Monday, August 30, 2010
So we are supposed to close on the house today. I have no HUD statement yet. Which means I have none of the other paperwork. Which means I am going to being frantically reading massive amount of paperwork written in legalese this afternoon prior to our 4:00 closing. It also means that I am somehow going to have to juggle my caseload today at work while trying to stay on top of the bank and their progress towards closing today.
Did I mention I have to work today? Exactly 8 hours after I got off work last night. (On a complete side note the psych population has more than doubled since I started this job - literally the madness is doubling. I used to see 5-8 patients on an ER shift and maybe 4 of those would be admitted. Last night I saw 12, and only 2 went home. We have a wait list for our psych unit. Scary really. Ok - side rant over.)
And then I just have a few other things to do...you know pack my house, work Mon-Thurs, attend Tori's open house Tuesday night, Tristan's open house AND Tori's gifted open house on Wednesday, first practices for softball and baseball and shoot some pictures of a customer I don't want to lose on Thursday night!
4 words: Coffee and Ice Cream
Friday, August 27, 2010
But I am excited about my thirties. It's like having blank paper just waiting for a good story to be written on it. Unlike my twenties I am familiar already with most of the characters and settings but the plot...well that's all mine to create. And sure sometimes God or fate or whatever you may call it, will take the pen from me and add a few pages that are not the story I would choose, but I will be there ready to pick up where He left off. Writing what He taught me in those pages.
I love a good book, a great story. So I have no educational goals, no fitness goals, no monetary goals for my thirties. I have a goal to write a great story. To have a story filled with love and laughter and friendships and family. Maybe even an adventure or two. And maybe some pictures thrown in for good measure.
To those of you that have been and will continue to be main characters - much love to you! I can't wait to write another chapter with you!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
And it's special because this is the last school year where the kids pictures will be here in front of this oddly painted mauve porch. Where we have started 4 other school years and where Tristan started kindergarten. And its the last year they will go to the same school until high school.
And it was a great day. Wonderful teachers. Revisiting old friends. The excitement of switching classes for Tori. An invitation to join a soccer team for Tristan and an invitation to All State Chorus for Tori.
Oh yeah and one more thing, I turned 30, more on that later.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Last week was "the last week." Of summer vacation that is. So we made the best of it. We made treats. We had sleepovers. We watched movies. We went swimming. We went bowling. We shopped for new school clothes, shoes and supplies. We did everything but pack and do laundry...which might explain why I am behind.
Despite the lack of actually placing our belongings in boxes in preparation of moving them we DID clean out a ton of junk. From crockpots too small to make a real meal in to Rock Em Sock Em Robots no one ever played with it was garage sale time. Bad timing considering 100+ temps but we made enough to cover the new rug I want to purchase for the new living room and the kids got the opportunity to have the lemonade stand they have begged for 2 summers in a row. The pictures kind of suck but it was a nice time despite the heat. It was at my bro's house with his wife, her mother, my mother and I all trying to pawn our junk off on other people!
Photography stuff is still going well. Did some really fun maternity pictures with a really great pregnant woman who was open to anything - even sitting in the water in her cute dress. You can see more on the Barefoot Summer blog.
We also started birthday celebrations early. Thursday my coworkers hung banners over my desk and brought in a delicious cookie cake. Sunday we celebrated with family and had appetizers and cupcakes at my parents. We played games and generally chilled out. While I still have this last day left in my twenties this picture is the 27th picture of Jonathan and I celebrating together.
Before I end this entirely too long post - final update. The plan on the house is still to move on September 4th...we were originally set to close this Thurs the 26th but compliments of our slow moving bank we will probably have to delay that until the 30th. I know I just said we were not planning on moving until after that but I was hoping to have the weekend to paint away the horrible mural and tear down awful wallpaper and clean before our stuff got there. Oh well plan adjusted. So will keep you updated!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
In the next 3 weeks...
- the kids start school
- we move
- fall little league starts
- having a garage sale
- 4 scheduled photography sessions
- I turn 30!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Which leads to the umbrellas...so I am scheduled to take a family of fives pictures at noon today. It is pouring. Cats, dogs, gerbils and hamsters even. Really nasty. So you reschedule right? Um, first time the five have been together in 3 months and probably last time until the week of Christmas. Great. Then I have round 2 - engagement pictures at UT tonight. Please let it clear before that!!!
In other news the bank had some questions from the loan processor which I assume means that the appraisal was all good. Will confirm this because I would hate to assume something big like that and be wrong...but all is moving forward and that is a great thing. Hard to believe that August 26 (aka probably closing) is SO close. While we are not packing yet we did go through a bunch of junk and are planning a garage sale at my bro's house on the 21st. And we started collecting boxes...so no one has to stalk the nasty rear doors of Publix and Target while the house is half packed and the rest has nowhere to go! I LOVE new places - new walls to paint, new rooms to decorate, new layout, etc...but I HATE moving!
So how's your weekend going?!?