Archive for 2007

I am catty.

Posted 31 Dec 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category not so much

I don’t know if it’s because it’s Monday or if this is just “normal” me, but the following thought just passed my mind as a woman in front of me failed to hold the elevator in my office building.

“Whatever, I don’t want to be stuck an elevator with someone who has the audacity to wear red Uggs with a pink down coat.”


My last post for blogging day.

Posted 28 Dec 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

Yes, it’s 4:14pm on a day when I thought I’d be able to make a break for it at 3pm, and I’m STILL at work. Why do people send me work to do at 2:30pm when everyone knows this is a worthless work week? Ugh.

Anyway, I finally got it done, and I’m about to pack up and get on the train. My eyes hurt. I think working makes them worse. Here’s hoping I win the lotto on January 1st. Not that $1 million is enough to quit my job, but maybe enough go on a hiatus for a while.

Beryl Green

Posted 28 Dec 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

And because today is blogging day, another post. I got this from Karyn’s blog, Pretty in the City.

What’s yours?

Worthless work day.

Posted 28 Dec 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

Today is my first day back at work since last Friday. I had Wednesday off (after Xmas Eve and Day) and then yesterday, I chose to work from home.

The worst part is I do in fact have TONS of work to do, yet simply choose not to do it. It’s monkey work. My boss even knows that. Monkey work is the hardest to get motivated to do. Bah. I’ll just blog and email today. Maybe I’ll work later.

Anyway – I’ve been gone for quite a while, so this is bound to be a long bloggy. Or, maybe I’ll just sum it up.

I’m so glad Christmas is over. I’m glad we have nothing going on until the end of January when we go to Costa Rica. I just can’t imagine having a weekend where we don’t really have anything we HAVE to do! Although, tomorrow we have to go the apartment and get out our last few things, and sweep up and lightly clean. But THEN, we’ll have nothing to do.

Back to what everyone missed. (As if it’s so fabulous.) I scrambled from Tuesday – Friday unpacking and making our house look lived in. Friday, I had an eye doctor appointment since my eyes had taken on a “I’m stoned/I have pink eye” kind of look over the past couple of weeks. Diagnosis? Ocular Rosecea. I’ll let you google that one on your own, if you wish. It basically means my eyes suck. And they’ll probably keep sucking until I die. He gave me some drops that are some kind of steroid to help with the redness. I heart getting old.

Saturday my folks came up from Wisconsin. We had an awesome time while they were here. Lots of drinks, laughs and I even made dinner for everyone. It was a monumental experience none the less. It snowed like a bitch on Sunday – the hubs had to shovel twice or something. My mom and I both cried when they left on Sunday night to go back to the hotel, but we didn’t know it until later. Funny – I never thought I’d do that. I don’t think my mom did either.

Monday morning (Xmas Eve) I was hungover like a SOB and nearly threw up after we picked up the keg for the party we were having the next night. I went home and snoozed while the husband picked up his bro from the airport. Then – it was time for family festivities. Lesson learned: don’t be hungover when you have to deal with someone else’s family. :) Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t that bad. But a couple glasses of wine would have helped. So many screaming babies, so many cousins of my husband whose names I couldn’t remember. We were home by 11:30pm and went straight to bed.

Tuesday morning, we cleaned and prepped the house for the plethora of people about to arrive that evening (people meaning friends of my husband and his siblings – really none of my friends could come due to being out of town). Then in the afternoon we went to the husband’s folks house. We ate tons of food, opened presents, and then we took off to set up food for the party. Luckily (!) it snowed all day on Christmas so the amount of people who came over was slightly diminished. It was a good time had by all, and the last person was put into a cab at 4am, and then to bed.

The rest is just blahness – mostly sleeping on couches and not being productive. Miles the cat was the sweetest – he’s been my furry blanket for the past couple of days. I wish he was at the office with me to keep me warm.

