Saturday, August 16, 2014

brain no makey clever title

My brain is all clenchy and my eyes are hurty and I just want to crawl into a dark hole and cry. But my job allows no time off so I'll just whine instead. My migraines have changed their patterns after each baby and I am not liking this new schedule. Every month, along with my joyous cycle, I get to suffer from a migraine for 3 days. And the nausea is overwhelming. Just yuck.

We had a showing today so we all spent the entire morning cleaning and organizing things to show the house and rushed out the door. We found out immediately afterwards that the people thought it was too small and they have 5 kids. I fail to understand how a person can look at a real estate listing and not know immediately that the square footage is to small for a family with 5 kids. You should know how large your current home is and whether or not you need something bigger. Tip of the day: be an educated home buyer. Watch HGTV for a full weekend. Look at every listing in your town. Do drive bys in the neighborhood of anything that catches your eye. Do this at different times of the day and different days of the week. Know what square footage you need and don't look at anything smaller unless your realtor knows that there is something wrong with the listing.

Can I answer any real estate questions for you? I consider myself a very educated home buyer and would love to help you to be the same. Is anyone looking right now? I love the search for a new home but trying to sell is my least favorite thing in the world. I do wish that I hadn't even looked at new houses until we had sold this one but even knowing now that I feel that way, I probably won't do anything different in the future. It's too much fun and everyone always wants to skip to the fun part.

Friday, August 15, 2014

All I do is feed people

I'm in a place where I feel like all I ever do is feed people or think about what to feed people or shop for food to feed people. It is never ending and takes up all of my time.

We're currently on the market trying to sell our house. I love this house for many reasons but it just isn't working for our family right now and we need something bigger. We've been on the market for about 2 months with no real interest yet so I'd love any prayers or good vibes you have to send the right people our way. I know there's someone out there that is perfect for this house.

And finally, my tip of the day! Hopefully this will be a new thing that I can keep up with. My big girls are back to school as of Wednesday and while it is nice to have more time to focus on my little ones, the early mornings are not my favorite. In order to help with packing lunches, my goal this year is to stay one day ahead whenever possible. So when I'm making lunch for W and myself on Monday, I will make extra for the big girls lunch on Tuesday. This works really well for sandwiches because you can freeze them and then they will stay cold until lunch time. It also works well because I already have all the stuff out and have a knife dirty and it's easy enough to just make 3 of whatever W is having. I want to get some metal thermoses for them so that I can start packing some warm items but that can wait until the weather cools off a little. It's pretty hot in the south in August so they don't really need a warm lunch anyways.

What school lunch tips do you have? Thankfully the older two don't have any food sensitivities or allergies so I don't have to get too creative to get them a balanced lunch but I would love some ideas for getting veggies in at lunch time. They are tired of sugar snap peas, carrots, and bell peppers. Silly girls!

~Heather Tull