Tidbits

I’m currently waiting for our mortgage broker to get off his behind and call me back about what the heck is going on with locking us in at a good rate. It already rose a little since yesterday, and if he doesn’t get back to me soon it’s not going to be pretty. To say I’m a little stressed out about this whole thing would be a gross understatement. I think I’m driving everyone else nuts by how nuts I am. I did go to Zumba today and that helped a little. I only thought about house stuff every five to ten minutes instead of constantly. See? Vast improvement.

Seeing as I’m not accomplishing anything else this week, there’s very little to talk about. Unless you want to hear about what color bathroom rugs I’m choosing between, estimates on cost from different area carpet cleaners, light fixtures I’ve fallen in love with, or trying to figure out how to squeeze money for a grill out of our already tight budget. And don’t even get me started on paint colors.

Oh, hey! Did I mention we also bought a new car a couple of weeks ago? We did! It actually lowered both our monthly car payment and our insurance, so it was a good decision, even if buying a car and a house within the same month sounds a little bit crazy. (It totally is! Maybe that’s why I’m insane these days.) Anyway, we bought a Mazda 5 and I loooove it. It’s pretty blue, and my favorite part about it is that I can put Gabbie into her car seat without bending over and killing my back in the process. It’s right at the perfect level to just set her in. I do miss two things though that our last car (a Subaru Outback) had that this one doesn’t – heated seats (not missing these currently, but my tush will sure miss these come winter-time), and a little function that timed your trip. I don’t know why, but I used that thing all the time. This one has stereo controls on the steering wheel, gives me the ability to use my iPod through the stereo (once I buy the parts needed to connect it), and I can sit in the back seat with Gabbie, something I wasn’t able to do before.

All in all? Awesome.

In completely different news, I was having a little health problem that’s not for discussing among polite company, but suffice it to say that I went to the doctor, and the prescription includes me taking Metamucil every day for a month. Except I forgot to drink it last night. Which was fine, because – have you tasted that stuff? I bought the Pink Lemonade kind because I love lemonade, but my feelings for this stuff is the opposite of love. It’s tolerable, I guess, but what really has me bothered is a little warning label on the back. It tells you that if you don’t mix the powder with enough water, it may swell up and block your throat or esophagus, therefore causing you to choke.

!!!

So now, of course, I add way more than enough water and hide it up high in the cupboards, so that neither I nor Gabbie have even the remote possibility of choking to death on fiber powder. But dude! I never would have ever thought that was a possibility. So weird!

Finally, my mom is on a little trip right now to visit her dad, and had an interesting plane ride. First, it was interesting (in a non-fun way) because they turned the plane around halfway to the destination and landed back in Detroit (where she was flying out of). So, her flight took more than twice as long as she anticipated, which sucks because the airport where she was headed is way out of town from where my aunt lives, so it was a huge hassle. I would have been more than super annoyed. Secondly, though, it was pretty cool, because she rode with the guys from Sponge, one of my favorite bands back in high school. She said they were pretty fun, and at least something to distract her during the other travel annoyances.

2 comments:

Cassie said...
June 4, 2009 at 7:09 PM

It sounds like you really do have a LOT going on right now. I love the car, though -- it's a minivan without LOOKING like a minivan. LOVE.

DeAnna said...
June 5, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Weird indeed! I would have never thought. I am hosting the Flashback Friday over at my blog if you would like to join. Hope to see you there!

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