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Quickie update

Just a quick update to tell everyone that we finally finished painting and decorating our bathrooms! Woohooo! We only have one more full bathroom to go and then we’ll be done with those. We’re starting small with the painting business so don’t be too harsh of a critic!!

I’m putting in links to matthew’s blog about the updates b/c he did a great job showing the pictures and such!


Half Bath

Happy New Year!!


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Whoa! 2008!

So it’s 2008 and I have started the year of with a bang!

1) I put in my two weeks notice for the daycare – I still don’t have another job but it’s time – I’m ready to move on and really focus on things that need my focus. I have some bitterness towards this leaving for many reasons but I’m trying to be as nice as possible. If you want details give me a call.

2) Matthew and I found a great bargain at Sofa Express – they are going bankrupt and we found a great bedroom set really cheap – so we now have a real bedroom set, two nightstands, a queen bed with head and foot boards, dresser with mirror, and a chest of drawers. We even got nice lamps for the bedside and the dresser. I’ll put in pictures and you can check them out yourself!

Bed and Nightstands

Dresser and Chest of Drawers

3) I think this year I’m going to try and sell my crocheted stuff.  So I’m taking orders.  I’m also going to make at least one child’s sized sweaters.

4) I guess another resolution is to try and keep the laundry washed and folded without having piles of it.  More over I want to keep the bedroom looking nice and pretty.  Hell I might even make the bed EVERYDAY! eh, once a week will be enough.

Alright that’s it for now, I need to go switch the laundry and clean up and get to the stores soon.  I’ll post again this week (yell at me if I don’t!)

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A long overdue update….

So I guess I owe this to my loyal readers (hah, yeah right!)….but here’s an overdue update in all things Bananas!

I have finally found a real library job! Unfortunately it is only a Library Assistant I (so much for a Master’s degree….) but in 3 months I can apply for other positions and it’s much more likely for me to move into something better. So I’m biding my time. The job is also only part time 😦 but I can keep the Y job, which kinda makes me happy (weird, I know). I would feel really bad if I had to leave this job right now b/c I just started working intensively with two children who have some serious problems. I don’t mind transferring control of this to other teachers but the bad thing is some of the veteran teachers are unwilling to work with these children for whatever reasons. I can understand their viewpoint but it’s obvious that these kids need some TLC along with loads of discipline. So I want to stay to see how my method pans out (usually I do pretty well) and I want to give these kids a good chance at life.

On Labor Day weekend we had our Graduation/Birthday/Labor Day bash and it went off well! We had 47 people and people seemed to have a great time. It was really awesome to see some of our friends from college like Jeremy and Greg and their girlfriends – I’m so happy for them both. Also Ben and Gruden. And lastly – my Girls – Nikki/Matt, Sarah/Andy, and D….we’ll eventually get us all together – promise. I also had a really good time with my cousin-in-laws 🙂 and everyone else that come over! Seriously a lot of fun! And a big thank you to those who stuck around to clean up! 🙂 You know who you are! ;-). It was really nice to get everyone together and just enjoy ourselves. I think we’ll have to do it again.

Other things in my life….

  • I would like to do a 5K walk, maybe in the spring – if anyone wants to kick my butt in gear or just walk with me I’d really enjoy the company.
  • Matthew is working on putting together a salt water aquarium! I’m way excited to have salt water fishies!!
  • I’ve been crochetting up a storm here….even have a few orders…I’m thinking about selling some of the stuff i make to consignment shops just to make a few extra bucks.
  • I’m feeling myself swing back towards scrapbooking too, I took a 3 week hiatus.
  • Matthew’s back to playing hockey again! Yay! If anyone wants to come with me to watch the games, just let me know!
  • I think we might be changing our cell phone numbers kinda soon – we’ll see though.
  • I’m really looking forward to a vacation at thanksgiving time. We’re going to fla to see the fam and maybe stop in GA at the big aquarium and maybe go to epcot for a day! Drink around the World – Tour #2!

And yes, I know I still owe you all some pictures yet, I need to re-clean and such and then take them….I’ll get them by thanksgiving – and probably a video too. But anyways, I’m going to go clean, I want to clean….weird, I know.

