Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another year older...

We've been very busy the last few weeks. Very busy. Little Elvis and I are now in Mississippi, inhabiting the top floor of my parents' house. Most of the belongings that I didn't sell are safely ensconced in a storage unit. The rental truck has been returned. The 14 (no, make that 18-) hour road trip is over... for us. Bob has that joy to look forward to next week -- with two very whiny cats and a packed-full car. Lucky guy.

Yesterday was my birthday. And it's not really been a big deal for me. Last year was the big one I guess. This year I was just too busy, too tired, too pregnant and too itchy to really care (working on week three of poison ivy -- yay.)

Little Elvis and I started out the day house-shopping. Our realtor is a girl I went to college with. We looked at 11 houses. I remember some of them, but couldn't really take notes on any of them. My little helper was not happy with the whole idea of house-hunting at first. But once we started hitting houses that weren't empty, he had lots more fun. Most of the houses we looked at were owned by families with little boys. There were lots of new trucks and planes and things to keep him occupied. Leaving wasn't all that fun, though...

For some crazy reason, I decided that a big yard was all I wanted. Why? I'm not so sure. We want to grow a garden, but my mom's parents have a huge one and welcome our help. But that's what I focused on. I have a huge feeling that me being pregnant and feeling extremely rushed (I want us into a house and a room done for Little Elvis BEFORE Baby Plum is born) is hampering my judgment.

My parents took us shopping and out to eat for my birthday last night. We then went to see my grandparents. It was a nice day. No pictures, though. Bob has the digital camera.

Little Elvis looked adorable. I dressed him in a big boy outfit, and he looked like such a big little boy!


Blogger Biscuit said...

Happy Birthday! I hope this is a wonderful year for you. I am excited for you - the possiblities of a brand new house! If you want the big back yard, I say go for it! I hope your husband will be there to help you soon. :)

9:30 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I’m sorry that you’re still itchy. Three weeks? Wow! The only advice I have about the house is to try not to get in too big a rush if you can help it. We did, and it’s not that I really regret buying the house but I wish it had a better lay out . . . and better floors in the kitchen . . . and a deeper sink in the kitchen . . . and a better lawn (because I’ve called at least seven stupid lawn companies to come give a quote and not one of them has contacted me back! They take one look at the yard and I never hear from them again) . . . see what I mean. I know with one little guy it’s hard to get anything done, I know it’s going to be harder with two so make sure it’s the one that you won’t want to fix up all the time like mine. Best of luck in your house search and I really hope the week flies by without Bob and your poison ivy goes away soon!

11:44 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

Happy Birthday!
i DO hope you get to feeling better w/ the poison ivy SOON.

glad to know you're back safe & sound. good luck w/ the hunt.
maybe bob can keep your judgement sane.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Happy belated birthday, Meredith! And good luck on the house hunt. I know how exhausting it can be!

8:08 PM  

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