Thursday, March 26, 2009

The hunt is on

So, I may be jumping the gun a bit, but I'm going house shopping in Lethbridge tomorrow. I've got 5 house viewings lined up for Friday afternoon and 1 for Saturday morning.

I'm really excited, but nervous at the same time. You see, Sean isn't coming with me. He is going to be on call this weekend. Looking at houses by myself isn't what I had ever envisioned. I've just always pictured to two of us exploring someone else's house together, talking about the ugly carpet, or the gigantic bathroom. Wondering why someone would pay for paint that colour, or debating with each other as to how big a job it would really be to redo the master bedroom. I'm also nervous that I'm going to fall in love with a house, and it will be gone by the time we have had a chance to talk about it, and go see it again. Or worse yet, I hate all of them and we end up with no where to live, but have to be in Lethbridge for the start of residency. Oh the complexities of Med-school life. Just when I thought things were going to get simpler.

Lucky for me, my Mom is able to be come with me to at least few of the viewings. I need that extra pair of eyes to spot the giant hole in a wall hidden behind a door, and the moral support more than anything. Thanks Mom!

On another note, here's a couple of pictures of the kids jumping off the couch onto a bean bag chair. It's currently their favorite thing to do. I can't wait for nice weather!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Why you should listen to your Mother, and other lessons I've learned

  1. When Mommy tells you to stop swinging on the handle of the oven because it might fall should probably listen
  2. When you are cutting potatoes, be careful not to mistake your thumb for a potato
  3. Thumbs bleed a lot when you cut them
  4. There are a lot of nerves in the end of your thumb. If you cut enough of them it makes your thumb feel really strange and almost absent for a couple of days
  5. 2 1/2 year olds will sleep in on the 4 days of the week you need to leave the house by 8:20am. They will wake up at 6:30am on the one day you don't.
  6. 5 1/2 year old boys will tell their swimming teacher that he NEVER has baths; "Mommy won't let me" - so he can't practice blowing bubbles and floating on his back
  7. 2 1/2 year old girls can sit quietly in a Costco shopping cart for 1 1/2 hours IF she is holding a brand new green dress that she is convinced used to be Tinker Bells' and doesn't want to drop it or get it dirty
  8. Girls like shopping and will shrug off severe stomach pains if it means more shopping. This is especially true if someone else is paying
  9. A 2 1/2 year old can dirty 3 large loads of laundry in one episode of vomiting.
  10. A Med Student who's exercise regime for the last 13 months has consisted mainly of walking up flights of stairs and possibly jogging down the hallway to the occasional code and then spends 4.5 hours playing paintball, 2 hours bowling, and 1 hour virtual golfing all in the same day will be unable to get out of bed the next morning without making a dieing animal sound like a symphony
  11. When Calgary gets a winter storm warning in spring, it means there will be an unbelievable amount of snow to shovel the next morning.
  12. When above mentioned Med Student attempts to remove the results of above mentioned storm warning, he will provide entertainment for 2 children for over 30 minutes.
  13. No matter how old I get, I will never be too old to build a snowman