House Hunting & Life Lately

Life these days… Man. I’ll just start by saying that the gym is like a distant memory right now. I magically still have biceps (probably not that magically- I do hold a baby all day) but I really can’t wait to fall into a new routine one of these days and get back to working out. But a routine seems so far off.

We’re still house hunting. We actually just put an offer in on a house we’d need to completely renovate, aside from the kitchen (which we would do at a later date). We had a ton of hesitation with it since there is literally no yard or anywhere close to play, but it’s in a golf course community with swim and tennis and we love the location. Definitely not the bright and airy house we dreamed about, but we always have the due diligence period to change our mind. And honestly, we went in way low- like offered $55k less than asking, and we aren’t willing to wiggle much because of the amount we have to put into it. It’s been on the market since June 10th though and is vacant, so who knows what desperation might do!

My mom has been helping a ton! I have worked until 7 a bunch of nights since my 9a-3p shifts get refused every time I try to pick them up. I actually miss Jackson every single day because I feel like I barely see him right now. And October is going to be so rough because I leave this Friday for 10 days, come home on a Sunday, and then leave the following Friday through Monday for a wedding. And I work until 7 a bunch of days in October since I had such limited availability. Jackson is so fun right now so I hate missing out on this time! We’ve start baby led weaning, so he is eating real food, but it’s a pain. The idea is that they learn to eat what you eat, but I eat like shit lately. And he is still learning, so most of the food ends up wasted on the floor. It is a lot of work so far, but I know it’ll pay off eventually. And he crawls around like crazy! And has four whole teeth! I am so super sad to leave him for 10 whole days though! When we booked the trip he wasn’t really as fun, so I was actually kind of excited about 10 days with no Mom-duties. I still am excited to have time away and to take a trip (especially with house stress lately!), but I really don’t want to be away from him for that long!

Other than that… well, nothing has been happening. Life has really been all about moving out of the condo (I’m no longer a homeowner!), working a ton, and trying to get schoolwork done. I haven’t really hung out with anybody. Jon and I have barely spent time together. Yesterday after we looked at houses until 3pm, we came to grab Jackson from my parents and took him to lunch with us. It was so good to hang out with him. This is a really stressful time… I’m adjusting more now, especially now that we closed on the condo and that chapter is over, but we had a few really rough weeks.

Well, what’s all I have for now. Off to get some more schoolwork done since I want to get ahead before our trip!


Eats & Selfies. But Mostly House Updates

Well well, in the last 10 days, a lot has happened! We moved out of our condo and we are at my parent’s house. The condo still has a lot of stuff left in it so I need to make it back and still have the final cleaning to do on it, so I don’t think it has quite hit that those days are over. I had one shift so far at work and the drive was long, but it wasn’t miserable. I also haven’t had to go downtown from my parent’s house again, so it hasn’t really hit me how far north we are again.

The house hunt continues! We actually almost put an offer in on a house, but then my realtor asked if we wanted to go back tonight to look one more time. Jon got Andrew (his friend) to meet us there since apparently he was a home inspector before he moved here (he’s also an engineer). He found a ton of stuff wrong with the house and we just kind of decided we don’t want to bother with it. I would consider a really low offer, but I guess the seller had already declined a low offer before. There is a house that I’m going to see tomorrow in my parent’s neighborhood that isn’t even officially on the market yet and doesn’t even have a price set, so we’ll see. I still think we may be just too far north. I was so in love with a house we saw yesterday too, but there were a few things that we didn’t want to deal with (a kitchen renovation and a huge tree stump growing in the driveway, plus a garage downstairs so we would have to carry the car seats upstairs EVERY time!). I loved the location though… I am also still a bit hesitant to jump into anything because I really would like to save up a little bit more.

However, living with my parents is already annoying! Maybe it will get better since I think most of my frustration comes from not having a “home,” but we will get more organized. We’re still living out of boxes right now. Our clothes are just laying on the floor. We have just been so busy since Sunday that we haven’t put stuff away yet! And Rascal will get declawed soon enough and be allowed out, so he won’t be stuck in our bedroom. I did search for a stupid veggie peeler for so freaking long today though and I was starving, and then I dropped my huge tub of yogurt and the bottom broke and yogurt went everywhere, and then I opened the cabinet and my dad’s stupid bag of popcorn fell into my f’ing yogurt bowl and got yogurt all over it. Like, REALLY?! And we have no good place to change Jackson during the day other than my parent’s bed. And if I want to shower when he’s awake, I can no longer slide his highchair along our wooden floors (we had felt pads on all of our furniture) to the bathroom or into the kitchen. I have nowhere to contain my crawling baby.

Jackson had his 6 month shots today. He was horrible after. He was so tired but cried for so long, even when I was holding him. I was so frustrated. He never does that! He finally fell asleep and thankfully I decided to pump right away even though I was early for a pump, because he ended up only sleeping for 30 minutes! SO FRUSTRATING! I kept him home from daycare though because he seemed so sleepy after his shots and I wanted to love on him. Nope, never again. Despite how obnoxious he was, I still miss him and want to go cuddle with him! But I’d never wake the beast! And he started crawling in the last week. He can sit unassisted for short periods of time. And today we started baby led weaning and I gave him avocado and about had a heart attack every time he stuck the whole wedge into his mouth.

Not even sure what else to say! My mind is so fried. Last week was busy with work and Sunday was busy with the move. I feel like next week will be stressful (a lot of work, the closing, and I have TONS of schoolwork) and then the following week I go to Lake Tahoe/Yosemite, which I haven’t even started researching!

