Friday, March 17, 2006

Don't look at the time of this post

Too late... I bet you looked. Yeah, I'm up early. Having a puking kid does that to ya sometimes. Nothing like cleaning the remains of Benihana's chicken fried rice to really wake someone up. I'm not sure if Joel is sick, or if it is from sinus drainage. Whatever the case, since the kids were camping out in the family room last night, I had to remove the denim cover from the chaise cushion where he was sleeping and throw it in the wash, along with his quilt. That was after cleaning the floor and using the WetJet. Noah and Halle slept through it all. Joel is tucked away in my bed.

We had a good day yesterday. Big news is that we loved the rental house and are going to apply to rent it. Brian said the owner talked to him like it was a done deal and the application is a formality, so we'll see. If it does work, we probably won't move until May and will do a slow move over, since our lease isn't up here until the end of May. Should make it easy to get things put away. The house is so close to Brian's work.... maybe 10-15 minutes, as opposed to the 30-minute minimum here. That will cut back on our gas bill a lot, as Brian drives an SUV to work.

After we looked at the house, we drove over to Bodega Bay. The weather started getting a bit nasty once we were there, but it didn't stop us from getting a look at some sea lions who were mooching fish scraps from the wholesale fish market along the dock. The kids want to go back when the rainy season is over.

After that, we headed over to Walnut Creek and did a little browsing and shopping at Barnes and Noble. I picked up 2 more Francine Rivers novels and am looking forward to reading them this weekend. Benihana was next on our stop. This was the best Japanese meal we've had since we got to California; the Benihana in Concord is much better than the Benihana Grill in Sacramento, where we ate for Emily and Noah's birthdays.

Brian is moonlighting in Sacramento this weekend, so it's just me and the kids again. As long as Joel isn't really sick, the kids and I are planning to see She's the Man some time today, after everyone's work is done. Then Noah has his first baseball practice tomorrow. Wish us luck.


jettybetty said...

I am so excited you found a house! Is it close to Emily's school? Church?

Hope Joel is better by now!

What books did you buy? I cannot find "Peculiar People" online--can you give me a clue where I might find it?

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Caltechgirl said...

Yay! Sounds great!

Rick J said...

I can't wait to hear a few details about the house. Is it in Fairfield?

Hope you guys get rid of all this sickness soon. Maybe this is the last round.

See ya Sunday!

Carrie said...

Hey, let me know what you think of "She's the Man". My daughter wants to see it, but I'm wondering what age it's okay for.

Thumper said...

::waits in anticipation for news on the house:::

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