Thursday, March 25, 2010

This title is oh look! She's eating a bunny! Um... I'll finish this title later, ok?

Biiizeee day. Yes indeedeedoo. Busy busy busy. Bit of running around at work, got some errands done, sorted through some books, bought a house, that sort of thing.

Also managed to squeeze in an ungodly amount of time watching an owl that somehow got her talons on a webcam. In my defense she has itty bitty birdy babies. That trumps fulfilling responsibilities any day.

That said my next priority should definitely be focusing on the whole bought a house thing. That's obviously going to be pretty high priority just by virtue of the fact that it's shopping related. In fact shopping on that scale could actually trump owl with itty bitty bird babies as a priority, and were it not for the fact that it involves housework it probably would. Alas, though, packing does qualify as house work, and watching an owl with a web cam definitely takes precedence over housework. Ask anybody watching the owl with the web cam if you don't believe me. Actually, probably better to ask their dirty, hungry little children. Nobody wants to be distracted when they're watching an owl on a web cam.

And one of the first things to make it into the charity donation box was the book I bought on how to do housework. Like it's so much fun I want to sit down and read about it when I'm not actually doing it. No, I wasn't high when I bought the thing, but perhaps I would have had better judgment if I had been. After all, there's no way I'd throw out a perfectly good book of cookie recipes.

Tell me I did not just write that. No, I will not bake cookies at ten thirty at night. That's ridiculous. Get that idea right out of your head, me.

Of course this could all turn out to be a dry run. The place does still have to pass inspection to my satisfaction, and it very well might not. I know this because they accepted my first offer, even though I knew for a fact they wouldn't like it and they didn't. They accepted my terms even though I know for a fact they didn't like them either. They quibbled. I stood firm. I got my way. That was way too excellent not to mean trouble.

Yes. I do hear myself complaining about getting what I wanted. Yes. I'll stop now.

No! I will not bake cookies! It's about ten minutes later now than it was the last time I thought about cookies. If it wasn't a good idea then it sure as hell didn't magically become a better idea in the meantime now did it, me?

If it's not my house, it's not my house. I'm not attached to the idea of it. I was getting attached to the idea of it, but then I knew that was trouble and backed off emotionally and to my great surprise it worked. How well did it work? Well if it doesn't pass inspection and I'm found an hour later with tears running all the way down to my cleavage and cookie dough crusting all the way up to my nostrils, I'll know I still have some me-work to do there.

But worst come to worst it's still another excuse to go shopping, right? And there are very few things so bad in life that cookie dough can't make them better anyway.

Hey. Cookies. That sounds like a great idea. I better get right to it, though. Nearly eleven.

Gotta go.

51 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

I'd like to be able to tell you a funny story about an owl on a webcam but unfortunately I don't know any owls with internet access.

nick said...

You make it sound like baking cookies is way way more exciting than buying a pile of bricks and mortar. Come to think of it, it probably is. Buying a house is real hard work once all the money-grabbers pile in - lawyers, property agents, building inspectors, tax people etc. Glad I haven't done that too often. But I haven't baked cookies too often either, maybe I should get stuck in.

Nessa said...

I hope you made enough cookies to share with us all. What kind did you make?

I do that get excited / back off thing too. Self preservation.

Tamara said...

Wow. This could have been me in Nov 2008. Except I'm not as funny when I tell the story.

Brian Miller said...

bake the cookies.
send me some.
me love cookies!

~C.M.

mythopolis said...

Well, I think you deserve the cookies! Good luck on the house. If it doesn't pass inspection all is not lost, since you can request the problems be remedied by the owner before closing, or reduce your offer by the amount it would cost you to remedy the problems. Sounds like they are eager to sell. Good luck with this.

Jenners said...

When we are house shopping, I fell in love with a house but we got into a bidding war with someone else and ended up dropping our offer. I was so upset but then we found a much much better house ... for less money. So then I was happy. You just never know...

Jazz said...

Oh, the barn owl, isn't she great?

Hope it works for the house, but if not, there's always cookies...

Deanna said...

You'll get the house and if you don't, then it just wasn't meant to be.

Send cookies. Oh wait. Don't send cookies. Yes, send them. Noooo, I can't eat them. Oh, heck, send them anyway. (see, and it didn't take me 20 minutes to talk myself into what I should have talked myself out of).

Good luck!

Eva Gallant said...

That was funny...loved the rambling and always going back to cookies.....sorta' like me and chocolate!

CambridgeLady said...

Amusing train of thoughts.... Is the owl still with the webcam?? Post the link! Happy weekend :o)

My name is PJ. said...

"Actually, probably better to ask their dirty, hungry little children."

You had me laughing, squeaking and choking with that one!!

buffalodick said...

Cookies make everything OK...

Candice said...

House shopping! Sigh. One day, when I'm an adult.

Hayley Egan said...

Don't snot up your cleavage. The house will be fine...X

Robin said...

