I‘ve been eating my feelings lately, especially at night. Stress eating, depressed eating, eating to comfort, eating to have something to look forward to, same old thing as it ever was. Bad news when the Golden Oreo was invented, or at least when it was purchased for this house.
Speaking of purchasing houses, we’re on the make to purchase a new home. Our yearly rental contract is nearly up, so I’ve been tasked with looking for a new home. I realize that so much in life comes down to your outlook or perspective. It’s all about the lens and your sunny disposition. We’ve discussed finding a cheaper place (we’re talking mirrored walls, platform beds, and black deco kitchens – might make for a 1980’s themed party local) and gutting the kitchens, replacing carpets with wide-plank flooring, and we’ve discussed purchasing houses vs. condos in gated communities (condos in this town run from $700k – $2,219,000 right now). And the sad bit is when you’re just clicking through the MLS, at homes you can’t afford, only to realize that they are HIDEOUS. Not just hideous, but hideous and unaffordable. It’s like learning that you’ve just consumed your daily caloric intake in a single (disappointing) bite.
If the home is updated and affordable, move-in-ready, you’ll never be able to sell it for what you paid. And if you choose something that needs to be gutted, you’re looking at WORK and DUST and having to live elsewhere while your home is redone. And alas, our rental agreement is up June 30. Hence, the Oreo’s.
Even if you pick something affordable and hideous that needs major updates, tons of work, negotiating contractors, etc., you still then must have the cash available to make all the updates, all whilst keeping a marriage together. Not sure it’s worth it. Is the best bet to find something move-in-ready that will be harder to get your money back with when you sell?
Let’s add insult to injury. I’ve also tried going completely sulfate-free with my hare care, and my hair is a frizzy nightmare. I’ve tried conditioning with coconut oil, massaging Minoxidil drops into my scalp, leave-in conditioners, protein conditioners, protein treatments, gels, lotions, and creams. I need a cut, still.
The good news is that I love the new car, and I think I’ve FINALLY found facial care—from a recent dermatologist visit—from which I’m seeing actual results!