Friday, September 30, 2005

Long week.

I've been too discouraged to write this week...the house fell through on Monday, we've looked at a few really lousy houses since then, Todd is having a brutal week at work, and I am just tired.

Over the weekend, I really felt like life was starting to turn around for us after this long summer, but nope, it's just more of the same. We'll be okay, it's just a confusing and discouraging time as we try to figure out what we need to be doing for our lives.

I am off to Harrisonburg to visit my brother's family tomorrow and hoping for some "niece-cuddling" time to cheer me up. I'm not sure if Todd will be able to come along or not--depends on work.

One good thing happened today--I was asked to be part of a group of contributors to a new Paper Crafts book. The deadline is killer--two weeks to complete 12-14 projects!--but I am soooo flattered.

I bought Seinfeld, season four, on DVD to cheer myself up this week...what an awesome season that was. The Bubble Boy, crazy Joe Devola, I'm lovin' it. I know all the episodes by heart because we've had them on tape for 13 years, but the DVDs are a nice upgrade. I watch the shows and think about where I was when they were first on TV.

The first half of that season, fall 1992, we were newlyweds living in a crummy apartment in Pittsburgh. The second half of the season, spring 1993, we were still newlyweds, but living in a much nicer apartment in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Seems like an eternity ago. Life is so different. We are so different. Overall, I'd have to say it's better now. I miss the...I don't know...the optimism of being 22 or 23 years old and knowing that life is only going to get better. I don't have that feeling anymore. But I am a lot smarter than I was back then, and that's a goooood thing.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Janelle---
Ohhh... drat. I was hoping your quietness on the subject meant you were busy signing papers, etc. :o( I'm so sorry. What a roller coaster. I hope and I know the right thing will happen, at the right time. Now, just pass you some patience, eh? I'm so sorry, Janelle.

Congrats on the gig! That is SOOO exciting! I'm thrilled for you!

Hilary

Mimi said...

I'm so sorry about the house, that really isn't cool.

Congratulations on the PaperCrafts book - that is one of my favorite magazines!

Enjoy your travels. And, enjoy the Seinfeld.

Barbie said...

I hope another house comes through for you. Congrats on your Paper Crafts book! :)

*Keri* said...

Sorry about the house. :(

Congrats on the book! :)

You must have one hell of a VHS collection! (We are still LOVING our MST3K's!)

kelly edgerton said...

I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with your family this weekend. Maybe that is what you need for a pick me up to carry you through the difficult times. Sending good wishes your way. Oh - and CONGRATS on the PC gig. That is GREAT!

beverly d said...

Sorry to hear your house fell through! That just means that there is a better one waiting for you. Hang in there!

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LisaS said...

oh sweetie, sorry to hear about the house. It is a drag, but just keep telling yourself that that one wasn't meant to be.

the right one will come along!

hugs,
Lisa

ps thanks for visiting my blog. there is a definite echo over there, ;)