Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thanksgiving was fun spending time with both John's and my families. Time seemed too short as always. I was trying to be in keeping with the spirit of the holiday and suggested we go around the table and tell something we are thankful about. Invariably Grandma was mentioned which brought about boo-hooing. Ultimately we had a great time of sharing and had a fun day together.
We got the inspection report back on my house and they asked for some really petty stuff to be fixed. We fixed some - but not all - hopefully that will be good enough. The appraiser comes this week. One more hurdle. Please pray we don't have to lower the selling price any after that. My realtor was optimistic - but I am a little apprehensive - just feeling like Murphy is workin overtime right now - praying he isn't.
Guess we can only wait and see. Cross your fingers, say a prayer, send up some thoughts - we can use it all...
It feels like tomorrow should be Monday, but I'm so relieved we have another day to relax. :)
Hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Looks like we are moving forward with getting a new car!! We will test drive both of these on Friday and possibly get it that day as well! I think I'm leaning more towards the CR-V based on how it holds its value and the features it comes with. Kinda scary that it is all moving so fast but exciting as well! First experience with going through a lease. I'm optimistic about how it will go through!
Monday, November 24, 2008
-Thanksgiving. Normally my favorite time of year. This year - my sweet Grandma will not be here to celebrate with us. I'm still having a hard time accepting she is gone. I've been trying to understand why her death hit me so much harder than my other grandparents. I miss them terribly too. I think hers still hurts so much because it really came out of the blue and because there were so many disappointments associated with the timing of her death. Yes she was almost 90 but she wasn't sick - she still was in overall good health. Don't get me wrong - I'm glad she didn't suffer - but the sudden nature of it - still makes it feel like it happened yesterday in my heart. I miss her so much. I have a special tribute in mind though. I think she would have loved it. She and my Aunt and Uncle have come down to celebrate Thanksgiving with us for about the last 10 years. The last 3 of those Grandma has stayed for a few months after in what will definately be remembered as some of the most precious memories. We will be driving down to Athens on Wednesday to celebrate with John's family and head back this way to have dinner with mine.
-We are going to look at an apartment and possibly put a deposit down on one this evening. Pretty excited about this. 2br 1 bath - in a brand new building for a great deal and across the street from where we are now. Love me a fresh start!
-My house sells/closes on the 19th. What a huge relief that is!! We signed the offer and are proceeding with that. The inspector was supposed to go by today and what should he find but the water was disconnected. I called my former neighbors and they said the city was working on a water main and the water would be off most of the day! Of all days!! I hope we don't have to pay for a second inspection!!
-Before we go to Florida for Christmas, we knew we were going to have to either get my car fixed or get a new one. Well - the guy who usually gives me an employee discount doesn't work at the dealership anymore. It actually would be cheaper to get a new car/lease a new car than keep fixing this one. Lately it is always something with it. I talked with someone about a lease today. Pretty interested in pursuing that - even though you aren't building equity - I think right now it is the best way to get us in a reliable suv.
All these things are good things - but a lot of things to have swirling around in my mind right now. What is that song? I'm ready for a slow down...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
So....many of you know the last offer fell through. For whatever reason the lady flaked out and wouldn't even call her own agent back. Oh well. My realtor called me today and said someone new put an offer on it. We countered. There it stands for now. Join me in prayer that this offer will go through. They want to close on 12/19. Would be a WONDERFUL Christmas present!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Life is so unfair sometimes. One of my best friends lost her mom on Saturday. Saturday was also Grandma's birthday. I'm so sad for her. I know how devestated I still am at the loss of my Grandma. I just can't fathom losing your mom. It's not fair.
I met her just once at Bonnie's baby shower when she was pregnant with Maren. We were doing that silly game where you put a tennis ball in a pair of panty hose and tie it around your waist and use that to try to get another ball across the room. We did it in groups of 2 and her mom and I were a group.
My mom is going with me tomorrow to her funeral. She's so sweet to go all that way with me. It's a 3 hr drive and we are leaving at 7am. Yikes!
Keep Bonnie and her family in your prayers. Love you girl!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Isn't she beautiful? I absolutely love this picture. It is kinda funny too because it looks like her foot is up by her face and she is in some kind of contorted position but really those are socks on her hands to keep her from scratching up her beautiful little face. You can almost see those adorable dimples!! :) I can't wait until December when I can see this little miracle for myself!! :)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Wow. A day that will live in infamy. Kinda like Pearl Harbor... only this time it's an inside job.
Hopefully people will come to their senses and block his extremely liberal agenda one bill at a time. Aside from lowering taxes - what good does he promise to accomplish? He is right - anything is possible - or it was possible. The country that enabled him to rise this far is the very country he is trying to unravel.
God has a plan. Maybe it's kind of like when you let a child have his way so he learns the lesson the hard way. The only problem is - those of us who already get it - are punished too.
God, please help us. Protect us from socialism. Protect the babies who survive abortion attempts from Obama's support of infanticide. Protect those small business owners and those who were thinking of pursuing such an endeavor because now - they will be penalized greatly for their success. Protect us from the most liberal agenda to ever think about hitting the White House. Protect us from Obama's terrorist friends. Forgive those who put him in office. They know not what they have done.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
What a day this promises to be. Top on my priority list is finding out probably this afternoon about the pending counter offer on my condo. Hope to get that all wrapped up today. Praying hard that comes through!!
Other prayers go out for this historic election. I know God is in control no matter who takes office. I pray that whoever fills those shoes works to the benefit of our great country and not to the detriment of it. Kind of a nail biting day for me and for our country.
Many more thoughts on the subject I have - but I'll keep them to myself and just say another prayer.
Lord, protect us and this great nation. You know who will be the next President and you know the challenges that lie ahead. Help guide our country in the way it needs to go and protect it from those who intend to bring it destruction. In Jesus name, Amen
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Gig Em Ags :)
Wreck Em Tech :)
But today....we are all on the same team hoping that Tech beats the everloving stuffing out of University of Texas.
Go Red Raiders!! Saw 'em off!!