Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The kitchen with me for scale.  :-)

Front Yard by the driveway

View of the dining room from the sunroom (kitchen is to the right of the DR and foyer is to the left)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Moved and Settling in

Really I haven't entirely dropped off the face of the planet.

But I'm in my new house - pictures will be posted soonish. I spent today not grading finals but trimming hedges and cutting grass and trying to breakdown boxes. I now have blisters (sigh) and have discovered a few more muscles in my arms that I had forgotten about.

Back to grading (maybe) at least until the hubby gets home. This is my week "off" between semesters meaning that I have copious amounts of work and grading and very little motivation.

To the knitting crew - there is plenty of room to come visit and we're just off the metra line so it's easy to get to the city.

Monday, March 22, 2010

So packing?

hasn't happened. I got another cold. sigh

But it will happen later this week. My plan for spring break is to 1)relax 2) get my grading done 3) get a bunch packed

Saturday, March 13, 2010


We now have lots and lots of boxes :-) I love Uline - if you need boxes, check them out they're inexpensive and local to Chicago (and some other places) so we drove up and picked a FULL SUV of them. Go Toyota - it held lots and lots of boxes. We haven't started much packing yet but I know one of my goals for spring break.

And - more importantly the secondary inspections looked good for the new place. So now it's just a matter of figuring out the details and the exact timing of it all. Woohoo!!!!!! We should be moving before the end of April to Homewood!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Under Contract x2

It's official - we're under contract x2. Details are stil being worked out but it looks we'll be moving in April. :-)

Pictures and the nitty gritty soon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


There's progress towards the house goal from my New Years list. I'll keep everyone updated as I know more but... we might be moving sooner rather than later. :-)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Submitted and Fun

As per the previous stated goals:

1) Got a paper submitted this morning. Woot! Now onto the next one.

2) Had lots of fun this weekend - hanging out with friends and going to a party, more hanging out this week to come.

3) Am prepping for my classes - we started today. I'm teaching all classes that I've taught before so that should be better.

4) Thanks to SS for helping me on the fun front :-)

5) Open House this coming weekend is scheduled.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year and some New Goals

Ok well not all the goals are new.

Happy New Year to all!

My goals for this year include
1) Talking to my friends more - I never seem to spend enough time visiting or talking with them. (also I hope to be able to visit more once we move at the TBD date)

2) Get publications out - if any of you readers want to help read drafts and or keep me motivated let me know. I need to get more out and have been working on the first of two that need to go asap. I need something out before September if possible.

3) Relaxing more - I can't stress about everything all the time. It doesn't help me get anything done or enjoy my relaxation time.

4) Get the darn house sold so we can move. I hate cleaning all the time and want to enjoy a new house with the hubby and puppy.

There are lots of other goals but if I can accomplish those four I'll be content with the year. :-) Oh and if I could have all my classes run for the Spring to avoid a new prep that would be AWESOME. I'm in a holding pattern for that at the moment.