Anyway, I’m so tired. We just got home at 8:30 tonight from the second showing on that house and Jon went to have some beers with Andrew. I ate an entire frozen pizza for dinner (I’ll regret that later when I start sweating and my heart starts racing) and now I’m about to go do my last pump, watch a TV show, and go to sleep! I have another showing at 9am tomorrow and then need to get some serious schoolwork done.

Know what I find annoying? I don’t think I ever did this, but if I did, forgive me. I was once annoying. And if you do it, well, it’s nothing personal. I do a lot of annoying stuff too still. I hate it when people say “eats” instead of food. Like, Jesus de Cristo, you had “Weekly Food.” Or “Weekend Meals.” Or anything. Really, I don’t know that I ever would have even cared about it, but I feel like it’s such a blog fad to use that word and it just seems dumb. I hate it almost as much as I hate 10,000 selfies per day (sorry selfie people).


House Hunting & Holidays

Hey-o! I feel like a lot has happened since my last update. Things are busy around these parts! Jon and I put our first offer in on a house that we really liked but we didn’t get it. I wasn’t surprised and considering the market, I figure we have a lot more offers to go before we end up getting one. I just found one that looked so nice, but it listed yesterday and is already under contract. So┬ábasically, in our price range, we need to find a house, see it on the day it is listed, and make a full price offer immediately.

I actually went to the gym this week! Not a ton, but I did. I went on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and today. So better than I thought, actually. I had my last days at CrossFit on Monday and Wednesday and am now going back to LA Fitness full time. I plan to stick with just LA Fitness until November since I go to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite at the end of this month and then we go out of town right after coming back, and then we have another wedding the following weekend. So, lots of stuff going on coming up and I’m just not paying so much money for CrossFit if I won’t be able to go.

My left foot has been hurting since I ran on it the very first day back at CrossFit when I was 6 weeks postpartum. I thought it was feeling a little better, but now it’s way worse so I need to set up an appointment with somebody. I feel like it’s pointless since I’m not staying off my foot while I go on vacation, but I also already reached my max out of pocket for insurance so everything is “free,” so why not?!

Jon and I were actually supposed to go to Florida yesterday, but Jackson had some kind of bug this past week. He had a fever on Monday so I had to pick him up from daycare, then I had to call out of work Tuesday because of the no fever for 24 hour rule even though Jackson was totally fine. Wednesday he was SO fussy in the evening and he wasn’t interested in eating, which lasted for three days, and then he started spitting up a ton and just acting super unhappy at night. And now he’s been waking up at 5am with a snot nose and will not fall back to sleep! Of course, Jon and I are like, “Is he really sick? Do we go to Florida? Do we stay home?” Who knows. But Jon’s mom said it’d be best if we stayed home, and since there was a hurricane passing right by the campground, we decided that sounded like a decent idea.

So, yesterday Jon had the day off since he had taken off to go out of town, so we had kind of a down day. I ended up sleeping in (after getting up at 5am and laying back down) and then we ran to Costco and I ran to the gym and we basically hung out at home. I got schoolwork done and Jon napped for a really long time on the couch. I also spent 1 hour and 26 minutes on the phone with Comcast trying to cancel my service. I was SO IRRITATED! And then they tried to charge me a cancellation fee because they said I renewed my TV and internet contract in 2015, and I explicitly told them last year that I would not renew my contract when they offered me a cheaper bundle. They said the bundle was month to month. I had to throw a fit on the phone and then finally after sitting on hold for almost an hour and a half, the lady came back (after she told me that there was absolutely no way the fee could be waived) and said that I was right- they had presented a new contract to me but that I had declined. OMG. I FREAKIN’ SAID THAT IN THE FIRST 45 MINUTES OF OUR PHONE CALL (you know, because it took 45 minutes to get to that lady because apparently when I first spoke with the cable/internet people, they showed that I was still in a contract with my security system and I had to speak to them separately, even though that ended a few months ago). Anyway, so we WILL NOT be getting Comcast again. Google Fiber is in our area now, so we’re really hoping to get Google Fiber in the new house. I also tried to cancel my power but with all the power outages, I couldn’t even wait on hold for them. There was no option. So I still have to call and cancel everything else this week since we move next Sunday. Add all this shit to the list of reasons that I hate moving.

Today was a beautiful day and I was dying to get outside, so Jon and I went to Piedmont Park for their farmer’s market because I really wanted Blue Donkey coffee. Besides, it’s only 20 minutes away right now, and next week it’ll be 40 minutes away.


It really was nice to get out of the house! We got home and hung out for a little while, and then I ran out to the gym. I met up with Laura for 30 minutes while she got some coffee and then I had to head back home so Jon could go meet up with Andrew since it’s the first day of college football. Lame. So I plan on either doing some schoolwork or watching a trash Lifetime movie and taking full advantage of our last weekend in this house!

Tomorrow I’m getting brunch with Gina and Laura. I hope we go do something outside for a little while, and then Jon and I need to run to my parent’s house to check on Kitty. We actually brought Rascal back to our house this week since my parents are out of town and Jon said Rascal seemed lonely on Friday. He hasn’t been so bad here and Jackson loves him! Jackson just watches him run around and laughs so hard at him and is always trying to scoot over to him and grab him. Super cute. So, I guess we’ll keep Rascal, even though I’ve decided that I don’t need pets ever again.

Alright, time to go shower finally and get on with my night. I was writing this while I made sure Jackson was good and asleep before getting in the shower, but he seems to be. Hope everybody has a good holiday weekend!