Monday, July 19, 2010

101 Goals in 1,001 Days: Update #2

It's been a productive couple of months for the goal list!

#5 - Change the living room paint colors & window treatments: This was 1 of those things that I ended up having to do to get our house ready to sell. It was sad to see the old colors go, but liberating to paint an entire room (and ceiling) almost all by myself! My new living room has a great paint color already and a window treatment that I can live with for now.

#53 - Landscape my front yard: Another thing that we had to do in order to get our house ready to sell. This is something that we had been putting off for a really long time. Hubby worked really hard and I'm so proud of what he accomplished! Our new place needs very little work in the front yard, but we do have a list.

#65 - Move to a bigger house: We moved in on July 1st and it's awesome!!

#92 - Go 3 days without getting online: Well, it wasn't pretty and I was forced into it thanks to my local provider who couldn't get our service moved timely, but yes, I actually went 3 days without getting online. And it sucked.

#93 - Go an entire day without watching tv: Again, thanks to the local provider who couldn't move our service timely. However, as much as I didn't enjoy it, I didn't miss it nearly as much as I thought I would.

For those of you out there who are working on your own lists, how are things going?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Have you missed me? I am stunned that it's been 2 months since I've written anything. At least I have a pretty good excuse. What's that song lyric about "life is what happens while you're busy making other plans?"

As I posted here, I started the project of 101 things in 1,001 days earlier this year. One of the big things on my list was to move my family into a bigger home. It's actually #65 on my list. Well, as of June 29th, I marked that one as complete!

It was CRAZY how quickly the home buying experience went. I mean, we went from not actively looking AT ALL, to stumbling upon this house, making an offer 4 days later and closing on it within the month. Talk about a whirlwind. And then there's this little issue with our old house not selling yet, but let's not go there in this post.

We are beyond excited about our new home. It's more than double the size of our old place. My girls have plenty of room to run & play. I now have a home that I can entertain in and be thrilled to invite friends over to. I'm already envisioning holiday memories and decorations that I've always dreamed of creating. And although we are not quite 3 weeks into our new place and still swimming in packed boxes, this place already feels more like home to me than my old place ever did.

I promise to have pics up this week and to get back on the blogging train. I've missed it. And I've missed you.

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