Well, not so much needed if you don't care what goes on in my life, but if you didn't you wouldn't read this, huh?
Biggest news of late--we bought a house! We were saving up money and then Brendan got an unexpected bonus and we got a tax return and suddenly we had a down payment! So we started looking at houses, found that we really wanted to stay in our neighborhood, no matter how amazing the houses were on the west side, we want to be by the lake. So we narrowed our search to Bay View and found a little 3br colonial not too far from where we live now. Our home inspection is tomorrow, we're hoping nothing major is wrong with it!! We should be closing the end of April.
I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. After all the effing moving we have done in the past decade, it will be nice to be settled and really make this our home, instead of wondering if we can paint, do they allow dogs, will the neighbors be too loud for our in-bed-by-7pm kids? NO ONE WILL LIVE UPSTAIRS! No one will be doing their laundry beneath our apartment at 3am. No one will get drunk and be loud on a Friday night (seriously, no one. We haven't been out in forever.) I am so looking forward to this!
In other news, Ingrid is almost four. She is the first on the wait list at the school we want her to go to. Which hopefully means she'll get in because we did not choose another school for her to do a K4 program. And I think she's ready for school again. We have been keeping busy with playgroup at the community center and playdates with neighbors and friends. It's been crazy nice out so we've been at the park nonstop and of course Ingrid gloms onto some poor unsuspecting kid and they play together the whole time we're there.
Otis is one and walking and growing like mad. He's got a ton of teeth and I have to cut his hair because he has a moptop. He is funny and charming and as big of a ham as his sister. He loves to flirt with people wherever we go. He blows kisses now, the old ladies LOVE that.
Brendan is good, loving his job. He has gotten to bike to work most days because it's been so nice out, which is unusual for March in Wisconsin... I'm good, loving my many jobs. Applesauce Crafts is going strong--I have two craft shows lined up for the end of April, early May. I am doing some consigning at a local handmade shop, the Waxwing. It's pretty great, if I can ever find time to sew. We're outside most of the day, and when we're not I'm so damn tired I don't want to look at my sewing machine. Toadstool Vintage is also doing well. I haven't had a ton of time to go thrifting but hopefully will do in the near future.
Now, hopefully I will not be so neglectful. But with all that's coming up in the next couple months, don't hold your breath.