It’s been a while since I had to raise a puppy. Say, about 9 years. It’s a little different, too, raising a pup out in the country versus in the suburban. So, I apologize for not being as regular around here as I had hoped to be. Kali is a loving, but demanding puppy. Rottweilers in general are usually demanding, but the poor thing has been going through a urinary infection, so that’s been putting a damper on house breaking her. As much joy and frustration as she’s been bringing us, I know we’ll get there. Anyway, check out what I’ve been digging this month:
We are officially homeowners! A few people have jokingly said welcome to the world of debts! I mean, gee, thanks, that’s one way to look at it. Personally, I’m looking at it as a way to really make it our own. I’ll be posting soon on how the progress of our house is moving along. In case you missed it, last week was about narrowing down color selections for basically the entire house- there was no color flow except for beige walls and beige walls were not staying! Our contractor started yesterday on the popcorn ceiling. That came off so easy, it got done in one day as oppose to three. So exciting!
As promised, here’s Part Two of the monthly finds:
Happy New Year!
All right, I’ll be honest. This post is really supposed to have been for last month (yesterday), but I’ve been caught by surprise by some kind of cold or flu. So, I was hoping to sort of pass this off as part of for January and then do another one at the end of the month as usual. So, here goes:
Some of you might disagree, but I think it’s really hard for it to feel like it’s truly Christmas when it’s literally 70 degrees outside. But believe me, I’m milking all this warm weather as much as I can. We spent a good chunk of Christmas day outside and with windows and doors thrown open. But the cold and the snow is practically synonymous with Christmas. Growing up, Christmas was always cold. It doesn’t really get cold here in the Lowcountry. It fluctuates and confuses my body. Maybe one day I’ll have a real white Christmas.
We are getting so close to officially looking for a house that we’re starting to get our act together. We’ve got a list together of what’s important to have in a house (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a yard) and a couple of things we’d rather not have (Major HOA fees and house/driveway on a main road). A couple of websites have been a big help in re-examining where we can afford to live in the Charleston area.
Since we’ve gone to Bryson City, I don’t have another trip planned. Of course, I’ve started thinking about it: Amelia Island, New England, wine country in California and so my long list goes on. Of course, it depends largely on what kind of house we end up getting, but nothing stops me from dreaming.
You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as much this month. Even with hobbies, I need to step back and take a break to prevent myself from getting too burnt out.
This month was more about some self-reflecting moments. I had wanted to step back from blogging to read some more books, which is currently Decorative Carpet and Made to Order as well as some light hearted reading by Rick Riordan. If you haven’t read his stuff, you should! He’s fantastically sarcastic and he’s a teaser. A very funny guy.
The Beautiful Elements
Welcome to The Beautiful Elements. The very definition of beautiful is to please the senses or the mind aesthetically. When your surroundings, your elements are aesthetically pleasing, you feel better. It’s like taking a deep breath and feeling like you can take on the world.