The One with Home Sweet Home Day 1


Friday, July 9, 2010

A lot has happened in the last 24 hours!
First of all - helllllllllllo from Redmond! It's so good to be home :)

Yesterday at about 4:57pm while I was at work and counting down the minutes until I got to go home and make my way to Washington, there was an earthquake. Gotta love that. NOT!
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It was a 5.4 magnitude and pretty far south, but it still rocked the cubicles and walls at the office. That's earthquake number two Fox has experienced in the womb. No more please.

As soon as I got home, I said goodbye to the animals and we headed to the airport. Traffic wasn't too bad, a miracle in and of itself, I got through security without a hitch, and somehow, someway, we were already in the air at 8pm - the scheduled departure time.
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The flight wasn't too bumpy, we landed 40 minutes ahead of the itinerary, and all-in-all went well. The Hunger Games did indeed keep me occupied, but I'll get to that later.
My parents and Allie picked me up at the SeaTac airport, we got a late night snack at Wendy's, then it was off to bed.

Soooooo... I thought when I left home my parents wouldn't acquire anymore pets. I'm the animal lover in the family. But apparently Allie loves animals just as much as me. That, and the pets we got when I was living at home are still alive... Currently my family has six pets. I have six pets. We're even. Here are theirs:

This is Tip Toe the cat.
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She was born October 30th 1993 and was abandoned by her mother along with a few other siblings at birth in my aunt and uncle's backyard. My dad finally caved and let me get one after my uncle kept bringing them to work to hand feed them. She'll be 17 years old this October, yet she still acts young and spry.

This is Sneakers the dog.
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He was born sometime in 1998. I begged and pleaded and begged some more to get a dog and we finally got one. And he doesn't even like me. Boo. He's deaf and falling apart but still cute and snuggly.

This is Timothy the tarantula.
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I bought him for my dad for Father's Day I think four years ago. He's icky.

This is Pepper the bunny (he's not dead, I promise, just getting some r&r).
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He sleeps in Allie's room and she lets him hop around and he's super cute when he runs across the wood floor cuz he can't get any traction so he slips and slides.

This is (insert name here) the goldfish.
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Allie got him for Homecoming or Tolo or something. She gave it to my mom, however that works. I once had a goldfish live for nearly 9 years so we'll see how long this one lasts.

And last but not least, this is Bear the hamster.
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She's a sweet little thing but keeps me up at night running in her wheel.

So besides running around the house taking pictures of all the animals, we did some other fun things. I went to Ben Franklin where Allie works and took a picture of her with one of her samples:
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She spruced up this wooden suitcase with scrapbooking supplies so it looks mighty cute and now a lot of the suitcases have sold. Way to go Mini Me!

After that we went to Google and I finally got to park in the Expectant Mother spot!
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We ate a good lunch with my dad.
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Then Eric bailed on us so Allie and I took the bus to Seattle to do some window shopping. I found the perfect chair for the nursery:
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'Cept I ain't got $2000 to fork out so there it remains in Anthropologie. I'ma try to find one like it on Craigslist or something.

I love Seattle.
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We picked up some Thai food to go at my favorite Thai place in the world, Mae Phim, then we headed back to Redmond. It was so dang hot today (96, plus add 10 degrees cuz I'm preggo), so I meandered into my parents cooler room and finished The Hunger Games.
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I started it yesterday when I got on the plane and finished it less than 24 hours later. I have a reading problem. Even though I devoured the book, my review is mixed. I don't really like the whole idea behind the Hunger Games, it's gruesome and gory, but it was written well so I will indeed start the second book, Catching Fire, tomorrow.

Fun day. I like being home. But I miss my Chris something fierce.

13 comments

  1. That's funny, because I miss you something fierce, too! Coincidence?

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  2. I LOVED The Hunger Games, Catching Fire is great too, read slow because I am counting the days to get my hands on book 3...the embarrasing part for me it's suggested for kids 9 and up.

    enjoy your holiday.

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  3. my goodness, so many pets! You are looking pregnant and SUPER cute! Have a great time at home with your family!

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  4. I think that is the whole point of the book. You aren't supposed to like the idea behind the Hunger Games. It's completely disturbing. Hence the whole story. Loved it! It is also a little disturbing it's listed for kids 9 and up. Too gruesome for 9 year olds IMHO.

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  5. I agree with Supermar... it's awful. I do think there are a lot of good principles to learn from the way the people in the capitol act. I think there's a lot of teachable things in the book.

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  6. So awesome Paige! I miss Seattle! And I LOVE your dog. I always wanted one of those dogs... maybe that will be the next dog for our family. :) PS - thats so funny about you knowing Eric. I showed him your picture and he said "yeah maybe i know her" - typical guy. haha

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  7. CUTENESS! We used to have a cat named Timothy. I don't think any of us are brave enough to ever have a taratula in the house. so glad you're having a great time with the fam! love your little bump! and of course congrats on the double digit countdown to fox's debut.

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  8. busy 24 hours! i know the hunger games is totally wack & crazy...but i loved the love story part of it :) maybe i am just morbid.

    [and i highly HIGHLY recommend flying out of burbank whenever possible...not sure if you left via LAX but always try for burbank first. have we talked about this?]

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  9. such cute animals! looks like you're having a great time & btw, you're way adorable with your cute growing belly! so sweet! :)

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  10. such cute animals! looks like you're having a great time & btw, you're way adorable with your cute growing belly! so sweet! :)

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  11. Glad to see you made it there safely... and are having a great time! Man, we only have three pets, and I feel like i need more! LOL. I almost got a guinea pig this week. *sigh* Then i asked my sister if I could have her puppy (he's 9 mos old), and she said yes! LOL. So I may just come back from my August vacation with a new puppy named Chester. :-) We'll see... ;-)

    And you look so cute! I love that top! Have a great time with your family! :-)

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  12. Hope you have fun in the beautiful state of WA. I am from Everett and the weather is going to be great this upcoming week!!!

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  13. Looks like a blast, I love the Hunger Games, I seriously could not stop reading the book or the second book. We got them for Katy for her recovery from her back incident and I really hope she likes them, they can be kind of gory. Glad your doing well.

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