We bought a house! It's a cute little two bed, two bath in Edgewood which is on the East side of the city. We're still in the city but in a neighborhood, or "the hood" which is what our neighbors have proudly welcomed us to. It's a place where people smile and say hello but if you stand at your kitchen window at certain times during the day, you may see a drug deal go down. It's a place where your neighbors offer to help you with your yard work followed by the assurance that they won't charge you much. I like it a lot and I'm looking forward to seeing what our place will be in this community.
Craigslist! Is my new favorite thing. I sold most of our big furniture on it before we moved (almost all of it for more than I paid for it at yard sales), then I've furnished most of our new house on it. I've also learned how to make a few bucks here and there on it. I bought a lamp, ottoman, rocking chair and side table for $40, then sold the rocking chair and side table for $50. Yes! I love getting paid $10 to take a lamp and ottoman.
We're visiting new churches in our area. We love our church in Austell but we're just too far away now. We need to be a part of a congregation that is in our community.
I got nominated for a "Suzi Award" which I would like to say is like an Atlanta Tony, except that it's not. Because nobody's really heard of it, not even people in Atlanta. But I was nominated for featured actress for "The Last Schwartz", nonetheless. Here's the list.
Anybody else ready for this election to be over? I'm so sick of hearing "coverage" of 4 people talking in circles around ridiculous issues and acting like their policies are so different from the other guy/gal/changer/maverick. I'm sick of hearing people say "free health care, yay!" As though they have no idea that they still have to pay for it (or have never been inside a post office). Or saying we just have to vote against someone who supports abortion. As though there aren't hundreds of other issues that affect millions of fragile lives. I'm sick of not hearing any, ANY third party coverage simply because those parties don't have money. They don't have the cash to buy the media like Republicans and Democrats do and millions of people will vote for "the lesser of two evils" simply because they don't know there's something that they can actually believe in out there. So I'll be angry at whatever the outcome is on November 3rd but I will be so flippin' happy it's over.
Lastly, and this deserves a post of it's own which will come later, I said goodbye to my little brother, Joel, for two years. He's serving overseas and left about two weeks ago. It was a sad and exciting weekend of goodbyes. My whole family (all 7 of us - 8 including Eric) were able to be together which was wonderful. I cried probably 4 times over the weekend which is a lot for me. There's a connection between siblings that can't be described or likened to any other relationship.
Next time, I will narrow my focus and write something more than vomit. For now, thanks for helping with the clean up.