Ilana Kohn Pogi Pants | Large
Smartwool layering tee | medium, a few years old – this is INDISPENSABLE
Dansko LT Pro Clogs | IMO these fit my feet better than the professional OR the XP 2.0, they seem to be a teeny bit wider. So glad to be back in white dansko clogs 🙂
What a mess…And not just the house LOL.
I am in a funk. Given everything we (collective we) and I, personally, am dealing with, it seems about right. I’m okay, just not motivated, or excited about anything. And when I get this way, I retreat inside myself; I just don’t want to talk. Tell me I’m not the only one, haha. (Yes, yes, I did write last time that I wanted life to be “boring” for a while, but not in this way, not in a waiting in limbo way…)
We are under contract on a house in the ATL area and if all goes well will close on 3/22, but all could still definitely NOT go well, so we are waiting. (I don’t know if any of you are house hunting now, but this market is INSANE. We had a contract on another house that fell through because it appraised for a full $30,000 less than asking and the seller wouldn’t drop the price, and we don’t have enough cash to make up the difference in what we could get a loan for and the price we offered. We had to offer a full $20,000 ABOVE ASKING to get under contract with the house now and are hoping for an appraisal amount where we have the cash to make up the difference plus some left over to do a few things to the house. UGH. It’s so stressful and we are doing all of this remotely WE HAVEN’T EVEN SEE THE HOUSE IN PERSON YET!!! We put offers for less than $5,000 above asking for a few other houses and no one even deigned to get back to us about them. It’s a seller’s market out there and I’m afraid some are taking advantage.)
And we are coming up on one year under quarantine. Honestly, it feels normal now, but that really scares me. I had a very mild but noticeable panic attack when I went to Trader Joe’s for the first time (I’ve only gone three times…) – how am I going to react taking Hawk places? Trying to ease back into a new normal around people?? I will feel more secure once more of the population is vaccinated, but not by much honestly. I don’t know, maybe it won’t be so hard.
We humans are almost too adaptable, no?
How are you? Are you leaving the house much? How do you think you’ll react once it’s safe to be out in public a bit more?
Consider yourself lucky – in Boston we had to offer 120K over asking to get a single family in the city. This was before the pandemic, it’s even crazier now! Best of luck that the process goes smoothly for your family this time.
Grechen Reiter says
oh man…yes, I’ve heard much worse than what we’re going through. what a time to try and buy a house!!!!
the wall street journal had a article a few weeks ago about people buying houses sight unseen for much over asking and not even getting inspections!! turned out badly for them sadly…
!! I can relate so much to this. I also had a panic attack at Trader Joe’s and yelled at a bunch of people to get away from me. That was months ago, and we’ve just been having my husband do the shopping and utilizing curbside when we can. This morning I took my son into a Sprouts, his first time in a store. He turns one this Friday. I had a friend tell me they thought I’d do okay in there given how people act, etc. It went pretty well! I’d say just have grace with yourself with where you’re at on any given day. A couple months ago I drove to the post office to mail out some packages, went inside, and had to leave and go home. I couldn’t do it. My therapist taught me to repeat truth statements out loud when faced with a fear or anxiety-inducing thing. With covid safety stuff, a big part of it is saying that I’m doing the best that I can. I’m hopeful that with a vaccine, parts of this year and next will be better, but I know that I’m going to have some long lasting phobic impulses related to all of this. You’re not alone!
I’m putting my trust in Dr. Fauci and the CDC’s guidelines, which currently are that if you’ve been fully vaccinated and the people you’re visiting have been fully vaccinated then it’s safe to be with them, maskless (in a home or outdoors in a park). I haven’t been many places or had others in my home and my husband does the grocery shopping. I feel completely safe taking daily walks around my neighborhood and on the trails, with a mask in my pocket in case I run into someone. My motto is: Control what I am able to, but don’t live in fear.
You are not alone! So many people I know are like, wait, now I have to change AGAIN and get used to being in the WORLD?
And I will keep my fingers crossed that this house comes through for you.
These pants look so good on you!
I love these pants!!!
and–how did I not realize you had a blog?! (ig follower, here)
AND–good luck in your house hunting! I’m in ATL as well and have a newly-one-year old.
glad to have found you here, too!