Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Something happy, Something annoying, and Something Stressful

Let's start with the happy.

My face has been really happy for the past 3 months with this new product found at Wally-World for around $6 bucks. Allure Magazine gave it their "Best Product" award, so I tried it. I've been searching for a cleanser that would make my skin quit doing the teenagery thing of breaking out - this has worked! 3 months now and I can't remember my last breakout. Good stuff!

Now the annoying.

Hollister - ugh. I've never been in your store until today. And I'll never go back. My preggo brain left my sweet niece's birthday out in left field somewhere, so I ran out to the nearest mall to get a gift certificate to stick in the mail. She's 13. She's entered the world of Hollister apparently, and that's what she wanted. Upon arriving, first off, I'm old now and I could barely hear the young cash register gal for sake of the loud music blaring. Second, I had two choices in gift cards. Option # 1 had two almost naked teens making out on the front......Option #2 had one almost naked man on the front, baring his waxed chest. Hmmmmmm......which one should a 13 year old receive? NONE. I chose the lesser of two evils (is there really such a thing?) - the almost naked man - and quickly called my sister so she could intercept the scathing gift card and just tell my niece how much Aunt Flo said she can spend. I should have said no to both and gotten out of that place. Shoulda, coulda, woulda..........I'm kicking myself.

And finally, the STRESSFUL.

Little bit of background. Last year, almost one year exactly, we toyed with the idea of selling our sweet, little home. We were planning on trying for baby #2, and we needed something bigger. Not huge, just bigger. A sweet elderly couple fell in love with our home, put a contract on it, and tried to sell their own house. Their house never sold, so our house never got sold. We stayed put, took our house off the market, and good thing we did, because it took us over a year to get this little bun in my rapidly growing oven. We didn't need a bigger home at that time. (Need is a funny word anyway, I don't need any size home. I would like a bigger closet, but I don't need one!)

Fast forward to a week ago . We got a phone call. The sweet elderly couple finally got a contract on their house. They're closing next Friday. NEXT Friday. They want to buy our house again, and want to close on ours NEXT Friday, too. NEXT Friday. (Did I say that already?)

What do Boog & I do? We accept. We have a baby on the way, it's the holidays, but we we accept. Because? Now we sort of, kind of, would like a home that fits this growing family. Not huge, just bigger. God has His perfect plan, doesn't He? I'm a bit stressed, but we'll be packing up our things and heading to the in-laws for a while to figure out whether we build, buy, rent, shuffle along the street.....whatever. Pray for Boog & I to keep our sanity please!

Bible Journey: Leviticus 4:1- 5:1


Keri said...

Remember, itunes card. Always available at Wally world also.

Misty said...

I agree, God does have a plan and I am sure it is something great for you!
I am going to try your happy suggestion -- I like Aveeno's moisturizer.

Suzette said...

I just happened to find your blog thru Kelly's and am so glad I did! I have been looking for a good cleanser, I so have the teenager-breakouts going on and have tried EVERYTHING, except this! I am definitely going to pick some up at WM now...

I'm also a Realtor in NWA.. I don't know where you are located, but if I can help you guys at all with finding a great house or rental, let me know. I have been working with FDIC lately on foreclosures, and there are some phenomonal deals out there! And that isn't an exageration.. My email is suzette.manen@gmail.com if I can help!

The Allens said...

Wow! So much going on! It will all be wonderful!

Briana Rachel said...

You crack me up! Funny!

Kesleigh Castle said...

I couldnt possibly agree with you more about Hollister. The exact same thing happened to me last year at Abercrombie. My 15 year old niece just could not have the naked man picture. I also gave in to my niece, but wished I'd walked away. Congrats on the house..

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