Monday, June 30, 2008


This morning we closed on the house on Main Street. Our house on Main street. The guy we bought it from, Mr. Rihm, lives just two houses behind us, so that's kind of weird. I suppose if we have any questions he will be right there. He hasn't lived there for almost a year, so it was pretty dusty. I dusted and cleaned the woodwork on the first floor. We are only the 5th set of owners of this house. Mr. Rihm and his family lived there for 21 years. Apparently, his wife just died in the past couple of years. I think it was a sad day for him. A happy day for us, though.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Man, am I lame!

This morning, Will, Maggie, and I went to the Pennsy trail art fair in Greenfield. It was a cute little fair with a lot of jewelry and crafts stands. The boy scouts were handling the parking and a couple other things. While I was going up to a jewelry booth a boy scout said something about supporting troops and I assumed he meant his boyscout troop. I told him I didn't have money to give. Total lie! Is it bad to lie to a boy scout while he is trying to serve? Anyway, he told me he just wanted me to sign a poster to give encouragement to the troops in Iraq. If there is one thing I hate, it's signing public cards/posters. I always tried to hide when the workplace birthday or get well card was going around. It always seemed to come to me at last, in spite of my best efforts to hide, and all the usual phrases were always gone. How many ways can you say "get well" or happy birthday"? I thought that "Good luck in Iraq" or "Have fun!" sounded kind of crass and I didn't want to copy exactly what someone else wrote, so I stood there for about 10 minutes, reading what other people wrote. FInally I wrote, "Be careful, stay safe. KE" How lame was that? Everyone else signed their names after their lovely messages, but I just signed my initials. It's a good thing I don't know anyone in Iraq.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I am trying to figure out how to put videos on my blog right now. I'm not usually the most tech-savvy person, so if you don't see any videos the next few days, you will know I have failed.

Even though I don't have enough exciting stuff to blog about every day (sorry Nancy!), I did have a rather exciting day today. I went to Target and bought myself a hand held vacuum. It's a curvaceous chocolate beauty. On the packaging there is a picture of a beautiful woman in a beautiful living room lounging on her couch holding the vacuum against her coffee table. I thought that if I bought this vacuum that my life might become as glamorous as hers. When did vacuums become sexy? The box also said that I could display the vacuum just as I would a vase or a piece of art. It is sitting out, but it's in a pile of clutter. My glamorous life will just have to wait 24 hours while it charges for the first time.

Monday, June 23, 2008

TV time

There are a few good things when your kid wakes up at 5:30 AM. Will just went to sleep at 6:30. Now, I get to eat my grilled cheese and chicken sandwich, drink a pop, and watch HGTV. What do I love? 35 calorie bread!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Day Out With Thomas

This morning, we went to Connersville to the Whitewater Valley Railroad for a day out with Thomas. Just in case you didn't know, Will loves choo-choos. He has actually fallen asleep whispering "choo-choos". The only other word he has ever said while falling asleep has been "Poppy". It was a fun morning. We took a picture with Sir Topham Hatt, took a ride on one of Thomas' coaches(Annie and Clarabel stayed on the Island of Sodor), bought some overpriced toys, played with choo-choos, and Will got a tattoo of Harold the Helicopter. I think he was a little overwhelmed with all the activity, but I know he enjoyed himself. Next year will be more fun. Personally, I dislike Thomas and his crew. I think they are kind of creepy looking, the toys are twice as expensive as other toys, and some kids may have gotten lead poisoning from them. But, it's all for the kids! Strangely though, I really like the songs from the videos. I don't feel so stupid now for belting them out, because there were several parents on the train that were singing along to the tunes that were played on the speakers.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Will's tumble

We went to the apartment complex's playground today and Will fell off the playset and hit his chin on a bar. He now has this gash on the bottom of his chin. It's almost big enough that I thought about taking him to get stitches, but we will see what happens over the next few days. He's such a brave little boy, though. He hardly cried.

I am watching "My House is Worth What?!" I don't feel quite so silly about how much we lost on our Woodway house when I see what some of these people are losing. But then again, some of the people have major appreciation on their homes. It must be nice...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The glommer

Yesterday, I took the kids to the park. We played and had fun at the wonderful Riley Memorial Park in Greenfield. But we ran into a glommer. Not the fecal kind, mind you, but the kind of little kids who like to carry your toddler around the park and hold your 11 week old baby. Her name was Paige and she was 6 years old. I didn't mind her hanging around that much, it was what her mom did. Actually, didn't do. Her mom stayed in her car the entire time, talking on her cell phone. I know she did not keep an eye on the cute-as-a-button Paige, because you can't see half the playground from where her car was sitting across Brandywine Creek. That made me so mad! I could have walked right past her car and put Paige in my car and driven off. If you are going to raise a child, you should at least get out of your car and play with them when you take them to the park. Sheesh!

