February 18, 2010

Thursday 2/18, Showing #1,000,004

I wish I had something really interesting to talk about or show you on here. But there hasn't been much going on house improvement wise with us lately these last few weeks, so all I have to offer are a bunch of ramblings with no pictures.

The record breaking snowfall amounts have pretty much trapped us in our house on the past few weekends, prevented us from getting in the Wee house or getting down to the beach condo to finish the bathroom.

Last weekend, a first without snow recently, we celebrated Valentine's day on Saturday by taking a day trip up to New York City, to go antiquing/furniture shopping and eat yummy sushi before seeing Phantom on Broadway. Sunday we had two showings scheduled, so we had to be out of the house, and then my dad came down for a visit.

The next couple weeks and weekends are pretty full of non house related things as well. I'm not really sure how we're going to find the time to finish up the beach condo plans that we have before the rental season starts in late May. Not only do we have the bathroom to complete, but we've decided to change the flooring in the bedroom as well. Once the snow melts (is is ever going to melt?) we're going to go full steam ahead on building the massive man garage for the Wee house. Oh, and then there is the pesky little issue of getting our current house sold!

Speaking of getting the house sold, we had a showing this morning at 10:30. I have to be hopeful about it because you never know who or what showing will result in our buyers. {Even if I'm pretty sure these aren't our buyers} Last night it was such a pain to buff the house into showing condition. Instead of running around dusting and stashing our laundry baskets up in the attic, I really just wanted to kick back with a glass of wine and watch the Olympics.

However, I read this great quote from Lucille Ball that is really helping me right now to stay positive and upbeat. Which is really hard right now, because combine the house not selling with the standard Winter blues and you have one very cranky and miserable Eva. I printed out the quote and stuck it above my computer at work. When I want to just wallow in self pity and pissed off-ness, I read it and it really does help me pull myself together. Reminds me that I have find that part of me that was voted Most Optimistic of my senior class.

" One of the things I've learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism away of life can restore your faith in yourself."

Anyone know of any other motivate yourself out of a funk quotes that I should know about? Or have a favorite saying that they use to help cheer themselves up?

I'll let everyone know one of my favorite quotes soon... and will then cement my place in Nerdom forever.

Hint::: it's from Harry Potter:::


  1. "It does not do well to dwell in dreams and forget to live." That's my HP geek guess.

    I also like "beer, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."

  2. "Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved" - Keats

    Altough being a therapist, I try to solve other people's problems or at least allow them to see the light :)