Saturday, April 20, 2013

Weekend Links - April 20, 2013

Well, another week has come and gone. This brings us closer to Baby Boy (due May 9) and also to leaving our current house. As of right now that's supposed to happen before April 30 but we don't have it actually scheduled. It was supposed to be April 25. And then it wasn't. And then it was again and we have no idea what's happening right now.

Which is OK, I suppose, because our rental house isn't ready for us to move in. So we have stuff piled at my parents' and in Philip's church office (and a closet at church) and in our house. Boxes and stuff everywhere. Not good for this wannabe nesting mama.

Then there's the house hunt. We were supposed to look at 6 houses Thursday. One realtor never got back with ours about scheduling a showing. One house went pending that morning. Two houses were completely out of the question. One house was sweet - like a time warp with the original 1950's metal cabinets and such. That house really wasn't big enough for what we want, and anyway, it went pending yesterday.

Then there was a house that was in a good location in our price range. It was slightly smaller than we want, but we could probably make it work (theoretically). But now that one is kind of up in the air as to its status and we are back to Square 1 with no more houses in our price range in decent areas that are suitable for a soon-to-be family of seven.

I'm feeling kind of discouraged this morning, honestly. So, we better get on to the links because I've saved several that I think I need to go back and read again.

Spiritual / Inner Life
Marriage / Parenting
Homeschooling / Education
  • Why You Should Read Narnia in Publication Order by Trevin Wax. I've been saying this for years. I feel so strongly about it, I actually put my girls' copy of these books in the correct order in their slipcase, even though that meant the numbers on the spines were wrong. (You have to understand that I'm the girl that alphabetizes her movies in order to understand what an accomplishment this was.)
  • The Best Ice Cream Day Ever from Kristen at Celebrate Every Day With Me. I really want to do this with the girls sometime. (Ooh, new thought: this would be fun with doughnut shops too.)
  • I haven't made any secret of the fact that I love Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds in particular. Here's a story that made me love both even more (I was listening to this game on the radio): Todd Frazier Delivers Home Run After Ball Boy Ted Kremer's Request. Great, feel-good story you don't want to miss, even if you're not a Reds fan. (But seriously: why wouldn't you be? Just kidding.)
Pins of the Week:
I love library card catalogs and dream of finding my own one of these days:

This phenomenon is even worse while packing, FYI:

My love of a great nook is well documented, I believe:

That's all for this week. Please forgive the venting nature of the beginning paragraphs. It's nice to have friends who will just listen to us and understand our frustration with these crazy times.

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Kris said...

Just said a prayer for your housing situation. I completely understand, we were homeless, I mean in a rental for 2 months with all of our treasures in various places. It will all fall into place and the perfect house for you will come!

Lisa said...

Loved the links, as always! :)

VanderbiltWife said...

Best wishes on the house search. I am sure it is very, very frustrating especially with a baby on the way so SOON! I will keep you in my prayers. Thanks for the links, as always. I added you to the hop since I posted it so late yesterday.

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Thanks, Jessie! I went to your site to link up tonight and saw my post was already linked. Thought I might be losing my mind - highly likely these days. ;)

3dlessons4life said...

Prayed for your little one and the house search tonight. Hugs

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