Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Thoughts

  • Thank you so much for the supportive comments regarding my last post. It's not easy to post such honest posts sometimes, but I'm glad I did - no regrets :D
  • Marc & I have been freaking out over most recent power bills; they've been ridiculous, and we keep the a/c on about 78 most of the time! I get e-bills and have it on autopay, so I don't normally examine my bill. I see the amount and that's that, really. Well, today I actually went into our account and looked at the last couple of bills, and it turns out that our bills actually aren't that bad; it's way too complicated to type out (I barely understand it myself), but it has to do with our auto-pay date and the way the billing cycles fall. Basically, one bill shows 2 billing cycles, with 2 due dates. It's weird.
  • I have no idea what to expect at my weigh in tomorrow. I kind of expect a gain since I'm on my period, but a lot of times when I'm expecting a gain I wind up losing. Soooo, we'll just have to see. My eating hasn't been terrible--not awesome, but not horrible either. 
  • The house that we sold when we left Alabama 2 years ago is up for sale again. They listed it for about $20k more than it's worth and the pictures are awful--the house looks dark, crowded, and half the pictures are blurry! I seriously considered contacting the realtor and being like, "What are you thinking?! Do you actually want to sell that house?!" It's been listed for about a month; we had a fantastic realtor who had a professional photographer take the photos when we were selling, and we had an offer for the asking price in less than a week. Just sayin'... since I'm a real estate professional and all.
  • Marc and I have come to the conclusion that we are burnt out on parenting right now; it might sound bad, but it's the truth, y'all. We've literally never had a night without the kids. That's almost FOUR YEARS without a night to ourselves! Well, my dad and stepmom kept them overnight once, but we fed them dinner before we dropped them off, and picked them up after breakfast--I don't really count that. It doesn't help that our darling children have been especially trying as of late. We just need a break. Desperately. Marc's parents live in Texas and just moved into their new house this week (they've been between houses for a while... sold their house 3 years ago to downsize and it sold much faster than they anticipated; broke ground on this house over a year ago and it's finally finished); we're already trying to see when they'll be ready to host their sweet grandchildren for a week! 
Have a great weekend!


  1. Aren't there any babysitters (older teens) around you? :(

  2. How did your weigh-in go? I'm sure it's not as bad as you thought :D

    Girl, 4 years without a break is about 3 years and 11 months too long! We all need respite. Is there a local college or university that has something like an Early Childhood Education program with students that may be looking for some babysitting work?

  3. Thanks for keeping it real. :) You definitely need a break- hopefully someone you trust can watch the kids for a while.

  4. Everybody needs a break from parenting. I have only one kid and would be lost without our babysitter (don't live near family). My marriage needs that little break where we get to be adults for a couple of hours. I'm hoping you guys get a break soon!


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