Friday, April 4, 2014

In like a lion, out like Opening Day

Well, it's baseball season again, and for that, I am ever so thankful.  These are the best 7 months of the year, wouldn't you agree?  I'm glad that I can't hear you right now, otherwise, I'd have to talk some sense into you.  Just go ahead and agree with me, my lemming friends.  And for those of you who, shockingly, don't share my fascination with this beautiful game, there are only 158 more games this year.  You have plenty of time to find some peanuts and Cracker Jack and then just e-n-j-o-y the game. 

I'm not just here to profess my love of America's pastime, however.  No, no...it's about to become even more fascinating.  Our Leo is kicking his Diabetes to the curb, my friends.  Yes, I get it.  He's just a cat.  But again I say, he's also a breathing animal with the ability to feel pain and display emotion.  I don't care if he's one of those little crabs with a painted shell.  He's given me a little bit of positive energy of late.  I just took a video of him chasing his tail like some frisky kitten, but my videos always play upside down, which makes him look like he's chasing his tail on the ceiling, and I thought for now I will spare you all hypothetical readers this weirdness.  (By the way, does anyone know why my iPad does this?)

Oh, and we decided where to send our oldest to kindergarten next year (undoubtedly, that is if I remember, I will be writing about this later).  And that led to us deciding that if we're going to be in this area for the indefinite future (i.e. no job(s) elsewhere yet...teaching jobs are usually only up for grabs at the end of the school year, which has required another round of I-shall-learn-patience-if-it-kills-me) and if our kid(s) are going to be going to school in a certain school district, then we should probably live in that school district at some point.  So we accidentally found a house that is pretty much everything we've been looking for: 2-story, right school district, 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths (that extra 1/2 bath will be a dream come true, I kid you not), decent yard, decent kitchen, and not insanely expensive or right beside a meth house.  And in the spirit of "patience," we found the house five days ago, have walked through it twice, and are making an offer on it tonight.  The best part is that I am 100% OKAY if we do not get this house and I'm 100% OKAY if we do.  I feel very zen about it all, that what will happen will happen, and either way has it's fair share of challenges.  Either way, life will happen, and we will be okay.  Granted, we might lose a few financial pounds in the process, but who doesn't need to lose a little weight these days?

Here's to good things and resolution happening.  There can be no coincidence that this all has come down right when baseball has started again.  It truly is the harbinger of good, good things.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Wow! You found your house, AND you feel zen. I'm so happy for you, truly. That's wonderful news. We spend the day helping a friend move yesterday, so our moving muscles are well flexed, so if you need help, just give us a shout-out.
I've been thinking about you two and your Leo and daily shots. I'm glad to hear that he's fighting his way back. Your line in the last post about being an insular family, and if you lose a piece of that it's a colder, bleaker world (paraphrase)-that struck me as both beautifully written and close to home. And I snuggled our kitties a little closer.
Anyway, enough. Thanks for posting. I can't wait to hear what happens with your offer. Congratulations!