August 20, 2009

thoughts and ramblers

Every few months or so I have to dump out the truckload of thoughts swirling around in my head or else I fixate on them and can't move on. So sorry, virtual world. Here's what's on my mind:
  • Should we buy a new house? It is a good market to buy, and in four or five years we are going to outgrow our current casa. But should we stretch our budget now for a good deal, or wait until we really need it and pay more $?
  • If we were to buy a new house, could I salvage this kitchen

to have this house

with this view?
  • If we were to move, where do I want to be??? I finally feel a part of this neighborhood, and do I really want to start over? But should we do it now so Ella can make friends that she will go to school with?
  • Why do I fret so much?
  • I was going through my purse the other day and I found 28 gift cards. I love gift cards. I love it when you find the perfect necklace at Anthro but can't stomach the $42 price tag and then you remember you have a gift card and all is well. But because I love the above mentioned scenario so much I don't like to use the treasured cards for every day purchases. This leads to having a separate wallet with 28 gift cards in it. Some were wedding gifts, making them at least 8 years old. Myer and Frank is now out of business. And on some of them you lose $1 a month after a certain period of inactivity. These things I know, yet I still hoard them. So if you are shopping with me anytime soon, ask me if I have a gift card before I slap down my AmEx.
  • I have a really great husband.
  • Has Camie had her baby?
  • You can't really taste the zucchini in zucchini brownies, but they're not all that good.
  • I can't find my Garmin, and I really don't want to run without it. When did I become the person who only enjoys running when she knows how far and how fast?
  • I am currently reading four books. Each book gets about 5 pages a week. Not finishing these any time soon.
You've been saved from further ramblings by an awake Ella. Thanks for tuning in.


momharm said...

that kitchen CAN be saved!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think I actually read your blog a lot.....
A few things:
-I am glad I am not the only one with a head full of a million thoughts at once!
-Ella does look like such a big girl in that picture!
-I am actually Palmer the night of Sept 9. I am sorry I won't be able to make it. There goes my "living vicariously through you" with the child experience :(
-I am delighted that you want to use my quilt for Ella's pictures. I can give it to you whenwe have our next craft night or drop it off if I don't see you before her birthday.
-I think I am going to "machine knot" the quilt. I found how to do it in that book I thought was unhelpful. Basically it is making "knots" with some zigzag stiches on top of each other.
-Hope to see you soon!

Unknown said...

You really need to live in NYC for awhile and you will realize you live in a mansion! I would kill for as much space as you have...I think I could house a family of 6 in there and it would still feel huge.

packermom said...

I'm not going to weigh in on the house.....way too big a decision for me to get involved in. I would love to know what the 4 books are, though.

I enjoyed reading your random thoughts..... I think we all have them!

Camie said...

To answer your question: That's a definitive no. I wish! Sep. 30

Sorry I haven't commented in forever. I am trying super hard to keep up with life and dying because I'm not quite doing it right now.

I can only hope that having three kids is easier than having two and being pregnant! Maybe?

Britt Chudleigh said...

what!?! I think that kitchen has great potential.

Jane Anne said...

I'll jump in and give my opinion... I don't think you should move :) just being selfish.

Lisa said...

A few crack me up - hoarding gift cards and reading 4 books at a time. I love your writing. as someone who bought a beautiful house at the HEIGHT of the market and ENVY anyone who gets to buy now, I say buy now while your money buys you more. Go for bones of the house, neighborhood, and view/location. I finished the alphabet board inspired by your blog post, I love it and will post a picture for you soon!

Hopkinson said...

love this post. You are a great mom.