Monday, May 17, 2010

Status Updates that Were Not Posted in the Past Four Weeks

Why must my neighborhood have so many speed bumps?

At 1 a.m., surely while asleep, I asked Ryan if he had any iphone apps that would make suckers. Because I thought Abby would want one.

I had a dream that I played a concerto with an orchestra at a festival in the middle of nowhere. But had no recollection of how the performance went.

I'm so thankful for all the Mexican food available in San Antonio. Yum.

Lisa wishes Stephen would keep his elbows off mommy's tummy.

Cake pops. Yuck.

Why doesn't Dana live in Texas?

Needs. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream. Now.

Had a dream that door-to-door salesmen had a new strategy: Ring the doorbell at 3 a.m. That way you're guaranteed to be home.

Husband boxers = maternity shorts for around the house!

Lisa wonders if we'll get another deduction for 2010.

Yes, there are leftovers in the house, but it was very important to send Ryan out at 10 p.m. for a gyro and stuffed grape leaves.

Let's play "describe Lisa in one word." I'll go first: tired.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Frustrating Morning

It's a beautiful day here - 70s and sunny - and yet life has just been slightly inconvenient. Nothing worth making a big deal out of ... But my grandma reads this weblog. And my grandma will care. :)

This morning, I headed downtown to the natatorium for swimming lesson sign-up. They have this one sign-up for the whole city, regardless of the pool where you'll take lessons. Now we live on the far west side, and we don't just "stop by" downtown. But there's a pool around the corner from our house and that's where I'm planning to take Stephen this summer.

I got there and was handed #60 and told to wait for my turn. About an hour later, and they were only to #25. I overheard someone talking about them not taking out-of-town checks, so I inquired and found that indeed, even if my drivers license is local, they would not take a check that was imprinted with "IL."

So I left to find an ATM. There was a Walgreens about a mile away and that would work. I got out of the car to go in, and found that it was closed due to a burglary they'd had overnight. So up the road to the next one. Finally I made it back to the pool with my $40 in hand and I went to wait. They were almost to #60.

When I told them the pool that I wanted to sign up for, they said, "oh we aren't taking registrations for that pool right now." It would have been helpful to note that on their website (or at the very least a sign at check-in), where they clearly stated that they WERE taking registrations for our pool. All I got was a "sorry."

A little teary out of sheer frustration and a little emotional these days anyway, I hopped back in the car and drove home, where we were planning to go to a garage sale auction that was selling a kitchen table to the highest bidder at noon.

We've been keeping our eyes out for a sturdy 6-person table with 6 chairs included ever since we moved here. A few months ago, a friend offered us a table (for free) as soon as her other friend was done with it. So we stopped looking. Then found out this week that her other friend wanted to keep it after all. Which is fine, I suppose. So we're looking again and this table at the garage sale fit the bill. But when we got there at 11:45, they seemed to have sold it to someone early and had closed up shop. So we went to wal-mart, bought some light bulbs and said hello to the fish.

Now I think I'll take a nap. Birthday party later ... that CAN'T go wrong, can it?