trip home was wonderful - I needed one more day to visit
with eveyone that I wanted to see, but it was also nice to be
home for a full day to do laundry, buy groceries, and relax.
Also? I'm never taking the bus to Seattle again.
Special thanks to Steph
who waited TWO HOURS for my late bus to arrive
Friday night. Jeff
also carted me around.
I bought two sweaters at Target, many, many pounds of butter,
12 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix, and 3 bags of Nestle Toll
All is well.
11-09-05 Anyone in Seattle who can pick me up at the bus station Friday
at 4:30 and give me a lift to my landlords' in Shoreline (175th)?
Debra & Dave stopped by after their birthday dinner and
Dave got a Key Lime Pie (I know, you're so surprised).
We lost out on the kitchen expansion. Serguei is concerned with
other repairs needed for the house in the near future, and can't
invest in the downstairs quite yet. Hopefully it'll be possible
later - I think I'll bring it up again after the holidays. He
did, however, approve the small work to hook up the dishwasher
and make a custom cabinet/counter which will improve things
greatly. Once we have that dishwasher in use, our messes should
go down significantly.
Today I made a roast chicken and tried to make a copycat Swiss
Chalet sauce (which proves that I am the wife of a Canadian).
It wasn't exact, but it was pretty good nonetheless so I was
proud of myself. I also went to Granville Island earlier today
to back up this
statement. It was fabulous.
(Girlie TV night again this Wednesday! I'm psyched!)
Overheard earlier in the Dayment household:
So I just found
this piece of food in my mouth, and it kinda freaked me out, since
I haven't eaten since lunch.
Yeah, but then I remembered that I tried a bite of your cake a minute
Oh. That's not so bad.
Yeah. If I wouldn't have remembered that, I wouldn't have said anything.
11-06-05 Isn't it amazing how you can spend $150 at Costco and you
come home and there's nothing to make?
"What's for dinner?"
"Three whole chickens and 90 pounds of top sirloin!"
"Um... what else?"
"I dunno - I gotta go to the store..."
bed is offically decked out and ready to rock. I finally got
matching sheets AND a fleece blanket. It felt SO GOOD to put
away Jon's old futon blanket, Nancy's quilt (no offense - it
was a WEDDING gift - meaning it was 11 years old, dyed indigo
5 years ago, and started ripping all over the place a few years
ago). Now when the cats jump on the bed I say "Wait!!!
Did you wipe your feet?" Yeah. That'll last.
Yesterday the landlords gave us their great, wiiiiide stove/oven,
and I rejoiced. Until we realized that the dishwasher (which
we couldn't USE as a dishwasher, but was still THAT WHOLE SQUARE
of counter space) no longer fit against the wall. So we rolled
it over to the other side of our kitchen creating an even weirder,
more squished kitchen space.
the pajamas match the bedding. Thank you.
After much discussion,
we came up with a plan for a new custom cabinet/counter top, and some
plumbing work for the dishwasher to be hooked up (!!), but ALSO, while
we were AT it, we drew out an option for an entire renovation of the
whole front room and kitchen, making the kitchen three times bigger.
For $3000. But that's two months' rent for a LIFETIME of rentable
apartment, so the landlords are thinking about it until tomorrow.
I'll keep you posted.
Odd set up
you guys. We need to make this place work. I mean,
yeah, we could get a cheaper place, but would it have in-suite
laundry, a deck/patio, a storage shed, storage in the basement,
a two-car driveway, a landscaped yard, and a great neighborhood
where the cats can run safely? THE CATS. You may recall the
horrible time we had trying to find landlords that would allow
the cats. All I ask for is a kitchen. Is that so wrong?
Tomorrow I'm making two more Key Lime Pies because I'm a Key-Lime-Pie-Baking
addict. Well, there's a birthday, you see, so I have an excuse.
Did anyone else think the live West Wing debate was kinda boring?
I know. I'm sorry. It's just that the whole server was all up and ready to go,
then we hit a snag again and I was too depressed to update a site
that wasn't MY WHOLE SITE. And now it is. Thanks again Jon & Greg.
And it's not like you missed lots of news. I've been baking, and baking,
and oh yeah some baking. I learned how to do a flip at the end of
a lap in my swimming class, and I was so sad watching that chimp scene
on ER. I had a lovely girlie dinner with Danica
and we watched America's Next Top Model (is that right?) and Martha
Stewart Apprentice (best opening credits on TV), which made the girlie
the middle of all this crazy excitement (woo.), Sean finished
bed. I have been sleeping through the night again! Something
about being two feet above the ground makes SUCH a big difference.
Plus we had a mattress on the carpeted floor, and now it's on
a platform, and MAN what a difference there too! Our bouncy
thin foam mattress is now firm and comfy!
I haven't put the new comforter on it yet (which arrived by
CAB, by the way) because I'm still working on cleaning up Jalen
first - he's like PigPen. Wherever he lays, he leaves his gack.
It's really quite disgusting. Hence his spa treatments.
Today was a fun
day - Dario & David took me out for sushi, then the rain finally
cleared up just in time for Beer Friday. We now get kegs every Friday
afternoon, and we get the keg direct from R&B
Brewing. This time when I got there they were gluing labels on
bottles - and note that Rick's t-shirt and beer label are the same.
They like my cookies so I like them. (I don't drink beer - which could
be why my work trusts me to pick it up.)
That's all. I'm so happy to have my site back.