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sad news

my best friend from elementary school sent me a text this afternoon to tell me her dad died after a battle with cancer. i feel so sad for her. she lost her mom a few years ago, and now her dad. her parents were older than most parents of 27-year-olds, but it’s still hard for me to imagine having lost both of my parents at this point in my life.

i really want to go to the funeral, but it’s on a tuesday, and i just don’t know if i could make it back up to maryland for it at such short notice. i’m so sad for her, and since i’ve never been through that kind of loss myself, that’s all i can say. i think she understands.


i love surprises. joe stopped by best buy this afternoon and surprised me by buying a video camera. we were planning on getting one for our trip to new york at the end of july, but he went ahead and got it to tape me in the 4th of july parade. aww.

he also got me the shrek 2 dvd. yay! i love shrek. what a sweet hubby!

mountains and rain

joe and i are headed to his parents’ cabin in the mountains this weekend. it’ll be the first time we’ve spent a weekend there by ourselves, and we’re really excited. it’s always so relaxing up there, so we’re going to take a bunch of movies, bubble bath (because our tub has stains on it and i have this thing about refusing to take a bath in tubs that are not sparkling and brand-new) and just have a nice, quiet weekend. we may float down the river with friends of the family too. we haven’t decided yet.

we had a torrential storm here the other night. it rained hard, but sadly not enough to make a step toward recovering our dried out grass and plants. because it was also windy, the rain came in horizontally, soaking everything under our carport, even though we’d moved the boxes far enough away from the edge. it really made me mad. i spent yesterday taking things out of ruined boxes and hoping the boxes of encyclopedias didn’t get too wet. sigh. it’s just one more thing to motivate us to hurry and finish emptying those boxes. it’s just hard when we’re never home for a whole weekend. we’re just such busy, popular people. 🙂

feeling married

yesterday was one of those days that makes you feel married. after work and while waiting for my car to be done at firestone, we headed to lowe’s. joe wanted to pick up some stain to do the deck. while we were there, we decided to start planning to paint the bathroom. we want to do a light purple, since our shower curtain has pastel purple, green and blue. i think we’ve decided on water hyacinth by laura ashley home. i think it’s pretty. of course, you never really can tell until you start painting. i can’t decide if we would want a little darker color or not.

after we paint the bathroom, we’re going to do the kitchen and our bedroom. i know i want a yellow in the bedroom, and i was thinking a light yellow in the kitchen, since our colors are red and yellow, but i don’t know if i want two yellow rooms. what do you think about a red kitchen? i like autumn fire, but i don’t know if it’s too bold. of course, martha stewart says to go with mustard yellow for the kitchen. decisions, decisions.

it’s times like this that i hate being indecisive. now, here’s my question. do you think repainting will help or hurt us when we want to resell? the walls are a nice neutral color now, but they’re all the same color. and we won’t be selling for several years, but it’s always something i think about.