“State of the Union”

I am happy.  It’s been a long, long time since I have been able to seriously say that and mean it. I have said it in the past, when asked by friends how I was doing, etc, but I was not being truthful with them or myself, because I wasn’t happy.  I can honestly say that I am now.  That being said, my life isnt all sunshine, rainbows and unicorns prancing about, but for the most part, I am happy.  I have my guy in my life who has made me the happiest I have been in regards to being in a relationship with someone.  I have been in several relationships and I have to say this one has been the best.  He proposed to me in October and we are planning for a Spring wedding.
We are bidding on a house and have high hopes of being in before the end of the year. The boys are so very excited about it and are excited to have their own bedrooms for the first time in their lives.

Im at a job I enjoy going to and I get to work with my guy (though not directly throughout the day). Somedays we ride into work together, other days we are at seperate buildings.  My boss, who I worked for in the past and was…tempermental to say the least is a completely different person and its actually a pleasure to work for him. Today he said something about paying for mine and my guy’s insurance fully. If he does do that, it will be such a relief for us as our insurance just went out to 550.00 a month for the two of us through NY State of health. Yea i know that isnt pricey as some plans are but for our income it is, especially with an impending rise in our monthly housing payment.

The boys are doing well. My oldest is in high school, my youngest is in middle school, both doing well in their studies…despite common core (dont get me started). My younger one,  plays trumpet at school for his second year now and still loves it. He talks about continuing till high school and being in the band there as they do a trip to Disney World and play marching through the park.  He is also playing soccer in the spring and fall with the township league.  Both boys are in cub scouts and step up to Boy Scouts in February.

Im anxious about the housing process.  i want them to come back and just say definitively that “Yes, you have the loan”.  We have filled out ALL THE PAPERWORK, signed our names literally 41 times, paid 450.00…all just for the mortgage application.  The inspection has been done ($350.00) and all is right with the house but for little things. The appraisal by the bank was done this past Monday, but I dont have status of that yet. It all makes me nervous. I want them to write or call back and say for sure we are being given the loan. It would ease my mind so much and I would relax more and maybe be able to do a few of the more fun things like pick out shower curtains and accessories for the bathrooms. Shop for an additional piece of furniture for the livingroom….new carpeting for the bedrooms. ya know? The waiting is unnerving! i also cannot wait to tell the landlord we are giving 30 day notice of moving out. Too many month of living with home repairs that have never been taken care of after countless requests. I have a bathroom faucet that the cold knob wont turn at all. The back steps are rotting out and two years ago he said he built a new riser and would install it after the ground thawed. Also said two years ago he’d replace the carpeting with a berber. None of these things have happened.  It is infuriating. Hence, time to go. Perhaps this was his eventual goal to begin with..to drive us out.

Crafting I am knitting socks, embroidering a book for a friends elevation, getting over a cold (thank you boys!). Just going about life day by day and hoping for that email or call that asks when i want to set up a closing date on the house. Part of me wants to start packing, but where would I go with the boxes?  So, we wait.  Till then we enjoy life and take it one day at a time and relax.

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