but enough of that, because the thing i really want to tell you is the WONDERFUL NEWS:
we are officially shopping for a house!!!!!!!
(sadly, this is actually very true in my case, lol!)
ok, sorry to shout, but this will be our first experience owning our own home, and we've waited quite a few years for it to happen, so we are really REALLY excited!!!!!!!!!!!! (ok, sorry again!) of course, arguably, if one were going to pick a time of year to add a lot of extra activity, stress and paperwork into an already busy schedule, i think most people would immediately say, "ok, but NOT right around christmas!!!" yeah. we must've missed that memo. :) :) :) but luckily now we're into the rich heartland of january and thus only bad weather and jeff's incredibly crazy work schedule can come (briefly, one hopes) between us and our dreamhouse! keep your fingers crossed for us, ok? and please excuse me for a tiny bit longer if i seem a little more distracted than usual; my head is full of floor plans, square footage, lot size, property tax appraisals, mortgage rates, and daniel craig!!!* ♥♥♥
*strictly speaking he's got nothing to do with the home-buying process, but there's only so much time a gal can spend thinking about floor plans, square footage, lot size, property tax appraisals and mortgage rates, kwim?! ;)