*Along those lines, you'll notice I have a *new* header photo. It's recycled. I first used it about a year ago. I sorta feel like that's cheating, but I was sick of the Yo Gabba Gabbas that were up there and I wanted a change. But again, was feeling uninspired. So I took the easy route.
*On Saturday night we watched Up in the Air. Sigh. Clooney, Clooney, Clooney. I'm still devoted to Alec of course but...wow. Clooney. So pleasant to look at, and oh so unattainable. Jay and I often talk about what it would be like to have relationships like George Clooney, and I have to say, I think I'm well suited for it. I've always enjoyed my solitude but as I've gotten older I've learned to appreciate it even more and I definitely like the idea of just having a guy come over a few times a week, hanging out, maybe fixing some stuff around the house, and then getting the hell out before he starts to smell the place up.
*Recently the girl told me that I should try to be more like Caillou's mom. If you've never seen Caillou, let me just assure you that this is an impossibly high standard. Caillou's mom has a level of patience I didn't know was possible. Considering the amount of stress I've been under lately, there's no way I could ever compete.
*Part of the reason I've been so stressed can be directly attributed to house selling. After everyone leaves in the morning, I make all the beds and clean the house to make it as show-worthy as possible, considering there are still children and pets living here. I do all this, on the ever so slim off chance that I'll get the call that someone wants to see the house. On the days I do actually get the call I then take it into overdrive, frantically running around doing my best to make it seem as if children and pets don't live here. With that in mind, I'd like to say the following to all potential home buyers out there:
If you're looking to buy a 2 bedroom house and what you're looking to spend is in the 2 bedroom house price range, please don't come look at my 4 bedroom house. Don't waste my time, my agent's time, your time, and your agent's time. Really, we all have better things to do. I realize this isn't the best time to be selling a house and I have no illusions about my particular place or what I'll end up getting for it. But, I'm not going to GIVE IT AWAY.
I would love to write more about the subject of real estate, but I vowed to myself to not say much until all is said and done. But once we find a buyer and all the papers are signed and I can be sure of no takesies-backsies, I'm really going to let loose. And it will feel so damn good.