Friday, April 20, 2007

Mintuiae (i.e. my life.)

Just a few random items before I disclose the object of my latest obsession/infatuation/dream house.




  • I didn't mean to sully the name of Utah or Utah County with my rantings about bizarre people in my ward. (And yes, I do live in Provo.) There are wackos everywhere (yipee!) it's just that when there is such a high concentration of Mormons here (or anytime there is a concentration of a single group) you are more likely to have some freaks. Hey people, it's just statistical. I didn't make it that way. More Mormons= More Weirdos. (and great people, yada yada yada...)

  • Today Jill hand-delivered the most delightful gift I have received in a while! She heard me bemoaning the fact that my CK subscription ran out a few months ago and we're too poor right now to renew it. (I was poring over Michelle's recent issue.) I felt starved for the fresh ideas that were being placed in every one's mailboxes but mine- My idea books have come to somewhat of a halt with no new information coming in- Enter: Jill at my house this afternoon. A very large stack (say..20 0r more. I haven't yet allowed myself the joy of counting them or looking through them.) of my favorite Magazines! Mostly it is CK and Scrapbooks Etc. and I could not be more pleased. This will be something to do at my family reunion next week- I obsessively (remember the OCD part?) search through each magazine several times, looking for every minute detail that could be translated into an idea, then I meticulously cut them out, sort them, and glue them into my ever-expanding idea books. Sheer Bliss. Thank you Jill :)

  • Speaking of my reunion, I decided to suck it up and try on the jeans that were too unbearably tight to wear- and they fit perfectly! Not the size I want to fit into mind you, but it's a step. It means I don't have to wear yoga pants in public every single day. Also, I treated myself (via my mom's generous gift of cash) to buy a couple tops and a skirt, so now I'm rarin' to go. No more pet food-sponsored t's for me anymore! ( I am wearing one right now.) Okay, so it doesn't start until Monday.

  • To answer some moving questions that have arisen, we are hoping to be moving to Charlotte, NC. I searched and researched and studied to find the right place for us (OCD rearing it's occasionally useful head) and we are setting our sights on Charlotte. Timm is there interviewing now and returns Sunday. We expect a couple of offers, and will have a much better idea of our future locale in a few days.



Which leads me to my latest obsession: My dream house. I have ordered Timm and the agent to look at it tomorrow. I would pretty much but it sight unseen. (I have been searching their Real Estate for 6 months now too.) I have loved a lot of houses, but this is ours. In my head I've already seen us raise a family and go through all the seasons of life. It's meant to be. I will make it meant to be. Check it out! Click on details and you will get a full overview and more pictures!We could buy it on a teacher's salary!!! (maybe).

8 comments:

Dad said...

Looks like a very nice house (of course - no basement)! Have you researched the church in the area (ward, branch)? Likely to be a branch.
Good luck to Timm in his interviews tomorrow. NC could be within driving distance for us for a long weekend.

michelle said...

I'm thrilled for the windfall of magazines from Jill, and also for the end of the pet-food sponsored t-shirts (they scare me). Although your dream house looks dreamy indeed, I am much less thrilled to hear you say you are imagining living out the seasons of life there! Say it isn't so!! Also, totally jealous about Mom & Dad coming for long weekends...

Hannah said...

The magazines sounds like the perfect distraction for the reunion- kudos to Jill! Glad you were able to get some new clothes to sport next week as well and happy that the core plan seems to be working for you.

That house is way cute- bittersweet though to think of you all the way over there.

Crystalyn said...

so for some reason i kept trying to post a comment on your last post and it wouldn't let me and then i unexpectedly had to close my computer and take care of a very sick little one.

ANYHOW, i have tons i think about your incident with those two. so weird. mormon or not...a little crazy those two. lots to say on that but don't want to post a POST in your comment space.

so happy for your inspiring good mail delivery! and very cute house. fun to have so much vision and expectation for somethings so exciting in life. hope it works out for you!

amy m said...

How awesome is that for Jill to bring over all those magazine. She is so thoughtful. Please share your idea book. I have thought about doing the same thing, though I have a problem cutting up my mags, I would love to put one together to have my ideas in one place so please please share.

It is sad to think you're moving but I hear NC is beautiful. I hope you can find your dream house there.

Jill said...

Your dream house is darling (and oh so cheap). I hope you get it. Whatever house you end up with will be wonderful though.

Kim said...

Very cute house! Also, I'm jealous you might be moving to Charlotte. (One of my best friends from high school is also moving to Charlotte in June...it must be the place to be!

michelle said...

hey, where are you? I was hoping to see a new post from you... miss you.

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