Okay friends, I need to come clean about something.
I’ve been keeping this on the hush-hush for a little while because I was a little afraid to put it out there. Maybe it’s some sort of superstition, or just a fear of looking silly if something falls through…
Either way, I don’t like feeling like there is this total wall between my real life and my online presence. I’ve been learning a lot this year about fears and truth, so here goes – let’s get transparent!
This fall, Bryan started a new job that’s almost an hour away in good traffic and almost two in bad. When he took the job, we went in with the plan of moving closer to work. Which is great, because it also happens to be closer to both of our families as well, and somewhere we’d both love to put down roots.
So these last two months, I’ve been working as hard as possible to get our house ready to list – wrapping up unfinished details (I’m so guilty of getting things 95% finished and then putting off the final 5% for another day), doing touch-ups, cleaning, decluttering, etc. Oh, and finally tackling the kitchen walls that have been sitting as unfinished drywall for over a year now.
All the while doing my best to keep up with blogging obligations and deadlines. P.S. This explains why I’ve been simply a martyr at the thrift store lately – trying my darndest not to bring home extra stuff to move!
Then, last week, I got hit with some kind of respiratory/sinus infection and was too sick to leave the couch for most of it and made very little headway in either house-prep or blog projects.
So that’s where I am.
I’m not sure exactly when we’ll be ready to put our house on the market or when we’ll be moving. The plan is to sell, put our things in storage, and then stay with my family briefly while we house hunt. There’s a whole lot of chaos ahead and I really can’t even let myself dwell on it too much or I get completely overwhelmed.
Perhaps not a picture-perfect update, but it might explain my sporadic presence in social media and blogging lately. Stay tuned for updates, because I’ll try to be better about sharing and updating… Once every room in the house isn’t a total disaster zone!
The upside to being sick for over a week?
I’m completely caught up on the latest season of Supernatural and working my way back through the series. Gotta love it.
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Reading: Enclave by Ann Aguirre. Re-reading, in fact. Young adult dystopian fiction is my guilty pleasure. (You know, besides Supernatural.) I couldn’t sleep the other night, so I pulled this up on the Kindle app on my phone. I had forgotten how much it sucks you in… I finished the first half in two hours and then finally made myself put it down and go to sleep!
Eating: You guys, Blue Bell is back in North Texas! If you aren’t from Texas, you might not understand this, but it’s been sorely missing from my life these last few months and I’m so glad it’s back on the shelves! A gallon of Cookies and Cream has been nursing me back to health lately.
The procrastination is strong, but I’m feeling better and ready to dive back into the mess this week! Before that, though, let’s catch up… What’s new and exciting in your life?