The Part Where I Talk About Blogging:
I feel like blogging is taking a downward spiral. I don't have nearly as many blogs to read these days and I hardly get any comments so I'm guessing that most of us are just too busy to sit down and type. But, I'm pressing on...I've been here too long ;)
The Part Where I Talk About Being Busy:
We are busy these days too. So busy. Just this week I had four photo shoots and five Etsy orders. For so long I have wanted some sort of creative outlet for myself and if it earned so money on the side, well that would just be
dumb luck a blessing. I've had so many encouragers the past few months and I feel so SO blessed to stay at home with Georgia but to also have some fun of my own.
The Part Where I Talk About Being Blessed:
I am blessed beyond measure. A safe home. A wonderful husband. A brilliant daughter. New and old friends. More than enough. Abundance.
The Part Where I Talk About Our Future Home:
We also put a contract in to build a DR Horton home (which we've had issues with before). I'm somewhat excited but there are A LOT of emotions to sort through here. This is the 5th offer we've put in on a home. Out of the first 4 I felt really, REALLY good about two of them. The other two were back ups but I still liked them. AND, although I felt really good about two, as in, could have been our forever home, it didn't work out. Clearly my "gut" feeling can't be trusted. So, #1 I am NOT getting attached to the new build and #2 I wanted an old house so I honestly feel a little iffy about a new one. So, why am I swayed towards a new build. #1 The school district for this area is awesome. The elementary Georgia would go to is just amazing. It will open in the fall and I just love it and the zoning. Which, for me, is HUGE. #2 While we had a free lease on the previous house we were trying to buy we had to pay the bills on it. The electricity bill for that house (2200 sq ft - one story) was $355 in the WINTER and the gas bill was $125! What the?! My highest electricity bill in the middle of a Texas summer was $150 and my highest gas bill was previously 50 ish dollars. So older homes a lot of the times equal HIGH energy bills. Which I knew, but not THAT high! Goodness. And in NO way would I feel ungrateful for living in a new house. I don't want to come off as needy or pretentious or anything like that. I've just always "seen" us living in a certain place so I'm trying to change my vision. (And, I picked a 2 story?! Who am I?!) And the picture of our choices is super orange-ish. Not true life color.
The Part Where I Talk About Over Sharing:
Why even mention the housing info above? Well, because I shared all our housing issues HERE and I shared all our fertility issues HERE so I figured why the heck not. It's honestly where I am right now so I'm embracing it.
That's my life in a nut shell right now.