This week was absolutely swallowed up by a morass of paperwork surrounding the house purchase. Inspection, shopping for a mortgage, getting a mortgage, cancelling a mortgage (yes, someone we never spoke to, who did not represent us, decided to apply for a mortgage for us. WTF), home insurance, earnest money, negotiations, appraisals. Ugh.
One of the benefits to G’s heavy travel schedule is points in airline and hotel loyalty programmes. And because he’s basically a really great guy, he blows those points on trips to places that I want to go – like to my favourite city – London – for eight days.
Word got out that I’m changing jobs, which meant many people kindly called or came by to congratulate me, or asked me to keep them in mind in the event I hear of an opening over at my new job.
What I always find fascinating about the period between resigning and leaving a job is not the outpouring of affection, it’s the crickets from some people. You know, the dead air … A few people that I work very closely with have said nothing. And that’s absolutely fine, just surprising. Anyone else experience the realization that work friends aren’t real friends once you put in your notice?
On Tuesday night I sat down with my notebook and wrote out a list of things that need to be done in the next several weeks. April and May will be crazy this year!
Last weekend I learned a new-to-me sewing skill so I decided to put together a little tutorial that I can refer back in the future. If it helps you, great! If not, carry on.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Yaaaay! Well, not really. My team isn’t playing so that makes it much less interesting. All I hope for is a good game, not a blowout, and that Peyton Manning goes out with a roar.
This was practice what you preach week. Read more
Before I start
making resolutions setting goals for 2016, I figured I should spend a few minutes taking stock of the last year. You know what they say, you have to pat yourself on the back once in a while! Read more
This Thanksgiving will mark my 19th in the United States. Read more
I seem to be having trouble getting back into routines after two different holiday trips in October. The time change threw me off too … early sundown makes me want to just close the blinds and get cozy doing loads of nothing.