Peace everyone!!

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I have just redecorated the house….we got new bookshelves, which, amazingly, hold all of our books – for now.  I can only imagine in a few weeks we’ll be busting at the seams. But for now we’re good.  We just need to get some wall anchors and we’re golden.  Since we’ve replaced our existing bookcases they have been refurbished into DVD holders, a booze holder, and a picture display.  I have to say I’m pretty impressed with myself.  I even placed the Bird of Paradise from the wedding over the stove and moved the red vases above the dishes.  Yep yep, I’m pretty darn smart!  With that being said I need to take new picsof the loft room/ and the living room/dining room.  Since I’ll be out of town for a few days I’m hoping to take pics before the party and uploaded soon.  Alright, that’s about it – Peace all!

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Been pretty busy these past few days, so forgive me for my delinquency.

Well I’ve been working a ton, applying a bunch, and HURRAY HURRAY I have a job interview on the 28th.  However I’ve also applied for another position and I realllly want that one, so we’ll see what happens.

My birthday is steadily approaching, only 4 more days (This friday, the 24th, my Golden Birthday!)  As I like it, I have been receiving my presents well in advance of the actual day 🙂 That way I don’t have pleasure overload ;-).  So far the awesome presents I have recieved are: Matthew – new Desk, docking station, and my brick 🙂   Helen – Some awesome new ecco shoes!!!  They are sooo sweeeet! I need them for the job interview next week so I’m breaking them in.  I’ll take a pic later this week and upload it – yes they are that sweet.

Speaking of birthdays, I am going to be having a dinner at Iron Chef Hibachi Grill Friday night – I think only 6 people can go (not including Matthew and myself) so first come first serve.  However, we’ll be having games and what not at the house afterwards and all can come for that.  But if you want to wait till the official party, Sept 1st, which is also a Graduation and labor day party, you may – I won’t cry…much 😛 Email me for info – k?thx.

On to other things that are awesome – we are finally getting a water softener!  YIPPEEEEE!!! Hard water NO MORE! and a reverse osmosis machine for our drinking water – yeah you could pee in it and have pristine clean drinking water! I’m very excited about that! I’ll be selling bottles of water for a quarter!  lol, j/k – but seriously, we don’t have them YET, we’re still waiting for the company who installs them to call us.  If we don’t hear anything tomorrow I am calling and requiring they install it for free – yes you just watch me pull that off!

And onto other things –  I’ve been reading a few books (who knew with free time what was possible!) one of the books that I am reading is “Happier” by Tal Ben-Shahar – I am enjoying it immensely!  But it’s a slow process b/c it requires you to do a little homework, which I have to admit I enjoy.   The other book I’m reading is “The Deadline” by Chris Crutcher  – a YA book that is really good!

Otherwise that has been my life – I’ve been hanging out with a co-worker and that’s been fun and interesting – Matthew and I are trying to make friends up by us since it seems like no one wants to travel to visit us.  Regardless, we’ve had a pretty good time :-).  Alright, that’s it for now – Have a good one!

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A Lego Brick?!

Yes, that’s right folks – I am the proud new owner of a red lego brick….Now you may say, but Anna a lego brick is nothing, you can get one for a quarter – oh contrare (sp?) my friend!

THIS is the lego brick, I speaketh of:

This is normal looking brick is really a 250 GB USB 2.0 Harddrive – yes a harddrive one could play with 🙂 Isn’t it pretty!

So why do I have this? Well 1 because it was my birthday gift from Matthew – Thanks Chieu! and 2 I really need a lot of space for all my pictures and music – already my hard-drive on my new reformatted laptop was reaching 45% full….without what I had on before. Sooo that’s why – Isn’t it beautiful????

Also, does anyone have a basement they want to finish? I know the right people – Owen Corning – Seriously it’s some goooood stuff -I’d have my basement done in it within a heartbeat but I want a deck first. So if anyone is interested please let me know – I’ll get you the best sales persons in the world – seriously a great man with integrity, now how many door to door salespeople can you say that of??

Okay that’s all, I’m off to bed – night all!

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