Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Excuses; or What I Did Last Weekend

Hey, would you look at that.  It's been a whole week since I posted anything. . . .How did that happen?

Well, it's been busy.  I've got a huge project that I'm tackling at work.  It's supposed to be a shared project between me and Dingbat.  And I'm sure Dingbat will get half the credit (if not all of it), but damn it all, I'm too much of a perfectionist to let her mess this up.  In my defense Interwebs, she doesn't know how to use Excel.  At all.  And this project is an Excel project.  A big ol' Excel project wherein I determine how much bad guy A and bad guy B owe their victims in restitution.  All 530 victims.

Due to the above mentioned Big Project at work, my blog reading has fallen considerably behind.  As has my blog commenting.  I mean, seriously, they want me to work at work?  pshaw.

But Amber, I can hear you saying, you had a whole weekend to catch up. (Ok, I know you're not actually saying that, but work with me)  Here's what I did over my three day weekend.
  • Friday my mom and I painted my downstairs bathroom a beautiful shade of green that I found in the mistint section.  $5 paint? Awesome!
  • Since I spent so little on paint, I was able to buy a new light fixture and installed it myself.  That's right, myself!  I'm a little proud of myself, can you tell?
  • Then I decided that it would be fun to use a Mag.ic Era.ser on the tile in said bathroom (the tile also connects to my front door and kitchen) and see if it worked.  It did.  Unfortunately, the grout wasn't black like we thought when we moved into the house.  It's light gray.  Repeat after me "OMG how could you not know that, that is so gross, I'm never visiting your house"  I know, it was gross.  And since I now had a beautiful clean spot, I had to do the rest.  With smelly chemicals from Lo.wes. And a scrub brush.  On my hands and knees a la Cinderella.  I tried to get the animals to sing, but they were having none of it.
  • Saturday came, and I still didn't have the floor done, but I was working hard.  All together it took me almost 6 hours of scrubbing.  But, damn, that floor looks awesome!  You can visit now, it's safe.
  • Saturday also brought my parents, my MIL and FIL, my hubby's uncle and cousin, and my BIL to my house.  To deliver my hot tub.  Only, we had to cut down a tree to get it in the backyard.  And dismantle my fence.  And the fence broke.  So now we have to repair the fence.  sigh.  At least I got the hot tub.  Now I just have to make it work!
  • The hot tub was FREE.  Which means, it's going to need a whole lot of TLC.  We have to pour a cement pad for it to stay on so I can get my patio back.  I have to sand it down and revarnish it.  It has a leak that needs to be fixed.  We have to wire it up so that we have power.  But you know what?  I don't care, I'll do all that, because I finally got my hot tub!
  • Sunday found me not able to move without pain.  I couldn't figure it out until I thought back over what I'd done the past two days.  Hmm. . . maybe there was a good reason.
  • We went to my MIL and FIL's house Sunday for a grown up Easter egg hunt.  She put $$ in the eggs.  What a blast!  I got $8, and was thrilled.  My hubby only got $4. I win!
  • Then we went home, cleaned up the house, and I started cooking my first Easter dinner.  And guess what?  It was delicious!  We had my parents, his parents and his Grandma come over for dinner, and it was so much fun.  And did I mention delicious?  Yeah, another thing I'm proud of.
By the time Sunday night came around, I was asleep by 9.  What a weekend!!


  1. I'm glad you're back! I tried to use that eraser on our floors before I threw a baby shower but realized that it worked so well that I would have to do the whole kitchen and dining room floors so it would look even and gave up after a few tiles in the corner!

  2. Ok, seriously? I didn't think of starting in a corner!! *headdesk*