Posts in May 2009

The "zoomies"

Jake, our 3.5-year-old Italian Greyhound, has retraced his youthful steps tonight. When he was a puppy, he would have bursts of sporadic energy and run like crazy around the coffee table, down the hallway, and repeat. We called these times the zoomies. Usually they would happen two or three times before bedtime. Though is a “mini” greyhound, he can still top 35 mph. And on hard wood floors, WATCH OUT.

Tonight the summer air has taken hold of him. We went on a walk, and he could hardly contain himself. Look at that oil spot over there! What about that telephone pole! I smell garbage! Holy COW!

Maybe it’s because I watched Marley & Me over the weekend, but I got a little sentimental. We roamed the basement floors and growled at each other like the good ole puppy days.

It’s definitely a wonderful summer in the making. Even Jake thinks so. (He’s pooped and sleeping next to me on the couch.)

Posted: May 27th, 2009
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Wii are fit to be had

So my birthday was yesterday (yes, also Mother’s Day), and I’ve decided that I want to spend my birthday earnings on a Wii Fit. I’ve scoured ebay, half.com and craigslist for the past couple days and it’s a ridiculous commodity! People are wanting your own arm and leg for USED pieces of equipment!

New (and in-store), the game and board is about $89, but some of these listings are way above and beyond $100. And then, of course, they are “slightly used.”

I keep hoping I’ll find a good deal for about $60 or so, but it’s not really a hopeful thought. It’s amazing to me that the game – and even the Wii consule itself! – is still so highly sought after, even a year into the beginning retail sales. I’m a terrible ebay-er, so I guess I’llĀ  have to just put my name on a waiting list at my local Best Buy…

In other news, Steven and I went to paint pottery with the folks at Joy’s House. I had a great time painting a water pitcher and conversing with my new fellow employees. I’ve loving every aspect of my new job right now, and apparently it shows. Steven laughs at my beaming personality these days.

Posted: May 11th, 2009
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Houses, houses, everywhere!

1) It’s cool to live in a developing district of town. 2) It’s not so cool when there are TONS of great, old houses that I’ve fallen in love with. We’ve been here two years, and we’ve seen the downward spiral of the housing market affect our area. Unfortunately some of the big, beautiful historic houses we couldn’t afford when we were buyers are now within our original house-hunting budget. And I’m dumb enough to watch the Web sites…

I (Leah) do like our house, but it pains me that the market has changed so much in just a couple years. We both would’ve loved to live in a house with 12′ ceilings!

At least we have been able to refinance. And we ARE a part of the lovely community – and our dream of living in the very heart of Irvington isn’t too far away. Ten, fifteen years?

Posted: May 7th, 2009
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Spring blooms

Leah is now Outreach Coordinator at Joy’s House in Broadripple, Indianapolis. I am responsible for marketing/design and event planning for several major fundraising events throughout the year. I’m thrilled to be part of the non-profit world, and the organization for adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s is wonderful and highly uplifting. They have touched so many lives in the 10 years of its founding.

Similarly, Steven has been nominated to be on the marketing and communications board for CICOA. He is happily and successfully producing quality videos for large and national as well as small and local businesses with CMC Media Group. His new endeavour includes affordable web site video production through VideoVisit.biz.

We are very blessed to be working in fields in which we love and have great concern.

Posted: May 7th, 2009
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