Thursday, November 04, 2010

It's Just Noives

I have been too anxious to blog lately. So much uncertainty: book proposals in limbo, no offers yet for the house, and now--given the results of Tuesday's election--the gnawing fear that my day job could have its neck stretched out on the chopping block in the not-too-distant future.

It's not a good time to be a public employee. It's not a good time to be a lot of things, but I digress...

Given all of these uncertainties, I am increasingly nervous about selling our house and assuming a larger mortgage. We did have our best showing to-date last Thursday. They were still in the house when we returned from dinner an hour later (we parked and sat in the dark, spying on them until they left), and the buyer is "maybe" considering making an offer. However, now I'm not sure if I want him to. We had another showing this morning. Daisy is enjoying all of this a great deal. Sure the irritating vacuum is running more frequently, but she's never been to the dog park so much. This morning another dog lifted his leg to urinate at her nose as she sniffed the other side of the fence. If someone did this to us, we'd be horrified; but in her world, it was like being granted an exquisite olfactory gift.

So let's talk about something a bit more pleasant. How was your Halloween? We had exactly 76 trick-or-treaters and finished the last candy bar on Tuesday night. Thank God.

We had a party the weekend before, and I consumed about 76 cups of wine Frommabag. Do you like my nifty drink dispenser system? (The punkins are shiny because we rubbed Vasoline on the cut edges so they wouldn't shivel.)

More food and beverages should be served in amusing ways, no? I suppose stuffing can be served from a particularly interesting orifice during Thanksgiving, so at least we have that to look forward to.

PS: my darling niece won't need a leg brace after all. Hooray!


  1. FYI -
    You were top of my list for TPing, but I didn't want to sabatoge your possible sale.

    And I knew you and J would retaliate in some fabulous manner, and I don't have the energy right now. So, you're welcome.

  2. I LOVE your wine dispensers! What a fun idea. Might have to steal that, if I may? As for all the things that are up in the air, I know that's really difficult. My whole last year was like that, and I had this horrible jittery feeling all the time. It will get settled though, and one day you won't be able to picture things being any different from how they turned out to be. Good luck.

  3. Thanks Caryn; I appreciate that!!! And feel free to adopt the idea. :)

    D, you are welcome to TP, as long as it's Cottonelle. ;)

  4. Just sneaking by to see how you're doing!! xoxo

  5. The wine dispenser = fabulous.

    All those noives are less fabulous. Good luck to you!