I've been trying to enjoy the last Monday with Porter as an only child. He woke up at the butt crack of dawn- 6am- and came into my room announcing "Hi Mommy, I waked up!" I attempted to get him back to sleep by laying with him, but all that bought me was an extra half hour of 'rest' while Porter poked at my eyes and played with my hair.
By 9:30 we'd had breakfast, taken a shower and folded laundry. The day seemed too long. I didn't want to drive anywhere as I really had nowhere I needed to be, and with gas around here at $3.99/gal I really didn't want to drive just to drive. We did need to go to the grocery store to get butter and oranges, so I decided to combat the high gas prices and walk to the nearby grocery store for those items. Its only about 4 or 5 blocks away (well, a few blocks north, a few blocks west), so it was a nice little walk for Porter and I.
I'm now sitting here seething because Porter is now down for a nap but keeps dinking around with his mini blinds in his window. His bed is along the wall with the window and he keeps going underneath them to stare outside. I've warned him numerous times and finally went in and cracked him on the butt. He laid down and kept repeating "I saw a birdy outside! I saw a birdy outside!" as if the spank was worth seeing the flipping bird.
Yesterday we signed counteroffer papers on the H house. They should be submitted to the bank today, and I'm hoping they give us a quick answer (and hopefully a GOOD, sure we'll take your offer answer) before tomorrow. The last time they counter offered they only gave us about 18 hours to respond to their counteroffer or it was void. Nothing like being in labor and having to make house decisions on the fly, huh?
Speaking of the H house... I'm falling more and more in love with this house. That and the idea of having a big house, with real "rooms" and practically a blank slate to decorate. (although, this summer money is going to be super tight, so there probably won't be much decorating going on until I start back working this fall). I've been browsing dining rooms and bathrooms on Rate My Space and saving ideas. We've never had a real dining room, so I can't wait to have money to shop for a table and decor. I have looked around online at tables to get ideas, and of course I'd fall in love with one from Pottery Barn that is, ohh... $1200 for the table alone. And all the bathroom vanities I like are around that same price. Yeouch. I'll definitely be bargain hunting throughout the next year for furniture.
Anyhow... that's about it for updates. I'm getting off this stupid laptop... its being extremely slow and isn't able to keep up with my typing. I type and the sentence doesn't appear for another second or two. Queer ass Dell laptop.