So I picked myself up, brushed myself off, and gave myself a swift kick into gear. After reading a friend's comment on my earlier blog, I realized that it's a lot easier than I'm making it out to be. I can get out of the house. I need to just take control of the situation.
I went downstairs and got Kinley's walker out of storage and put it in our bathroom and took a shower while she ate cheerios and chilled out. She totally didn't even care. Here I was all worried that she'd freak out and she was just content as could be. I was stressing over something that wasn't even real. I just expected that she would freak out if I showered if she was up. I guess I sort of feel that I have to be entertaining her if she's awake. But truth be told, she can chill for 15 minutes so that I can shower. Thank you, Heather.
Today was my day of feeling accomplished. Kinley and I went to Dunkin' Donuts to take advantage of their 4 pounds for 20 bucks deal. No more coffee shortages here! Then we went to pick up our Christmas cards. They were just as they should be....so I stuffed envelopes in the parking lot while Kinley chilled out. We then had to go to Tar-ghet (I know you say it that way too) to get the rest of my baking supplies for these gobs of cookies that I have intentions of baking by Friday.
Kinley was "that kid" in Tar-ghet. Screaming for no reason, throwing everything that I gave her to try and appease her. She wasn't having it. I knew that she was tired...but I just wanted to get my shopping done...and I did aside from the Candy Cane kisses. I can't find those suckers anywhere! So that cookie may get nixed from the list.
I despise renting. It seems like such a waste of money. You get nothing in return. We've already decided that at the end of this lease, we'll most likely move but rent for another year. We want something cheaper and a little more "our style." This place is very nice, but all of the stairs are just too much. So come September, I *should* be starting my student teaching and we'll probably move close to wherever I end up for that.
And then, we'll buy a house post graduation when I land (hopefully land) a teaching job. We could buy now...but that would be kind of silly considering we have no clue where I'll find work. And we'll get a much nicer house showing two incomes instead of just one. Right? So, I can wait. I'm okay with that.
There is a house that I am so in love with. And it's close to where we live now...but it's about double, almost triple, what we'd pay for a house. It's on a double lot and it's oh so big and oh so pretty.
Tonight, our goal is to go to sleep when Kinley does. We're so sleep deprived and both feeling it. Tis the life of parents! Have a great night. Kiss those you love and remember your prayers!
The give-away opens tomorrow!