One month later
Holy cow. A whole month went by in a blink of an eye. Here’s my update on life.
We went to Sam’s mom’s house. It was a nice reminder why I don’t want to live where it gets cold. (It was really really cold!) Otherwise it was good. Rachel spent a ton of quality time with her aunt. Sam’s mom got a good look into the insanity that is 5-year-old Zach. I had wanted to take a trip into the Boston, but it wasn’t in the cards. Instead we visited the Yankee Candle factory in Deerfield. Haven’t been there in years.
We closed on the house – but the sellers are renting it from us until next week. With Christmas around the corner, we’re not sure when we’ll be able to get our stuff in there though. So it will either be early next week or the week after. The kids sharing a room is really getting old for everyone involved – I’m anxious to give them their own rooms. We bought a new washer and dryer for the house, and I’m looking forward to using it. (We had old ones in the last house, so getting new ones really is exciting. Yes, I need to get out more.)
We finally came to the conclusion that there was a very specific list of things we wanted in our next dog. Size, look, fur length, weight, personality, etc. etc. so we’ve decided to get a labradoodle. We’ve put a deposit down on an upcoming litter – the same breeder my brother bought their dog from. It won’t be until mid march until the puppies are ready to go home. … and then the fun begins. It was just a little over a year ago ironically, that I posted about how I’m all too aware of all the training involved with a puppy. But, how can you resist a face like this:
(That’s not our puppy – but we’re hoping there’ll be a chocolate puppy in the litter like this one.) We even already have a name picked out.
There’s more news on this too, but I can’t talk about it yet.
With everything that has happened in the last few months, I have totally let my weight get out of hand. I know it’s bad, but I refuse to look at the scale. But I don’t get real control of my own life until we get moved into our own house. So I’m just going to deal with it then. Whatever I’ve gained… I lost it once before. I’ll lose it again. :/ Besides. I’m going to have a dog in a few months that’s going to need a lot of walks/runs. Need to get in shape!