First things first, we have decided to postpone putting our house on the market until next spring. As much as I was already envisioning being back in Apex or at least on our way back, we've decided it's best to wait to see if the market continues to recover and see if we can make a bit more profit on our house. I guess we'll spend the next year making sure the house stays nice and clean and unbroken and we'll see what happens next year.
Aside from the minor house drama, things are moving along as you'd expect in the land of unemployment. I've gotten a few more prospects on the job front, but at this point they are not even worth mentioned as it seems as soon as I talk about something it slips right through my fingers. How about I just let you know if something works out? K? K.
I've been painting again. I put down my brush and roller for a little while, but then got a second wind and got right back into it. I've (re)done our master bathroom. It was a sage green from Restoration Hardware, but it just wasn't jiving with the tile in our bathroom. The tile was a little too cool of a color and the sage was asking for something more warm to contrast with. I painted the bathroom the same La Fonda Antique Red I've used in the dining room, half bath, hallway and our bedroom. I love it and I've found so many things to go with it. The rugs have really been my jumping off point and I'm happy so far. Everything is flowing and in harmony up in here.
We also finally started doing some yard work. We pulled weeds, put down weed preventive and bought 30 bags of mulch to finally replace the old crap that's been here since we moved in. We've still got lots to go, but it looks so much better and the weeds aren't coming back in full force (yet).
My mom turns the big 6-0 next Friday and we're having a par-tay for her on Saturday. I hope she enjoys it - I think this party is whats keeping her going right now. John, Shelly, Seth and I have gotten her a nice gift that I think she'll enjoy for a long time! We've also gotten her a fun cake from Swank (who did Seth's iPhone cake) so hopefully, that'll be a fun part to her food table.
Seth and I got the new iPhone 3GS (of course we did) and I have a black phone now. I had a white one before, but wanted to switch it up. I am most excited to make use of the video function and take little videos of Three and anything else fun we come across.
Now for some controversy....Jon & Kate. I just started watching this show when I lost my job. I randomly checked it out one morning and then got hooked. So for me, I've seen them at their best and now at their worst in the span of a few months rather than being someone who's followed them for 5 years. I find it awfully sad that they are divorcing and can see how the issue arose out of both of them, but it's especially sad to see episodes from years past when they seem in love and work as a team and enjoy each other's company. I'm one of those dorks who holds on for dear life to the hope that rumors aren't true and tend not to believe anything until it comes out of the celebrity's mouth (like Clay Aiken). I'm just really sad for J&K and the kids. Maybe things will turn around in the future, but right now it seems broken beyond repair.
Additionally, I saw some Facebook comments about their split that made my blood boil. One from a Christian girl who stated she was boycotting the show and TLC due to their break up. To me, that just seems like the opposite thing a Christian should do. Why would you turn your back on J&K+8 because you don't agree with their decision to divorce and on TLC because you think they forced them to do the show which you think ruined their marriage? Don't you think J&K are adults who can make their own decisions? Do you honestly think TLC could force them to do a show they didn't want to. Sure, Jon obviously didn't want to do another season at the end of season 4, but apparently they decided to move forward. Why would you just slam the door on 2 people who are Christians as well (read Multiple Blessings and you'll see!) during a time that they probably need your prayers more than your back turned on them. I just found it highly hypocritical and it just made me angry.
ANYWAY....pics are below of what we've been up to in the last few weeks.