Thursday, December 16, 2010

To Live in Exciting Times

Wow, look at that: TWO blog posts from me in ONE WEEK! Is it 2006 again?

Last night I was on my cell with my aunt, Jason was on the land line with his mom, his cell was ringing, we had a realtor on her way over to pick up some paperwork, and two friends were standing on our front sidewalk in Santa caps, holding candles and belting out "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

We hadn't had that much excitement in our lives since we began adding Siracha Sauce to macaroni and cheese.

Well, we lost "our" house. I thought I was doing great until my drive home from work on Tuesday. I remember thinking, "Wow, I feel pretty okay about all of this, actually," and then the wrong song came on the radio and I bawled the rest of the way. I think what got me was that I'd already developed a spreadsheet of shade-loving perennials I could have planted in the yard, and I'd already picked the new colors I wanted to paint on the walls. In my mind, I'd even already remodeled the kitchen and master bath just the way I liked them.

It felt a bit like being dumped by your fiance after you'd already started naming your future children.

It's okay though; I've already identified two new houses that I might develop crushes on. But before I get too invested, I think I'll first pass them a note: "Do you like me too? Check 'Y' for yes, 'N' for no."

I'm blogging at the Girlfriends Book Club blog tomorrow...stop by and say hi! The authors that comprise the blog frequently hold book giveaways, so it's a good site to add to your bookmarks.


  1. Hi :)
    I found you via a tweet which led to Girlfriends Book Club which led me here.
    I loved the humor & story in that post.
    All the best,

  2. Never underestimate the value of adding Siracha to your food.

    So sorry about the house. That house was never good enough for you. You deserve better.

  3. So sorry about your house. What a disappointment. Still, finding the perfect house is like finding the perfect guy: sometimes it happens immediately, but more often it takes a long time and a lot of duds. Once you've found the one for you, though, it will be impossible to picture having ended up with anything else. Good luck!

  4. Sorry your didn't get the house you wanted. I agree with Eileen. You deserve better.