It’s been a while!

Happy Friday my friends!

Sorry it’s been so long. Time kind of got away from me the past couple of weeks. I’ve been home full-time with Eliana for the past two weeks and it’s been SO great. I’m so incredibly grateful to have this time of just her and I before Arlo gets here. We’ve bonded so much these past couple of weeks and I’ve learned so much about her. She’s hilarious. Like really, really hilarious. She loves to make others laugh. And we read probably 15 books a day. I think I have Little Blue Truck memorized now. Being at home comes with it’s fair share of complications too. Things have been tight budget-wise but I’m actually really proud of myself for how much I’m working to cut expenses in certain places. When we sell the house, things will get easier. But we’ve discovered the wonderful world of Aldi’s so that’s something! That grocery store is incredible. A 10lb. bag of potatoes for $1.69? Sure! Let’s have mashed potatoes every day for 3 weeks! Food’s just fuel, right?

Speaking of selling the house… we’ve had three showings in two days. Something’s gotta come out of this, right?! COME ON! There’s been a ton of strong interest and we’re waiting on a bite. I’m hopeful that it’ll come soon. I’ve never vacuumed so much in my life. Mom, if you’re reading this, you’d be really proud. Our house is spotless right now. None of the other eight houses in our neighborhood have sold either. We were driving around the other day and there are SO MANY houses for sale right now. It seems like everyone’s trying to cash in on the “hot sellers market” that’s going on. Can’t blame ’em.

Brad and I were talking about this the other day – selling your house, one of the most personal possessions you own, is such an impersonal process. We, as the sellers, can’t even talk to the potential buyers about our house. We have to physically leave the property when someone wants to come look at it. Isn’t that weird?! I feel like the home buying/selling process would be a much less stressful thing if we could all communicate. It’s just so odd that it’s so secretive. I remember when we bought the house that we now use as a rental and the seller left sticky notes on everything leaving little details that we might have missed. I loved that. I felt like it wasn’t so secretive, you know? I’m tempted to do that here and maybe leave some full-sized candy bars out. “Here take one! And for the love of God please buy our house!” is what I would put on the basket. Maybe it would work.

On a personal note, I’ve decided to follow my life long dream of becoming a teacher. Come summer or fall, I’ll be enrolling to get my masters degree in Elementary Education. I’ve wanted to do this for so long but have always chickened out. Gosh I hope I’ll be a good teacher. More on that later but I’m so excited that I had to share!

I hope that I’ll have another house update here soon. Stay tuned folks!

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