Monday, January 28, 2008

Catching up for January

So not much has really happened in the month of january... more preparations for baby.  Room is filling up quick.  Thanks Rain!

Mandy's seeing her obstetrician once a week now... I'm catching up on my reading (of the "What to expect when you're expecting"... Mandy's overnight bag is packed - everything's now up to the li'l squirt when it decides to come forth.


Other than that... that's my season thus far.  Band things are really gone down the toilet... nobody's interested anymore... it's a real drudgery.  But I can't dwell on it, I need to stay positive, especially since nobody else is.


Weird that it's the boys trip this year and I'm not going.  I mean I couldn't go anyways, just feels odd.  True enough it really wasn't my circle.  But anyways...


Work is... well work is work.  Nothing much to say there.  Getting prepared for baby is consuming my whole thought processes these days.


We spend the HomeDepot gift cards and bought some doos for the basement.  Greg came over and showed me how it's done.  Shoulda taken some pictures... looks really nice down here now.  I sawed the shelves in the laundry room in half and put them in the cold storage... so the laundry room is really ... roomy now.


My mom's gone off to be with my grammy right now... it's her 90th birthday in a few more days... hope she's home in time for baby.  Auntie Vi had me work on an old photo of grammy when she was 21.  Been kinda fun... almost motivating me to get out the camera again... almost.  Some day I will take it out and try again.  This having a house stuff sure is all-consuming.


Well I think that's about i tfor now... I'm going to head to bed early tonight... my back's really been bothering me (I'm afraid to make an other appointment for Pete in case i have to cancel last minute for the delivery.  Stupid I know).


'night all


Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Years Party

I can never tell how to 'name' the new year's party... it's when 2007 changes to 2008, so does that mean it's new years 2007?  or new years 2008?  i go with New Year's '07-'08

okay, semantics out of the way... what'd we do?

well we went to Kris & Greg's new place and rocked out.

there was a Wii, a game cube (a game called GUN) - the best part about that was that we brought our small tv over to their place so that we could have both going at the same time.  which caused me to put the back of the tv through our screen door as we were leaving... argh (thanks brian for helping to fix it - i mean fixing it :)

there were persians with fresh icing you could dole out yourself..

there were crackers, and even a rousing game of yankee swap Gift with a bow (almost said yankee doodle!)

there was the unveiling the SUPER PIZZA Pizza, or adventure pizza... we haven't come up with a title yet.  esentially it's abuse of the Golden Bakery's unlimited topping policy.  Greg wanted them ALL.  I think it was missing a topping or 2 tho'

after playing some medal of honour game for a bit, we decided to watch teh ball drop... or their stove's time change to midnight Clock

aah, the fun we (greg, kris, adam, kelly, amanda, jeff [greg's bro] and I) had.

then, with mandy having to go to work the next day, it was time for us to leave (we're old and it was late Sleeping half-moon)

the next day followed the adventure pizza theme of last night as we decided where to go have that first breakfast of the year.  typically I'm a Hoito guy... except the Hotio was closed... and Scandhouse... and BlueParrot, and Joe's, and... we went to McD's, but they switched their breakfast menu just as we got in.

we settled on Chicago Joe's.

here's hoping 2008 will be good for you all, as the evening was for me!

check the pics out!