Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm kinda surprised at myself

Ok, so anyone who knows me knows I LOOOOOOVE nothing better than to find something random to stress about. I wake up at night and can always find something to worry about that will keep me up for a good few hours. Fun stuff.

We are moving (sigh) again. No, not to a new city, just to a new house in Las Vegas. We bit off a smidge more than we could chew with our mega casa here. At least with a daughter in college ($$$), a son in private school ($$$) and me working semi-part-time as a Sub (many fewer $$ than the previous two categories). So, we are leaving the pool (wahh) and the hot tub (double wahhh) and moving closer to school to a much smaller house with no pool (did I mention wahhh) that is substantially lower in cost.

I have been excited about the move - really looking forward to getting back on budget and having a little more disposable income around here. Until this weekend, that is. We started moving into the new house on Saturday, and I started to freak out. I'm really surprised (and kinda ashamed) at my reaction. The house is a lot smaller than any of our past few houses, and a lot more modest than our current one, for sure. We're going to have to sell some stuff that won't fit into the house.

I've always considered myself a fairly non-materialistic gal. I mean, I like nice stuff, but I'm not one to be jealous over a friend's fabulous, gorgeous, gigantic casa. I like warm, cozy and easy-to clean better. Or at least that's what I've always thought. I'm really taking this move hard. Could it be that I'm more of a material girl than I thought??? :( I hope not.

Anyway, I've been surprised this past week how kinda sad I feel about the whole thing. Maybe it's just a matter of NOT wanting to move EVER again...but I'm anxious about our family and friends' reaction to our new house when they come visit.

I'm going to have to chant my mantra: "We are living like no one else so that later we can LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE!!" Dave Ramsey, don'tcha know.

So, if you're coming to visit me, don't comment on how small our house is. Instead use words like "cozy" "warm" "charming." 'Kay??


The Rents said...

We have seen the house, and we think it is perfect for our Wood-Muffin family! Cozy, lots of kids around, koi pond, etc.

Anonymous said...

I admire you guys.

A house is a house, big or small, but you will have a "home." A home complete with family, friends, and love. In the end, that is what people will see when they visit.

And it sounds like it has many amenities - neighborhood pool (with no upkeep), short commute to school, and kids to play with. That is more valuable than more space to cool, heat and clean.

Kristine said...

I would give anything to get rid of my pool right now just so I could quit working on it and paying for everything to be fixed every 4 days. But we don't have a neighborhood pool.

Nannette, Steve and the creatures said...

If you are selling a sofa bed let me know ...

Vegetable House said...

I want to be encouraging... but that sucks. I'm reading "The Importance of Being Foolish" by Brennan Manning and that is helping for me.