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{Thursday, April 20, 2006}

I love it when the dog is looking like he's really thinking about something. He looks so noble, so complex. Of course, he's probably thinking about licking his ass, but anyway.
posted by Lisa 10:14 AM

{Wednesday, April 19, 2006}


I was in the bathroom putting my hair up into a bun. Morgan was staring at me from her breakfast vantage point. I finished and looked at her and she said, "I was fascinated". Posted by Picasa
posted by Lisa 12:29 PM

{Monday, April 17, 2006}

A New Love

This was my first day in a while that I was anticipating doing nothing. Well, not nothing. I had to call the vet, deposit some checks and mail some packages, but no extended commitments. With the kids on Spring Break, my BFF here from Texas, a playgroup reunion and then Easter, I was getting rather overextended. I had been looking forward to doing very little, all alone, all day.

It went, oh-so-fast. At 2:37, with less than an hour until school pickup, I tried to make a mental list of accomplishments. There weren't many. Absolutely nothing done in the profit-making department, specifically. Ugh.

But in the spending department, a development. A love affair. You see, both of my vacuums bit the big one this weekend. Odd, I know. One was over 10 years old, one a mere 16 months. The Shop Vac, the young 'un, is on the To Do list for a call and bitch session with it's manufacturer. The Hoover was escorted to the door and given a pat on the back.

So, hey, Hoover once, Hoover again. I popped over to eOpinions and looked for vacuums in my price range. Man are there options! There is one for about $100 that vacuums plain floor and then washes them! Get out! I don't really believe it, but I can't stop thinking about it either. Anyway, down the list, I found a couple of possibilities with lots of stars and acceptable pricing. I grudgingly decided to go to Wally because I also needed decaf (which, horrifically, is now more expensive than Folgers! The freaking store brand is MORE!).

In a stunning outcome, the store had the one I wanted. Right there. Popped it in the cart. Paid. Came home. Removed it from box. Consulted directions on minor assembly of handle.

This baby looks like a '57 Chevy and it drives like one too! I got in 15 glorious minutes of vacuuming before I had to leave for school pickup and then gymnastics. Self-propelled! Green when Clean light! Not so damn loud! Happy, happy, joy, joy. Now I'm looking forward (the shame) to the dining room. I think Morgan is anticipating a joy ride as well.
posted by Lisa 6:09 PM