Life Right Now

Lovely readers, I am at a total loss for how to address you all right now. In my small personal bubble, things are happy and wonderful and I feel so so blessed. And then I go on Twitter or watch the news, and god, do I feel guilty and self-centered. I’m not sure how to balance the joy of my personal life with the utter sadness of the world outside of it. I am just trying to put one foot in front of the other right now and while there’s been lots of unpacking and blissful backyard dinners and gender announcement celebrations, there MUST also be time to listen to black voices, to educate myself, to literally put my money where my mouth is and donate, to admit that as a white person, I have a huge role to play in all of this. I hope you are making time to do the same.

And with that, I will leave you with some shots of life lately, including Andi’s napping spots in the new house, all the beautiful flowers my mom and sister have given us, a halfway through pregnancy bumpdate, me actually leaving the house to go someplace besides the doctor’s office and BABY BOY!!!! Can you believe it?! Not going to lie, I was SO anxious to know baby was healthy and definitely breathed the biggest sigh of relief after that anatomy scan. We are so thrilled 💖

Checking In

Hi, long time no talk.  Wow, I did not plan to take a break from the blog but my normal weekend things post writing time came and I discovered I had very little to report.  And I seem to have forgotten how to take pictures of anything but my dog sleeping in different places in our house.  So how are you??

Are you surviving?  Are you staying healthy and are you staying the fuck home??  In the absence of anything else to do, I am funneling my energy into being angry at people who aren’t taking this seriously.  Even this extreme introvert does not want to stay locked in her house forever so please don’t see your family (even though they’re your family and you miss them) and please don’t go to Home Depot so you can complete a project or be out golfing or hanging out in public parks with your friends.  Sheesh.

Please tell me how you’ve been passing your time.  I will tell you I’ve watched three seasons of Sex and the City, completely caught up on Schitt’s Creek, of course watched Tiger King and something like 15 movies.  I have not read nearly enough!   We’ve been walking the pup and this past weekend was nice enough to pull out the patio furniture, thank god!!  We also celebrated Joey’s birthday to the best of our ability.  It was going to be Rockies Opening Day this year 😦  Still, Lori delivered Los Arcos for lunch and we ordered Hop Alley for dinner and indulged in a $20 movie rental.  Never Rarely Sometimes Always was so so heart-wrenching and good!

We also went under contract on a house a couple of weeks ago!!!  What a strange time to be buying a house, but here we are.  This was actually a house I looked at on my own while Joey was briefly in Vegas what feels like years ago, but was really less than a month ago.  I actually really liked the house but felt like the kitchen might be a bit small and the price a bit too high.  However, we heard from the selling realtor that they had had THIRTY showings and ZERO offers so we decided it might be a good opportunity to swoop in with a lower offer.  It worked!  We are so very excited to have found something move-in ready, in our budget and in our neighborhood.  We are, however, going from one to four bathrooms, which sounded amazing until we realized we have to clean all those bathrooms 😛

Okay, I think I hit all the important notes.  I really hope you are all hanging in there.  I feel very lucky to still be working from home and to not be living alone, but I know not everyone is in the same boat and I am sending you my well wishes.  Sometimes I forget Joey is an extrovert.  This weekend was a true struggle for him 😦  Stay safe, everyone!

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