Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hello all!

It's been a minute since I blogged last (to borrow one of my favorite phrases from my dear friend BG). Lots of exciting things going on in Bridge-land over here, and if you're a fb friend you know some of the more obvious ones. :)

One you may not be up to speed on is my quest for a house. Yep that's right, a house. After a conversation with my dear friend Alicia I realized that it would really be a smart financial decision to look into buying instead of renting for another year. So look I did, and I found a couple that I liked. My first day of house hunting I found one house and put an offer on it, but I'm a back-up offer, and I don't like being a consolation prize. So with my mom and Matt in tow we went hunting again on Saturday and found another one that I really like, it's a HUD foreclosure-which means that the government owns it and putting an offer on it is more like bidding on it and the property goes to the highest bidder...but "owner occupants" (that's me) get first dibs over "investors" (folk who just want to rent out the house). That bid goes in tonight, so keep your fingers crossed that something works out :)

Last time I posted I mentioned running a 5k in January and I'm still training for that, but I'm hitting mental blocks lately. Anyone have tips for breaking through the metaphorical brick wall that's currently standing in my way?

Hooray for christmas break! I'm excited to have 2 weeks to do absolutely nothing (except fun stuff) and let my brain rest. My last week or so of work was CRAZY!! Anywho, I'm off to C-town tomorrow for a few days...my family is celebrating christmas on the 26th since Matt is incredibly lucky...

For those who don't know, my brother, Matt is in the band at SMU and this year SMU is playing in the Hawaii Bowl...yup my brother is currently in Hawaii enjoying the sun and spending 5 days there with his college buddies (not to mention his great gf). So Matt gets back from the extreme pacific on Christmas day and is driving back to Corpus that afternoon...and in the interest of his sleep as well as a happy christmas we're delaying the celebration a day. Ah well, the things we do for our siblings right?

Here's to new ventures, new adventures, lucky siblings, and a Merry CHRISTmas to you all!