Lots of has been going on here (where is that sarcastic font?).
I bought a new rug for the entrance from the garage. It's absolutely amazing how happy this tiny purchase has made me.
I was cleaning this past weekend and took a good long look at the old rug and determined that it HAD TO GO. Which led me to Marshall's, where I found a nice rug in the clearance section that fits our needs perfectly.
I haven't been buying or replacing anything house related because I've been waiting to find "the" house. This is a small example of what I meant when I said I was done with living in limbo. Not only was that rug in horrible shape, it was dark and made the dark entryway even darker. It had to go. And yes, I HAVE dealt with all the boxes that were surrounding us. Every thing that needed to be unpacked is unpacked and everything else has been squirreled away, out of sight.
And, now every time I walk in or out of the house, I smile. That was an $8.00 well spent. The Husband thinks I may have lost my mind since every time I've stepped on the rug I have exclaimed how happy it made me.
It's the little things, people.
In other news - The Husband has reluctantly agreed it might be time to consider building a house. We have found a lot that might work. He has called the builder who is selling the lot. She (I love that it's a "she" - if for no other reason than that might mean she might actually have an idea of what makes sense in a house; i.e. linen closets do NOT belong in the hallway) promised to "run the numbers" and get back to us this week. We are still waiting to hear from her.
Didn't I tell you a year ago that it would come to this? And if the numbers pan out, it might actually come to fruition. The Husband even admitted to me that the thought of building "our house, our way" was exciting. You know, if he would just listen to me from the outset our lives would be SO much easier. Nearly twenty-five years in and he still hasn't figured that out. *sigh* I guess, at this point, he will never learn.
I just found out about this Season of Kindness thing going on over at NBC...and while yes, it is a corporate "feel good" thing; it is also truly a wonderful thing to spread. I mean who can argue that spreading kindness is a bad thing? You can check out the daily calendar where you can get ideas about how to spread kindness in your little piece of the world and read about the good things that others are doing. And really, with all that is going on in the world these days - couldn't we all use a little kindness? To give and to receive?
The transition I mentioned four months ago?...well, it continues to be stressful and I fully expect it will take at least a year or more for things to shake out and for all of us to feel like one company rather than two different company's forced to share the same office space. When you shove two different corporate cultures into the same space it can make for a difficult transition. Luckily, my new big boss seems to be a really nice guy...unfortunately, he comes from the other side which is leading to some misunderstandings about how things should be done. We will get there...eventually.
I keep promising myself that I will devote more time to this blog - but so far, I have done nothing but disappoint myself. Despite my quest for tossing the living in limbo out the window, this is one area in which I have failed. But I can place the blame squarely on our current living arrangements; as in this place I do not have anywhere to squirrel myself away and hear myself think long enough to actually produce regular posts about the insanity that is in my mind. In fact, the only reason I have been able to cobble together this random post is because the Husband is ill. Ill enough that he has taken to his bed and I have had free (quiet) run of the main part of the house for most of the evening.
Now God knows, I wish he weren't ill but Jeez Louise....I can't tell you how nice it has been to have nothing but quiet surrounding me as I tappity-tap- tapped away.
So, if the above referenced building of a house actually happens, I promise - I will get back to regularly blogging (if only for my own peace of mind) because I will ensure that I have a nice, quiet place to retreat when the world gets to be too loud, as it frequently does in this house.