Made you think…

I recently read this on a great blog:

IF YOU WEREN’T SETTLING, WHAT WOULD YOU FILL UP YOUR FRUIT TREE OF EXPERIENCE’S WITH????

WHAT DO YOU WANT……?

It definitely made me think.

Because I immediately went to children.  I want kids.  But then I thought, I don’t really want kids right now anyway…I’m just not ready.  Then I thought about the farm and lifestyle that I want, and then I realized that I’m getting there.

So here’s my list:

a good man (check)
a good marriage (check)
children, preferably 2
2 dogs and 2 cats (halfway there)
a farm
and a funeral like my grandma’s.  She had a full house at her viewing and funeral.  Everyone there talked about how
much she influenced their lives and helped them in some way.

So the conclusion that I came to is that I’m not settling at all.  I’m waiting.  I’m waiting for what I want from the man that I want.  I love my husband and I know that eventually he will get to the place where I am.  So I’m waiting.  Because I don’t want the end result, if I don’t take the journey with the right person.  It’s just taking him longer than I would like…

What do you want out of life?  Are you settling?

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Before…and After

I’m just not in the Christmas spirit this year.  We’ve put up the tree but it isn’t decorated and I just don’t feel like it.  We didn’t decorate the bushes outside.  I’m not excited to give or get presents.  It’s just a bah humbug Christmas for us this year.  So instead of complaining about ALL the things I want to whine about, I thought a picture post would be in order.

While browsing the laptop and organizing pictures, I found a bunch of pictures we took the second time we went through our house.  (Which apparently you aren’t supposed to do.  Oops!)  Which then made me look around and see all the progress we’ve made.  We’re definitely not done, but we’ve made some serious changes.  And since cleaning for Thanksgiving lunch is the cleanest my house EVER gets, I decided to post some comparative pictures for your viewing pleasure!  (if you click on the pictures, they get big enough to actually see)

The Living Room
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The Dining Room
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The Kitchen
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The Guest Bathroom (aka Noah’s bathroom)
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The Master Bath (aka Kari’s bathroom)
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The Master Bedroom (if you blow up the after picture, you might notice something…)
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The Red Bedroom
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I tried to only show you the exact same view as before, but for some reason, I actually got really close in the red bedroom for the before shot.  Strange.  Also, did you notice?  The entire flipping house was painted a peachy pink color?  Yikes.

Anyway, what do all the cool hip kids say?  Oh yeah, This is cribs and that’s the tour, now get the h*ll out!  Peace.

Crazy Town

So…I’ve been having some weird dreams lately.

Earlier this week I dreamed that I was leaving Noah for our friend Caleb. And that sounds pretty straightforward, I know. But it wasn’t. It was Noah’s sister’s birthday and we were in Noah’s parent’s house making out in the oven where I was supposed to be baking a pie for Noah’s sister. Weird.

This morning I had two crazy dreams. The first, I was pregnant. But I still had my IUD in. In the literature for the IUD they say you can’t get pregnant and if you somehow manage to get pregnant, when the Dr. removes the IUD, it will break your water and the baby will die. So my pregnant self, only two months or so, decided to pull the IUD out. And the baby fell out. In the toilet. Except, she was a two month blob, she was a full developed fetus. Which she definitely should not have been. This could be due to the fact that I watched Jack last week or that I have read the last Twilight book.   So I decided to keep her.  Except I knew that she would grow up too quickly and would die before I did.

Then after I woke up from this dream, I went back to sleep. And I dreamed that we were in a grocery store with a bunch of our friends and our friend Beth was wearing pink hooker heels and she was telling us that she had cancer. So strange.

What weird dreams have you had?

Just when you start to think you’re smart…

I took this quiz.  I got 35 right.  They said the average score is 58.   Oops!

Also…fun to note.  I have a dress for sale.  New with tags.  It’s a Nanette Lapore black strapless sexy as all hell dress.  .  The tag says a 4 but it’s not.  It’s definitely a 6.  It’s normally $345 and it was on final sale for $50.  I shouldn’t have bought it, but I couldn’t just leave it there!  I’ll post a picture later but friends, I need to sell it.  I paid off a credit card Saturday morning and then went a little crazy wiht the spending, so…if one of you lovely blog ladies would like to purchase it, I’ll sell it for $50 plus shipping and handling.  If not, it goes on ebay.  So…please help me out! (and you too ‘cuz it’s gorgeous!)

Wake up out there!

First and foremost, this lady is amazing!  If she has a blog contest, enter.  Seriously.  She is so thoughtful with her prize package!  Thanks again!

Secondly…where are you internets?  I understand no comments over the holiday.  It’s a time to be with family and cram as much yummy not good for you food as you can…but…it’s Monday…and…still…no one wants to help me name my kitten?  Please?  Pretty please?  I’d offer a reward if I pick your name but we all know I don’t usually follow through AND more importantly, this name has to pass approval from Noah.  And with his stunning choice of “cat cat” for our current feline friend, I’m thinking this will be interesting.  So please?  Help me come up with ideas for the kitten!  I only have *hopefully* 25 more days to figure it out!

p.s. picture post coming soon!