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More Cookies?

I had a pretty lazy day today. I pretty much just cleaned up my messes from yesterday and hung around the house. In fact, other than to get the mail, I never even left the house and I really don’t think that counts for much!

Sibonet tried to talk me into making chocolate chip cookies this afternoon, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it with snicker-doodles, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and fudge still sitting around. I think we can do it later in the week once some of the other items have disappeared a bit.

I am starting to like how downstairs is looking without all the junk that I’ve moved up to the office. It is kind of nice not seeing a laptop on the kitchen table, all my mail and church stuff everywhere. I’m sure the laptop will come and go, but I think I am on the right track. I was really eyeing a Mac Pro today, but I just don’t have the money for it. I priced out a comparable Dell and it was quite a bit more expensive, so I guess it is still true that you get more bang for your buck with Apple. The problem is they have no middle of the road machines. I don’t think I need a fully loaded Mac Pro to do my pictures, and have a hard time justifying $3,000 just to import and export pictures. My laptop just isn’t cutting it and there doesn’t seem to be much between my MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro in terms of real speed difference. Maybe I’ll have to start saving up and just make do with what I’ve got for now. It would probably help if I used a faster external drive and maybe that will be step 1.

As much as I have been going crazy with all this time off, I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to getting back to the nitty gritty tomorrow. I know it isn’t work tomorrow, but Sunday’s and all the church stuff tends to make it quite a day.

I watched War of the Worlds tonight. I remembered that Nathaniel had loaned it to me and I didn’t remember watching it. Well, as soon as it started playing I remembered the film, so either I did watch it and just forgot to give it back, or I’d seen it before and couldn’t remember it when he asked me if I wanted to watch it. In any event, I’ve seen it now, and now it needs to go back. I didn’t mind watching it again, it’s a decent enough movie and since I had nothing from Netflix, I had to resort to watching something I had in house or risk going out to find something. I actually recorded a few things on TV as a backup plan just in case too.

Move It or Loose It

I woke up this morning and got right to work after breakfast and a quick relaxing session of cleaning my room. I’ve been thinking about doing it for some time now and have had the attitude: what’s the point in cleaning it, I’m going to move soon. It finally hit me that in order to move, I need to clean! So, I started and found it a heck of a lot easier to clean with the attitude that either it gets thrown away or I move it to the new house. And I don’t want to move junk to the new place just to throw it away the next time I move.

Surprisingly, it doesn’t seem like I threw all that much away, yet I was able to clean up quite a bit. I still have a long way to go and will probably start bringing boxes home from work shortly to start packing some stuff that I don’t need. Then again, if I don’t need it, maybe I should dispose of it!

I guess the party at the Batchelor pad fell apart, and I didn’t make it to the Mattson’s. It was 3 o’clock or something when Megan called me which was about when I realized it was past time to be there if I was going to be there. At that point, I was in the middle of a horrendous mess, so I couldn’t just jump up and go and I figured that by the time I got there, it would have been about time to come home for our holiday dinner here. So, long story short, I was lazy and didn’t leave the house at all today. I did want to spend some time curled up with a good book after I woke up to it raining this morning, but that never seemed to happen other than my brief daily reading in the Book or Mormon.

After dinner, I decided to make cookies for two reasons. One, I didn’t want to sit around and do nothing, nor did I want to continue cleaning and two, Tara mentioned cookies, so i figured it would be a good birthday present. I was going to make chocolate chip cookies when Susan showed me a recipe she just pulled out of the paper for something similar to a pizookie. I decided we’d give it a try, hoping for the best. I think they turned out OK, but I’m not sure if they are really supposed to be as gooey as they are inside. I put them in the freezer tonight to see if that will at least help solidify the gooey goodness. I also made snickerdoodles so we’d have a backup in case things feel apart completely with the new Dot’s pizookie wannabe.

That’s about it for today. I was thankful to have a day off after having to work Saturday. I’m hoping this short week goes well and we can get some more of these tentative things booked and move on.

The offers are supposed to go to the bank tomorrow, so let’s hope that I have the high offer and will be a homeowner in thirty days!