Sorry I've been MIA!
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I sure haven't been around here much have I? Well lots is happening over here so I will catch you up!
First, we have been looking for a home and if you read my blogs you probably know that we are putting off buying a house for another year (hopefully just a year). We are living with my mother in law in her basement suite to afford us the ability to save a down payment. Well since it's not going to happen for us yet we decided it wouldn't be fair to my boyfriends mom to stay here for a whole year. When we came here in September our goal to be out was MAY. Well May is here! So we just started looking for decent rentals and on Monday we found the one we want! It was a tough decision because we were offered 3 places. #1 wasn't right for us - easy pass. #2 was this beautiful little tiny condo with an amazing kitchen! You know how I run a business out of my kitchen so it's really hard for me to overlook that lol. #3 is a house - quite old (about 61 years actually), full of amazing giant windows and a HUGE yard with mature trees and room for a gigantic garden! The down side to #3 - the area is quite horrible and there is in fact an actual crack house right across from this house. We weighed the pro's and cons... we thought long and hard and I got a stomach ache from the anxiety lol. I wanted the condo, my manfriend wanted the house. He won. Well we both win, I just find so much joy in a yard. And the weather is finally warming up (knock on wood, it snowed all Monday/Tuesday) so I can just see myself lounging on my deck watching the birds. It all happened so fast, yesterday we picked up the keys and now the work begins. Packing and moving! It's going to be interesting (to say the least) to live in such a neighbourhood but I'm looking at it in this way - it will build character. Haha that's what I keep telling myself. I've only spent a total of 3 hours in the area and I've already seen some very sketchy characters. Oh well, I will keep to myself and not poke the bears. Hopefully they won't mess with me! The worst news was when my friend reminded me that 4 years ago she was stabbed right in her stomach and left on the side of the road when she was getting into her car. They stole her iphone. Yup... stabbed for an iphone. She nearly died. Yikes! Supposedly they've really cleaned up the area (we will find out) with the exception of the crackheads across from me - lucky us lol. We will see how it goes and hope for the best.
So I have been so busy, cakes every weekend, house hunting, now moving. I may not be around so much for the month of May - I'm also planning my big birthday party - turning 30 on May 29 so I'm treating it like a big deal :)
I'm thinking of my spark pals and I hope you are all still doing awesome and hitting your goals. I've not been so good (at all) but in just a few days I will have a full kitchen again and I can't wait to stop eating so much crap! It will be glorious! Let me know how you guys are all doing! You were all kicking some serious ass before I started neglecting my health again so I can't wait to catch up with you guys and hear about the little changes you're noticing!
Keep it up and don't forget me while I'm a little flaky this month!
Here is a pic of me standing in front of the new tiny home :)