Interstellar Adventures

October 5, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Ed. VI

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 10:16 am

Thirteen Things going on with InterstellarLass.

1. Just fifteen more days until we close on our house. And then we’ll be Homeowners. That’s both exciting and scary to me.

2. The sewer repair company has made me an offer for $200 on my bathtub. I don’t know whether or not to take it. There aren’t many tubs that can be bought for $200, and that doesn’t include installation.

3. I’m itching to rip up the floors in my bathrooms and tile! I spent last weekend taking pictures and didn’t have any time on my knees! Tiling.

4. About two months ago, Nick drove our unsold twin-on-full bunkbed down to his brother’s house. Nick’s niece wanted the bunkbeds. She definitely wanted them. Two months later, his brother finally takes it to her. And.She.Doesn’t.Want.Them. I was going to sell it to her for about half of what I had it priced at the garage sale. AND it cost us gas to take it there in the first place. Now it’s going to cost us more gas to go get it back! Grrr. And this is going to prevent me from being on my knees this weekend too!

5. I did my step class again last night. You know. The one with the huffing instructor? Except now she’s changing it up on me! We did more ‘kickboxing’ type stuff last night. My arms hurt. My legs hurt. I like the regular step format better, but they’ve moved that class to 5 pm, and I can’t make it. I’m bummed.

6. I didn’t get many ideas for my mom’s party. Ahem. Not looking at anyone here… I think I’m just going to do a dinner for her. And make her a memory book. Hopefully she doesn’t cry. But I know she will. She’s really sentimental and emotional like that.

7. I spent 45 minutes last night trying to pick invitations. I’m glad I didn’t print them though. The location I wanted to book didn’t have availability, but another location did! Phew! Now…do I do a buffet or let people just order from the menu?

8. The kids have been on Fall Break this week. We didn’t have fall break when I was a kid. I think it’s kinda dumb. They’ve only been in school seven weeks after a full summer break, and they need another vacation?

9. Newsflash: Today is October 5, and today’s high is forecast to be 90 degrees. Texas weather sucks. Until at least next Tuesday anyway. Forecast high then? 77 degrees. Ahhh…

10. I’m so glad the pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks. They are fantastic. And I don’t like pumpkin!

11. I was also given a lotion from Bath & Body Works that’s a Pumpkin Spice flavor. It smells so yummy.

12. Saturday morning I’m taking Elle to the Marathon Kids kick-off run. She did this last year, but we didn’t make either the opening or closing ceremonies. She’s really looking forward to it this year.

13. I’m going to go ahead and be all mushy and stuff now. Look away if you must. But Nick and I love like this. It’s the way of our people. Happy Anniversary baby. Who knew that when I walked into Starbucks 15 months ago today…

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Crazed Mom
2. Chaotic Mom

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  1. Congratulations on 15 months!

    I wish it was warmer over here. Its miserable and cold and raining and I hate it!

    Comment by Serendipity — October 5, 2006 @ 10:20 am |Reply

  2. YEAH, for you! Yes, homebuying IS scary! And exciting. Take it easy, one project at a time. How wonderful for you guys! 😉

    I’ve posted my Thursday Thirteen, too. Enjoy!

    Comment by Chaotic Mom — October 5, 2006 @ 11:33 am |Reply

  3. Congrats on the being TOGETHER!

    Uh-Oh, I will be by Starbucks this afternoon. I LOVE, LOVE anything PUMPKIN!

    Family members….grrrr….

    Our high for the next few days is high 50’s 😦

    Comment by nancy — October 5, 2006 @ 12:22 pm |Reply

  4. Awwwww congrats to you guys!!

    Comment by Uisce — October 5, 2006 @ 1:41 pm |Reply

  5. 90 degrees? oh ugh, another point against texas..
    happy 15 months!

    Comment by KaraMia — October 5, 2006 @ 3:52 pm |Reply

  6. Geez, I was whining because it’s 75 here. Now, I feel like a real brat.

    Happy 15 months. Hope you get some serious knee-time in this weekend.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — October 5, 2006 @ 3:54 pm |Reply

  7. I love your little romancing and cooing…it’s so cute!!! I’ve never tried the pumpkin lattes…I’m so boring. I usually get the non-fat, decaf, venti mocha. Sometimes a iced cafe americano, sometimes a lite frapp….yawn. I feel guilty enough when I buy my mochas there, even the lites are 400 calories! WHAT?!!?!?

    I think you should definitely have a buffet for your mom’s party. I think it would get crazy expensive otherwise. Is this going to be a surprise for her? Maybe you can have people send her memories of something they did together, etc. the week prior to her bday and then SURPRISE! It’s getting chilly here…I think i saw my breath the other a.m. hate-cold-weather!

    Comment by carnealian — October 5, 2006 @ 4:06 pm |Reply

  8. Have tools will travel! If your tub looks like this one, I’ll come get it!

    Comment by tony — October 5, 2006 @ 4:08 pm |Reply

  9. 90 degrees?!?! Holy cow!!!!

    I LOVE pumpkin stuff… pie, bread, whatever.

    Fall is the best time to be in upstate NY. Just so you can plan your travels, if you ever come up this way!

    Comment by Marie — October 5, 2006 @ 7:41 pm |Reply

  10. Happy Anniversary!! Very romantic to love like that.

    Comment by Raehan — October 5, 2006 @ 11:44 pm |Reply

  11. I think a memory book is an excellent idea. I remember my sister and I put together this photo collage for Mom one year for Christmas, I think. The frame thingy probably didn’t cost $10. And it was her favorite gift. She cried and cried.

    Comment by Bone — October 6, 2006 @ 7:24 am |Reply

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