A Good Cry

Monday, November 24, 2008 (I think, and am too lazy/comfortable to check if the date is correct!)

Today is just one of those days where the tears come easily.  I’m not really sure why, but I’m sure all the stuff with the house, combined with dreary weather, doesn’t hurt.  All I know is that this morning I put on my favorite Christmas CD–Celine Dion, These Are Special Times– (yes, I couldn’t wait until after Thanksgiving!!), curled up on the couch with a book I’ve been reading (The Things We Do For Love, by Kristin Hannah), with my baby Charlie asleep next to me, and the next thing I know, the tears have started.  But I wasn’t extremely sad.  It was one of those crys that you just NEED.  The ones that when you are done, you just feel so grateful that you have so much in life.  I feel so incredibly happy to have what I do–family, love, friends, a new home, a good job, financial security–things that many people can only dream of.  So, I hope that in the next few very hectic weeks I’ll be able to recall this feeling whenever I start to feel overwhelmed.  I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

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Packing!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Well, one dream of mine is on it’s way to being realized…Kimm and I are in the process of purchasing our first home!  From the time we met with our realtor (two weeks ago), we have found the home we love, put an offer in, got through SEVERAL sleepless nights waiting to see if our offer was accepted, and then were ecstatic when it was accepted!  Now we are in escrow, meaning that we have signed the purchase and sale agreement and until the closing date (hopefully December 12th), the house still belongs to the seller.  Our next step is the inspection which is next Friday.  So hopefully not much will show up that would affect the contract and make for additional negotiations.  But in the meantime, we are PACKING!!  And I have to say, I’m already tired of it!   But hopefully we can do a few boxes each day and keep the final goal in mind.  So, wish us luck!

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Just Do It

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VOTE.  That is what “it” refers to.  You should never be too busy to vote.  You should never think that your vote doesn’t make a difference.  You should never shrug off what people before us fought wars to win the right to do.

It’s actually exciting that we are living in a time that will experience a bit of history in the making.  Whoever wins the presidential election tonight, one thing is for sure…either an African American will be president or a female will be vice-president.  And that people is pretty progressive and amazing.

So don’t waste any more time.  Just get out there and do it.  VOTE so that your voice is heard.  If you do vote, I can’t imagine that you won’t feel like I did–proud, patriotic, and happy to live in a nation that allows me to participate in determining who will run the country.

And after you vote, treat yourself to something.  You deserve it!

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