Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I don't mean to brag, but... Mini M. Figured out the beginging of this song from the movie Prince of Egypt all by herself. No help from anyone! OK. I guess I am bragging, but I'm allowed to... right??
Mini playing the piano.

Shower of dreams

I promised pictures of the new shower, so here they are. The wretched memories of all the hard work and fingernails sacrificed to this project are slowly fading, although I'm still a bit sensitive about certain words. If you happen to be talking to me please don't bring up the "G" or "W" words. (grout and wallpaper) I might pounce and start attacking you. If it happens, don't say I didn't warn you... :)

Keep in mind these pictures don't do it justice at all. I just figured out it's hard to take pictures of a shower. Disregard the brain curdling yellow on the walls in the third picture. The paint was mixed wrong, so... sigh... I have to repaint. Also, you might not be able to tell, but it has one regular head, 4 body sprayers and a ceiling rain head. If you want to come over and take a shower, just let me know and I'll add you to the waiting list we having going.

snow storm

Don't you just love winter??? (If you don't know me all that well, I'll let you in on a little secret... I'm being sarcastic.) As much as I am looking forward to spring, I have to admit the snow sure is pretty.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


...an invention straight from the devil's bowels. No. I'm really not joking. Who ever invented wallpaper should be eternally punished. Sure, at times it can look slightly nice... but the majority of the time it looks like this or this! As if punishing your eyes wasn't enough, it puts up a darn good fight if one tries to remove it. Yesterday I spent from 11am to 8pm in a desperate attempt to free my bathroom wall of the wretched stuff. As I was scraping it off the wall in 1 inch pieces, I came to the conclusion that removing wallpaper is a bit like childbirth. A year or so after the "blessed" event, you look back and think to yourself, "hmm... that was horrible." But for some reason your brain has blocked out the details as to why it was so horrible. (Which is probably a good thing childbirth-wise, or less people would be having more then one child.) The same thing goes for wallpaper removal. I am hoping my intense hatred of it diminishes over the next little while. Although I have none left in my house now, I'm sure in the houses to come I will have to face it again. Hopefully by then I will have forgotten about my aching muscles, ripped up fingernails, and my raw fingertips.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

happiness for the shower obsessed

As many of you already know CN does construction for a living, which means I have someone to work on the house. (which is much easier said than done) Our house is usually his last priority. .. but on the rare occasions that he actually wants to work on things, I know better than to object. So, at the moment our laundry room and bathroom are under construction. Yay for the laundry room... it will be nice to have a nicely organized room, but come on- it's laundry. Really not that thrilling. But our bathroom... that's a different story. The only term to describe it would be delicious. We are doing a natural slate on the floor and doubling the shower size. As if that wasn't enough, CN is putting in 1 shower head an overhead rain head and 4 body sprayers. I know- I'm spoiled, and insanely excited. So, if I never end up posting again here on ITINACOC do not fear, it's just that I have decided to live in my shower.
What? What's everyone laughing at?

About Me

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Welcome to Em's world. I am a stay at home/ work at home (when the odd job presents itself) mom. I have the privilege to spend every single day with my sweet/crazy 5 yr. old daughter, Mini M. and my little man, Baby W. who was born May 3rd. I can't forget the best part of my life- my hub. C.N., who happens to be the sweetest, funniest fella alive. We have been married almost 6 years. So that's me and my fam.