“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Unknown

Friday, May 15, 2009

tap tap tap... is this thing on?

uh... hi.

three months. that's a long time. but i have good (and lame) excuses.

1. i got a new job in february. arnolddc.com.

2. we bought a new house a month ago. did i mention it's like 2 minutes from costco?... ya, i know, right?

3. we decided the new house needed a few tweaks... so we landscaped (WE landscaped... as in, i got dirty and sweaty and stuff. burton has never been more in love with me), and we installed new closet shelves and such, and installed a cupboard in the bathroom (heaven forbid anyone ever takes it off the wall and sees the mess we made to get it up there), and put up shelving in the storage/laundry/tool room, and installed a microwave over the stove, and added an electrical outlet outside, and the list goes on... and on... and on...

4. my commute jumped from 5 ft to 45 minutes each way. (if i could blog and drive at the same time that would be perfect... but alas, i cannot)

5. my brother and his wife had a baby boy two weeks ago. (ok... not an excuse, but still pretty sweet)

6. my parents sold their house in nanaimo... and are going on an adventure for 2 years. destination unknown. and since they live on the opposite side of the continent, i'm sure you can see why that's kept me pretty busy...

7. it's been raining. non-stop. for like 2 months. ok, not really. but kinda. and that's also not really an excuse... but whatev.

8. i'm lazy.

so... maybe this means i'm back. we'll see how it goes. you know... with the rain and all.

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Blogger Jackie said...

Rain can really do a number on your blogging motivation. Seriously.

I accept all your valid excuses, and hope you're never afraid to make more!

May 15, 2009 10:15 AM

Blogger McKell&Janeene said...

Welcome back! Exciting news about the house.

May 15, 2009 10:57 AM

Blogger Azúcar said...

Welcome back!

May 15, 2009 11:58 AM

Blogger Erynn said...

I'm not accepting #7. I know where you grew up. Maybe I'd accept it if it was that you can't handle 2 months of Sun.

May 15, 2009 10:08 PM

Blogger Kate said...

congrats.. pictures?

May 16, 2009 12:09 AM

Blogger Tiffany said...

Jay was telling us about the new place-good stuff! And, good just to hear from you. I seriously think about you every time I make stir-fry (and I'd say it's a pretty regular meal these days...) Miss you guys.

May 16, 2009 1:59 PM

Blogger Lisa and Alan said...

Alright lets see a picture of the new house, you're leaving me curious!

May 22, 2009 7:40 PM

Blogger Kadi said...

My word! I'd say you are seriously busy...but with exciting stuff. New house, new job, new nephew, parent's move...I mean, come on. I hope the house is wonderful and your job. If you come out this way, let us know. Didn't you say that your brother lives near us? Take care!

May 24, 2009 3:27 PM

Blogger Chelsee said...

Hi Jayana this Chelsee the Toones friend I was wondering if you could email that thing about Twitter. thanks

May 27, 2009 11:18 AM

Blogger jenhatch said...

congrats on the new job and doing all of those new home "tweaks". I totally feel your pain... we've had a HUGE learning curve trying to figure out all of these homeowner projects we've done. Behind every thing hanging on the wall, there are at least 2 holes. Oops. Though Shayne says me in a drill is pretty hot... even if I drill the wrong way - and wonder WHY the dadgum screw is so hard to get in!

June 01, 2009 4:03 PM

Blogger Greg and Abbey said...

hey janaya,
i miss you and ba. i am impressed with all of the little add ons you added on to your home. great job. a little stinky that you have a commute now, though.
miss ya love ya

June 03, 2009 1:58 AM

Blogger The Richardsons said...

Oh Janaya I've missed you! Welcome back! And I absolutely accept all the excuses as long as you promise to make me laugh next week :)

June 07, 2009 2:04 PM

Blogger Melinda Jones said...

I'm glad to see that you are back. Wow, you guys have been busy. I miss you. Maybe the next time we see you our kid won't throw-up all over your bed...sorry again about that!

June 07, 2009 3:41 PM

Blogger The Bells said...

I hope your come back is for real. Checking your blog will inspire me to actually update mine and then we'll both be back. Let the blog world rejoice!

June 10, 2009 1:47 AM

Blogger Natalie said...

May, June, July...
please come back again. for real this time;).

Also, tell the people over at Arnold Dc that you need a team member profile promptly added to the website. After all i'm sure that you ARE arnolddc and arnold dc is Janaya.

Congratulations on the house. isn't homeownership the best? I loved my first house. Some of my favorite marriage memories are hanging shelves, landscaping, and working side by side, making mistakes and covering them up.

Anyways, hope all is well still now that it is July...:).

July 02, 2009 6:21 PM


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