I can’t believe the monsters are already on spring break! Yesterday, we drove them up to Papa’s farm and they’re spending a few days with him riding horses and generally turning his life upside down. They’ve spent days at the farm before but I’m having a little more anxiety than usual this time around. I dreamed last night that I dropped them off at a huge movie theater and then followed them, trying to find them in the crowd, but they were lost. *sheepish Mom* Here’s to a fun — and safe — time riding horses. They’ll be home Wednesday.
Of course driving into the country made me want to LIVE in the country again. If we’re going to make the move, we want to do it before Princess starts high school. That doesn’t give us much time to save for the dream farm on top of all our other bills and commitments. Car repairs keep taking a bite out of crime every time I turn around and I have a feeling I’m going to owe Uncle Sam big time this year. (No I still haven’t finished our taxes.)
We may consider other options, like temporary housing until we save enough to build or buy, but we’re limited to what’s actually available. It’s not like that area has a booming rental business, you know? Sigh. At least we’re looking and keeping an ear to the ground. If I stumble across a rental or owner finance type set up in the area, we’re definitely going to investigate, even if it’s too small for long term. (With three kids, one already a teenaged girl, and two home offices, we need space!)
As for writing, all I’ve been able to work on is another couple hundred words on a short story. Hopefully this week I can get back up to full speed.
I’m getting more and more anxious about RT next month. I don’t have enough clothes or shoes yet, but I’m having a harder time finding things. I did go down another size in jeans — even bought one pair two sizes down that were on sale this weekend. I love buying lower sizes! However, I’m constantly losing things in my wardrobe. I mean, I’m replacing as quickly as I can, but since I’m still losing, I only have 2-3 pairs of jeans that work at any one time. I only have a few shirts that I keep cycling through – the rest make me look like a tent.
I need a spring dress shoe that matches the other dresses I bought at Dress Barn (more like church dresses than cocktail dresses) but I don’t do sandals (hate open or bare toes) and most flats are too uncomfortable. Argh. Who knew shopping would be this hard!?! I’m actually tempted to take a few of the Dress Barn dresses back – simply because I can’t find shoes! Oh and I bought them a week ago – so I’m terrified they won’t fit by the time I need them anyway. I’ll be trying them on again next week to see if they’re already too big. One of them I accidentally bought too small, so I’m sure it’ll be okay, but the others fit me when I tried them on. We’ll see. It’s a great problem to have, definitely, but I need clothes!
What’s your good news this week?