Wednesday, April 19, 2006

In other news...

My mom sold her house in Utah. She's moving to Las Vegas. She put an offer (that was accepted) on a house that is a seven minute walk from mine. YAY! This will add a new dynamic to our relationship- we've never lived in the same town since I graduated from High School. I'm excited that she'll be close though- and she's excited too. It'll be great in so many ways.

The house is a year old and has never been lived in. It was bought as an investment from a couple that lived in CA. They recently moved to Arkansas and didn't leave a forwarding phone number- a situation that the realtor had never come across before. So the offer was put on the house on Friday and she just found out today that they accepted it.

It's 1888 sqft, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, tiny backyard (that will be easy to maintain) huge living area, beautiful kitchen with granite countertops... it's a nice house- in a nice neighborhood (mine). YAY! (Can I say that enough??)

Recent came from...

So I have stat counter. Lets me know how many hits my blog has gotten (currently 6868) and where people come from (links from other places) and which blog they came from. I've gotten some interesting google searches: contruction workers (note to self, fix spelling), bee hive cupcakes, graveyard cupcakes ect

The most recent links perplex me though. Most of the time I can see where people came from (email, message boards, links from blogs I know) other times I get links from blogs like this, and this and wonder where they came from.

Other times I get hits from random countries, Iraq, Israel, Switzerland.

All very interesting.

In other news, I just got a call from the concrete man. They're pouring my patio tomorrow!!

Tagged! I'm weird

Apparently I'm supposed to be weird- or at least have six weird things about me... Of course everything about me is completely normal! I got tagged by Bon a couple of days ago. I've been lax in my blog reading and commenting and writing lately- so today I'm playing catch-up.

1. I don't like cake... which wouldn't be weird except that I'm a baker. I LOVE to make cakes and decorate them (and sell them to other people)- but they aren't my favorite dessert. They're okay if I make them (and usually I don't like store bought or other people's cake) but still I'd rather have cookies or pie or brownies or ice cream or... yeah.

2. I can't eat turkey. At all. Makes me sore and gives me migraines. Most other meats do as well- but I can eat some, occasionally. Turkey not at all.

3. I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure (early menopause) at age 22- then went on to have three kids with no reproductive assitance.

4. I've met a lot of my closest friends on the internet- and then met them IRL. To me (and probably a lot of you) this is completely normal. To a lot of the world it's very scary and the worst thing you can do. So far, so good.

5. I don't drink alcohol, coffee or tea. One of those things that's not weird to me- but really to a lot of the world it is very strange. (Part of the Mormon thing)

6. I'm a lazy perfectionist. I'm stealing that term from my friend Sheri. I'd love to have things perfect but I'm too lazy to do it.

Tagging some of my good friends who are new to blogging:

Works for me Wednesday!

A fellow mommy blogger Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer has started 'works for me Wednesday'. We post something on Wednesday that 'works for me' (hence the name... catchy huh?) So today I'm playing along. My tip is for traveling with kids as well (to go with the theme). I frequently travle 5+ hours to my mom's house with 4 kids by myself. In order to make car snacking easier I divide up goodies into sandwich bags and then give each kid a brown paper sack full of snacks. Then they can choose what they want when they want and I'm not tossing things to the back seat- and getting distracted while driving.