Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Things to look forward to

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I saw crocuses (croci??) today ! I did, I did!!! As well as tulips budding. Zipping by while I was in the car. Could spring be well and truly here even though we're still at freezing temperatures in the morning? Can it actually be? Or was it just a hallucination brought on by the sun hitting that scrap of garbage just so? I can't quite picture it really.


My 500th post - which will be up next. Who thought I'd ever make it to 500. Certainly not me these past few months.

Two weeks of vacation starting next week!!! YAY.

Of course said vacation will mostly be spent painting the apartment, but I'm looking forward to that too because it's so way overdue. And because I've actually made my paint choice after a couple of years (yep, that's how long the "we've got to paint" thing has been going on) of diddling and freaking out over "what if it's the wrong colour!!" issues. A friend of mine recently said, you know, if it's the wrong colour you're just $40 from happiness with a new gallon of paint. She's right. I find myself paralyzed by the stupidest things sometimes.

Finally getting the apartment cleaned up after all this time - we had a furnace problem and it was spewing carbon monoxide (bad for us) and soot (bad for the walls) all over the place for a bit. Bleargh. On the other hand, washing the whole place down with TSP will be a bore, but waddaya gonna do.

Also looking forward to the easy before/after picture post that will result.

Spending some "week" time at the cottage. Hopefully in good weather so I can sit on the balcony drinking tea. Or wine. Wine is good too. Next Monday is the 7th anniversary of our buying the place. I can't believe it's been that long already.

Getting my hair cut. I've been lazy lazy about that (can't be bothered getting my ass anywhere but home in the winter) and it's way too long and just basically pretty much looks like a haystack. More bleargh.

Not looking forward to: That appalling task that is still on hold after all this time: the dreaded bra shopping expedition. Bleargh again.

Life, it seems, can't be all fun and games...
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17 comments:

Dumdad said...

500 blogposts, crikey! The thought makes me feel quite tired, I think I'll have a lie-down...

lime said...

well enjoy the springyness, congrats on the milestone, and my sympathies regarding the bra shopping. i HATE that too.

Big Brother said...

Hey lil sister, just came back from our European school trip, (Paris, Lucerne, Liechtenstein, Innsbruck and Munich) and the weather was way gorgeous... shirt sleeves for 10 days... They are actually green over there.

As for painting ughhh, I'll build, plaster, do electricity and plumbing but I hate, no loathe, painting. It gets all over the place... better you than me.

Congrats on the 500, you are obviously more loquacious than I. ;o)

Jazz said...

Dumdad - makes me feel like some sort of veteran who deserves a pension.

Lime - Thanks for the sympathy.

BB - All that in what? 10 days? Ouch. I know you loooove your little sister tons, so maybe you'll want to come help? ;-)

furiousBall said...

not to be confused with Krokus

geewits said...

You're going to love your freshly painted apartment! Now that you have a computer at home, I can actually be happy for your vacation time. Becaue you know, it's all about me and I always missed you when you were gone. Here's to more spring flowers, great weather at the cottage, and cozy, comfy cupcake slings.

VioletSky said...

yes, yes, must do the bra shopping - before shopping to replace all those nice summery tops that won't fit this year. sigh.

7 years of a blissful escape, how wonderful.
I know a good painter... (but for me it's the prep that I hate, not the actual painting)

Hagelrat said...

I love this time of year, have a great vacation!

Rachel said...

Its only just barely starting to warm up. Hasnt even gone into the 60s yet, crikey.

Im am heartily tired of this cold nonsense.

Jazz said...

Furball - indeed, not quite the same are they?

Geewits - Because you think I'm gonna blog on vacation? And I can't wait for that place do be done!!!

VS - Yeah, me too, pretty much the prep. The cleaning, the taping, all the annoying other steps. If I could just slap paint on the walls I'd be happy.

Hagelrat - I will try my damnedest

Rachel - Oy girl, you and me both!

XUP said...

I say, let the hair grow long and tie it up with interesting things like binder clips and chop sticks. And do without the bra and take on a whole crazy old hippy lady persona. It's very liberating.

david mcmahon said...

Congratulations on the 500th post. I see many more in the offing!

Have a great vacation.

Ian Lidster said...

Congrats on your 500 posts. I'm impressed. Haven't checked my count lately. Meanwhile, am looking forward to the forthcoming one on the bra shopping expedition, so trust you will regale us.

pinklea said...

I'm just like you with painting: constant worry over whether it's the right colour or not. Most people just shut up and paint, then repaint if they don't like it. You and I, we'd rather whine (or maybe that's "wine"). Have fun anyway - and good luck with the bra shopping too. **shudder**

Jazz said...

XUP - Crazy old hippy lady. That sounds more interesting than corporate drone.

David - thanks, but I'm not quite there yet! Maybe I'll quit at 499.

Ian - It will no doubt be a rant.

Pinklea - I'd rather whine while drinking wine.

Jocelyn said...

Oh, please, pictures of the painting project?

Ideally, there'd be photos of the bra shopping, as well, but...

um...

I'm not guessing that'll happen.

Jazz said...

Joce - No, that's not gonna happen. Unless hmmm... Cause yeah, painting project, not so interesting.