now, let's have some fun.
12 - we've been in the new place for a dozen days now. we're damn near close to being completely unpacked and settled, and with pictures up, the kitchen in working order, and the closet almost fully organized, it's feeling like home.
15 - the number of steps we climb to get to the front door. when i'm lugging groceries and/or the bean, who's a solid 22+ pounds, it's a real workout. and that's a good thing, because my lazy ass sure hasn't been to the gym in *mumble* months. heh.
5 - books and DVDs i've sold in my half.com store since we moved. yay!
0 - times i've been able to play my new wii game, we cheer. damn. i'm dying to try it out, but i have to figure out which box i packed the damn controllers in.
2 - slow cooker dinners i've made in the last week that looked like shit, but tasted oh so good. presentation, schmesentation. if you're interested, check 'em out: cream cheese chicken (which i served over egg noodles) and mongolian beef (enjoyed with fragrant, steamed jasmine rice).
4 - dozen chocolate chip cookies i made using our countertop convection oven. the oven in the kitchen is a piece of shit that doesn't maintain a consistent temperature, which totally annoys me. but the mini-me oven works like a charm - the cookies were a hit. and, i'd forgotten how much better homemade cookies really are.
1 - dozen snickerdoodle cookies burnt to a crisp by that damn oven. ugh. r.i.p., little buddies.
5 - dollars it cost me to wash 4 loads of laundry in the coin-op washer downstairs. turns out the washer that the ILs had in storage was DOA, which shouldn't have been surprising, considering it was 25 years old. but hey, the dryer works! and we'll get a new washer this weekend. r.i.p., old ass washer.
3 - copies of keys for the front door that we had made - that don't work. hell. and they're so cute, too.
2 - times the teen has now made it onto the honor roll! woot!
49 - days since christmas. and this is significant because our thank-you cards STILL aren't out for the lovely, generous gifts we all received. fuck. i've gotta get 'em out before valentine's day. shit, that's saturday! oy. coincidentally, this is also the number of days till the hub's 30th birthday. holy hell, what on earth will i get him this year? it's a biggie. shit shit shit. shit!
7 - dollars wasted on maybelline's new "lash stiletto" mascara. the ads made it look so cool, and yet it's TOTALLY a waste of cash. i'm pissed. and the teen agreed - it didn't work so well for her, either. stupid ass marketing campaign that hooked my sucker ass in.
13 - childproofing latches i've installed on cabinets and drawers. what a pain in the ass! and i totally suck at manual labor. the teen laughed her ass off as she watched me struggle with the screws. ugh.