben walks in the door at night because I usually tell him "we can play when daddy gets home".

This is just a little snippit of what it looks like when they "play".

It's special.

But at least he's stopped touching (and threatening to topple onto himself) the TV. . .

5- If the stars all align as we want them to, sometime in the next 9 months we want to move. We are just plain grown out of our current place. But looking into home builders is just stressful, and buying an older place and renovating whilst we are living in it seems like a nightmare to me, as it would have to be done on a budget.

Does anyone have GOOD experiences with their builder? Or is it inevitable that the home buying & renovating/building process is pretty much a nightmare no matter what? Any thoughts on the subject?


Kelsey K. Hartley said...

I cannot imagine going 17 whole days without sugar and caffeine. I'd have a melt down or expect a spiritual transfiguration. You're amazing!

Stefanie said...

So proud of you for sticking to the diet! You amaze me!