December 10, I celebrated my 4/5 year anniversary (4 years married, 5 years “together”) with Crabby. I surprised him with some boudoir photos I had turned into an album and we chillaxed at a hotel with this view:
We had been talking about buying a house, but we ultimately decided that when we buy, it’s not just the house that matters, but the location. We could easily buy a house in the suburbs for what Houston houses are going for, but I realized I want no parts of suburb life. I hate driving which means I hate commuting. So the closer in to the city, the better. Of course the price increases the closer you get, but we are willing to wait to get what we want and not settle. It’s interesting how many people seem disappointed we haven’t bought yet, which shows me just having a house no matter where it is is what matters to a lot of people. Well, I’m not buying a house just to have a house. Fuck that, son.
So we moved into a really nice apartment where we feel comfortable staying until we are ready to buy what we want. We moved on NEW YEAR’S EVE and then had the nerve to go party that night and go to IHOP that was packed and not get back until 4AM the next day, then got up and finished the moving process.
I would not recommend this to anyone. So as a result, we still don’t feel completely settled yet, hence the long-ass break in blogging. In the midst of packing, I tackled our “change box” that was full of coins that stacked up over the years. I ended up with $35 worth of coins after I took them to the bank O_O and found a purple penny. Even my coins are cunty.
We didn’t have any living/dining room furniture so I have been in full-on nest mode. I want a jewel-toned feel for the rooms anchored with a deep, dark, plum-purple as the base color. We got a custom sofa and ottoman in deep, dark, plum-purple and goldenrod respectively, and I threw in my Indian jewel-toned pillows for now:
I ordered some soft gold curtains and am deciding on a rug now to round things out.
I also picked up a deep purple accent chair from World Market (it was on sale for 50% off!), seen in the picture below. Also, see the pink chair in the background? I got 4 of them on Craigslist for $100 total. They will be used for the dining room.
Also, remember this? Well shout-out to my girl Desiree for paying forward her ovulation predictor kits. I started using them this month. When you get a smiley face, that tells you the hormones present right before ovulation are detected, so GET BUSY. I got my smiley face Monday so now is the waiting game. We’ll see what happens, no pressure, no stress. Thanks again Desiree and Keana for letting me vent my cray-cray minicorn related thoughts. I also started a chart where you chart your basal temperature every morning, and certain dips and increases during certain days tell you about where you are in your cycle. That ish is FASCINATING. I am learning so much about how my body works through that.
This year will see the birth of my very first nephew or niece, and I will be a bridesmaid in my stepmother’s wedding. 3 times I will have bridesmaided it up. Lawd, the graveyard of dresses…