~We are buying a house! I need to repeat that. We are buying a house! I am thrilled, but it is also exhausting. Paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork. Home inspection, appraisal, meeting with our lender, calls to our realtor, arranging for a move and notifying our current landlord, homeowner’s insurance, etc. You are probably bored just reading these last couple of sentences. I don’t blame you. That is part of my lack of blogging lately; as excited as I am that we are going through this process at last, it is mostly mind-numbing.
~I have been daydreaming of decor and home improvement projects. I am suddenly interested in learning to tile. I notice other people’s landscaping in detail I never cared to before. I have started mentally plotting the garden that I won’t even be able to begin working on until next Spring. I find myself using trite phrases like “curb appeal” and “resale value”. I have wasted hours online, browsing through virtual home tours. Yeah, I have become a home decor nerd. I am looking forward to the time when I can share some before and after pictures here on the blog.
~Simon starts part-time preschool just 2 weeks from today! I know he is going to love it and have a blast. His teachers sent him a letter that arrived today with some enclosed stickers. It made him feel really special. Even though we are planning to homeschool, this will give him some time out of the house to make friends, socialize, and learn while I begin a new schedule at work.
~I am going to be presenting Storytimes for babies and preschoolers at the library where I already work as a Library Assistant. I have spent almost as much time daydreaming about this as I have the house. (Almost.) Choosing books that are perfect read-alouds, selecting songs and fingerplays, creating visuals, and plotting crafts and activities has trickled over into my time at home and not just at work, because I love my job so much. I am really hoping that I will get appointed to do this in an official capacity, but for now I am just filling in as a substitute while I tweak my resume and cover letter.
So….there is my bloggy brain dump for the evening. I am such a scatter brain lately as I process all of this. However, I am feeling like I have broken through to a bit of calm at the center of the storm. I just need to wait, breathe, and try to seize these last days of Summer.
Whatever will be, will be.