Monday, February 2, 2009

Hello and welcome to a boring post

It seems as if our lives have been pretty boring, uneventful, yet in the same breath, so busy I can't seem to get caught up on everything. Work has been incredibly busy lately. I haven't worked under 50 hours since the beginning of January. We just have so many extra things to get done. I think as a teaching team, once we stop being reactive and start being proactive things will be much easier. But we have to get caught up from everything we as a team, didn't do the first time. I'm all on board, I just hope everyone else is as well.

Another crazy stressor in our lives is trying to decide what to do when our lease is up end of March. We really thought we had until the end of April, so have been kinda procrastinating. Two months is MUCH shorter than three! We have been house hunting, thinking of moving in with Matt's parents for a couple months, even considering apartment life again. We went out to my friend's home for the Super Bowl last night and we stumbled across the most beautiful home we have seen yet! (Well, we haven't seen inside but we peeked in the windows!) It is 2336 sq. feet and on 5 acres of land! Don't ask me what we would do with 5 acres of land! And it is totally reasonably priced! It goes up for auction later this month so we are going to try to get all of our affairs in order (by the 18th) and perhaps attend the auction. If we can offer less, we would be sitting really good. The only thing is it is about an hour away from my work and 45 from Matt's. But if we could be out in the country, away from the city, with the most beautiful sunsets, stars that go for miles, it just might be something to consider. We'll see. I can't really make up my mind one way or another. I keep hoping my sweet husband will recieve some amazing revelation that will tell us where to plant. He is pretty good about that.

Last weekend, Matt's parents went to Vegas for some alone time and we stayed with the four kids at home for four days and three nights. (I say kids, but there are two 17 yr. olds, 14 and 7). It was definaly crazy though. I lost a lot of sleep worrying about the youngest ones milk pump, and all sorts of crazy things. I wonder if I will ever get caught up on sleep! One thing it made me realize is that I'm just not ready for children. I have heard people say, you are never really ready, and I can piggyback that. We'll see. I don't foresee any children in our near future.

I enjoy catching up on everyone's lives when I get a moment. I love you all dearly!

7 comments:

Emily said...

That house sounds awesome! It's our dream to live away from the city on some land. Maybe one day! Good luck making that decision. I'm the worst at that. I can't believe how busy you are. I hope you can all get caught up at work.

Suzie-Q said...

Boring post! whatever! We all love hearing about what is going on with you just like you do with us. I think the house sounds amazing I wish that we could afford something lilke that. We are also looking for a new apartment we only have a month though to make up our mind, hopefully we don't up on the street.

The Figgins said...

I so feel your being really busy but bored. That feels like the way of my life these days.

The Adams family said...

WOW! you are one busy lady. Good luck with the house thing. Buying a home was so hard for us! :)But now is the time to buy something. Hopefully things slow down so you can enjoy things a little better!

Liz said...

The house sounds GREAT! Keep us posted! One nice thing about kids is they come one at a time (usually :) and aren't born as teenagers!!

Melinda said...

What to do with 5 acres....LIVE!!! I would LOVE to have 5 acres to spread out on and just HAVE. I say go for it if you can and it feels right. One of my life's dreams is to own land.

Kourtney and Benjamin said...

Wow! That sounds amazing! I too wish that I had five acres--and I dont even own a home. Its just Benjamin and me. We are lucky to have our 2 little bedrooms! But the commute to work would be a total bummer! Im so excited for you guys!