Jan 30, 2010

Cabin Fever

Yesterday, Memphis experienced a bunch of winter weather. I was homebound (sick) and the husband joined me for the majority of the day. Today the roads are bad and we're not going out. While I'm content to sit in my pj's, lounge around all day reading magazines and books, playing sudoku, and just looking out the window with a glass of water. Others are not. Specifically the husband and the dog.

Since its so cold and icy out, I feel bad letting Bosco stay outside for any length of time. So I've been trying to keep her in and she's about to drive me crazy. Normally we give her a bone and she's content to chew for a while. But she went through three bones yesterday before getting tired of it. She is constantly roaming the house, trying to find something she can do to get herself into trouble. She is always successful at this.

The husband wants to know what we're doing next. What we're doing tonight. At least I don't have to chase him through the house. He's played Wii, we've watched episodes and movies. He's been for runs and helped in the kitchen.

Essentially... my cohabitants have cabin fever. And I think I catch it in waves. A little while ago I found myself vacuuming and polishing the stainless steel in the kitchen. Odd, I know. But I would be nice to get some things done in all this free time, I suppose.

Wouldn't it be nice if they would catch my laziness? I think so.

Jan 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baby

Today is Bosco's first birthday. In her honor, I give you a retrospective of her growth this past year.

The youngest picture we have of her. I think this was 6 weeks.

The day we brought her home.

At 11 weeks old.

16 weeks

18 weeks

21 weeks

23 weeks

8 months

9.5 months

10 months

Christmas morning, 11 months.

Jan 3, 2010

2 things

First, Christmas is gone, leaving a Christmas tree sized hole in our dining room. Nothing really was there before, but now it just seems so much emptier. Suggestions? Not considering a ficus. Never.

Second, Bryan plugged in my iPod and turned it to a regular shuffle (I've been listening to Christmas only shuffle for over a month now) and am rediscovering my music. I have good taste, if I say so myself. What are you listening to?

Jan 2, 2010

Christmas 2009

Okay, so I know this is WAY late, but I'm in the process of taking down my Christmas decorations and it got me thinking about how lovely the house was this year. So I thought I'd share.

This is our first Christmas in our house. Last Christmas we came home from Christmas dinner and starting taking down the tree. We closed and moved into this house on the 29th. Needless to say, with Christmas cut short last year and the new house, I was dying to decorate the house for Christmas this year.

Bryan decorated the outside for me as a birthday present. He was so sweet.

At one point there was garland over the front door, but it kept falling and ended up on the railings, but I never got a picture of it. Oh well...

I splurged a little on the tree as well as garlands. But it was the most beautiful tree there ever was. The perfect height, thickness, and fullness. I wish I could perserve it.

From around the house:

We hope you had a very merry Christmas this past year.