In no particular order:
M called a realtor and he came over and looked at our house. We were hoping he'd give us some... anything, really. Opinions on what we needed to do (or what we shouldn't bother doing), when a good time would be to put the house on the market, whatever. He was a very nice man. Not much information was forthcoming, however, which was a little disappointing. He did say it was good that we had very little on the walls - better to be less personal. So I guess that's good. Maybe?
We had two old(ish) friends over for dinner tonight. Pork tenderloins were eaten, wine was consumed, children were pacified - a good time was had by all (or so I hope!).
M had a painter out to the house to see what he could do about getting the upstairs and outside trim painted. No quote on that yet either, but it should be coming this week.
Did I mention that M took the day off today? He did. It was nice - like getting an extra Saturday.
I watched a friend's daughter for a few hours this morning. "Rosalie" is just a few months older than Lichen, and it is a hoot to watch them "play" together - playing primarily consisting of grabbing each other's faces until the grabbee cries. Rinse, repeat! Baby games rock.
We went to Crazy Horse Steakhouse for lunch. Yummmmmm! Soooo, as some of you know, I've been doing Weight Watchers for the last three months or so. I've lost slowly, but I am down eight pounds. At our meeting last week, we discussed "red light" foods - foods that you just absolutely cannot resist under any circumstances. I decided today that all restaurant foods are "red light" foods for me. I made my plan in the car, prepared myself to follow it... and ate amazing bread, and butter, and an amazing cheesy chicken sandwich (which I thought was going to be more wholesome than it was when I ordered it, but nonetheless finished it when it was yummy). Then I brought the rolls home to finish, which I just did. I'm not really sure what I'm going to eat for the REST of the week, since that was probably my weekly allotment right there.
This wasn't today, it was yesterday, but I'm going to include it anyway. I finally Skyped with my brother! It was pretty awesome. The functionality was kind of borderline - choppy/blurry picture, the call mysteriously dropped once - but we got to see Uncle B, and he got to see half-naked Asparagus (yes - still potty-training) and freaked-out-by-the-computer Lichen. It was really very, very cool; if you've never done it, you should try it out.
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