I hope y’all had a lovely weekend. We did for the most part. Casey went on a “mancation”…..and the kids and I managed to survive, but barely. I don’t know why, but whenever Casey heads out-of-town, the craziest stuff happens. It’s like he’s the glue holding everything together, he’s the chef so we don’t starve, the bug killer, and the list goes on and on. The first night he was out-of-town, I ate sushi & went shopping (spent WAY too much money, I mean…no I didn’t Casey? ha!). The second day, I managed to burn eggo pancakes in the microwave, the smell is permanant…..just don’t ask, it was a horrible experience…..I’m talking smoke & flames people. Yes I did that. It’s horrible. Moving ON. That evening a weird cat came to the door and it was SO UNBELIEVABLY loud it woke me up ….next morning I was a complete zombie, I might as well have just got up brewed some coffee, invited the thing inside, sat together on the couch & turned into a crazy cat lady. Cats freak me out. I’m not a cat person, they scare me. To death. Abby (my seven year old) asked “Are you scared it’s going to eat your expensive curtains?”……my reply ” yes….yes I am”. No cats, ever. If you’re a cat person, no offense by the way. I just can’t deal.
In other news, we’re kind of house hunting. House hunting is a problem for me. Seriously, I’m house hunting even when I’m not looking to move. I’m psycho people. I could look at houses every hour, all day long. I’m obsessed. Well, now that I actually have a legitimate reason to be looking I find I’m somewhat perplexed. Since Casey and I are artists, we both can see past the ugly & see what something actually can be. The issue always comes down to ….money. Is it worth it….is it really worth putting in the blood, sweat, tears, and money to make this thing cool? My answer is always “yes” if the location is good, but Casey keeps me grounded (thank heavens & he also made me watch money pit with Tom Hanks…hilarious/scary). The other issue is we can find the beauty & appreciation for almost all styles of design/architecture. So, normally, I gravitate towards a traditional, southern style home. But recently, especially in the area we are looking (and our budget) there really just aren’t that many. We’ve been finding ourselves gravitating towards…..I never in 1 million years thought I would ever say this….but mid-century homes. I know, I know, they usually are as ugly as sin on the outside. And, it can’t be a mid-century update that’s gone horribly wrong. Such as a 1950’s home that was updated in the 80’s to look …..well 80’s? UM no. It needs to be classic. It can be outdated in the sense that it still has it’s original character, it just needs updating (make sense?) But updating in the best/truest of ways. On the outside, I’ll admit, I think they are seriously ugly. Most of them look like boxes. But one of the benefits I love about them is their light. As someone who thrives off of good light, I love the amount of windows. They’re amazing. I watched a documentary on mid century homes/architects & it was pretty interesting. So….we’ll see. We’ll see what we end up with. It could be move in ready or it could need some work. I’m picky, so anywhere we end up will need something done I’m sure.
P.S. The blog & website are getting a major overhaul…and merging into one. I’m thinking since I’ve not updated my website in um….2 years (yikes!!) it’s easier to just have one place with all our up to date info, photos, etc.