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3rd-Nov-2011 08:51 pm - November 3, 2011
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My current roommate is moving out before the end of the year. If you or someone you know and trust would like to rent a room in a spacious, comfortable house please let me know.
14th-Jun-2011 08:47 pm - Divorce
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As of April 11, 2011 Steve and I have been divorced. Apparently Gwinnett county misplaced the decree after the judge signed it and didn't send it back to the lawyers until their cages got rattled. I'm glad that part of my life is over. My maiden name has been reinstated so I am now Anna McLeroy even though none of my other documents reflect that yet. Most likely, I will be transferring this to a new LJ page once I have it set up.
21st-Feb-2011 09:08 pm - House Appraisal
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I got the written appraisal for the house today. It is worth ~$35,000 less then when we bought it 9 years ago. Some of that is the crappy market and some of that is the repairs that need to be done on it. I'm not sure when I am going to have money to do the repairs. It seems like ever since we bought the house we never had the money unless it was something big. Then Steve and I would do a financial juggling act to make it happen.

*sigh*

It will get done. It might have to hold together with duck tape for a while, but it will get done.
7th-Feb-2011 05:50 pm - February 7, 2010
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My babies are continuing to grow. Alex has a very loose tooth, I think it will come out soon. Harper now has her 2 bottom teeth and if you catch her in a good mood you can see the white lines where her top ones will soon come out. She can also stand up if she has something to hold on to and you push her butt so it is under her shoulders. She is still commando crawling but at a must faster speed. It's very funny when she is going as fast as she can but she has her right leg bent at a 90 degree angle so that her leg points up like a mast.

A few weeks ago I had bought some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Alex had one on a paper napkin on the coffee table. I was sitting on the floor playing with Harper and I went into the kitchen to get a glass of water. After ~5 seconds, I returned to the living room to see her going to town on the doughnut. She had crawled ~5 feet, reached up high enough to pull down the napkin, and had gummed a significant portion of it. And she was covered in glaze. And Alex didn't notice until I started laughing. It was one of the funniest things I have seen.

There is so much more where I have thought, "I have to remember to post this to LJ!" However I don't have time and then I forget. I know this happens to everyone, but sometimes I feel sad that I won't remember those great moments. Like the time I was Christmas shopping with Alex in Target. He saw a small metal wire Christmas tree and he said he wanted it. I told him no and he replied with, "but it's beautiful, like a woman!" I was laughing so hard tears were coming out of my eyes. Other shoppers were looking at me like I was crazy, but I wouldn't change a thing about that moment.
27th-Dec-2010 07:17 pm - Book Request
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Now I admit that this is going to be a strange book request. I recently picked up a book on the dollar table at Books-a-Million by Peter David called "Tigerheart". According to the jacket, it is a retelling of the Peter Pan story. I've read Peter David before and he is very funny ("Sir Apropos of Nothing" is his best) so I assume this story is funny. The style of the picture on the dust jacket made me think it was a young adult novel. The only thing I was correct about was that it is a retelling of Peter Pan. In the first 64 pages it has triggered almost all of my anxieties. Now I don't like to quit books, I very rarely stop a book in the middle, and this book is well written, however I cannot go any further. I would like a volunteer to read it for me and let me know if I can continue to read this book (aka does it have a happy ending and/or is the discomfort/anxiety worth it).

In fair warning, this book contains (in the first 64 pages):
--death of an infant
--separation of a family
--emotional abandonment of a child
--a mother being rejected

If anyone want to read it, please get in contact with me and I will let you borrow it. It is very well written and engaging which is why I made it 64 pages.
15th-Dec-2010 09:07 pm - First Tooth!
As of today, Harper has her first tooth! Yeah! She will also stay sitting up when placed there, started using her pincer grasp, make razzberries, and babble!

Alex is an excellent big brother.

I am way too busy for my own good.

Merry Christmas to All!
13th-Nov-2010 08:44 am - Saturday Morning TV
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So I was flipping through the tv channels today (we had an HDTV, but we receive signal with an antennae) mostly to tease Alex a little before turning on Netflix and I picked up a station I hadn't seen before. It is WSB-TV RTV, channel 2.2 if you are in the Atlanta area. In the past 30 minutes I have watched Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (which I watched as a kid), Gumby (which I've never seen before), and Ghostbusters. This is not the Ghostbusters cartoon I saw a few times on tv, this is a weird, trippy one with a Gorilla, two guys (I'm not sure what their names are but I think they are based on two from the movie), two kids, and a woman who has yet to say anything) travel to an alternative dimension in a ghost powered-jalopy and fight bad guys who are kinda based on traditional monsters. Trippy. Really.
27th-Sep-2010 08:49 pm - September 27, 2010
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I filed for divorce from Steve a few weeks ago. This was the hardest, most painful decision that I have ever made. He has now moved out and into an apartment at East Lake Commons. I'm not sure what else to say. It has been an emotional roller coaster. We are trying to make this as easy on Alex as possible. I know this isn't going to be easy for him, but we are trying to make it as easy as possible.
15th-Jul-2010 08:43 pm - Job Obtained!
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In case you haven't heard yet, this week is my first week working for my new employer, BioLab! They make pool and spa chemicals and household cleaners. I am excited about working there and I really like the people I am working with. The drive is a little further and I am still trying to figure out the best way to get there in the morning and to get home in the afternoon. I've already discovered they aren't necessarily the same route, you gotta love Atlanta traffic. I am making 10K more than I was at GP and I am starting with 3 weeks vacation.
24th-Apr-2010 10:23 pm - Boom!
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I just saw the transformer outside our house blow up. It was very loud and looked like someone had set off a big firecracker on it. Everyone is OK here, we just don't have power.
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