Sometimes it pays to take your kids to the grocery store, literally. As I was walking out of Meijer with Maggie's carrier taking up the whole cart, holding Will's hand and several grocery bags strung across my arm as I was trying to steer the cart, an old man gave me two $1 gold coins. I imagine he meant for them to go into the kid's piggy banks, but there's no way that's going to happen. My excuse is that Will's piggy bank is in storage and Maggie doesn't even have a piggy bank. But the truth is, you gotta pay for Mama's chocolate addiction and Papa's Mt. Dew addiction somehow. This is not the first time an old man has given me money either. If you take your little ones mall walking at the Muncie mall, there are a couple old men that will shell out a quarter or two. I wonder why old women don't give their money away?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

House inspection

We had our house inspection yesterday. The basement was dry except for a little bit of water in one or two places. That was very surprising to me. I would be interested to hear how much rain we have received in the past few weeks. We might have to replace the electrical and plumbing in the near future. You don't buy an old house and expect everything to be perfect. We still love the house. I got to walk around the gardens. There are old fashioned roses all over. I can't wait to get my hands in that dirt!

After the house inspection I went to Walmart to buy a few things. I don't know if you've been deodorant shopping recently, but I must have stood there for a full minute, gazing at the vast array. I laughed out loud when I thought of my pits smelling like "Vanilla Chai," or "Spanish Rose," or "Arctic Apple". If you are looking for a chuckle, go to the Secret deodorant website. Deodorant has gone high class!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lake Potomac

Yesterday afternoon we made a trip to Lake Potomac. You might ask where this historical gem is located. Well, it's the man-made lake in the middle of our apartment complex. But, when you're two years old it's pretty great. It's stocked with fish that will eat grass seed when you throw it in.

The Wiggles just ended. It's one of Will's favorite cable shows. We are going to see them live in Ft. Wayne in August. Today, Greg and Anthony had longer hair that was curly. I think I like them better with short hair. I hope they cut it before August.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Kim's big dreams

One of the things I'm excited about concerning the house we want to buy is that it has no appliances included. Some people might see that as a drawback, but I think it's great. Now I get to choose my own. I feel like such a grown-up. I have been day-dreaming about what my appliances will be like. I am such a dork. Most people probably dream about fantastic vacations, or buying sports cars or getting breast implants, but I dream about appliances. Oh well.

We have our inspection tomorrow. Do you think we will have a flooded basement? Probably. It's been raining so much in this area. We've been lucky, though. Some counties east of us have been declared disaster areas from flooding.

Well, it's time for us to take our morning walk. Later, I am going to a play group at a park in Cumberland. Most of the women in our ward that have young children are in primary or young women's, so I haven't been able to meet them.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


So, I was talking on the phone to my mom and I went to find Will who was in his room with his door shut. I opened it up to find out that his naked butt time had turned into a disaster of the poopy kind. Yes, he pooped on the carpet. It was all over his legs and feet and he was tracking it around his bedroom. One might ask why I allow my non-toilet trained son to run around with his diaper off. Well, sometimes life is just easier that way. Normally, I consider myself to be quite the little homemaker. It's been my favorite job so far. However, one area that I do not excel in is stain removal. For example, I am wearing green polka dotted pajamas right now and there is a permanent mustard stain and a chocolate stain. Most of my clothes have chocolate stains on them. Those two colors are rather unfortunate. Maggie's poop happens to be the consistency and color of stone ground mustard. And chocolate, well you know what I mean. When we lived in Muncie, Will and I used to play at the library. I happened to be wearing clothes that had brown paint on them. While we were playing, Will kept on pointing to my brown paint stain and saying, "poop". I imagine the people who were playing with their kids in the same area heard him and saw the suspect stains and went and sanitized their children's hands. Oh well. Nancy just mentioned today that Will is going to start saying really embarassing things about us when he starts to talk better. I guess we better get ready.
By the way, our pending house does not have a shred of carpet in it.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Zooming into the 21st century!

I decided to jump on board and start a blog. Yes, it's just called Kim's blog. That's as creative as I get. For those of you who don't know, we moved to Greenfield a month ago and just last week we put an offer on a house on Main Street. It's a potential time and money pit, but we will love it just the same. The inspection is going to be this Wednesday.
Will figured out how to gargle today. His bath water, that is. He is quite a good little helper with Maggie. Whenever I give her a bath, he is right there. He has also discovered that other people's bath water is just as delicious as his own. I am assuming this is just a phase. Please tell me it is!