Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

I'm in my mostly vacant house, having spent the afternoon and much of the evening here taking care of installations and bids for various projects. It's all kinds of responsibility and it's all kinds of exciting. Although scary. Because GROWNUP.

But things are pretty good, because Ollie is here with me. We're having a sleepover tonight. Unfortunately we have to trek back to my downtown apartment that feels more like a hoarder house every day as I continue my chaotic attempts at packing. I have, probably unrealistic, hopes that Ollie is going to finish the job for me while I sleep tonight.

And now, please enjoy some Pictures and Distractions. (And please feel free to follow me on the Instagrams and the Facebooks).
Living room in my new house. More pictures to come next week.

Delivery guys taking apart my refrigerator to get it to fit through the narrow kitchen door.

The best part of my work week was getting to watch Baby Einstein with Annie's child while she went to a meeting. (And taking this staged selfie).

Texts with Matt.

Ollie after his haircut! (Photo stolen from Matt's Instagram). 

Crap to distract you from whatever you're supposed to be doing:

Christopher Walken dancing in over 50 movies all perfectly spliced into one music video. Thanks, Janice.

Crazy houses. Thanks, Garrett.

Funny real estate photos. Thanks, Garrett.

Dogs trying on booties for the first time. Thanks, Trisha.

A terribly mean rooster. Thanks, Garrett.

A very weird video about Shia Lebeouf. Thanks, Tanner.

I've been meaning to share with you a bio I wrote for a great fellow blogger. So here it is.

Photos of animals and their parents. Thanks, Kimbally.

Beard baubles. Thanks, Josh.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. I saw these already on your Instagrams. I require different photos to satisfy my need for instant gratification.


    Also, I want to know Matt's reply to that last text. Or was it just an eye roll?

  2. Love all the built in book shelves! Can't you just borrow a shopping cart instead of packing? Also: Welcome to homeownership. It's a scary club I just joined a few weeks ago and I'm still figuring it out.

  3. I watched the Shia LeBeouf video solely because of your caption. I wasn't disappointed.

  4. What breed is Ollie? I want one!

  5. I love LOVE love LOVE the hardwood floors; do you have any idea what kind they are?

  6. Just bought my first new house this month too, wait till you get to the packing and moving part. ..anxiety! ! Deep breath, we are grown

  7. I'm pretty sure I've pulled that polar bear move once or twice with my kids. We probably looked just like that, too.

  8. So excited for your new house! And lots of Ollie time!

  9. I introduced my kids to the Fatboy Slim video with Christopher Walken's dancing a few days ago. Minds. Blown.