Wednesday, February 11, 2009


We've got a lot going on right now and I've made that worse by adding the stress of looking for a new house. When we bought our condo, the plan was to live there for a year or two and then buy a house. Well, almost four years later...we're still there! Ben and I plan to start a family SOON and there just isn't enough room. Like, the thought of trying to cram a crib, highchair, etc. into that little "crackerbox" of a condo makes me want to pull my hair out in clumps! Problem is that the market SUCKS right now. Sure, it'd be perfect if we were renting and just wanted to buy, but unfortunately that's not the case. So, we either stay there and play with my sanity or we take a loss (provided we can even find someone to buy the place) and buy a house. Of course, to add to the stress, we found the "perfect" house at an amazing price! Ugh. So now I have a million thoughts swirling around my head daily – "Will we be able to sell?", "How much of a loss will we have to take?", "How quickly will it go?", "Will our perfect house wait around that long?"...

The realtor is coming over this week to assess the condo and I guess we go from there. Please pray that our condo sells quickly and for a good price, and most importantly that our dream house waits for us!

Monday, February 2, 2009

25 things

I stole this from Facebook, but I think they're fun to read...

1. I want a baby more than anything right now and most days that's all I can think about.

2. I would much rather be busy at work than have nothing to do.

3. I LOVE Red Lobster and Ben laughs at how engrossed I get in their commercials. :)

4. I truly believe I have an eating disorder – I think about food more than anyone should and sometimes I eat just to eat. I never "forget" to eat like some people claim to do.

5. I hate winter and often wonder why I live in Wisconsin. I would love to move somewhere warmer.

6. I believe that everything happens for a reason even though sometimes the reason is not clear.

7. I may not make as much money as I'd like, but I love my job.

8. I am extremely impatient and what little patience I have is tested daily.

9. I love shopping and don't get to do it nearly enough.

10. I am extremely competitive.

11. I am easily frustrated, but I rarely give up.

12. I own a bow and my husband and I are in an archery league together – two things I would have never imagined myself saying. I also just started hunting this year.

13. I am annoyed by bad spelling and grammar, although I'm sure I'm guilty of it from time to time.

14. I once made it to a regional spelling bee. I got knocked out on the word "guidance". I will never misspell that word again.

15. I am a perfectionist, but I'm messy.

16. My husband and I eat pizza at least twice a week. We also keep Buffalo Wild Wings and Barker's in business.

17. I grew up with cats, but now I couldn't imagine myself without a dog. My dogs are my babies.

18. I tell my beagle to "Shut the f*** up" at the top of my lungs at least once a day. I'm sure my neighbors love me...

19. I don't mind the washing and drying part of doing laundry, but I hate the folding and putting away part.

20. I'm a Mac girl and will probably never own a PC again.

21. I really want a Jeep Wrangler.

22. I hate Wal-Mart but I could spend hours wandering around Target.

23. I LOVE to cook and bake. My husband says I'm "a feeder."

24. My husband tells me that I'm "not right" at least every other day. :)

25. I make a mean tuna salad.