Thanks everyone for the input. It really was great to see the opinions of things based on what information I gave you and I think it was just the right amount. I am one of those people that suffer from not making a final decision without the opinion of the world. Yes, I base things off of popular votes. I'm working on it.
In that retrospect, the girls and I LOVED the little bungalow. We toured it again yesterday with some of their friends (what troopers!). We all loved the size and it's charm. But, it turns out to lease it would have been $10K down at $1300 month with $100 towards purchase price, but you can't claim it on your taxes until you elect to buy (which is a huge hit considering hubby and I are buying house we're in) To buy would be about the same price/payment I'm at. No savings after all.
So, in as much as we LOVED the place and it was totally us "girls" all over it...I'm going to have to figure out to make this typical track house a little more charmier I think. And just hope that hubby really does keep paying his portion ( I hate relying on people, meh)
Then again, I could change my mind in less than 24 hours and make irrational decisions. Depends on the moon I think.
Just so I'm clear I wasn't giving up on my journey. I'm just not obsessed with it daily. I think about exercising every day. I think about what I am eating every day. And through all this "stuff" I have surprisingly been eating okay. I did binge a couple of days but reached out to a friend to replace the comfort of food to help nip it.
I just have't been specific in my goals is where I have been slacking off. I have not done a DVD or ran....but I do walk...I try to keep my tracker lit up. It does seem to help the mind too. Again, I'm just not obsessed and have been slacking on my teams and Spark. I plan on getting back to that. A specific goal (running/weight) but I have to sort through all the muck first. does that make sense? I guess it is just priority. and my girls are ALWAYS my first priority.
I can't believe this journey is such a part of my life that I think about it every single day. LOL
I don't know if THAT can be healthy to always think healthy? LOL
Anyhow, I'm working a full day today and then I'm coming home to pack.
The girls and I are going to DISNEYLAND!!!
I've looked up "healthy treats" I'm going to pack some veggie snacks of course, hummus, sandwich stuff for teens in car, waters (maybe juice?) I look forward to the fireworks out my hotel window tomorrow with a glass of wine and the hotel has a gym to which my youngest says "YES!! We're hitting the gym mom!!" LOL My little trainer still.
Hope I'll have pics I don't know if hubs took camera with him or not...
I wouldn't mind more ideas of car snacks though and any tips while away. I'm pretty sure we won't be splurging too much. I'm on a VERY tight budget. We are mainly going to tour a University that my Kate will be attending. Disneyland day is a "bonus" :o)
I am thinking about some of those "veggie chips" for the kids.
Gosh, I haven't been to Disneyland since i was like........4?
The girls say it's changed a bit since then
Keep Sparkin Sparkies!!