Monday, November 19, 2007

Catching Up

Last week I became the proud owner of a Maytag Portable Dishwasher. This black beauty sits against my pantry wall, adding a generous 2 cubic feet of counter space. (I now have a place to roll out dough which I have enthusiastically already done twice.) It has saved me at least one hour each day, spared me recurring arguments with my husband over dish responsibilities (which I always lost), given my scaled and bloody hands time to heal, and ended my angry thoughts toward people using glasses and silverware instead of paper products. Had I known happiness could be delivered from Sears in one afternoon, I might have conned my parents into buying it for me sooner.

But I digress. More than appliances has happened since my last post. I have too much to write. In fact, I was not planning on ever typing again until I found a link to my page on the Bunnell's blog. So now I feel an obligation. Here's a quick fill-in on the events of the past year:

  • We moved to Hickville for a job in the Neville family business.
  • We bought our first home and proceeded to rip out the bathrooms in full (which made living there sort of inconvenient).
  • We started loving Hickville.
  • I birthed baby numero dos in Alientown (making for a torturously long drive to the hospital).
Now, about loving Hickville. We do not want to leave. We love living three hours from the nearest shopping center in a place where half of the population live in trailers and use double negatives. Our biggest complaint is that the traffic lights on the main drag have no sensors. It's annoying to be late to church and have the light turn red and to wait 2 minutes for absolutely no cross traffic. Other than that, we could stay here forever. And maybe we will.
On another interesting note: Grace has started calling me Mamma. Doesn't that seem a bit Little House on the Prairie?


  1. Oh yeah! I'm so glad you're blogging again. I love hearing the details of your family.

    I'm wishing these days that i had a dishwasher as well, although our dish life has been simplified since we only have two of everything, and one of some things. Just means when we're cooking, we have to wash one item several times for every use. Annoying.

    Happy Birthday to Elise!!!!

  2. I'm so glad that you decided to post! What fun! More More MORE!!!

  3. Michael, thank you! I love reading your blog. You are both so brilliant... I could read about your little family all day.