Friday, April 29, 2011

Murderer, Weddings, and more

So first things first: My husband thinks I'm a murderer. Looky at what we found yesterday:
A birds nest right in our garage above our door connecting our backyard to the garage. Ummmm...I really didn't feel malicious when I said, "So you're gonna take that down right?" But that comment brought on some fierce accusations that I was in fact, a murderer! Apparently, I would not only be killing a bird, but a family. So pretty much, a bird is living in our garage and will soon be laying/hatching eggs in there. I told Clay one day he'll get pooped in the face and it will be funny.

Next on the agenda- this also has to do with Clay! know the news has been NOTHING but THIS lately?:
Royal Wedding. I cannot believe how this has affected Clay! Sentences like this have come out of his mouth, "I don't understand the big deal?! Why do we care about this?! Are these not the people who wanted to enslave us forever?!" haha. Clay HATES celebrities. He hates hollywood. He hates people caring about celebrities. "They are just people. They are not any more special than you or me." It's true, but I'm human..and polar opposite of him. Kate's pretty, and this is dealing with princes/ yeah, I'm interested! And of course, I'm OBSESSED with celebrity gossip- I'm pretty sure you all knew that. Anyway, it's been pretty humorous. I told him to just not look at any news sites for a few days.

One thing I did last weekend was paint this old mirror turned chalk board for my kitchen! I've had this for like a year probably and JUST got around to doing it. I love it!

I also painted our table.
We got this counter height table (cause Dante basically could sit on our last table) and it can sit more people- it has a leaf missing in the pic. But anyway- Clay and I disagreed on what to paint it....again, like a year ago. So he wanted it brown (eck), I wanted it white. We compromised and did the table top brown, and the chairs and legs white. Let me tell you- it was HIDEOUS! I was so embarrassed when people came over. And trust me, Clay hated it too! Finally we decided to just paint the whole thing white cause the brown idea was just nonsense! I LOVE IT! It looks so much better now. Except for the fact that in certain lighting it looks like one spot on the table could use another coat of paint. Which isn't so great...but I'm kinda lazy and don't want to do it so I'm fine with it looking just okay in certain lighting :)

I have this major to-do list today. Don't worry, blogging is on the list! So I'm actually being quite productive right now. A few things on the list bathroom top to bottom (literally, I'm going from ceiling to floor today), clean floors, clean kitchen, study, and really a bajillion other things too. I'm excited though! I love having Fridays off.

Oh- incase you don't like the place you live, here's a little something to change your mind.
Yep, this was my morning wakeup view. April 29th. Oh, what? You don't think of snow when you think of that date?

Today I'll just hang with this cute dude.
He's a good pup. I love him lots. Oh yeah, another thing on the list is to wipe up slobber off the walls :) Just one of the many perks of having a Great Dane in the fam!

Overall, things are going really great. I mean- I made dinner two nights in the past week! Which is pretty impressive for me right now. I made chicken kebabs, and german pancakes. Not together! Two separate nights :) It made me happy to make dinner. I think I am going to try and do that a little more.

Studying is going good. I haven't gotten behind yet, which is great! I still have little mini freak out sessions in my mind, "What if I don't' pass this one?!?!!?" But I try to quickly push that idea from my mind and just say, "Of course I'll pass". I know that seems silly- you guys probably think, "If you don't pass, just take it again". Well...this test is expensive, and takes months to study for, and changes year to year, AND I have a deadline. So it's kinda pressure-packed. Oh well. I'm just trying my best and that's all I can do I suppose!

Alright, I think it's about time to go look up some Royal Wedding pictures and scandals. Then I'm off to my to-do list!


smitters said...

I totally set an alarm and got up in the middle of the night to watch the wedding. Call me crazy, it's just so fascinating! Great job studying, you can do it!!!

Kristi M. said...

Just wait for the bird to have the babies and then rip the thing down. That would drive me to nuts to have a nest in the garage. The royal wedding is fascinating and she is really beautiful. For some reason the hype surrounding it seemed huge and mysterious and then all of a sudden it is here and it doesn't seem like that big of a deal. Just how I feel for some reason. I have always wondered what they are like out of the public eye. Do they behave like most normal people, not prim and proper all of the time? Does William call the Queen grandma or grandmother? Just an entirely different lifestyle. Wow...snow! I am hoping it has passed us for good.

The Conger's said...

Oh I love the table. And had a party about the wedding, if I get enough motivation I will run upstairs, get the camera, and blog about it....humm... if I get enough motivation. And I am so homesick for Idaho, I still miss it even with the snow.