Oh I hope you get the house of your dreams..even if its not this one...waiting may be key..about the cookies..they sound delish...too bad you cant share them...Have a great weekend..!

secret agent woman said...

Suddenly I have an intense desire to make a batch of brownies. ... Yep, I think I will.

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Vicki Lane said...

Hand over the cookies and I'll share the stromboli.

Mrsblogalot said...

Is this really about the cookies or not enough dream time?

@eloh said...

Well, good luck. It could just be that the sellers are locked into some sort of plan and need a quick sale.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

No truer statement shopping and cookies! You just summed up my two compulsive addictions ... lol

TheFrogBag said...

Now I really, really want a cookie. And I'm feeling nostalgia for the year I spent working with cute owls, although not for the nasty things that sometimes get in tiny owl ears. But I'm not feeling nostalgia for house shopping. No, I'm glad that's over with for a while. Good luck with the inspection!

LadyFi said...

Cookies make everything better... even housework! (No - OK! Just kidding about that last part...)

Fingers crossed about the house.

BLOGitse said...

busy, busy, busy here too!
Only couple of days left here in Cairo...
Good luck with house shopping...

BLOGitse

Rosidah Abidin said...

I can relate why the owl has become a distraction. They are beautiful creatures, even when in tantrum. Cookies at eleven o'clock sounds good. I want some, too :). Good luck with the house and have a wonderful week.

Buckeroomama said...

Good luck on the house. :) I think you're in a good place to further negotiate on fix-ups and such if you are not emotionally attached to it (yet).

I hope you made those cookies!

Secretia said...

Cookies and candy are the two things that I am most afraid of in my life! I can eat a pound of either one easily. Ass fat is mostly sugar-ha ha. He says I have a sweet ass, but he doesn't know the real meaning.

Secretia

Just telling it like it is said...

I like that your idealicit yes I can;t spell but that is part of my charm..I can't commment without being uspelled..but I havre an opinion I just cant spell itre

JoeyRes said...

Emotional detachment is key in homebuying - says the girl that wept like someone died each time a house fell through.

Martha said...

You are totally awesome :-)

myletterstoemily said...

oh great. now i'm craving cookies!

you're a really entertaining writer.
i will be back to see what else you
get up to!

bernthis said...

there is a saying in Yiddish called, "B'shert" (not sure if I spelled it right) and it means it was meant to be.

I try to look at life that. I don't do it very well which is why I'm going for that endoscopy but when I do follow that rule, my day is much better. If you were meant to get the house you will, either way just know it's "B'shert".

Shrinky said...

When I packed up to move from our house in London, I tipped everything, junk and all, into crates. Eight years later, I'm still delaying sifting through the last of them.. sigh. Good luck with the inspection, I'm keeping everything crossed for you!

JackieA said...

I would choose watching the owl on a webcam over housework any time of the day......

Susan said...

Owl v. cleaning? easy choice! OWL!!! I'm impressed that you baked. I can't even boil water!

kanishk said...

haven't baked cookies too often either, maybe I should get stuck in.
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e said...

Congratulations on the house! I hope all goes well. I wonder how Owl will adjust to the new surroundings?

HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, how sucky of a commenter am I? After all that all I can think is, "How were the cookies and what kind did you make?".

gayle said...

My husband saw a hugh owl last night....just as we were about to go to sleep he said.....I hope that owl doesn't get our cat.

Buying a house is not as fun as we are led to believe!

Traci said...

Shopping and cookies can NEVER be bad. And if it makes you feel any better, I have bought books on housecleaning, as well. I find that they gather dust as well as anything else!

Now I want to scream congratulations at you but you interjected a lot of caveats so I am whispering it in anticipation of you not ending up in a cookie coma post inspection.

All my best!
:-)
Traci

Mrsbear said...

What better way to enjoy webcam owl watching than with fresh baked cookies? And milk. If you don't have cold milk you can just forget it.

Also, congrats! On getting your way...possibly, if something terrible doesn't rear its ugly head and swallow up your new house, along with bird babies and all of the internet.

Yay for shopping...unless of course you're talking about books on how to do housework...

....Petty Witter said...

A book on how to do housework? Really? The making of cookies sounds so much more fun. Another witty post, thanks for sharing your day with us.

Big Pissy said...

Mmmmmmm.....cookies!!!! ;-)

The Blue Zoo said...

Aw, darn it! Now I want cookies!!

carma said...

one of my friends seriously had a book on cleaning and it was about 4 inches thick. wondering if it was the same one...

dogimo said...

When the owl has a blog I'll be impressed.

I don't mean a twitter account, either! But owls can't tweet anyhow.

tony said...

Wow.Big Work Inside & Out.Have A Fine Easter (rest a little!) Regards From Tony.

Slamdunk said...

Well written and funny. Any story that ends with baking cookies is all that.

sewa mobil murah said...

Is this really about the cookies or not enough dream time?

blognut said...

Maybe you should get the owl with the webcam to make you cookies.

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