Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Catching Up

Wow, I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last posted! I've been busy for sure...but I just haven't felt inclined to blog. Weird.

Well, we did move, already. We're in the new apartment, but not yet settled. We still have a lot of STUFF. And I feel like we got rid of so much! We could probably get rid of more...

I am convinced I'm feeling the baby move - I won't admit it yet to real life folk beyond Mr. Random, but there's no way what I'm feeling is gas. I'm pretty sure most IRL peoples would be skeptical though, and I don't feel like dealing with that.

It's weird, because I still don't 100% believe it's real, if that makes any sense. It's just so...strange! And unexpected! And I have sooo much to do between now and when the baby is due. So much. I feel like I can't think about anything else.

And, I'm feeling way burnt out. This past week was spring break, which I spent moving and trying to settle our stuff into the apartment. I got about 1% of my school work To-Do list done. Which, is not at all good. And yet, when I sit down to work on more of the list...I just feel tired. And grumpy. I just don't want to! I know part of that is just feeling overwhelmed, and I need to just break things down, schedule things in small chunks, and just chip away at everything. But I keep seeing the big picture of EVERYTHING I need to do and I get frustrated.

Mr. Random and I are having a "spat" over the baby's room. It's fairly good natured really...but I think we're both annoyed with the other. Basically, he wants to keep our QUEEN SIZED guest bed. In the baby's room. I, HOWEVER, do not think it will FIT with what I want in the baby's room. I want a crib. A dresser with a changing pad on top. And a glider/rocker/chair dealy. PERFECTLY REASONABLE, no? And he told me ages ago when I was plotting nursery schemes that nurseries are for the mothers, not the babies, because you could put a baby in a drawer and it wouldn't care. Well, fine, I can accept that. But now, when I'm starting to get my nesting on, he's going and mucking up my nursery! Ugh. I told him that, pretty much those exact words, and he said, well, that may be, but this is also a marriage, which means there has to be compromise. Hmph. Hard to argue with that. I've been saying I'll reserve judgement until we start putting the baby furniture in there, but we finally put the bed down in a corner, and I just don't think it's going to fit!! It's just not! I told him this, and he was all, sure it will, the crib goes here, and he holds his arms out about 3 feet wide. Really dear? You think that's all the space the crib will take? He has no idea...

But, the bed can stay put for now. My parents are coming in April, so it'll be good to have it for them, and I had always figured we'd keep it until after they left. We'll likely be getting the crib that weekend as well, so we can start putting stuff in there and seeing just who is right about this little situation.

Monday, March 1, 2010

We're Moving?

Mr. Random applied for a new job. He's more excited about the job duties and it pays nearly twice what he's making now. Which is good. Very good. And will mean I can take fall semester off, which would be ideal.

Well, he interviewed last Tuesday, on Wednesday they told him he had it (yay!!!) and then on Thursday he had to submit for a background test and Friday he provided a "sample" for a drug test. It should mean he has the job, but he's waiting to celebrate until he has the yes, you're official, here's your start date, in hand. Doesn't want to jinx it. I don't blame him. He's very excited about the opportunity...best not to do anything that might jinx it in that case.

So, there are a lot of positives - he likes the job activities better, the improved pay...but there's one, little, tiny hang up. It's 46.1 miles from our house. Which works out to about 1 hour and 50 minutes with traffic...one way. That...is not acceptable in my book. His commute now is about 1 hour and 15 minutes with traffic, and that's already taking up too much time. He'll never be able to see me or the baby if he has a 2 hour commute!

So...we're looking to move now...instead of when they finally foreclose on the house or we get an offer. In like...2 weeks because that's his estimated start time. We put $100 down on Saturday to hold an apartment. It's all so fast! And sad...I love this house so much. And now, instead of saving money by living in a house we're not paying the mortgage on...we'll be paying rent every month. Our friends in this town have not paid their mortgage for over a year! That could save us so much money! But 100 miles a day commute is not at all something I think is reasonable. So there we are. The plus side is we can take our time moving stuff...and look at consolidating what we have and having a nice garage sale...but it still makes me really sad. I never thought we'd be leaving the house so soon...

About this Blog

I have a journal. You know, the real kind...paper, bound in a book form...nice leather cover. And I do write in it...every few months. I like it, but somehow I find it hard to keep up regularly. I'm at a computer nearly all the time, so I find it easier to keep up on this blog. So, that's what this blog is for. To help me journal when I'm away from my journal. A place to collect my thoughts before I lose them to the chaos of my mind.

Or see my first post here. That's why I started this blog.