Sunday, November 2, 2008

Warning: Long Rambling Post Ahead!

Ok, so I've been in the new home a week, and I feel like things are starting to wind down a little. Josh is officially in full swing at work (up until this past week, he's been stuck in processing and that sort of thing, so his work schedule was wonky). We were able to spend quite a bit of time together last week, which was really nice. We've been discussing various color schemes and the like for decorating the house (there are a few rooms that we have to paint because they currently just have primer on the walls, and that's not going to cut it for the next four years). I really love doing that sort of thing, but we've definitely run into some issues. Josh and I tend to have extreme opposite tastes in most everything, so it makes decorating a house a challenge, to say the least :) Also, moving is expensive, so we're a little tight at least until I can find a job.
On that not, I was supposed to have a meeting with a woman here on base who can help point me in the right direction for the job hunt on Friday morning, but when I got there, she was out sick. I rescheduled for Wednesday. Here's hoping she's feeling better by then :) I'm really hoping for a job on-base just for the sheer convenience of not having to commute to and from work everyday, but I'm definitely still keeping my options open.
Other than our decorating woes, I love our house :) It's two stories, and there are four bedrooms (and by bedrooms I mean, two normal sized bedrooms and two rooms that are a really great size for an office and a craft room). I'm extremely excited about having an entire room for my sewing, crafting, and all other general experiments :) The only thing we're really missing at this point is a kitchen table. By some miracle, we actually found one that we both like (read: I love it, and Josh doesn't not like it), but it's out-of-stock (naturally), so it may be a few weeks before it comes in. Our neighborhood is great. We live in a cul-de-sac, and most of our neighbors have kids, so it's sometimes and adventure dodging the tricycles, soccer balls, and small children while we try to get in and out of our house, but I love it. I'm still basking in the joy of having a side-walk and a fenced in back yard. On Halloween, our neighbors all got together in the cul-de-sac for a little Hallo-weenie roast. We all brought our bowls of candy, so the trick-or-treaters had a little one-stop shop. It was really enjoyable meeting everybody. In our last home, we were not on super great terms with our neighbors (long story), and all the houses were so far apart that we didn't really know anybody. I'm so happy being back in a neighborhood where everybody seems to know everyone, and they're all happy to spend time with each other, etc... :)
I've tried to stay busy un-packing, getting organized and the like. I'm just feeling so blessed. I do love a good move. It makes me feel refreshed and uplifted in a way. Also, I've thoroughly been enjoying my new kitchen. Size-wise and counter-space-wise I've been seriously down-graded, but I'll take it for an oven that can stay at a constant temperature, a dishwasher, and a disposal. It's so lovely :) Add to that the fact that I recieved a ... (wait for it... I've been wanting one for so long, I feel like it needs some dramatic effect...) Kitchen Aid stand mixer as a going-away present from my co-workers, I've been in baking heaven :D
Well, I really should go get some laundry done (another everyday activity that I've come to love due to my wonderful new washer and dryer (yay for clothes no longer getting torn up by my washing machine and coming out of the dryer smelling burnt!)). I promise I will be back to commenting in the very near future :)
Have a happy day!


Oh2122 said...

I'm so happy for you guys! A good neighborhood makes all the difference in the world.

When you're back up ad runing, there's a litle bloggy appreciation for you at my blog.

Julie said...

Glad you are happily moved in... have fun painting and I am so jealous of your craft room, so nice! Also, I will be praying about your job interview!!!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Just reading your post takes me back to all of our PCS days. I miss them and the sense of excitement and adventure they bring. Everything is new. It's fun for me and it sounds like it's that way for you too. I am happy to hear you all are settling into your neighborhood so nicely. May I assume you're in base housing? Good luck with your meeting on Wed. Remember when filling out apps. or writing your resume to use the military lingo/key words that are appropriate to your skill level.

Amy said...

A fresh start sounds so wonderful. Glad you like it :D

Mamasphere said...

I've been waiting for this post! Glad you are settling in so nicely!

And it looks like you gave yourself another blog makeover- love it!

anne said...

Hooray! Glad all is going so well. LOVE the new blog look too!
We've missed you..have fun settling in...picking paint and decorating! Can't wait to see pics!

JourneytoFamily said...

Yay for the kitchen aid mixer, craft room and neighbors to have a halloweenie roast!

But what I want to know is... are you going to paint one of the rooms purple? ;)

Lula! said...

I'm so glad you are getting settled...and look at your blog make-over! Wow...

When you get settled even more e-mail me so that we can "chat." It's been a while.