Saturday, September 17, 2011

I must be crazy

Life is all about learning.  You learn new things everyday.  Some small, some huge and some in-between.

The newest lesson I am planning for my near future is what I would consider a -huge- lesson.

Restoration of a 1956 Philco Fridge.

Our new place has a very small fridge without a freezer... and well it is gross.  So I have been on the search for a new fridge.

I found one! Okay, okay... It isn't exactly new.  But it will be gorgeous when I am done with it.  You can see my vision can't you?  Well... I will give you a hint-

Friday, September 2, 2011

Home, sweet home

It seems my life revolves around changes... Which can make for some hectic times.

Charlie and I have been planning and saving for our move to Newport, OR for the past 6 months.  We had planned to move there next summer.

Yesterday, Charlie came home after having a meeting with one of the leading research professors at MSU.  With a painful stare, he asked me if we could stay in Missouri.  The research that he needs to get into for medical school needed to start right away and if he was to stop and change schools in the middle it could greatly effect his application to med school.

I am... sad (more like my heart aches).  We have dreamed about living in Oregon next to the ocean.  The idea was neatly stitched into the fabrics of ourselves so much that removing the thread feels like everything else is going to unravel.

Needless to say, we will not be venturing northwest (yet).

Everyone goes through hard financial times... This summer has proven to be a beast for us.  I have made plans to travel next summer to Africa for a month to work on a wildlife rehabilitation center.  My dates are scheduled, I just need to pay the rest of the money and book a flight.  I have set aside the money, but there is still a bit of question.  Should I go? We could use the money to get a second car... We could use the money for savings or to move into a place closer to school...

It is proving really hard *mentally* for me to put so much money into something just for me.  I am starting to lean more towards postponing the trip until next year.  

Staying in Missouri has also opened up opportunities that would have seemed reckless if we were to move.  The thoughts of adding a little munchkin to my crew comes to mind...

One thing is for sure changes are scary, but changing is always good.  I can and will make the best of these new ideas.

Completely off subject, but I have been aching for a new book to read.