My absence hopefully stirs the though, "She must be busy with work."
The answer, "Yes, but that's not the entire reason for the 'no show' on the blog."
#1. Its tax season, we're debating doing our own or hiring someone because Ben got W-2's from 4, count it - FOUR states. We like getting paid in cash. Plus we'd like all the cash back we can get for reason #3 listed below.
#2. We're getting the apartment ready to "cat-sit" for a friend from work. She leaves for 2 weeks to visit her sister in New Zealand and we're getting Dexter her 3-yr old Persian kitty. YEAH YEAH YEAH - I'm excited. Ben's verdict is still out.
(This is not Dexter - but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this furry feline.)
#3. Here's the big one.........................We're house hunting. We got pre-approved to buy a home, so we've met with a realtor to start the process. It's kindof scary. But we're really excited. We just have to decide on the budget, the amount of land, and level of "fixer-ups" our marriage can handle.
It's also a super busy week up here - I am involved in Women in Agriculture and helping with 4-H judging contests and Ben had the "Little I" Showmanship/Judging Contest weekend. But, our friend Stephen Linnebur is in Fargo this week - so we are planning a little time to spend with him. We don't get a lot of visitors up here - so we're taking advantage of it!