Friday, June 24, 2011

Handmade Calendar - June

I know, I know... it's already almost the last week of June, but I thought I'd continue to share my handmade calendar with you as I did here, here and here. Without further ado... JUNE

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Hi everyone!

Long time, no blog. It's been over a month and I am no closer to finishing any of my in-progress projects. As you know, my focus had been on purchasing our first home and we're at a point where things have slowed down to a more normal pace.

It may be bad mojo to talk about our house-buying experience seeing as we are still in the thick of it, but I felt I needed to update and share my long absence. We searched for homes around my 9-5 and in the area we currently live for about a month before we found a house we liked and felt worked for us. I can't even tell you the number of houses we looked at (30 to 40? I lost count) and we found one only about 5 min from my work and with a good number of things on our list. I'm not going to go into detail on the house itself (karma, my friends), but it fulfills our needs so we made an offer.

The house is a short sale and required us to essentially work the process backwards for the bank to even look at our offer. We did a house inspection, put down the deposit and signed the purchase and sale agreement before our offer was even considered. This all happened almost three weeks ago and since then the bank has been deciding on our offer. So as you can see, we've been playing the waiting game for a little while and we don't know how much longer it will take until we find out the decision.

Hence, my talk of mojo and karma. Keep your fingers crossed for us while we wait and wait. Thus the reason for the title of my post. We're in this in-between stage that is driving me nuts. We're month to month on our apartment not knowing if this house will work out or not or when and it has caused me to lose all motivation for projects. I'm dealing with my 9-5 and trying to enjoy the nice weather with Kyle and our pup, Olive, but I cannot get myself to work on anything else. I have piles of stuff that is half-finished, but keep thinking, well I'm just going to have to pack this all up anyways, I should wait until we move.

Am I starting to whine? Just wanted to give you all an update and hopefully soon I'll be able to snap myself out of this and get back into crafting. Anybody have any advice for these types of transitions, how to stay creative and mindful of the present?

Send good thoughts our way and I will make sure to keep you updated on our home-buying adventures!