(Found this over at irocksowhat.com)
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Reading: I just finished reading Demon Seed by Dean Koontz. Weird and not my favorite by him at all! Lol! But it was a quick read, I read it in an hour or so while laying out. I started the third book in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. I just started but so far I've really liked the series. It's a bit different then what I normally read. It's more of a criminal fiction type book and I don't usually read that kind of thing but it's been good and a nice break from what I normally read.
Watching: Pregnant In Heels! That show is hilarious. The crazy rich people are nuts. Some of the stuff they do, expect, or hope is just down right ridiculous! Movie wise I just watched Underworld Awakening and honestly I was a bit disappointed. It wasn't a bad movie and Kate Beckinsale was great as always but I just didn't feel the story line was all that exciting. Right around the time I finally felt it was starting to get somewhere it ended! But they did leave it wide open for another and hopefully that one will have more of the Lycan/Vampire Michael in it! :-)
Thinking About: SO MUCH! But mainly just working on getting a job lined up for when we move. I'm trying so hard not to be discouraged. I've been in about 8 applications so far and mostly I get an email back saying, in other words, "lots of people want this job too so don't count on hearing back from us." And getting a job isn't really an option thing, I have too. And I'm so afraid no one will hire me!!! I'm afraid my lack of "working" in the past six years is really doing me in. I've started putting my minimal office assisting for my parents as my current "job" just so something is there. I'm trying to put a nick name since someone told me my name is too hard for people to say. I need something in the evenings and weekends because until Gi starts back school I have to be home with her and we'll only have one vehicle until I'm working. Yeah, I'm sorta freaking out about it.
Anticipating: Hearing back from our realtor about our offer on a home! We met and signed the papers for our first official offer "contract" and he was handing it in this morning. I realize it could be a week or longer before we hear back especially with Memorial Day on Monday. But I'm praying hard they get back with us sooner. I want this place SO bad! I keep imagining my stuff in it, how I'll arrange stuff, what living there would be like, etc. So, yeah.....anticipating that a lot!
Listening to: Sky Sailing and Sixpence None The Richer. Sky Sailing is Owl City - he did a project of some old songs that he wrote long before he was Owl City. They are so pretty and I just love his voice and song writing. I've been a SNTR/Leigh Nash fan for awhile. My absolute favorite album is their Divine Discontent. It's amazing. I got their first album and listened to it last night and it was just as good. Her voice is enchanting.
Eating: Trying to eat better. The past few days every time I eat, no matter what I eat I seem to get indigestion. It feels like heart burn but in my stomach. Not pleasant. And it's no matter how "bland". Even oatmeal seems to bring it on. So I'm almost a little nervous about eating. I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies but honestly, I hate veggies. I seriously have to force myself to eat any. I could eat fruit all day longs - I like salad with dressing (lol!) and broccoli if I make it in a stir fry or eat it raw, again, with dressing. So not exactly super healthy. But right now I'm on oatmeal kick! Lol!
Working On: Sorting through stuff in my house - deciding what to get rid of and what to keep before we move. Even though we clean out stuff regularly there is still way more stuff then we want to move into a new home. Our goal is to take only the stuff we absolutely must have and start replacing other things with stuff we really love and want once we move. I feel like at least 1/2 of our current stuff we have not because we really love it but because we just have it. Lol! We are doing a HUGE two day yard sale in a little over a week. This house is going to look so bare soon but I'm ready. We've started collecting boxes too we can start packing. As soon as I'm pretty sure we're getting this place everything is going in boxes. Not to mention the place we are trying to get is on the third story so moving stuff up three flights of stairs is going to be fun. :-)
Wishing: I had a job lined up and that we knew for sure we were getting this place! But it's coming....I'm doing my best to stay extremely positive through all this. No point in being negative, that never accomplishes anything.
What are you currently doing?!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Life hasn't quite gotten crazy yet but I know it's coming and I'm nervous. I don't handle stress really well and neither does my hubby so between the two of us stressful times are just not fun. But we get through them and that's the key. But it's just kinda unsettling when you know the "storm" is looming ahead. In the end, once it all dies down, it'll be worth every stressful moment.
But I do feel a bit torn.....and it's really silly but never the less my heart does feel torn. I'm excited about the changes ahead and there are going to be SO many. But the stupid part of me is scared of the change. Even though my life isn't "perfect" right now and I know this move is only going to better it I still freak out a bit. Right now I know what each day holds pretty much, I know our "schedule", I know Gi's school and the teachers and how things work there, I know my way around town, etc. But there are so many things about how things currently are that I don't like. And I know these things are going to change for the better soon.
