Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On the Move . . .

Well the weather is starting to break and today's high was 39, so I was able to take Hope out for a run today. We only did 4.54 miles, but I don't have another half marathon until late March, so I figure just stay active. I hate training in January because it's so cold. So with this half marathon I don't plan to start "training" until 8 weeks before the race. I plan to do the Runner's World personalized training guide as usual.

But this title has a double entendre. We are getting our house ready currently because we are planning to move. Yikes!!!! I so don't want to leave this house. I love this house! This is the house that Adam and I bought 3 months before we got married. This is the house that we brought Hope home to. But this house is a little on the small side (1,000 square feet). I tried to see if we could just expand this house so we could stay, but with the housing market so low, it's more economical for us to move instead. So I have spent the last month going through the house and packing up boxes and taking them to storage. This week we have someone coming to the house so we can get the last of house ready and then I plan to call 2 real estate agents to "interview" to list our house. I found a website that has a good list of questions to ask potential agents. I am starting to get a little excited because we will be moving to newer, bigger, nicer house and that's exciting, but I don't know how we are going to be able to live with our house on the market. I have a toddler and a dog. This is not going to be easy. I am hoping to get the house on the market by the end of January and hope to have a contract before the end of April (so the new owner will be taking advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit). That is really what is pushing us to get our house on the market. This house is great for a first time home buyer. So it's bitter sweet, but I am trying to stay positive.


  1. Jaime, I love your blog. My question is how do you balance making a separate meal for your husband? I'm having a baby in three months, and I just failed my glucose test. I'm about to take it again, but am wondering how I will drastically change my diet, yet I don't think my husband will change his much? We, unfortunately, do eat a lot of boxed meals. I know he'll help and make his own meals, but I want to get him to eat healthier as well as me. Thanks!

  2. I don't make separate meals. I usually make a large side dish and then another side and sometimes I make my husband a piece of chicken in addition to the rest of the meal. He usually just eats what we have. He is getting better about eating his veggies. :)

  3. Happy house hunting! . I'm sure you've been really busy packing. We just moved a year ago and I feel like I'm tripping over clutter all the time