Thursday randoms

  • I love having this weekly hodge-podge of thoughts :)
  • This week, I haven't had anything work-related in the evenings, but man, I am exhausted! I didn't sleep very well on Sunday or Monday nights, so I'm sure that had something to do with it.
  • Of course, this morning we overslept. Alarm was set, just didn't go off. No idea what happened. Thankfully I was still to work on time.
  • What happened to my baby? Tear. Napping in daddy's "spot" on the couch. And don't worry, hubby was sitting on the couch right beside him.
  • I'm not entirely sure what it is, but I feel some sort of hormonal shift going on. {TMI} Although I've been cycling since January due to going back on BC early on, I can tell that, over the past couple of months, things have just been different. No substantial hair loss {yet ... thank goodness} but just weird things, like headaches and lots of mood swings. When I opened my email to see one from The Bump with the subject "Why you hate your hubby right now" I instantly felt better though. No, I don't really hate him, but I'm getting easily overwhelmed and frustrated, similar to my feelings when I first came back to work. 
  • One of my friends wants me to join her and some others for dinner and to see Magic Mike tomorrow night. I can't make up my mind. 
  • Little man's second tooth isn't too far from popping up, I think. We give him the frozen teething rings while we are eating, and he LOVES them. Nom nom nom. 

  • I purchased hubby's anniversary gift last night! I didn't intend to do anything big, but when this Living Social deal popped up in my email, I knew I had to get it. The first anniversary is supposed to be paper, so he'll get the paper certificate :)
  • Hubby and I are going to begin the 30 day/300 ab challenge on Sunday. I'm ready to see some results ... what I've seen on other's blogs is amazing! He also wants the two of us to start running/walking at night.
  • I don't see that happening anytime soon, with this forecast for the next week:
  • This week has been absolutely insane. Thankfully, with next week as a holiday week, I'm planning to devote my time to some more internal tasks and get my office in better shape so I can work a lot more efficiently.
  • This is the purse of a mom.
  • I'm hating on the bank/flood insurance right now. A couple weeks ago, we received a letter from the bank regarding our flood insurance. Apparently, while auditing our loans, they saw that we had added a shed to our property and while we added it to our homeowners policy, we did not to our flood. Let me say right now, we absolutely hate flood insurance and think it's an absolute crock of crap. There is no competition and it's run by the federal government, which also controls flood maps. There is no federal mandate to purchase flood insurance if your home is in a flood zone, but the bank can require it to cover their interests. Therefore, we only carry on our mortgage balance. Since we don't owe on our shed and it's portable, we didn't think of adding the flood insurance ... but of course, "they" say we need it, and if we don't add it, we'll be out of compliance for our home loan. 
    • The kicker is that they're wanting to charge us over $100 a year for a $3,000 shed! And we have to pay a surveyor for the flood elevation certificate!
    • Our house actually isn't in the flood zone, but a portion of our property is. We have a walkout basement and, unfortunately, it's a few inches below base flood elevation. 
    • We were planning to level out some ground and move the shed this fall anyhow. So now, we're accelerating that plan and will actually build up the ground in the next few weeks so it's ABOVE base flood elevation, then we'll hopefully get out of it all together. Fingers crossed. 
  •  I'm driving hubby's truck today. I used to love it. Now I hate it.
  • We got muffins for a coworkers birthday today. I am on a sugar hiiiiiiigh ...
  • Happy weekend :)


  1. Maybe seeing Magic Mike will help your hormone levels ;)

    As for the flood insurance on the shed... what the heck?! I work for a credit union and when we do home equity loans, we don't have anything that says "you need flood insurance on your shed". Shoot, we don't even care if you have a huge garage (not attached) that doesn't have flood insurance. we are lending on your HOUSE, not your outbuildings! Weird... hopefully that gets straightened out for you.

  2. -I overslept yesterday too!
    -Look how long and "big boy-ish" Cooper looks! My baby is heading in the same direction. When I see someone else holding him I get a different view and think when did he get even bigger?!
    -The paper certificate is pretty perfect!
    -That's exactly how I'm feeling but I've been back for 3 full weeks now. I'm constantly feeling stressed (hello hidden reason for my milk dip), overwhelmed easily and even though hubby is working his butt off all day at home on installing new hardwood floors, I feel like I need more help.
    -I want to see Magic Mike but have no one to go with! Let me know how it is if you go!


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