Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Home, Soon Home!

This is the house I love at the moment. Mike loves the clubhouse.

I haven't seen it in real life. And I have no idea how big it is. But from the pictures...it's adorable, and I would like to own it.

I keep dreaming about it while i make my 101 Things in 1001 Days list. Imagining where I would plant my vegetable garden, or where I would put my herb garden. Or where would be a good place to install a fire pit in the backyard.

We've made the last payment on our credit card, and now we're just waiting for the payment to actually go through. After that! We're going to get pre-approved for our loan.

We're just starting, but it's exciting!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'm Back

I've been super absent for a while...but I am back now, and married to boot.
Got married on May 30, then went right into the honeymoon right afterward for a week.
We're still working on getting back into the swing of things...but for now, here's a couple pictures.
(we got a new camera, which has magically made me a wonderful photographer!)

This wasn't taken by me, but by one of my bridesmaids. This is me and my sister/maid of honor. She's pretty great. We're pals.

We went to Galena, IL, and found these mysterious waterfalls on our last day there. We were pleasantly surprised, and completely amazed that we hadn't found them sooner, and that they existed, randomly, in the middle of nowhere.

"We" went golfing. Mike golfed, and I read a book and occasionally drove the golf cart. It was gloriously relaxing, and the course was completely empty.

We both got tattoos while we were there. Mine says "always" in my own handwriting, and has a line that wraps all the way around my forearm. I love it. It looks like a dainty, loose bracelet. At first I was panicked that AI had actually gotten a tattoo on a very visible part of my arm, but so far, no one has noticed it on their own. I am very pleased

Mike got two. A black fish to go with his red one, and "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum", which means "Don't let the bastards grind you down" in broken, bastardized latin. It is a quote from A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. He wants to eventually turn these tattoos into a sleeve.

We're still getting back into the swing of things almost two weeks later. It's surreal to have to come back to this unsatisfying life (wake up - commute - work - commute - sleep). But we're completely and wholeheartedly optimistic about changing our circumstances, and making something great for ourselves. We totally believe we are capable...if only we could find the motivation...


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