Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crafting Videos as "White Noise"

As I stay up late to grade since I fell asleep after dinner, I have YouTube videos on in the background because I can never seem to work in silence. I currently have videos by Jennifer McGuire playing with Howard's headphones on so that the sound doesn't disturb him (haha, not that it would because once he's out, he's OUT). It really makes me want to craft especially since she doesn't really use die cut machines, but her cards come out so beautiful. Her speaking is clear, so I half-listen to what she's saying, but it's so consistent that I can concentrate on the work I have to do. I have a long list of things I would LIKE to craft, but I just never seem to have the time. Of course, I didn't do that much crafting during the last year when I was home and not working. So strange how it works out like that, isn't it?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Feet Paparazzi

I thought today would be the last day of these "feet-in-the-waiting-room" picture, but we do have to go back to the doctor in 10 days. I know that if I had taken Howard to the ER when I initially wanted to, the cost would've been astronomical, so even though the co-pay now is rather high, it's still less than a visit to the ER.

We did stop by the mall afterwards since it's so close by, but I'll have to post about that another day because it's too good to just mention in passing tonight!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Good Deal

Because I can recognize a sale better than most!

Haha, just kidding. I know dried scallops are super expensive, but I always balk at the prices when I see them in the stores in Chinatown. These were actually on the cheaper end too!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Laundry Adventures

The weekends used to be a time for relaxation, but now our washer has completely given up on functioning. That means that we need to go to my parents' house to get the laundry done. Thankfully, they're okay with our doing this because I can't imagine having to wait in a laundromat. At least at my parents' house, I can eat and relax. Best of all, I can have a cup of tea and talk with my mom! 

Today I told Howard to stay at home. He started a medication this morning, and I wasn't sure if he'd have side effects from it. Plus, he still hasn't had time to just give his foot a rest because he went to work this entire week when he still needed time to recover. I lugged two loads of laundry using deluxe utility totes from Thirty-One (seriously, it's their greatest product ever along with their large utility tote) to the elevator. Strangely, I was there waiting for quite some time! I actually went back to the apartment and rang the doorbell for Howard to open it because I didn't know what to do! He got ready to help me carry it down the stairs when I finally heard the "ding" of the elevator. Of course, running back with two heavy bags meant I missed it, haha. But it did come back after another 30 seconds or so when I pressed the button. It gave me just enough time to snap this picture on my phone!

The first load took longer to dry because I did have two towels in there and two pairs of sweatpants. I ended up just bringing Howard's work shirts and our work pants back home instead of drying them at my parents' house. I'm used to hanging the stuff up on our Ikea drying rack anyway, so it wasn't a big deal. It was the first time I had to hang up 15+ shirts at once though!

Hopefully, it'll get a little easier to do laundry because once I popped the first load in, I went to Target to pick up Woolite and a plastic bin to do some hand washing. I can at least get my work tops done that way especially since I don't want to stick them in a washing machine anyway. Of course, the Up & Up brand was only $4.85 after the 10% Cartwheel offer as compared to the $8.99 I would've paid for the same amount of Woolite even with a $1 coupon, so Target brand it is!

One day we will have a full washer and dryer, and I know it will be utter bliss! Until then, I'm glad that I can at least do laundry in style!

Friday, October 17, 2014


Oh how I wish I could be here right now! I think I'd even skip my regular Friday afternoon/nap/midnight nap if it meant I could be in Disney!