Monday, February 15, 2010
This week I will be busy getting us totally moved out of our old condo and signing it over to the new owner.
We are supposedly closing on our new home the first week of March. Once we get moved in I will certainly be showing inside pictures of the home.
We have more snow and grey clouds in the forecast. Hopefully the next time we meet there will be an air (or at least some color) of spring in my life.
I will be looking forward to coming back with sunny and exciting news and no more winter blues!
In the mean time, I will be picking out paint colors.
Posted at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I have great news! After the previous whiny post about how terrible the house search was going......we had success! After house searching the very next day, we decided to make an offer and it was accepted. The other great news is that they are wanting to move pretty fast as well so hopefully this will all work out wonderfully. Now we just have to get through all the other hoops (inspection, appraisal, loan approval) and then we will be good as gold!
I can only vouch for the caramel but let me tell you it's 60 calories of pure yumminess! You should definitely check it out. It's light and satisfies your sweet tooth without the guilt. Perfect for someone like me that always needs (or should I say wants) dessert. Let me know what you think!
Posted at 11:15 AM
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This time around, the home is so much more important because we will be staying there for longer than we've lived anywhere else. We plan to start our family there and we need a place that is able to grow with us unlike our condo which we outgrew in a year. This time around I don't want to have to do any immediate updates. I'd really like something move in ready!
I really want to take my time and find the perfect one, but I'm sooooo ready to have our own home again though. I'm growing more and more impatient by the day really. I miss being able to take care of our own house, being on our own couch, being in our own bed. I miss actually having time to talk to my husband without others being around.
This little time we have spent with our parents has really shown me the simple things I took for granted in our relationship in the past. No more I tell you! No more! I will appreciate every little moment that is just ours.
Oh, I can't wait!
We are moving all of our stuff out of our old condo in a week and a half and hopefully closing that same Friday if all goes well. I've got 4 great (or what appear to be great) houses lined up to see tomorrow and I'm really hoping one of them will be OUR new home!
Posted at 1:28 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Posted at 7:32 AM
Monday, February 1, 2010
For me to be able to increase my happiness and really succeed in my happiness project, I needed to pinpoint my weaknesses. Below is the list of my fundamental points that I need to work on to perfect my life.
Fundamental Points to Increase Happiness
- Learn to truly forgive and forget.
- Let go of the past, embrace the present, and plan for the future.
- Have structure but be able to go with the flow.
- Practice patience.
- Find appropriate ways to express myself and my feelings.
- Trust in God.
- Have confidence in myself.
- Be thankful.
- Increase my awareness of other peoples needs.
- Don't take things too personally.
I realize how simple these may sound at first glance. But sometimes I find myself reacting too quickly to the situation at hand that I just go with my natural instincts (which are sometimes so wrong!). I need to really put some thought into these and figure out just how I am going to make these my NEW natural instincts.
Whew...I've got a lot of work ahead of me!
Posted at 7:22 AM
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