Alternate title: Where is the world is Carmen San Diego?
I’ve been pretty absent here in blog land and it’s not by choice. The first few months of 2017 have taken me and my family on not so expected journey.
I accepted a promotion at work, which fills me with excitement and opportunity but also means all the fun of learning new tasks and the time it can take to get them into routine. I’m in the depths of the learning curve now. I love what I do, and I know it doesn’t sound glamorous but it challenges me and forces me to be better.
The older I get (all 35 years of me) the more I realize challenges are what make me happy. Some people want admiration, some people want to be loved and I just like a good challenge. My husband and I have played Jeopardy against each other (while watching on TV) ever since we started dating. It’s not that I love Jeopardy (ok I do) but it’s a fun way we’ve always kept each other on our toes. Way back in the day we had a competition to see who could become a millionaire first…then we had kids and laughed about that idea. Who knows maybe someday? Another challenge?
Challenges are also what I love about fitness it’s hard to get bored when you can always try something new. Currently I’m in a new to me Barre kick. The classes look to be easy and yet every time I leave I feel like a new person who has never worked out before. I’m also incredibly missing running. My schedule has been all over the place and I haven’t been doing a great job of scheduling my workouts, but there is no time like the present to start!
And hopefully soon planing my workouts will be slightly easier…Our purchase offer was accepted on a new house last week. It’s exciting, it’s nerve-wracking it’s not really at all where we planned to be but we are all so excited for the change. A month ago we were meeting with banks to discuss a gut, remodel and addition of our current house and then on a whim we drove by a house in a neighborhood where we had looked at 3 other houses and BAM! It was perfect for us, it had every thing we were holding out for and we didn’t have to sell our current house to buy it, which where we live is an insane statement.
The house has a huge basement and much to my husband’s chagrin, I have plans for a complete home gym! Currently our weight rack is in our detached unheated garage, that is also home to my heavy bag (which makes it tough to use in the winter brrr..) And in the corner of a front room you can find my bosu, weights, foam rollers and other needed items. In the new house everything, even my TRX straps can have permanent placement!
While it isn’t a done deal until the paperwork is signed, our family is extremely excited to make the change. As one new door opens we are having trouble closing the door on our current home. We’ve built so many memories here, we brought Broc home to this house, all his firsts were here and Reece went from little guy to little boy here. It’s hard. And we love the neighborhood and our neighbors which makes it even harder.
And we’ve done so much sweat equity here, my husband is super talented and I’m a good helper (haha!)
Our Bathroom Remodel:
Our Back Room Remodel:
We have been torn between renting it out and selling it. But I just don’t see us being able to be landlords with out schedules. So we are hoping another family or handyman can call our first home, their home sweet home.
And now all seconds of our free time are tied up in getting our current house projects finished up and preparing for moving into the new house. I had no idea ho much crap 4 people could hoard in one small place but the past few days have been eye-opening. Also am I the only mom who finds gummies wrappers stuffed in every available crevice of my home?! WTH?
For now thanks for having coffee and giving me a chance to catch up with you, the next few weeks will be a little bit crazy around here. Which means the blog might look a little bare and neglected but I promise once these pieces fall into place I’ll be back better than ever with all sorts of food, fitness and fun!
Question of the Day: What is the least stressful part of buying a new house?