I know--I've been MIA from the blogging world for a long time. I really want to keep up with it, and have so much to say, I just haven't had time.
Today is no exception--too busy and stressed to catch up on the past few months.
We've moved in with my parents as we look for a house. While I'm super grateful for that option, it isn't ideal. We don't have our own space, a friend is keeping our cat and we miss him (my parent's cat doesn't like him), our dogs are stressed out, we have no routine, etc.
I was feeling really down about life in general and then we found the perfect house. We'd been looking for months, and I was getting really discouraged. We have a specific set of things we want, a budget (obviously), and nothing was the total package. I don't even think we were being unrealistic, just the market here is super competitive. We put in an offer yesterday, and their realtor KNEW we were putting in an offer, and he didn't wait for us and they accepted an offer before they even reviewed ours. Usually they do a "highest and best" and give us the opportunity to make a better offer (which we would have because we absolutely adored the house), but they didn't, and we lost out.
Now we will be in my parents' house for who knows how long. There are no other houses out there. I am so stressed. I know there are way worse things in life, and I'm lucky to have all the things that I have, but my stress level is so high, so is Jonathan's, and even the dogs don't seem happy.