Jess said...

SO not murder!!! I would get the nest out ASAP!Once there is babies though there is no way I could get rid of the nest. I little baby things!!! Me Cody and Clay on the same page with the wedding being such a big deal. However I did enjoy looking at all the different hats that were worn to the wedding. Some of them were a riot!

Jenni said...

Ok so I totally can relate to both of your positions on the Royal Wedding. At first, i was so sick of all of the coverage, but now I cant get enough of it!! It's SOO fascinating and they are soo romantic and it's like a fairytale movie! I love it!

Good luck with your studies! You'll do great! Oh, and I LOVEEE your table!

The Conger's said...

Oh and we don't think you are a murderer for a couple of weeks Kyle has been cleaning out birds nests from the dryer vents, but he is doing it again today and fixing it permanently but we have to check first to make sure there are no eggs, cuz that would be really rude.

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

Love,love, love, the blog!!! love the way you write! SNOW!!!! I can believe it though, we have had storms up the wazoo! I remember when your dad and I would come over to the coast after tax season and it would feel like Hawaii! Not so now. Rain, wind and more rain and wind! But I don't envy your snow!! I am happy for you about the table!! That is funny about Clay and the Royal wedding, you're dad is not far behind. I really don't care either way. If London is crazy enough to worship blood, I don't care. That is cool about dinner. Let me know about what you want me to do. About the studying, it is a big deal, but just think "I will pass this" I truly believe in visualization and positive affirmations. I think your dog is cute too. I love and miss you!!!!


That is so funny that you are so into the wedding, I haven't been following it at all, I didn't even know her name. I used to be more into the celebrity gossip, but I started to taper off a year or 2 ago. But I ALWAYS want to know the gossip with bachelor/bachelorette stuff. Basically just people "in my life" haha- people who are in my shows, otherwise I don't really care about celebrities much anymore. ANd I remember mom telling me it would happen, and I didn't believe her, but it happened! I cannot believe what different climates we are living in right now. I can't believe you are living in snow right now. I feel so sorry for you. That's great that you were ablet o do those meals, sounds yummy. I"m glad you were able to get so much work done on Friday. Feels so good to have a clean house. THe nest- haha. OH MY GOSH I LOVE THE CHALKBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so cute I sighed outloud when I saw it. And I love the table too. SO cute. And I know you've already posted it, but the pic of dante, the chair in the backround is so cute. love you!

HeidiT said...

It snowed here this week too, so weird. The chalkboard looks great and so does the table - I have a counter height table also and we love it, such a good idea with the dog(who, btw, is adorable).
Your brave for keeping the nest, I am not a bird fan!

Megan and Greg said...

I'm so jealous of you chalkboard. I would steal it off your walls if I could. I love it. I've been wanting something like that for awhile now. I think it's so funny you had a hideous table and were embarrassed. Greg wanted to paint the table two colors, I've never been a fan of that look. The white looks so fresh. It's such the color, these days. Ick, the snow. I am so sorry. That's quite an ambitious day planned. If you got 1/4 of it done- bravo! If you did more, you're superwoman! Love ya!

Megan and Greg said...

Oh my gosh, the bird's nest. I can't believe you left it up there! YUCKY! YUCKY!! What we compromise, sometimes.

I don't watch tv so I never know who what or when. But when I saw that pic I thought, "THAT was her dress? A little businessy boring for a freaking rich young wedding! That's not what I would wear. Unless that lace what a jacket or something.

Lizzie said...

Thanks for always makes my day. I love it. Is that the way you feel when I post? It makes me feel so much closer to you. I love getting a peek of your everyday life. Soon I will start up again. I promise. = ) I love you and miss you dearly. I'm sorry it snowed. DAnte is cute. You know I'm not an animal lover, but he's sort of like your I love him too.= )

Grandma, Nonnie said...

I so enjoyed the post, and I like Lizzie love to get a little peak into your day to day life. I miss you and the SNOW wow! I would hate it and I don't blame you, I would hang out with Dante too, much better that tromping through the white stuff. I think all men are like that about the rich and famous, Grandpa just goes past it as he has all news he listens to on the dvr so he can just fast forward ahead. One of these days if the opportunity arrives I will watch the wedding when they repete it. But I won't lose any sleep over it. HA! I love the chalk board. so cute!!! Good luck with the test, and postive feedback is the way to go. Hugs and Kisses

Kami said...

Cool mirror/chalkboard! You are so creative!