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We Bought a House!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sorry I have been gone for so long, but the husband and I have bought a new house! Well, it's not "new" new, but it's new to us! I've been so busy juggling school and closing on the house that I haven't had much leisure time to write.

To be totally honest, I've been eating like crap for the past month. To save us time and money with the move, I cooked down almost all of our freezer and refrigerator, which was good. It was fun and interesting to come up with meals with only the things I had on hand - it was like a real life version of "Chopped". But the bad and ugly are my lunches have been mostly food on the go, which meant fast food. Darn it if those hamburger wrappers aren't designed for eating and driving. I hate being so busy that I've had to do this, and I'm really looking forward to things slowing down soon. Which won't be until March because we still have to clean our old apartment, unpack boxes in the new house, and I have end of the month exams.

Fortunately, it seems that my weight hasn't changed much. I'm only guessing because my clothes still fit. I haven't stepped on a scale since earlier in the month. But I really have to get off this fast food rush soon, or I know there will be consequences. There always are.

Despite the craziness with organizing the house closing and the move, I've managed to keep my grades up. I'm really glad that I took a light load this semester. We didn't anticipate buying a house, though we've been looking for a while. The right house popped up at the right price, and we jumped on it! I would have had a really tough time managing my school work plus all the details with the house if I had taken on more. I've taken advantage of opportunities to get work done ahead of time.

After next week, things should start settling down. Spring break will be coming soon, which will give me time to start work on my home gardening. I should also have my kitchen in order to cook healthy meals, instead of burgers in wax paper.

The owners did an almost complete remodel on the house, so there's very little left for us to do. We just had to buy a refrigerator. You all know that I love to cook, and I'm so excited about the new kitchen. It's got granite counter tops, built in stove, and stacking oven and microwave - I almost feel like I'm in a cooking show kitchen! There are a few spacial oddities about it that I probably would have done differently if I were designing it, but overall I'm thrilled about it. I can't wait to start cooking! Right now it's got boxes all over it, so we've been eating supermarket chicken.

I don't have internet hooked up at the house yet, so sorry if I don't get a chance to respond back to your messages right away. Hope you all had a great February!
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