Hello everyone! Hope everyone’s had a good week- mine has been pretty busy with work lately. I have an article due next week, along with revised training manuals, and I just got a new work laptop with Windows 8. So… I get to learn Windows 8. Fun times, fun times.
Aside from that, nothing new. Clay and I went on our midweek date last night- we ate at Taste of Thai in West Ashley on the cheap with a Restaurant.com gift card and browsed house listings online. Of course, we’re still just browsing, but pretty sure it’s time for us to get pre-approved for a mortgage and find a realtor.
Any homeowners out there have advice for us? We will accept any and all advice right now. I think I need Homebuying for Dummies here…
To dread getting your taxes done because of how much you’ll have to pay. I’ve *always* had to pay (the joys of having funds invested and earning interest from it, rather than having massive amounts of debt or even loan debt that I could write interest off of). Now that Clay is done with college and earning more as a computer programmer, our tax bracket will definitely go up this year. Ah, the joys of being a DINK.
To get excited over going for a long run with the TrySports run clubbers this weekend rather than doing an organized race. It’s fun to run with friends, chat, and chill, and our weather for this weekend looks beautiful.
To secretly want Waffle House for Valentine’s Day. Heart shaped hashbrowns? Oh yes! Since Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday, it would be perfect anyway because we’d probably want to “officially” celebrate that weekend.
To also contemplate a Valentine’s meal at Qdoba. If you’re not in the South or waffles aren’t for you, maybe this Qdoba deal is…
To think any run where you can wear a tank top in February is a good run.
To admit the best part of the Super Bowl party you attended wasn’t watching the game on the big screen TV, but rather the awesome tamales and taco bar Morgana made. The Super Bowl party I went to was my first time having tamales, but they are delicious.
To feel a little let down when you change out of your “work pajamas” and into real girl clothes, and then the only people you see that day are your husband and the gas station attendant (both of whom see me in pajamas daily).
To go to the library and get lost browsing the shelves, then end up checking out a guide to Disney World… we’re not going to Disney World anytime soon, but I’ll be prepared.
To wear red on “Go Red for Heart” day at work so you feel slightly connected to those who work in the office. Please ignore my marathon massage stick torture device in the corner of the picture. And yes, this is my actual home office/guest bedroom- freshly cleaned!
To feel like I desperately need to clean out my closet. If I haven’t worn it in the past year, it’s gone (with the exception of things like my wedding dress, etc). Purging solves the issue of lack of storage in this apartment.