Monthly Archive: May 2010

Look What I Did! 16

Look What I Did!

When we bought our current house five years ago, we wanted to update our bathroom, paint our bedroom (which had hideous trim color and wallpaper border) and built a new closet system since the one that came with the house collapsed a few months after we bought it. Now that we’re about to put the house on the market? These things are finally getting done. MrZ has been working his ass off on the new closet system. I can not wait to show you pictures of it, it’s so awesome. However, there’s not much I can do to help, so...

Things I’ll Miss 9

Things I’ll Miss

I’m staying optimistic about the house. We’ve submitting our request for repairs, hoping most of it gets addressed or that they’ll give us cash at closing. We’ll know for sure by Tuesday. We’re proceeding as though we’ll own in on June 11th because most of me strongly believes in the power of positive thinking. The other part of me always prepares for the worst, JUST IN CASE. But for the sake of this entry? Positive Thinking. Things I’ll Miss About My Current Home It’s easy to clean. This house is not tiny, as it’s a good 500 square feet bigger...

Mind Over Matter 6

Mind Over Matter

Some days, or more importantly – some nights, can make parenting seem like a form of torture. When you’ve sang every song, read every book, tried every bed, driven through every neighborhood – and your child still won’t go to sleep. Eventually you end up in your own bed with a kicking 2-year old who finally falls asleep only to wake up 2 hours later, demanding a meal. You know, because who doesn’t want to feed a toddler at 1am? It’s my favorite thing to do! And then, when he finally goes back to sleep it’s only for a few...

Diversity in the Zoot Home 12

Diversity in the Zoot Home

Several weeks ago, NikkiZ and I set out to repair a toilet and install a new toilet seat. Nothing major, just a simple task that needed our attention. I tried to make it seem fun by allowing her to be part of the entire process and help. Oddly enough? She was excited. And when it came down to it? She did most of it herself. She repaired our flusher and installed a new toilet seat with only minimal help from me. I was pretty impressed. I’ve always wanted her to see me doing stuff like that so she’ll grow up...

Birthdays…Zoot Style. 10

Birthdays…Zoot Style.

AndyZ’s birthday was Friday, and to celebrate I booked the evening solid with dance recitals and then a camping trip at the Botanical Gardens. Go me! I’m the master of planning, you know. I mean, what boy doesn’t want to spend his birthday watching his sister dance? It’s the dream celebration! The camp-out, on the other hand, we knew he’d love. We’ve only been able to do one of the camp-outs since AndyZ was born because of rain so I was thrilled that the bad weather cleared out before Go! time. He didn’t remember much from the last trip as...