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Apr
17

I'm having labor pains

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Well, I guess I have a little bit of news to share. We talked to our broker yesterday, and it looks like things are moving along very well. Previously, when we asked about the status of our liquor license transfer, here’s the answer we got: “Well, it’s sitting in Harrisburg on somebody’s desk in a pile. We’re just waiting for your file to make it to the top of the pile.” Yesterday, however, we learned that our file DID make it to the top of the pile. We should know sometime today if we need to supply them with more info, if we didn’t fill something out right etc. So, um, HOLY CRAP! Joi from Specialty Group said that we should close by our deadline, which is May 1. I really, honestly, feel like I’m pregnant with a restaurant. Not sure of what’s to come once the ‘birth’ happens, trying to prepare as much as I can, etc.

So, I’ve gotten some applications, and I’m going to start to schedule interviews. We’ll be holding interviews on April 27 and 28. So, if you’re interested in working, get your damn application in. (you can get it at www.downeyshouse.com). I get to play grown up today, and I’m meeting with an insurance guy (for our personal health insurance) and Mike from Micros (our POS system that we’re buying). I constantly feel like I’m going to throw up, but it’s all good :)

Shifting gears a bit, I’ve decided that the girls CANNOT sleep in bed with us anymore. I decided this at 3:30 in the morning. There was no more room for me in the king size bed. So, I got up and went to Becca’s room to sleep. Then, they both got up looking for me. That was it. I pulled a Super Nanny moment, and just put them in their rooms, and tucked them in with a kiss. Then I kept putting them in their rooms. Over and over again. Just with a kiss. No discussion. It finally worked. At 4:45 am. We’ll see how it goes tonight. But at least I’ll try the ‘Super Nanny Bedtime Routine’ at 8:00 instead of 3:30. I’m dog tired right now, and I just can’t get enough coffee.


I meant to mention this previously, but I think I have a school girl crush on John Krasinski. Or maybe it’s Jim Halpert I have the crush on. This shall pass, but he just seems like such a nice, good looking, Polish guy. And I’m sure it’s mostly the fact that he’s on my favorite tv show (The Office, if you didn’t know). I went through the same thing with Jason London many years back. And that was because he’s in my favorite movie of all time, Dazed and Confused. Oh well.

Happy Day! I’ll let you know more about the whole restaurant thing when I know more!

Apr
17

I’m having labor pains

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Well, I guess I have a little bit of news to share. We talked to our broker yesterday, and it looks like things are moving along very well. Previously, when we asked about the status of our liquor license transfer, here’s the answer we got: “Well, it’s sitting in Harrisburg on somebody’s desk in a pile. We’re just waiting for your file to make it to the top of the pile.” Yesterday, however, we learned that our file DID make it to the top of the pile. We should know sometime today if we need to supply them with more info, if we didn’t fill something out right etc. So, um, HOLY CRAP! Joi from Specialty Group said that we should close by our deadline, which is May 1. I really, honestly, feel like I’m pregnant with a restaurant. Not sure of what’s to come once the ‘birth’ happens, trying to prepare as much as I can, etc.

So, I’ve gotten some applications, and I’m going to start to schedule interviews. We’ll be holding interviews on April 27 and 28. So, if you’re interested in working, get your damn application in. (you can get it at www.downeyshouse.com). I get to play grown up today, and I’m meeting with an insurance guy (for our personal health insurance) and Mike from Micros (our POS system that we’re buying). I constantly feel like I’m going to throw up, but it’s all good :)

Shifting gears a bit, I’ve decided that the girls CANNOT sleep in bed with us anymore. I decided this at 3:30 in the morning. There was no more room for me in the king size bed. So, I got up and went to Becca’s room to sleep. Then, they both got up looking for me. That was it. I pulled a Super Nanny moment, and just put them in their rooms, and tucked them in with a kiss. Then I kept putting them in their rooms. Over and over again. Just with a kiss. No discussion. It finally worked. At 4:45 am. We’ll see how it goes tonight. But at least I’ll try the ‘Super Nanny Bedtime Routine’ at 8:00 instead of 3:30. I’m dog tired right now, and I just can’t get enough coffee.


I meant to mention this previously, but I think I have a school girl crush on John Krasinski. Or maybe it’s Jim Halpert I have the crush on. This shall pass, but he just seems like such a nice, good looking, Polish guy. And I’m sure it’s mostly the fact that he’s on my favorite tv show (The Office, if you didn’t know). I went through the same thing with Jason London many years back. And that was because he’s in my favorite movie of all time, Dazed and Confused. Oh well.

Happy Day! I’ll let you know more about the whole restaurant thing when I know more!

Apr
10

Honey…I'm Home!

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Well, we made it back from Florida. We all had a great time, although Chloe had a fever for three days. So cute seeing that little face looking up and saying “Me sick, mumma.” I felt so bad for her, but better to be sick in sunny Florida than in Pittsburgh. We were able to swim (which helped her fever out a bit), and it was great seeing the connections happening between the kids and my folks.

Then, it was back to reality. At least the weather in Pittsburgh has been OK. We’ve actually gotten to spend some time outside. I’ve been trying to get all of the t’s crossed and i’s dotted for Downey’s House, but there really is a lot I can’t do yet. We’ve been getting applications. More now because I posted an ad on Craigslist. I’ll be going to Jabby Joe’s on Monday and hanging out to see how everything is running now. Tony is convinced that everything will go through on the anniversary of his parents’ deaths (April 28th and 29th, I think). Hey, we’ll take whatever divine intervention we can get.

On a lighter note, I am SO EXCITED TO SEE A NEW EPISODE OF THE OFFICE TONIGHT. I so love that show. In fact, I think that there’s all new stuff on tonight, so I may sit on the couch with the laptop and just indulge in the tv.

Well, have a great weekend. Even though the weather is supposed to be cold and yucky on Sunday, it will still be the weekend.

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Apr
10

Honey…I’m Home!

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Well, we made it back from Florida. We all had a great time, although Chloe had a fever for three days. So cute seeing that little face looking up and saying “Me sick, mumma.” I felt so bad for her, but better to be sick in sunny Florida than in Pittsburgh. We were able to swim (which helped her fever out a bit), and it was great seeing the connections happening between the kids and my folks.

Then, it was back to reality. At least the weather in Pittsburgh has been OK. We’ve actually gotten to spend some time outside. I’ve been trying to get all of the t’s crossed and i’s dotted for Downey’s House, but there really is a lot I can’t do yet. We’ve been getting applications. More now because I posted an ad on Craigslist. I’ll be going to Jabby Joe’s on Monday and hanging out to see how everything is running now. Tony is convinced that everything will go through on the anniversary of his parents’ deaths (April 28th and 29th, I think). Hey, we’ll take whatever divine intervention we can get.

On a lighter note, I am SO EXCITED TO SEE A NEW EPISODE OF THE OFFICE TONIGHT. I so love that show. In fact, I think that there’s all new stuff on tonight, so I may sit on the couch with the laptop and just indulge in the tv.

Well, have a great weekend. Even though the weather is supposed to be cold and yucky on Sunday, it will still be the weekend.

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