There are things I dread like all the change of address stuff - you forget how many things you have your address on until you have to change it all! All the cutting off utilities at one place and getting them turned on in another....finding Gi a new pediatrician. Oy, vey. I dread that so much. We just found a pedi office we love and now I've got to start this all over again. *tears*. Gi is pretty nervous about her new HUGE school. And I can't blame her but I keep trying to tell her how fun it'll be and she'll make all new friends, etc. But I'm nervous about trying to get her enrolled late and finding my way around a new school and learning a whole new schedule. Oh, and did I mention I'm losing "my" car in a couple of weeks? Yeah, I've been borrowing my parents Explorer for a while now because we needed a second car now that Gi had started school. And it's gonna be gone with no second car lined up. I'm freaking out just a bit. Somehow in the next two months we've got to buy a home, move, find me a job that will work with my schedule, and buy a car. We're going to have a mortgage and a car payment - two things we've never had. I'm freaking out just a teeny tiny bit. I mean, people, I haven't worked a job outside my home since June 2006!!! SIX whole years, ya'll. Six. I'm not nervous about the actual work. I'm nervous about just trying to find someone to hire me because so far I haven't had very good luck.....and that scares me. And buying a car....oh, my. I'm not ready to be a grown up! Lol!
But I know in the end, by the time the Holidays roll around, we'll be settled in a new routine and I won't remember all this intimidation I'm feeling right now. At least I hope so! Lol!
I know there are great things ahead - the other part of me is extremely excited! I'm excited to actually have my own home, one that is more "us" and not someone else's style or taste, I'm excited to discover more of what Asheville has to offer. It's going to be amazing being so close to restaurants, malls, festivals, downtown, etc. We live 45-55 minutes from the nearest anything and suddenly that's going to be like 15 minutes away! What?!
So yeah, my heart feels torn.....as I walked Gi into school this morning I felt a little sad. I can't believe that her first year of school is almost over. Everyone has been so great, and her teachers have been wonderful and she's made friends and it's going to be a bit sad to leave that behind. But we can't hold on to things forever. We have to move on and experience even greater things and I have to keep reminding my heart of that.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Yesterday we took the next step in house hunting and actually scheduled time to go tour a few houses. We had picked a few and our realtor had lined up some too. It's amazing how different things look in person - you see the angles and stuff they took photos at to make things look bigger or less of an issue, etc. You get to see stuff they don't include in the description like the stain on the carpet or the weird wallpaper in the kitchen. Honestly though of the four we toured I could have imagined us living in all four - for the right price! It was also interesting to see what you could get for one price and then 2 miles down the road get something just as nice or nicer for $20,000 less! We have been sticking within certain area because we wanted Gigi going to one of two schools in that area. So that has narrowed our choices some but to us that's very important.
We originally had thought we'd go with a small house but after talking with the bank and finding out our pre-qualifying amount we started looking into condo's as well. Personally I love the idea of a condo. I'm not quite ready to part with that community feel of an apartment so I've always loved the idea of a condo/townhouse. I'm not one of those girls who dreams of a huge house with a massive yard. After helping care for the house we're living in I can't wait to get away from that. I like someone else taking care of the grass and outside. And B and I like things fairly minimal and it's funny how much stuff you can acquire when you have more space to put it in. And not even stuff you really need! B and I have been going through the house deciding what we're going to get rid of before we move and I think we'll be moving with about 1/4 of what we currently have.
After looking around we realized that we couldn't get a house in the condition we really wanted in our price range. We didn't want a house in need of a lot of work and falling apart. We want something move in ready. So we switched and started focusing more on condos and townhouses. And for our price range we can get something nicer and more modern.
And yesterday we fell in love with a place - perfect for us and in a great price range for us as well. We are planning to put in an offer tomorrow hopefully. Fingers crossed that they'll accept and we'll both walk away with what we want - and that would be us with a key to the place! Lol! It's kinda funny to see places that are still currently lived in. To see they're style and the stuff they have and how they arrange things. The place we are looking at purchasing literally has enough stuff in it to fill three places that size! Not hoarders at all, it's all nice stuff but just way too much stuff for the space. We went to one place that had obviously housed smokers and I wrote it off pretty much immediately. Having a realtor there (who is also a friend) was so nice. He was honest with us and pointed out the pros and cons. Things I never would have thought to look at it or check. Or things that could possibly be used as leverage on negotiating the price, etc.
All in all a great day yesterday and we're praying we get this place! It's perfect for us!!! I'll keep you updated....don't want to share too many details and jinx it for us.