I’ve been contemplating the last couple weeks of what to here. I like the Thankful Thursday posts, they have kept me writing, kept me positive, and change my view of circumstances. But this blog isn’t just a Thankful Thursday blog. Even though for stretches that’s all I’ve done. I’m ready for more. So the goal is to still write at least once a week, but switch things up. So about once a month I’ll do a Thankful Thursday, but the other weeks will have other stuff.
I have a couple ideas of subjects, but thought I’d also ask you for your opinions. I still write this blog for me and to be my outlet. But I also know that getting other opinions/suggestions can help us grow, or think of things we haven’t before. So… What subject or post have you really enjoyed here? What would you like to see more of?
Another short and sweet. We closed on our home yesterday, and are checking out of the hotel today!!!!!! Very excited, even though it means living in boxes while we try to find our stuff and get it put away.
Today’s post is short and sweet. DrH is currently working his 16th day in a row. And they’ve all been at least 11 hr days. Don’t worry he gets to do it all again tomorrow. BUT he has this weekend off. Like the whole weekend. What?!
That may seem a strange thing to be excited about, but only getting one day off a week or working long stretches with no days off is a pretty normal thing for Dr’s. So for him to finally get a day off, AND it’s two in a row… Very exciting. And I’m thankful for it. Plus he can finally go to church again, and people can see I’m not married to an imaginary man. lol
Celebrate the small stuff!
Guess what?! No… we still live in a hotel! But in better news we will soon be homeless. I’m so excited! No, really. Everything is still on track for our home out West to close on Monday. And we won’t have to worry about it anymore. YAY!
Theoretically we also close this next week on our new home here, but instead of getting to write a Thankful Thursday post about it yesterday (and how this time next week I won’t be living in a hotel), I got to comfort my husband and try not to freak out inside. The underwriter, loan officer, whoever, that we are dealing with for our loan is being a jerk face. We have given them everything but our fist born, and they still want us to jump through some hoops. UGH!!!!!! So we sit here worried that they won’t actually give us the loan they said we could have to buy the home we should close on next week. STRESS!!!!!!ING!!!!!!!!!!!OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deep breaths, and positive thoughts.
Apparently God wants me to change my attitude about life. I keep wanting things to go more smoothly and people to chill out. But that’s NEVER how things go for us. Like ever. It’s always a hassle, and extra work on our part. So jealous of you people that just have things go right. Anywho… Apparently God wants me to chillax myself and be ok with things taking extra time and steps and stress and hassle. Maybe one day I’ll learn that lesson. But every time I just keep thinking that “this time things are going to work out and go smoothly.” HA! So fingers crossed we can still buy this house, cuz I sorta already signed the kids up for school.
Happy Friday everyone!
Another week… yep still in a hotel. Hotel living gives you an appreciation of normal life. And maybe that’s what I’ve been needing to learn here. In everyday life it’s easy to get into ruts, things to be boring, and for us to become ungrateful for the blessings we have. In the “bla” of everyday we stop seeing those smaller blessings that really make our everyday wonderful, and functional.
Having a proper kitchen, I have always been grateful of a good kitchen, but not having one for a month and a half lets me know how much I truly appreciate it. And it also lets me know that you really can get by with much less than we have. And we take it all for granted.
We have so much luxury, so much technology to make our lives easier, it all becomes the everyday to us and we don’t see how truly miraculous it all really is. How lucky we really are to have it in our lives.
Yes we’re going to forget, and start to take things for granted. We’ll get in our ruts, and complain. But then we’ll get to have something happen to help us remember how blessed we are, and how much we have. We just have to realize that bad days help us see, and appreciate the good ones. Use them to re-adjust our perspective, not seeing the bad day today, but the blessings that are always around us. Even in bad days we have many blessings. And I’m grateful to have these moments of realization to change my perspective. And get out of my self pity parties. Because there are so many miracles in everyday life for me to appreciate.
This week has been rough. Really rough. Lots of different issues and stresses to deal with. Having things wait and be on hold till one thing is taken care of. Looking at homes is somewhat stressful for us anyway, but it’s also been on a partial hold until this week. One thing after another, and several odd things altogether, making it feel like everyone is dishonest and trying to nickel and dime us. I know that’s not the case, but it can seem that way when there are several unexpected expenses close together. Seems too much for coincidence, but it is just coincidence. Ugh.
But on the bright side (which is what Thankful Thursday posts are about) we got to start making some new friends a little this week. We went over to their house for dinner, the kids played great together, and we all had fun. Yay! Cuz putting myself out there to make new friends super stresses me out. Introvert! (Don’t you wish you lived by our new friends? They are super lucky with these views!)Also on Tuesday a friend came out to see us. We met them in New England, then they moved for fellowship (the last possible stage of residency). They have lived in the next state over from where we just moved for the last year, and are moving out west this weekend. So it was super fun to have a small overlap of time where we lived only a few hours away. Since all their stuff is basically packed they road tripped it over here to hang with us on our new beach and have some fun for the day before driving back home. Being able to hang out and see them again, plus have fun socializing with new people has really been what’s made this tough week possible to get through. So grateful for those tender mercies.
Oh and on the fun stressful side, I get to go solo with the kids in the hotel starting next week as DrH starts residency… (a very feeble) Yay. But then we’ll get some money coming in instead of JUST going out. So that’s good.
Pulling the penguin back out to help me through this transition.