Monday, September 14, 2009


so i'm at work last thursday night and im'ing with justin about the steelers game when i get the message

"luke just brought a mouse in the house"

my first thought was "yeah right-our spoiled, has-no-front-claws, baby caught a real critter? no way"

while i didn't save the conversation, it followed like this:


jus-" yes alive damnit, its behind the tv"

jus-" he brought it in and i thought it was one of their toys until it took off"

me-"maybe the cats will catch it. where's luke?"

jus-" i locked them in the bedroom"

we went on a bit about this with me actually interpreting call in between. i couldn't help but laugh at this. what else do you do? justin then informs me that he can't catch it alone, but has dropped some cheese on the floor to "lure him out"
i also am informed that he's "a quick little fucker" i can't help but wonder why he locked up two mouse-catching machines (esp. luke)and decided to take on the job himself.

i get home a bit after 10 pm and i find my warrior of a hubby on the loveseat (which has been relocated to the dining room) in his undies and drinking a beer. the game is on and the living room looks like a tornado has gone through as you can see

when i put my purse down, i am promptly handed a spaghetti strainer and told to "squat down right there and i'll flush him out. you catch him" so there i am, tired and pregnant, on my knees with a noodle strainer at 1030 ish in the evening. i'm trying to not pee myself laughing while justin bangs around on the bookshelves to get the bugger out. the mouse has seemingly disappeared. he gives up quickly and resumes position on the couch while i free the kids. luke runs over to the bookshelf area, sniffs around for a minute and quickly gobbles down the cheese that was meant for bait.

we never did find minnie( or mickey), and can assume that its either hiding somewhere else in the apt or he ran outside while justin was wrestling the cats into the bedroom. either way, i wasn't allowed to put the furniture back for almost 24 hrs just in case "we see it run by".

i'm hoping the damn thing is gone. we don't need more issues. damn cats!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"i think i just peed a little"

an exact quote uttered by me while waiting at a red light yesterday. i was coming home from the gym and apparently sneezed a bit too hard! all i can say is if this happens when she's this small, i am fucked in a coupla months!

we picked up a crib and dresser this weekend and justin actually put the crib together. i told him we had time, but it's up--and in the middle of the bedroom floor. the most monumental task we have ahead of us is cleaning out the 2nd bedroom. most of the crap in here (is where the pc is too) is justin's. we just don't have the space to store some of these things. we need a house! we have golf clubs, 2 bikes, filing cabinets, a treadmill (seldom used) and various accessories to xbox games like drums for rock band etc..oh yeah and one very ugly leopard print video gaming chair that is never used except to hold clothes that he doesn't want to hang up.

i want this shit out of here! i don't want to throw most of it out (except that ugly chair!) we have no basement and the closets have reached maximum capacity. i keep trying to explain the need for a bigger place, but the hubby isn't having it and i think he's now to the point where he gets pissed if i try. true--we are lousy savers, and don't have the down payment. i also checked with the bank and they only require a 5% down payment for 1st time buyers right now. that's not much money. the monthly payments for a house in our price range would be about 100 more a month than what we now pay for a too small apt. frustrating.

but anyhow--we need to clean out this room to make space for baby gear and such. i've been after him to help me do this for awhile..

in other news--headed back to the valley AGAIN this weekend. i have a baby shower to attend. i think this will be the last trip back for awhile. i've scheduled myself for a lot of weekend work through october, plus its football season and i like to watch here. speaking of football!! a very sweet friend gave me steelers tickets for my birthday! i've never been to an nfl game before and am looking forward to it. (thanks again sir!) the game is in cincy at the end of the month. too bad i can't tailgate. sober football will be a very interesting experience for me this year. i'm not looking forward to being the designated drunk babysitter either. i don't mind driving for people--i want them to be safe--but i know how overboard people tend to get when they are watching football.

well--off to work on this beautiful, chilly fall-feeling morning. later