Friday, June 22, 2018

Let's talk

*Not our house LOL, but a pretty purple. 
You may have noticed that in the past couple of weeks I haven't been talking about our new house. I was so excited and it was all I've been focused on since April. So.... what's been going on?

The Friday before we were to close on Monday we get a call from the bank/underwriter saying that there was a "snag" in the paperwork.  The banker says "I messed up. To fix it you need to bring in $900."  We gather the money and when we get there, he says "Oh I was wrong, you  need $6,000." *Super stressed*

Holy crap!  We don't have an extra $6,000 cash laying around. So it looked like we were going to lose the house.  A friend - a true angel - offered to loan it to us. *Feeling some hope*

We we take it to the bank and he says, "the underwriter looked at it again and says you need $12,000." No freaking way that is gonna happen! *Let the crying begin*

I was crushed. We spent the weekend going through all the stages of grief.  They said they would continue to work on it, but our hopes we're not high.

The next week was up and down the emotional rollercoaster.  One day they would say everything is fine, the next day "another snag". (That's what they kept saying..... we hit another snag. If I never hear that word again it will be just fine with me!)

This week was another rollercoaster.  But finally, it's done! And we didn't need $12,000 or even $6,000 cash. What we had already put down was enough.

So the closing has been set for Monday at 4:00 pm. Happy house updates coming soon.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

In my journal

Journal prompt: Things I Love #6
List 6 of your favorite drinks.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Weigh in

June 10: 176.7
June 17: 176.4
Loss:  .3

*Slowly but surely .

Thursday, June 14, 2018

In my journal

Journal prompt: Things I love #5
List 10 of your favorite games or sports.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

In my journal

Journal prompt: Things I love #4
List 10 of your favorite foods.

♡"Your awareness is filled with peaceful power."

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Deck of cards workout

This week I pulled out an oldie but a goodie.... the deck of cards workout.

I love that you can change it every time you do it. And it's a good one for traveling, because you don't need anything but the cards (unless you choose exercises that need something else.... It's up to you).

How it works: You assign an exercise to each suit. Shuffle the cards, draw one, and start your workout.

For example, on Tuesday I assigned the cards as follows:
diamonds = squats
hearts = wall pushups
spades = lunges
clubs = stretches

The first card I drew was the 5 of diamonds. So I did 5 squats.

Card #2 was jack of clubs, so that's 11 stretches.

Just keep going until you need to stop or run out of cards. I think the most cards I've done was 18. LOL

Next week I'll pick different exercises and try again. If you try it, I'd love to know how you do.