Thursday, October 04, 2007


Edited to add: HAPPY HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to my sweet nephew MASON!!!!!!

Where is everyone? Either my post yesterday really sucked or I should start making some MISSING posters for my fellow bloggers. Where are you??? (Ok, nevermind. Y'all all played catch up with your comments and my self esteem is now intact.)

Time for some randomness:
  • I have some happy, happy news: My little brother, Walker (aka Woogie) will be returning from his 2 year mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints in Las Vegas next Wednesday!! And, yay!- he has a 3 1/2 hour layover in Salt Lake City, so I get to see him 1st!! FIRRRSSSSTTT!!!!
  • I got some groovy good mail yesterday from Haley. Some awesome Halloween socks and stickers. I love me some cool socks! Thanks so much Haley!
  • This weekend we had a handyman come to fix a bunch of little things I've been wanting fixed for like a year. (Disclaimer: My husband could fix all theses things, it's just that I gave him a year and he never did. But he did do our backyard!!) So I found a guy on (Like *the* best site!!) He did a great job fixing the leaky faucet and hanging the new backdoor, but then we had him working on a lite fixture downstairs in the basement. He was rehanging it and he used really long screws. Um, ok... I don't know what he thought was between the basement and the floor upstairs... He screwed right thru out wood floor upstairs. And not just a little- 4 screws were sticking thru the floor like an inch! I thought Sei was gonna go Samoan on this guy. In his defense, the handyman was really embarrassed and apologized profusely. And he took some $$ of the final invoice. He also tried to fixed the holes. They aren't too noticable- of course, we have a rug over them...
  • As noted in my sidebar, I've was awarded the "Totally Fabulous" award by Annie and Nancy. I don't know how you can get much more fabulous-er than those ladies!! Thank you! So it's my turn to pass it on. I'm trying to be more original and venture outside of my blog clique (haha). (Dana set an awesome example for me.:) Omar- please put this beautiful pink award in your trophy case with pride!! Nobody- you too. And S- you had a birthday- shout hooray!So Grateful to be Mormon also gave me an award: Thanks so much Grateful!! I really apprecitate it. I pass this one one to Wendy, Jenny & swampbaby. Congrats ladies!

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swampbaby said...

Are you serious about "where is everybody?" You had 17 comments. That's like more than I've had total on my entire blog.

You should have gotten more than a little bit of money off your invoice for that guy screwing through your floor.

Nancy Face said...

Yesterday's post was WAY FUN!!! :D

I'm so excited for you to see Woogie first! There's nothing quite like the awesomeness of a missionary fresh off the plane! :D

WHA??? Screws through your wood floor? AAAGGGHHH!!! I would have seriously blown a gasket in my brain! Maybe Sei will get around to the fix-it jobs next time? ;)

You sooo deserve every award you get! It cracks me up that you gave Omar that lovely pink one, haha! :D

Stacey said...

That's great news about your brother! How exciting!

Bummer about the screws though..doh!

PJ said...

I've been preoccupied lately with a certain book series you have me interested in! That is where I have been:)

So happy your brother is coming home!! I remember how sweet it was when my brother came home. I bought him his first "back in the states, not in Ecuador anymore" outfit!

I'll be hiding under a New Moon for the next few days

Yvonne said...

I ALWAYS stop by. How fun that you get to see your brother first--enjoy. (When my son flew home in January, I flew to Utah, so no one got to see him before me!!! No, not really, I wanted to spend time there in Utah with him and everyone in the family.)

YIKES about your floor--I can't even imagine how mad I'd be.


Amanda said...

Sorry....guilty as charged. :) I'm feeling better today though.

Yay for being able to see your brother next week!! That is so awesome. :)

Yay for good mail too and new halloween socks! :)

Perhaps Sei will be able to find the time to do those chores next time. ;) Scott is so busy and I have a list of things I would like him to do too. Hmmmmm, maybe I'll have to find a handyman too.

Hurray for your awards! You deserve them! :D

S said...

Are you down playing the fact that I was first for the very first time EVOH?????? And I was so there and that is all that matters! I am excited for you about seeing your brother. I hope he doesn't bring a show girl with him!

Nobody said...

I've waited my whole life to not just be a Nobody. And to be Fabulous.
Thank you!

omar said...

I'm not above putting pink awards in my trophy case! In fact, it's done! I'm honored. No wait, I'm fabulous. Fabulously honored.

wendy said...

Thanks, Tori! That really made me smile! You are so sweet.

Sorry about the hole in your floor. (the image of Sei going Samoan on him cracks me up!)

Dana said...

Yay for you on receiving the award and also for venturing out!

Anonymous said...

That's cool that you'll get to see your brother first! How exciting!

A handyman ... not a bad idea. And I guess that's one way to make sure that light fixture stays put. lol

Congrats on your awards!! And thanks for mine! You made me smile!!

Special K ~Toni said...

Congrats on your awards!

Suzanne said...

Congrats on your awards Tori! You are fabulous and make me smile too! :)

That stinks about the hole in your floor! I guess at least it's good to have your to dos" taken care of.

I'm curious if you have more Jacob graphics or awards on your blog now! ;D

Mel said...

Your posts never suck but I have noticed a lot of bloggers missing too:) Maybe you could add those posters to your sidebar.

Yeah for the RM!

Uh, I need a handyman too... but not that bad:)

Mel said...

Your posts never suck but I have noticed a lot of bloggers missing too:) Maybe you could add those posters to your sidebar.

Yeah for the RM!

Uh, I need a handyman too... but not that bad:)

Kayelyn said...

That is so awesome that you get your bro all to yourself and before anyone else.
Holy long screws. Glad he cut you a $$ break.

Congrats on your awards.

Lauren said...

ooooOOOOOoooo...your hottie brother is coming home, you say? Interesting...interesting indeeed.

omar said...

I was so self-absorbed last time, I forgot to say "Happy Birthday, Mason!" and "congrats on your awards, Tori!"

Anonymous said...

cong on your brother coming home!!

jenica said...

you make me smile too! thanks for always saying such nice things. you are the ultimate cool mom!

aubrey said...

ooh, i love craigslist. and yippee for your brother getting home. my bro gets home in 10 days and i am freaking out. though, he's not getting a layover in seattle, so i don't know WHEN i'm going to see him.

Anonymous said...

hi tori: congrats on the awards. glad you liked the one from me, too. you are so fun, kathleen :)

ps. and way cool that you get to see your elder brother while he has a lay over!!