Friday, August 20, 2010

Day Eight and Three Quarters

Yesterday the three of us went apartment hunting (you can't live with your parents forever, right?). It was an interesting day. Here are some fun facts.

Directly after agreeing that neither of us liked high-rise apartments, we proceeded to check one out and fall in love with it. We probably can't afford to live in downtown Silver Spring, but it was fun to dream.

There's a fair chance we'll be moving right back to where we left in January. And if we do, it'll be good to be home.

Besides apartment hunting, we priced skateboards, helmets and knee and elbow pads for me and Sadie because I want to incorporate skateboarding into our home school P.E. class. Am I the coolest mom, or what?

We had coffee with my favorite Elena yesterday. She's a hoot!

I'm in the market for a planner. And I'm becoming a bit obsessed about it. I want a planner that is also a journal and I want to be able to write in my own school (and other stuff) schedule, and Sadie's schedule (like a teacher's planner). I wouldn't mind if there was a space to write down weekly menu plans (although that's not a deal-breaker). But I definitely I want it to be beautiful. I have searched online and in 5 different stores. I scoured Etsy. I just can't find that perfect one. I have seriously contemplated creating my own, but I think it would be too much work. Last night I dreamed about planner searching. Today I'm going back to one of the stores to reconsider some close runners-up. I have decided to focus on the functional, to find one that does what I need it to do. And then, bring it home and use my mountain of craft supplies to make it beautiful.

Jermaine is baffled. But we realized last night that we are a lot alike in that sense. We both get totally obsessed about something, and it's practically all we can think about. We have none of the same obsessions (and both find the other's quite odd), but we get what it's like to be obsessed, and that's very helpful.

Andrea and I leave for Forks in just THREE weeks! Woo-freaking-hoooo!!!

I set my goal to come up with 100 article ideas this week and write 5 queries. I came up with all the ideas, but I got side-tracked and didn't send any queries. Wondering if I should try to do any today or just tack them onto next week's goal.

Weight-wise, I have been holding steady at 175 for the past 3 days. Want to get back on the loser track so I can be in the 160s by the time we go to Forks. Still planning on writing my caloric epiphany in the very near future.

Another goal of mine is to start Bible-blogging again. I want to aim for once a week. The idea is: I'll blog 5 or 6 days a week total. One will be a Bible blog, one will be a Fab for Forks blog and the others will entail rambling goodness on here. And in total they will create one heck of a story about being 29.

Once more, if you've read this far, I thank you, I pity you and I invite you to join me for the rest of the adventure. Amen.


Andrea said...

Yay for Forks! Yay for holding steady! I wanna live in a high rise. I'm pretty sure I'm a city girl at heart. You know, the single non-mother part of my heart! I'm REAAAALLLLY shocked that there's been no mention of a Homeschool Blog. I stole something from you that you didn't make exist. See, I thought for sure you'd make a HS blog, so I thought, ohhh that's a good idea, I'll do it. Then you didn't do it, so I'm confused, did I copy or not?

Andrea said...

Also, I totally get the obsession with the planner. I have yet to find one I love. :( Good luck.