The Happyish Homestead

Monday, September 27, 2010

Once Again...

I am going to do a thankful post. I've been on the verge of tears this week and I am hoping that this will be a good remedy.

I am thankful for:

  • a husband that pays the bills, literally. I didn't realize what a pain in the bum that was.

  • that Meg still likes to hold my hand, even though she can walk just fine without me.

  • bedtime. I assume that I don't need to explain that one.

  • chocolate. Will I be twenty pounds heavier when most of you see me again? Yes, yes I will be. Do I care, not a lick.

  • cable/dish/directTV. We've personally never purchased any of these, and after a couple of weeks of having one of them, we will ne-ve-r purchase them. I am a self-aware person and I know what makes me a bad mom: reading a good book, HGTV, and going grocery shopping with three kids.

  • the nation wide phenomena of garage selling. I take comfort in knowing that wherever I go, other people will have junk that they are trying to sell for more than it's worth.

  • that Adeline is still Adeline and that she can throw an Adeline fit, regardless of her circumstances. If you can't be good at something, at least be consistent.

  • for Elizabeth's ability to be happy wherever she is and that I never have to worry about her making friends, even if it is at three different schools in one year.


Life news: I had no luck on Friday when I went house hunting and was, honestly, very disappointed. I was naively optimistic.

Blog news: Today's post will be it for the week. I am heading back down to Medford on Wednesday to look for houses again and then I'll be in California visiting my lover on Friday.

If I post next week - I have a lot going on, please don't judge or count me as fickle - it'll be only once and it will be Wednesday.

About your blogs: if I don't comment over the next couple of months, be understanding. My in-law's computer, for whatever reason, won't allow me to access some of the blogs.

Liz, thanks for participating in the cooking show tittle challenge. My vote is for Servin' up Sunshine.


  1. I'm glad you finally posted, I was worried I would have to go home without a Monday dose of you. Thanks for the warning on when you will post, I hate the time I take to continually look to see if you have posted when I'm supposed to be working. Happy house hunting, Happy visiting Bryce, Happy many days with zero kids.

    Love Mom

  2. I completely feel your pain on the house hunting. I still haven't gotten over the emotional scars and it's been 2 years... It's EXTREMELY disappointing going from one house to the next to the next to the next to the next to the next to the next to the next to the next to the next (and that's just the first 90 minutes) and still not finding the one you want.

    Speaking of garage sales... want to take a couple days off in Mayish and come help me with one??? We were gonna do it this fall, but it's just not gonna happen. (You're under no obligation, just thought you might want a vacation after tax season.)


  3. I am unwitty as of late and am embrassed to leave a comment that may be unworthy. So, it's sad that you couldn't find a house, however, that is because the perfect house is waiting for you...don't get will appear when the time is right. :)

  4. lecoment-pronounced (lee-coment), noun: the feeling of utter despair at the sad predicament one may find oneself in. In a sentence, I am feeling very lecoment today.

  5. good luck house hunting. Take your time and don't rush it.

  6. It really doesn't matter what house you get. You will make it awesome because you are you. I can't wait to see the before and after in whatever house you choose.


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