Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Life Update.

I know I've been scarce in the blog world lately and I feel so disconnected and I miss it! But it was a nice break to establish a schedule with the new job, clean the house, catch up on laundry, and spend lots of time outdoors and with Garth. Not to mention we are house hunting, car hunting (my lease is up next month, eek!), I am now a commuter (I have an 60 minute commute to work), oh, and we lost power last week.

So now you know why I've been gone. But I am very much looking forward to being back in the blog world and catching up on your lives. Here is what has been going on in my life:

.01. We are still house hunting. We shifted target areas so it has been more of a challenge to find something in the new area. For some reason there is a lack of houses in these areas, but we are still looking and our goal is to be in a house by Christmas.

.02. Yes, I have an hour commute to and from work. It's actually not bad at all. It's a nice, quiet time to pray, listen to good talk radio, or reflect. There usually isn't traffic and the scenery is pretty so I do enjoy the "me" time. It will be nice to have a house closer to work when winter hits though.

.03. We lost power last Thursday night and it was quite unfortunate because we had just put a lasagna in the oven. Plan B? A candle lit dinner of Cheez-its. So romantic. The romance was lost by morning when we STILL didn't have power and had to get ready for work via camping laterns and shower in the dark.

.04. The World Cup is over and it was amazing. Garth loved every second of it and was so proud of South Africa for doing such a wonferful job as host. I'm just glad it's over and to have my husband back.

.05. The weather has been incredible here. We never get a really hot summer like this so I am savoring it. We have been swimming, hiking, or playing tennis most evenings. Love it!

.06. Garth is going to meet my co-workers tonight for a Pig Roast at the boss' house!

.07. I have some really awesome reviews and my FIRST giveaway ever coming up. Get excited!!! As well as some super delicious recipes Garth has made that I can't wait to share.

24 comments:

Charbelle said...

Oh yay, welcome back!!! So glad that ya'll are enjoying summer and spending quality time! Sounds like you have just the right perspective regarding your drive! Prayers for the house hunting!

Shannon said...

I feel ya on the house hunting! Hope you get a house closer to work to shorten that commute, because I will tell ya that it does get old! Mine is only 35-40 minutes and I hate it!

Natalie said...

Welcome back! I think we all need to take a blogging break every now and then!

Jess said...

I think an hour commute ALL to yourself , well and the open road, would be great "ME TIME" for you! Everyone should have it daily! haha
Cannot wait to see the Giveaway!

Rebecca Jo said...

Good hearing from you! Summer time is busy like that!

Good luck on the new area for a home!

Who knew Cheeze-its could be so romantic! So was the lasagna completey trashed or could it be saved? .. such a waste... I LOVE lasagna.. now i'm craving it...

Brittney Galloway said...

That power outage is a bummer! And I would love an hour commute- that devoted time everyday to pray or just be still and quiet would be lovely!

Gwen said...

I was wondering where you went. Glad you are loving the new job and the commute too!!! I need to spend some time praying in my car instead of developing road rage I think. Still sending prayers for you both on the house hunt. Love you girl!!! XOXO

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I got my husband back too after the World Cup!!! lol

Lauren Kelly said...

So great to get caught up with you!!!!! The break from blogging is always nice but glad to have you back!!! :)

Allyson said...

We have missed you! My hubs enjoyed the world cup as well. Good luck on the car and house hunting!!

SnoWhite said...

You will find a place... I believe it!

And, I'm glad you've been enjoying the hot summer.... us, not so much.

Lauren said...

Glad you're back & that you've enjoyed your break! Power outages are certainly only fun for a brief period of time. Yuck!

Tara Gibson said...

glad you are back and have been enjoying life!

Jen Caputo said...

oh my you have been busy! A pig roast at the boss's house? That is so cool!
My lease just ended too, I rented a car for a few months (A Prius hybrid - it was awesome, that gas mileage is hard to give up) and just wound up buying a Ford Edge. My first purchased car, I've always leased. What are you thinking of getting?

Brittany Ann said...

Welcome back! We missed you!

Katie said...

Have missed your posts. Glad your new job seems to be going well (commutes are great times with Jesus!)...sorry bout the power outage...hope you guys find the perfect house - still praying about that for you!

Megan said...

Good to hear from you again! I've been a little scarece in the blogging world also! Sometimes we need a little blogging break

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Yay, so glad you're back! Your commute sounds nice, I have nearly an hour long commute but it's a fight both ways...wears me out by the time I finally get to the office!

Amy Silver said...

Glad you are back! It's nice to go on hiatus sometimes :) Can't wait to hear about your first giveaway!

Lil' Woman said...

Welcome back girl.....we've missed you! :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Glad to hear all is well. Sounds like life is good. =) And, I totally understand your frustration with no power. Last summer, we lost power for almost 7 days. It was HORRIBLE. The worst part was trying to get ready in the morning.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Congrats on the new jobs. Taking your time house hunting may seem like a pain but it's the best thing. We rushed into buying our house and, while I love it, I would definitely do it differently!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Good to hear things are going well!! I can't wait to hear you've found a new house!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I'm so behind too! Your summer activities sounds like so much fun! Good luck on your continued house hunting girl!