Friday, January 23, 2009

An Odd Conversation between Man and Wife

My husband and I have been entertaining the thoughts of purchasing our first home. The real estate market has finally turned in our favour, and the plethora of choices are before us.

Specifically this week were were talking about the 'must haves' for our potential new home, and some of the documented 'don't do's' in purchasing.

One of the 'must haves' from me is a minimum of three bedrooms, one good size master bedroom, a spare bed room for visitor's or more specifically - the In-Laws, and one other room as an office. We also need space for my crafts and the husbands model trains, but that's an entry for another day.

One of the 'don't do's' that hubby read about was that you should never get into a new home and immediately purchase all new furnishings. Instead, you should move in and get get a good feel of the place and how your lifestyle fits into it.

When the hubby told me about this my first response was "I'm sorry, but there is one necessary purchase that will have to happen!"

"What's that?" he said.

"Twin beds" I replied.

My hubby's face fell momentarily, then began to gather serious storm clouds, and just before he was about to retort my request I followed by saying "for the spare room for when your parents visit. I don't want your mother sleeping on our couch any longer."

Relief flooded his face as he realized his assumption jumping thoughts had almost got his tongue in trouble.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Couldn't be further from the truth

I love taking online quizzes, and when this one showed up on Poolie's blog I thought I'd give it a try.

More often then not I'm amazed at how close to the truth these quizzes turn out. NOT in this case - it has the audacity to actually use the work "extrovert" in a descriptive of me. SO not true.

But take this quiz, it will only take a moment, and let me know how things turn out for you.

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I'm a
Tree Hugging Fun Loving Extrovert

In other news .... 2009 is upon us. I fell asleep at 11:50pm on New Years Eve. What I really wanted to do was out playing card and board games with people. But for the 7th year running I was at home quietly with the hubby (talk about introverted - but I love him none-the-less). I vow to be more social next year.

Something very strange always comes over me on the day of New Year's Eve - I become quite melancholy verging on maudlin. Several times the husband asked me why I was so quiet, but I couldn't answer him. It's as if all the "not saids" and/or "not dones" creep over me as I feel the last few sands of the year filter through the hour glass. Come the morning of January 1st I am completely over it and ready to start a new year.

So here we are - new year - new starts - life keeps moving along. I make no resolutions, that way - I brake no resolutions. So you'll get no resolution reporting from me.

That said - I pray this new year meets you all happy and healthy, and I look forward to continuing our blogging relationship!

God bless each and everyone of you!