So, that was my holiday. I missed like 800 calls from my family and friends the past few days due to being busy and also having my ringer off most of the time, and not having the sense enough to turn it back on when I realized it. Buh.

And the most important item of this blog – the “what did I get for Christmas” list:

From the hubby:
An 8GB iPod Nano. (and it’s blue!)
Justin Timberlake: Live from Madison Square Garden DVD. (now that’s sex in a box!)

From my parents:
850 thread count sheets (EXCELLENT)
Some cute Nick & Nora PJs
Fresh Laundry perfume by Clean (smells so good!)
An ornament
Some $$

From Hubby’s folks:
Cute earrings I wanted from Patina
Some $$

Although probably not technically a Christmas gift, my friend David scored me a bottle of LAMB perfume. I think I’ll split it with my friend Angie. She loves it as much as I do, but I won’t use the whole bottle, that’s for sure.

My grandparents and his gave us $$, ornaments, and other misc items. It was a pretty good Christmas in that department.

And now, this ginormous post is coming to an end. Looks like I didn’t sum up anything. Oops.

Let the nesting begin.

Posted 18 Dec 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs, marriage

After being gone from my internet so long, I’ve forgotten nearly everything I wanted to blog about!

I’ll just recap.

Friday: Woke up and drove to our closing. It was freakin FREEZING out. Closing went well. Signed my name 3,294 times. Signed once with my maiden name by accident – oops – just to much pressure with having to remember my middle initial and everything. Handed over our dollars, they got theirs, we got keys. It was not as exciting as I thought it would be. (Mostly because we couldn’t really get in the house until 10am Saturday.) We went and got lunch, then picked up the truck. The hubs and his brother-in-law loaded up the stuff from his parents house and I went to Target and spent $$. Went home and finished packing up the apartment.

Saturday: Woke up bright and early – moved all day. Boo-boo (the cat) did not care for the move at all. He basically just growled and hissed for about 20 hours. He’s better now. Miles (the cat) took it pretty well. He’s such a nice boy. (That’s because he’s mine. The hubs’ cat’s the unsociable one. :)

The hubs’ mom, sister and I unpacked the kitchen and put the bed together while the boys rested between trips. Thank god they helped with that stuff. It was fun unpacking all the wedding gifts. It’s like everything in our kitchen is brand new!

Sunday: The most fun day. The hubs and I decided to go and buy the things we needed (and wanted) for the house. I’ll fill you in on the fun purchases:

PetSmart: Christmas toys for the kitties and a pet door for the laundry room so they can get in to poop while the door is closed.

Crate and Barrel: Misc stuff. Mostly fulfilling the registry, getting our 10% off and using $300 in gift cards. I wish shopping was always like that. :)

Slumberland Furniture: An ottoman. Was $250, on sale for $99, then a “deep discount” price of $50.

IKEA: Two dressers (one for him and one for me), a little table for the stereo in the living room, and a “coffee table” we’re using as a TV stand.

Target: Table runner for Christmas party, outdoor firepit, new trash can, baking soda for the fridge, silverware organizer, fireplace tools, etc. More gift cards spent.

Home Depot: Shovels, ice spade, rugs for snowy boots. :)

And that was that. We unpacked all that stuff, I put together the coffee table and little table and I decided I needed to take Monday off to get crap done. The hubs decided to try for our first fire in the fireplace, which resulted in the house filling up with smoke. Apparently the flue is a little temperamental.

Monday: Febreezed everything in the house to get rid of the smoky smell. Put together the dressers (PITA), unpacked the guest room, rest of the kitchen, put things where they needed to be. Most importantly, the cable guy came and hooked us up. Hooray! I didn’t feel at home until I was on the couch with the laptop checking my email.

I think we’re putting up our tree tonight. This week is going to fly by. I still have to buy my mom a Christmas gift. The hubs hasn’t even begun his shopping.


But we’re in our house. I LOVE it. Pictures coming soon.