Friday, October 28, 2005

All Kinds of Stuff

Yes, I know. I have seriously been neglecting my blog lately. Part of it is because summer is over and my work load has increased. Some of it has just been lack of inspiration. It seems that when something worth writing about takes place in my life, by time I get around to writing about it, it’s no longer interesting.

So, in an attempt to pay some attention to my blog, here are some things that have been taking place in my life lately…

Well, first of all, the biggest thing in my life right now is that I bought a house. A townhouse actually, but it’s still mine all the same. It’s been a real emotional rollercoaster for me. At first I was really freaked out about the whole thing because it happened so fast and I was starting to wonder if it was the best thing for me. The owners accepted my bid two weeks ago today and the next several days following were just awful. I was doing the whole “what if” thing. I finally had to remind myself that I had been praying about it a lot and praying that if it wasn’t the right decision for me at that time that things wouldn’t work out. I don’t close till November 17, so there is still time for things to go south. And if they do, I will be quickly looking for a place to live considering that my roommate is getting married November 19 and we have to be out by November 20. If I have your email address, you’ll be getting an invitation to the moving party because I’m going to have to do it quickly.

I found this video today on my friend Fletcher’s blog. He’s teaching English in China, so I know why he put this on there, but it is really funny.

This brings me to another thought…I think I need to invest in a video camera. I do some of the stupidest stuff sometimes and I’m so accident prone that I think that a “Stacey’s Home Improvement Cam” could help me finance some of the things I want to do if I turn it in to America’s Funniest Home Videos. Even if that doesn’t happen, it would give you all something to laugh at. Be glad I’m wearing hose today, or you would be getting new pictures of my latest injuries. I have a HUGE bruise on each of my knees, another HUGE bruise on my left calf and all kinds of little bruises from my trip to New Orleans.

Ah, New Orleans. This time last week, I was completing day one of probably the most disgusting service projects I’ve ever done. I have never seen so much mold! In case you’re wondering, I went to New Orleans with a group from church for a few days to do disaster clean up. The pictures can’t even begin to describe what we saw and did. I had never been to New Orleans before, so this was my first experience. I don’t know that I can say it was fun (though there were some “fun times”), but it really made you appreciate what you have and also made me seriously consider throwing out everything I know I don’t need. I also learned another valuable lesson…don’t keep anything in your home that you wouldn’t want some stranger finding when they’re cleaning out your house. I’ve also discovered that you learn a lot about people when you travel with them and especially when you’re trying to keep them from falling asleep at the wheel. I’d share more but, “what’s said in the van, stays in the van!” I’m just glad that I wasn’t the one in the driver’s seat when we played 2,220 questions. =) Sorry, I was going to include pictures, but it's not cooperating!

Well, on top of everything else, I have found myself again this year planning a Halloween Party with Lindsy. Not that I don’t enjoy doing stuff like that, but things have been a little hectic this year, so it’s been hard to put a lot of thought into it. Until we went to Target last night, I still had no idea what I was going to be for Halloween. I have a great Snow White costume, but I was Snow White last year and my hair is longer this year, so I really needed to do something else. I had a pretty good idea, but I really didn’t have time to pull it off (not sharing because it might be next year’s costume). So, last night while we were at Target, I found a pair of orange and black knee socks and that did it! I’m going to be a cute witch! =) I went to Wal-Mart after I dropped Lindsy off and bought a hat with orange trim, a cape and I already had the black dress. Not the most original idea, but by far the easiest – which is WONDERFUL!

So, until next time…


Karen said...

Congrats on the new home, Stacey! I hope all continues to fall into place over the next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

First's are almost always exciting,.. and a little scary. Signing your name to alllllll those papers is a little scary. Afterwards your very excited. It's yours! And you get to fix it anyway you want. Congrats on your new home.