don't know what time Aric got up this morning, but he brought me a
Big Breakfast from McDonalds. Sad to say but Ashlyn and I slept pretty
well without Aric's snoring last night. hehehe Aric started working
on the cabinets in the garage and that took most of the day.
Aric and I got in a lil' spat this morning...and when I get upset,
I clean like it's NO ONE'S business! The house is pretty clean already,
so I had to look in places you normally don't even look at. After
I cleaned the stovetop, I pulled out the entire unit and scrubbed
down the sides. There are a lot of drippings in the space between
the stove and counter. What the...?!?!?! Just wait...it get's
worse. Afterwards, I vacuumed downstairs, dropped in a couple
of loads of laundry, and took a toothbrush to the ceramic tile floor
throughout the entire kitchen! Not even joking. Call me crazy,
but it really helps manage my anger. The thing about fighting with
Aric is this:
Peg: *gripe, gripe gripe*
Peg: *gripe, gripe gripe*
Aric: .... more silence.....
I'm the only one fighting. He doesn't say anything...NOT A SINGLE
WORD! I don't know which is the greater of two evils- someone who
hashes it out with you or someone who doesn't say anything. It's so
damn frustrating! In any case, he has his pride and rarely says "sorry",
but I can always tell when he wants to make ammends. Out of the blue,
he'll ask if I want to do something or go somewhere...it's also the
way he asks.
So we went to Home Depot again. Aric needed to pick up more cabinets,
a countertop for his work bench, and hooks for his bike. I picked
up a couple of Hederas and a Nephrolepis. We looked around for some
more plants and flowers for the side yard. Last week Aric and I got
a letter from The Association about the condition of our side yard.
Yeah, our side yard is pretty dilapitated....we hardly water that
side and the shrubs and plants dried up. It's so embarassing getting
a letter from The
Association. I feel so singled out and paranoid that they've got an
eye on us. =/
That's one thing I'll never get used to living here: The Association.
Not only do we have to pay obscene Association fees, but we have to
run everything by them before we want to do anything to our house!
I realize it's their duty to make sure that residents don't do anything
to bring down the property value, but puh-leez! *huff*
Home D, Aric took me to the new Japanese market, Marukai, for dinner
. Marukai has a nifty lil' food court inside...complete with L&L's,
Sushi Boy, and Mitsuwa Ramen. Aric got the mix plate at L&L's,
while I got the butter corn ramen. Aric also went into the market
to buy some fresh Sake Sashimi for me. *smile*
Afterwards, we walked around the market and picked up snack foods
(ie...Pocky Sticks, Li-Hing candies, rice crackers, Calpico, and Hawaiian
hit up one more Home D on our way home. Aric didn't find everything
he needed....and still didn't. Oh well, it's too late to work on the
We played with the baby and watched "Rock Star" on HBO.
Once again, I'm tired, sore, and I think I got carpal tunnel syndrome
in my index finger....it's probably from my frantic toothbrush scrubbing
of the grout and tile. =P Hope
you all had a good weekend!
Ashlyn playing with a CD
Ashlyn's pics of the day