Monday, December 17, 2007

Of cake and architects etc...

I'm a binge blogger. I do so great and then...nothing.

I'm a binge eater too. My mil made a cake for the lunch I hosted yesterday. She was totally sweet about leaving it for me so today...I ate it. ALL! Well, everything that was left anyway. I didn't eat much real food. Just cake.

YUM!

Oh and I DID NOT run:( So for those of you impressed by my wonderfulness (not a word but I can use it if I want!) don't be.
BUT...

It was worth every bite. Seriously mil makes the best cake ever!

Oh, we had an architect to our house today to do a consult on what we can do with the "crazy" house, as we affectionately call our home. The first meeting is just an brainstorming thing where we tell him what we want to do and our hopes, dreams,crazy insane ideas,wishes and he (kindly) tells us we're insane he then drew out some concept stuff that blew our socks off. Since I'm NOT the money person in our relationship. I turned to hubby after he left and said, "I so want them to help us do this". And he said, "Do you understand how much money they cost?"

Of course I don't. He's been married to me for 13 year this should NOT be a surprise to him!

Anyway, he blew our complicated little plan away with his equally complicated but much more logical ideas and then when we are convinced he understands and loves us breaks it too us that he costs a boat load of money to manage our renovation. Hubby figures between himself and my brilliant bil (who runs a Commercial construction company and actually knows what he's doing) they can go solo on it.
No huge coin to architect dude for pretty booklet of ideas which will later turn into more large dollars for detailed drawings etc. and I get to live through yet another renovation. I did willing choose it this time though so I have no one to blame but myself.
I can imagine how amazing our beautiful little acre of trees and lawn will look in the end though so...that does help.

On other fronts And because I'm being to panic....

Who else is not done their Christmas shopping? I was doing so well but I am down to the last few and I seem to have stalled out. HELP!

13 comments:

Chey said...

I have just a few things left to get. Really I am doing great this year. Don't ask me if my wrapping is done or if my Christmas cards have been sent though. That's a whole nother story

Kellan said...

I have a box of chocolate covered pretzels that I made last week that I binge on every single day - if there is something sweet around like your cake - I can't help but help myself all throughout the day and I will eventually have eaten the whole thing too.

I'm not done with my shopping. I think I have 3 people left and so much wrapping. That' what I am doing today. Take care. Kellan

Badness Jones said...

I'm not done shopping. I too have been known to eat all of a leftover cake instead of meals. And I would LOOOOVE an architect to look at our house...'course, he'd probably to tell us to knock it down and start over....lol!

Kristen said...

You. must. be. so. excited. about. renovating. again. ugh.
But it will be so worth it in the end , hey?
I thought I was ahead of the game with my shopping and everything, but I am starting to panic today, we are supposed to leave for my mom's on Thursday and I have so much stuff to do still!

Sniz said...

I'm not done, Shay. But that doesn't bother me. I'm not going to panic until, say, MONDAY. Then I will.

Your house sounds gorgeous, BTW.
Will you share pictures when you're done!

Victoria said...

Mmm. Cake. Best of luck with your remodel. I'd rather just take a 3x4 and beat myself with it. *grin*

"binge blogger" - love it!

Thanks for visiting my place today!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'd have the architect build me a special binge room where I could hide the cake from my kids....

I'm not done with anything Christmas-related......you're an Advent Goddess compared to me.

Feel better?

Dan said...

Hi Shay! Thanks for visiting my blog. That was very sweet of you.

You're like me when it comes to pastries. I just can't have them in the house. People give things to my wife, like cakes, pies and candy and she brings them home and I eat them before she has a chance to even sample them.

Only my cat has a sweeter tooth in our house. :)

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...

Do they celebrate Christmas on the same day in Canada as we do in the states? I know you folks do Thanksgiving on a different day (I think it's in October) and it looks like you don't do ANYTHING on the 4th of July. What's with you guys? :)

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm enjoying yours.

Sniz said...

I forgot to tell you .... I'm a major binge blogger too. Glad to know I'm not alone!

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I still have a little bit of Christmas shopping to do also, and if it makes you feel any better, I still have to finish sewing my Christmas dress and my daughter's! My Christmas dress may not get done, lol.

Margaret said...

Ummm...don't hate me, but I'm done. Only one thing left to be delivered by BArnes and Noble. And if I don't get it in time, it's OK. It's just a bonus thing for hubby.

painted maypole said...

just finished my shopping today. I think. ;)

thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your thoughtful response.

and good luck with renovations. ack. I don't think i could do it!