Friday, December 10, 2010

busy busy busy

If you've been reading my blog for a long time, you may remember me mentioning a house I was hoping and praying I would be able to move into. And you may remember the loan being rejected by the bank due to the house's rundown state.

Well, I have some news.

I'm beyond excited. And also kind of stressed... Christmas is a stressful time anyway, but this Christmas is going to be crazy hectic. Moving day is in 9 days. NINE DAYS! I'm not ready. Not sure that I'll BE ready by then. But I'll try. It's not just the packing, but this new house needs a lot of work. We're actually going to be moving in with a lot of repairs still to be done. I'm working full time until school starts again, and every day after work I've been going to work on the house. My best friend and my boyfriend helped a lot the other day with ripping out the old filthy carpet and prying up the tack strips. Over the weekend we'll be laying new flooring. Right now I'm on the painting stage. I don't have time to paint the whole house right now, but I wanted to get a few things done. I'm painting my room my favorite color- light grey. (I prefer the British spelling 'grey' over the American 'gray' for some reason. I'm weird like that.) 

 My room is almost done now. Just needs one more go-around with the roller. I'll share more pictures after I move in and make it pretty. ;)

One of my many many tedious projects- taking the staples out of the stairs- taking it from carpet to bare wood. Extremely time consuming. But I do it happily. I feel like it's kind of like a craft project. Instead of saying, "Look I made this little thingamabob," I'm saying, "Look I made this house awesome!" Kind of the same idea, right?

I did a great deal of Christmas shopping today. I went to the mall. It was a tad bit insane. But I did get quite a lot of my shopping done. And one tiny thing for myself.. 0:)

PS Michelle, I think you'll like it. ;)

So yeah, that's my update, in case anyone wants to know. :) I haven't been home to even clean my room in like 3 weeks. I'm juggling work, fixing up my new house, moving out of my current house, Christmas, and making time to see my best friend and my boyfriend. Things are crazy right now, but hopefully everything settles down in the next few weeks and I can relax and enjoy how awesome life is. <3

Thursday, December 2, 2010

christmas is coming

Today was the first snow of the year, here in Dayton, Ohio. Now I'm really in the Christmas spirit. I officially started my Christmas shopping yesterday, and got a few things for myself too.. I like to have a few new festive articles of clothing at the start of each season. It gets me in the mood for celebrating the different times of year- the only good thing about living in Ohio is that you get to see all four seasons in their glory, and I like to celebrate that.

Are you getting snow where you live? How do you get into the Christmas spirit?