Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Emotional Much?

These last few days have been very trying. My Type A personality where I like everything to be under control...organized...in it's place...clean, etc...has not so much been the case since we moved. Now, obviously when you move it's not fun and it's always complete chaos. Add on top of moving we have no kitchen (ours is destroyed as we are preparing for a new one--horray!), horrible bathrooms, and we are painting every single room and bathroom and other home projects/repairs.

I am not a typically emotional person, but man...I have been a wreck. Almost every day I have found myself crying over the stupidest things. My poor husband can attest to this! Thankfully, I do see that all this work will pay off...we've already done great things to the house and it will only get better from here. Our new beautiful kitchen will be done in about 3 weeks...and we will hopefully have a new bathroom upstairs as well. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...but whoa...it's harder than I ever imagined it would be. To top it all off work has been insane...I'm still personal training but that has been my stress reliever that I love...when I get home at night right back to work on the house. Never a moment to sit and relax...but I had to take time tonight to relax for myself and blog about my feelings (haha).

Thanks to my wonderful, hard working, understanding and loving husband for being so great through all of this. We both realize this is a major stress in our lives, but are helping each other through it. Also, thanks to my fabulous parents for all they have done to help us with the house...they have let us crash at their house...they are watching our sweet puppies that we miss dearly (so that they aren't around this construction mess), and my sweet Mom has been bringing us over food so we don't have to eat out all the time. Tonight she brought over home made pork chops, sweet potato fries (the healthy kind in the oven), a soy bean/cabbage salad, broccoli...and amazing cookies. The love from our families and friends is so important right now and we really appreciate it. :)

Things I am looking forward to in the next month:

1. A new kitchen...holy crap, I can't wait!
2. A new bathroom...or at least...almost a new bathroom
3. More rooms painted that we can check off our list
4. Going to the BEACH w/the lovely Hoffman family to RELAX and spend precious family time that is much needed

p.s.- So I didn't think I'd have much time for blogging since we moved for a while, but looks like this blogging is like therapy for me. It feels good to let it all out! (ok, you all think I'm wack now........unless you have always thought this ;) )


  1. Wow! You two are just fantabulous to be working so energetically in your new abode! I know you will be finished in record time. I have a rock that has a very special message painted on it. My Mom gave it to me and it seems very appropriate here. "Keeping house is like trying to stringing beads with no knot at the end of the thread."
    I am so proud of all that you do and so grateful you two have each other to 'grow' through life! I love you, Susie

  2. Having moved a couple of times ourselves I can relate to the craziness of boxes and not knowing where anything is, but we haven't ever done the reno that you and Daniel are doing. My hat is off to you! You are an amazing "go-getter" and am sure that you will look back on all of this with a huge sense of satisfaction. Hang in there...and keep blogging! Your fans miss you! :)

  3. Thank you Susie and Anita!!! You both are so sweet :) Love you!

  4. Susie, I could not agree with you more. Keeping up a house is neverending!!

    Laura, Hang in there. You are going in warp speed compared to any of our home reno projects. I think we were without a master bathroom for a year (maybe more) ?!?! And, I definitely recall doing some dishes in the bathtub for a while!!

  5. Thanks, Lisa! I know you know how it is!!!! I have been thinking of you through this process. We knew buying this house b/c we got it so cheap that we'd have to do the work ASAP to make it livable...thankfully by the Fall we should be in better living conditions. Can't wait for ya'll to visit w/Lily!

  6. Laura did you say WACK!? Haha This is why I love you!