I accidentally got in the way of a flailing sippy cup, and took it in the mouth. It hurt. And then I was on the receiving end of a head butt when he threw himself on the floor when his favorite toy stopped working. In those instances I've just been at the wrong place at the wrong time. This week he has clogged toilets, thrown a brand new soccer ball down an irrigation drain, and made a mess all over the entire house with a sippy cup on carpet. And that's just off the top of my very sleepy head. Why didn't the pediatrician or any of the other so called "child experts" that I've dealt with in the past two weeks make this diagnosis? Makes me wonder.
I think I'm also dealing with a case of the winter blues. Too much winter, too much inside. I'm bored, cranky, and edgy (although understandably so as I don't know when I'll have to dodge the next blow from my toddler). I took J and went to Michael's yesterday, just to get out, to see something new and different. Only, they didn't have anything new and different from the last time I went, about a month and 1/2 ago. This is the case with most stores I've been to, so it's really easy not to shop or spend money if they don't get any new merchandise in. You know? Kind of a bummer.
I did take some of my very smart blog readers advice, and decided to really do some homework on the jumbo loan thing. Which I found out that in my area, the term jumbo loan refers to a loan greater than $625,000. (holy crap!) But, good news for me! However, I am in the process of contacting 2 different mortgage specialists to discuss terms and conditions, which unfortunately are subject to change at a moments notice in this economy, but it is at least somewhere to start. I did make an inquiry with a real estate agent, which I had not wanted to do. I hate to get any one's hopes up that we might buy something and then not do so. But I really needed the information, so I have someone I'm talking to to get accurate and correct local information should I need it. So, we are just getting some info and trying to figure out what, if anything is possible.
I've been kind of unmotivated and uninspired this week. I think it is hard to scrap about the terrible twos, or speech issues or the mortgage meltdown, or even the winter blues. So I choose instead to focus on what I am grateful for, and believe me I had to dig. :)
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Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Everafter Patterened paper: Something old, Something new; Cosmo Cricket Everafter Ready, set, chipboard; Cosmo Cricket Everafter Rub-ons "Remember", plus white Bazzil cardstock, Pilot black pen.
Instructions: Make a square from grey patterned paper. Cut other patterned paper as seen, adhere, and add photo and embellishment. Using a ruler, draw square stitched border around patterned paper on white cardstock. Remove patterned paper square and run cardstock through printer to add journaling. Adhere square in the middle of stitched border.
Hope your week is going well. Grey's is on tonight!