Monday, November 24, 2008

Testes one, two . Is this thing on?!?

Yo Home-Ezzzzz (get it?!?! Neither did Mom but it sounded LOLcats in my head). It's your favorite McEngland, Ignatius J. AWESOME here. I'm back from the Vet and two testes lighter! (What WHAT!!! I said it!). The vet said I was AWESOME the whole time and purred and purred practically non-stop the entire time I was there. I know it made Mom proud when he told her that but I think I'd rather he told Santa instead of Mom. PEACE OUT, Yo!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Back from the Great White North....

Well, We are all officially back ... except for dear Iggy who is still at the vet until tomorrow. We went to two Buffalo Sabre games while we were up there. We also went to a very fun party held in our honor  since my parents' Buffalo buddies couldn't come down for the wedding. All in all, we had a great time (except for poor Iggy) and a great trip (except for poor Iggy) and we each had our fill of the cold (except for Iggy). I have to say, though,  that we are awfully glad to be able to sleep in our own bed tonight. There really is no place like home and as our dear friend, Meredith, once said (and I'm totally paraphrasing here)..."As much fun as it is to travel, nothing feels better than getting back home." 

Katy and Ben and Stella and Georgia England.

Ps. We'll hear from poor Iggy tomorrow.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Shuffle off to Buffalo!

Tomorrow after work,  Iggy the cat is going to the vet for boarding/vaccines/neutering and Stella and Sweet Georgia Brown are going on a road trip with Mama and Daddy and uncle Jamesy to Buffalo. 12 hours of night driving fun with 3 grown-ups and 2 dogs or castration? Keep us all in your prayers, please. 

We'll be heading home on Sunday after we have sufficiently been frozen/hockey-fied and family-timed out. It's sure to be a good time, though. See ya when we get back!

The Ben and Katy and Stella and Georgia and Iggy Englands!

Friday, November 14, 2008

the washer/dryer party...

I have been doing laundry at the laundromat or at the big house(my parents' Knoxville home) since I moved into the little old house in South Knoxville.  It didn't have washer/dryer hook-ups and it didn't have a dishwasher when I bought it and I was OK with that. I didn't have many dishes and I didn't produce tons of laundry... This was fine...

Enter Ben into the equation. Shortly after Ben and I started dating, I started cooking more and accruing more dirty dishes in the process. I assessed the situation and decided that Ben was becoming a permanent fixture in my life and that I should buy a dishwasher. Since my cabinets were not deep enough for a built-in, I bought a portable dishwasher and  life became sweeter.

Several months later, Handsome Ben marries me, moves in and the laundry TRIPLES (don't ask me how). Laundromat trips began costing $40 a week! Totally obnoxious! One Sunday while packing for another trip to do the clothes, we looked at each other and decided it was time...that we'd had enough of sketchy folks trying to make friends with us while we were just trying to get our laundry clean and that it was time to give the little old house in South Knoxville a laundry room.

We got on craig's list and found a great set. We picked it up and brought it home. My uncle got us in touch with an electrician who could help us out...(btw, we paid DEARLY for the luxury of 50 more amps and a 220 outlet.) and today, we have a laundry room! Ben still has to fill in the hole, move the machines and hook everything up but still! I'll be washing clothes at home by bedtime!

The sad part is how excited I am about this. SICK!