“don’t worry…they have a very lovely life.”

  • There is no doubt that we have fully embraced the suburbs life. Lol. I am not complaining. I love it! We were joking about it last night though, so it’s on my mind.
  • We found out yesterday that our escrow shortage has finally been resolved. Our mortgage company had it all fucked up from the beginning, then refunded us when they weren’t supposed to, which obviously exacerbated the issue, so our mortgage payment went up by about $1500 for an entire year. We are fortunate enough to have been able to take the hit, but it still sucked. But now it’s going back down by $1000 – which is where it always should have been – and we feel rich! So now we’re getting a cleaning service to come in a couple of times per month. It’s so privileged, I know, but fuck if it won’t be nice (and honestly we really need the help).
  • I’m hoping this also means I finally get my landscaping in the spring.
  • I may be obsessed with my house. Lol.
  • We have a friend who has been quite judgmental about suburbs living recently. It seems that people can only be happy in the city? It was bothering me for a while, but then I realized that it shouldn’t. I know I’m happy. I’m way happier here than I ever was living in the city. To each their own, and if you need to hate on someone else’s idea of happiness, that really says more about you than it does about them.
  • Sorry not sorry.
  • In a bit, we are going to do some stereotypical Saturday suburban couple stuff: a trip to Lowe’s, and then hitting up the Bed, Bath, and Beyond (lol…can’t get that Will Ferrel quote from Old School out of my head), and grabbing a drink before heading home.
  • Tonight, we are heading over to C&J’s house to do my belated birthday wine tasting night. I am very excited for the good wine and even better company. It will be fabulous, no doubt.
  • The title of this post comes from a quote in the episode of SATC I just finished. It felt appropriate for this post. Isn’t it funny how stuff like that comes together sometimes.
  • Another title could be, simply: BEING HAPPY.
  • Happy weekend to you! Much love.

gtfo

This weekend’s house project is getting rid of stuff. We cleared lots of boxes from the garage. Tomorrow we will hang the kids’ bikes (and hopefully will get our own soon, now that we have space). We’re also packing stuff up for a Goodwill drop tomorrow.

Like these, which I haven’t read in like ten years:

I used to have a thing for Jodi Picoult. Lol.

We created a little game room in the loft, and were loving it so far. The boys are having a man night tonight, and they will be using it to play Axis and Allies. But earlier, we all used it to play a little foosball.

Oh and we finally moved Bizzy’s kennel from my study! And my desk is being delivered Wednesday morning. Everything is coming together! I’m quite pleased.

we’re legit now apparently

Last night, our neighbor Brad, said, “I see you got yourself a mom wagon. You are real suburbs people now!” I lol’d. He’s thought this entire time that we were just misplaced city-type people. Meanwhile, all of our city friends think we are big time suburbs people. (We will likely be gaining even more suburbs cred with our neighbors over the next several months. We are going to be doing our own landscaping soon. Eek!)

The mom wagon may not be cool, but it sure is convenient and comfortable. Two thumbs up, would buy again. Besides, I still have my “cool” car.

Extra credit

To further up our suburban cred, we cleaned the garage this afternoon. We still have quite a bit left to do (purging, cleaning, storage equipment), but we can now fit all three cars into it, and that is a major win!

BEFORE:

AFTER:

Please don’t be creepy and stalk me just because I’m too lazy to black out my license plate. Okay thanks!

Afterwards, we drove the Mini to a local bar for a hard earned beer.

This is my convertible look, btw. I went for a retro feel today.

No filter…so you can see my giant zit.

Oh and I must say, now that our major summer plans are behind us, I’m very excited about doing a bunch of home improvement projects.

study time 💜

We recently switched up how we were using the space upstairs. Both kids moved into new bedrooms. We ditched the family room altogether, which left us with a spare room, and so I got a room of my very own. I plan to use it as a study/home office.

I’m essentially starting from scratch as far as furnishing a study goes. I’ve never really had one before; well not since law school when I kept a small home office (but nothing fancy) for when I got sick of my study carrel in the library. All of that stuff is long gone, and was cheap IKEA crap that barely survived the move from California anyway. Certainly nothing befitting a 40-year-old attorney. So I need everything: desk, chair, shelving, etc.

For my birthday, D gave me a generous budget for decorating my new room. I didn’t want to order anything while we were going to be away, so I just finally ordered stuff tonight. To be specific: a big, gorgeous white desk, fancy desk chair, chair mat, a filing cabinet, two ladder bookcases, and a sofa. D is taking me to pick out a chandelier this weekend, and I’ll probably get a rug as well.

I am very, super duper excited.

My favorite piece? I’m so glad you asked!!

Absolutely fabulous. 💜😍💜