Friday, January 22, 2016

Five on Friday #78


I didn't die.  It's just been a crazy week and blogging at work has pretty much ceased as I begin learning Linux and working towards a Security+ cert, cause ya know, when the PM says, we're running out of documentation for you to do, but we'd like to keep you on and you can be a tester.. you jump when he says jump.  Especially if you happen to be in the middle of buying a house..  So that's a thing.  And then there was the wedding last weekend which I still haven't told you about, but I swear I will because there were photos that need to be shared.  Oh yeah, and we're 10 days away from my birthday and a month away from running like a princess!  So big things have been going on.  If the blogging schedule is inconsistent, these are all valid reasons why.

Serenading each other.


They FINALLY broke ground on House!  We heard that they started "early," but early is relative to me I guess because last month probably wouldn't have been soon enough.  We had our pre-construction meeting which was really uninformative and just the builder going over the options we'd picked.  I think we both thought it was going to be way more detailed than it was.  We did get to go out to the house and see that the lot is no longer just a dirt plot!

Oh and the sign finally said SOLD.  FINALLY.

So that's our house.

And the neighborhood's longest front yard ever.  Ugh.
So much for having a big backyard for the dogs.
Whatevs.  HOUSE.

I'm pleased still.  The builder said he wants to get the house built in 90 days (so he gets his bonus) and I want that too.  More for me than him.  Except that he said that 90 days starts on 14Feb, which we've calculated to be mid-may to mid-June if you do/don't count weekends.  My goal is not to stress about it.  It will be done when it's done.  Until then, shitty house it is.


I got to hang out with this person this week:

It was not enough time.  Never enough time.
Also, she took that photo on my phone, so it's only fair that I get to use it on Teh Blog. 


If this isn't gender stereotyping, I don't know what is:

That photo was taken last night at my local Publix.  I mean, I get it, foosball, rah.  Whatever.  But the "women" cheerleaders in Diet and the blocky "male" football player in regular soda?  Really?  I get understand that there's only a certain amount of sodas to choose from, but at the same time.. Come on... Diet?


10 things that made me happy this week:
  1. Reaching level 14 in my German on Duolingo.  What the different levels mean, I have no idea.
  2. Getting to be where it snowed, when it actually snowed (even though I was asleep).
  3. Seeing family I hadn't gotten to see since 2013.
  4. Lazy meals turning out to be pretty delicious.
  5. Having "tasking" at work.
  6. Seeing progress on the House.
  7. Meri actually chewing on the $20 antler I bought her.
  8. Travel adventures with Teh German, where he lets me read outloud to him while he's driving.
  9. Linux not being overly difficult for me to understand (although the lessons are definitely putting me to sleep).
  10. Meri snuggles.

Yes, I'm laying on you.  Now pet me.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.
Linking up with these ladies since it's FFFFRRRRRRIIIIIIDDDDAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!


  1. Yay for breaking ground!!!

  2. Hooray for breaking ground & hooray for almost birthdays!

  3. Yay housebreaking!

    About a month after I started my job, we found out that someone way higher up decided that we would start this HUGE project...that would basically eliminate my main job duties. So totally understand the "jump when they say jump" thing. Anytime something comes up I'm all "Yep I can do that, please let me do that!" Haha.

  4. Seriously, those ears. <3 I hope y'all stayed warm and cozy with the pups this weekend! xo

  5. That is awesome that they have started on the house!!! Hopefully you can see the light at the end of the tunnel now!

  6. You haz a Publix. I am beyond Jealous! I did get to go to one in Atlanta! I miss it soooo much! By the way, Publix challah makes the BEST French toast. Just saying...

  7. You haz a Publix. I am beyond Jealous! I did get to go to one in Atlanta! I miss it soooo much! By the way, Publix challah makes the BEST French toast. Just saying...


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