Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Hi all,
I've been inspired by reading my mom's blog and jojo's blog. They are such excellent writers/story tellers! They both fill their blogs with basic, everyday things from their lives. I always feel like I have to wait until something momentous happens before I can blog. That's why there are days (sometimes weeks) with no post on my blog! But hey, here's what's going on in my world!

We officially moved into our new apartment on June 26. I feel blessed because we have 2 bedrooms, a nicer kitchen, and NO TRAIN. I think I've blogged about this before! :-) So why am I not LOVING our new space? I finally figured it out this weekend. There are certain cosmetic things that I don't love. For instance, the carpet is kind of a brown/mauve industrial carpet & it's all over the house, except for in the kitchen and bathroom. I'm a barefoot girl and I just HATE the feel of it. I'm also not LOVING parking RIGHT next to the garbage containers that serve the entire complex, which only has about 15 units, but still.......it STANKS! And there are other little things like the floor creaks and the refrigerator whirrrs loudly. But as I reflected on those things, I thought, well all of that is just little annoyances. So again, why don't I love our new space? I guess the answer is that it's not my "ideal space" yet. I don't "want" to be there. I want to be in a 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with modern amenities, lots of parking, and a garage for Greg. I wanted to be in the Ore City duplex, but everything before and after that has been out of necessity. And I know there's a time for everything and we are in what Dave Ramsey calls our "patience time" where we are preparing ourselves financially for a more desirable home in the future. But right now, I'm just struggling with "settling." Have you been there before?

Our 12th anniversary was this last weekend. We had a really good time. We each got an hour-long massage (heavenly) and, thanks to Jeff & Kell, we stayed the night at a local hotel suite. It was a nice getaway. Of course, we missed our Bella, but she did fine with J & K. In fact, she had a blast! When we arrived to pick her up, she was chomping on a full size peach - too cute! And Kell got some fantastic pics of her playing in the wading pool. I'll try and post them when I get them from Kell.

Greg is doing so well with his CPAP machine! It's made such a difference in everything from his energy level to his wit! I used to tease him that he would tell a lot of jokes that were "in the valley" (stink bombs) before he would finally tell one that was "on the peak" (a good one!). Well, now he's just zinging me left and right! And I love it! Mostly, I love that he is feeling better.

I guess that's enough of an update for now. Thanks for reading!


Sarah said...

love the update! have greg pull the refr out and vacuum the back of it, that should take care of the loud whirrlling noise--hopefully! :-)

Adventures and Good Times! said...

I'm so glad you wrote this. It is difficult when you are not in the ideal place and have to settle for a time. But, you are working toward your goal of a different space. I know that you will make this space special for you and your family. You are going to make many memories there, no matter how long you are there!

Yay for anniversaries!!!

and, yay for Greg doing well on the machine!!


Anonymous said...

A day in the life of..... I'mmmm LOVIN' it! Was so good to read your catch-up blog on whassahappaneeng with you lately. btw: I think you're a wonderful story teller because of your knack for detail. It brings life to your stories(like the lady with the moustache....ha!). I hope you can get the area rugs for that scratchy carpet of yours. I sure know what you mean about not really 'feeling' it in your space. Glad you got away for your anniversary. Happy for Greg he's getting more benefits from the CPAP
machine... what a relief! Keep lookin for the silver linings, hon.

Star Char said...

Jo: Thanks! He did something to it yesterday and it STOPPED WHIRRING! :-) It's the little things in life. Are you guys still coming to PDX this summer? Can't wait to see you.

Adventures: Thank you for your understanding and encouragement. You're the best!

Hez: I KNOW you get what I'm saying, probably more than anyone else! Soon, we'll be living in the same town and having fun! :-)