Archive for December, 2007
I’m sorry it’s been quiet on the Summers’ front, but we spent the weekend unpacking the rest of the boxes in the office and the boxes in the master bedroom after we returned from a day of shopping at IKEA. (We needed dressers for the closet and were looking at bookcases.) We bought the dressers and came home to measure for the bookcases. Looks like they’ll fit by a hair. 😉 Friday our new chairs arrive, which is right on time for Christmas. We wanted to have the living room set up for conversation, so we bought four chairs. Two have already arrived.
I know all of this is about as exciting as watching paint dry, so that’s why I haven’t blogged about it. *ggg* We’d planned to make it to a party and to the movies this weekend to see the Golden Compass, but time (and exhaustion) got away from us. Hopefully we’ll catch it next weekend. We’ve missed so many movies lately. Dh wants to go see I AM Legend. I was actually more excited about it until I realized it was a remake of a Charlton Heston (sp) film. I am looking forward to Alien vs Predator on Christmas day.
Today, I have several things to do and I’m not quite sure where to start. I’m going to edit some more. I also have to send out Christmas cards and change of address cards. I’d like to get them done by tomorrow, so that they arrive at most places before Christmas. I also have to pick up some drycleaning, grocery shop and dust, since we seem to be harboring dust bunnies in the living room. Are your eyes bleeding yet from reading about my excitement? *wg*
Currently, dh and I are trying to figure out where to store our DVD’s. We have *cough* a few *cough*. You’d think it would be easy to find a nice piece of furniture that would house the horde, but it’s not. We’re currently considering a DVD jukebox. Any ideas? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
I am convinced that the boxes are multiplying and I haven’t had anything to drink. Today I spent the afternoon unpacking the office and I swear every time that I turned around there were more boxes. Did I mention that most of them were filled with books? (I should’ve probably grabbed a glass of wine before I started.;)
One of the bookshelves exploded when the movers picked it up, so we ended up with one short. You wouldn’t think that would make much difference, but let me tell you it does. I now have three/four boxes of books stacked in my closet because they have nowhere to go. 🙁
I’ve been trying to clean my desk and it just ain’t happening. Head hits monitor. I think I’m going to have to break down and work at the kitchen table. At least it’s clean.
Tomorrow I have the alarm company coming. They’re installing our security system. Please say a silent prayer for me that I don’t accidentally set it off. I’ve also vowed that tomorrow I will
start finish Christmas shopping. What can I say? I’m feeling ambitious.
I managed to edit a whopping 18 pages of my urban fantasy. I was working in a coffee shop, waiting for the cleaners to finish. I thought I was going to be there for at least two more hours and had planned to reach fifty by the time they phoned. No dice. I suppose there’s always tomorrow. Psych! I have 70% of tomorrow booked with deliveries and arrivals. I might be able to squeeze out the afternoon on Thursday. At some point, I’m going to have to break down and Christmas shop. Yeah, I’m that on top of things at this point. Snort. How about you? Are you ready for the holidays?
Boy, I’m pooped. As you might imagine, we’re still unpacking and will be for a while. The house is really coming together. Our new bed arrived, which is so nice. I’m not knocking the air mattress, but… 😉
I wish I could say that this week was going to be quiet, but it’s not. I literally have something ‘booked’ every day. Tomorrow, I’m meeting the cleaners at the old house so that they can do a move-out clean. They’ve given me a window of time, so I may be twiddling my thumbs or in my case, editing and sweeping the garage out. Might as well be productive if I have to be there for for 5-7 hours. :/
I think the move is catching up with me. I’ve been going at a pretty fair clip, but today I feel like I hit a bit of a wall. Maybe I just need more hours of sleep. I think we’re going to watch a movie, then call it a night. Pathetic, I know.
I’ll leave you all with my Christmas (Book) Wishlist:
1. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
2. Madhouse by Rob Thurman
3. Beyond the Dark by Angela Knight et al (yes, I know it’s out now, but I still want it)
4. Embrace the Night by Karen Chance
5. Dawn’s Awakening by Lora Leigh
6. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
7. Evermore by Lynn Viehl
8. Night Season by Eileen Wilks
9. The Iron Hunt by Majorie M. Liu
10. Shifter by Angela Knight et al.
I’ve shown you mine. Now it’s time for you to show me yours. (wg) What’s your top ten must have(s)of next year?
We’ve been in the house since Wednesday. (Dh wanted to make sure that they weren’t going to take the keys away from us.;) The movers are almost finished loading up the old place and should be on their way soon to our new digs. We’ve gone from living on one floor to having three floors of house. The stairs are kicking our butts. Here’s hoping they make them a little smaller while they’re at it. *ggg*
I’m looking so forward to putting the office together so that I can have my computer back. Is it wrong to miss it so? (wg) Other than the move, I have no new news. Tonight we’re going to get a X-mas tree. We’ve invited friends over tomorrow. I figure all we have to get together is the kitchen and livingroom. Shouldn’t be too bad…says the overly ambitious doofus. 😉 Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I’ll write again once my machine is up and running.