I don't want to write a Thankful Thursday today. Instead I want to bitch and moan and complain and whine.
I could tell you that our "dream" house now has an accepted offer from another buyer and there is really nothing we can do about it. I could tell you that the stinking realtor who is still holding on to our earnest money from our expired offer didn't even bother to tell us that there was another bid on the house. We found out from a friend from church who lives across the cul-de-sac from the "dream" house. Had we known we could have put in another offer to secure our position and the seller (the REALTOR'S CLIENT) could have had the benefit of a bidding war on their house.
Nope. Now instead we are out of a dream house with our house up for sale. And the only reason we put the house up for sale was to buy the "dream" house to begin with. And the timing couldn't be worse with another little bundle on the way in just a few short months. Any other time I think I would just shake it off. But I'm just no good at being in limbo right now.
I could tell you how there are NO OTHER houses in the area that have everything the "dream" house had, and those that come close are twice the listing price.
I could tell you that I am devastated.
I could also tell you it is approximately the 12th day in a row of rain, and that does not help my mood.
And I could tell you that my mom's cancer and open heart surgery is weighing very heavily on me right now too. And that I am also worried about my dad who keeps falling out of his wheel chair and bed at the nursing home. Have I even mentioned that my awesome mother in law is fighting cancer and my wonderful father in law has early Alzheimer's as well? Because, yeah, that is going on too.
I could tell you that I really feel like it isn't just raining right now. It is pouring. POURING.
But I'm going to write a Thankful Thursday post instead. So here it goes:
-I'm Thankful that I have a warm, safe house to keep me and my family cozy and dry.
-I'm Thankful for my hubby's annoyingly optimistic outlook on this situation even though at times it makes me want to punch him in the face.
-I'm REALLY Thankful that right after hubby told me the news last night he followed it up with, "It doesn't really matter to me what house we live in. As long as I'm in a house with you."
-I'm Thankful that baby girl is kicking up a storm today since she hardly moved at all yesterday. It is good to feel those healthy limbs in action.
-I'm Thankful that we have our fabulous folks with us and that we are so close to our families.
-I'm Thankful that we even have the option of looking for a bigger house.
-I'm Thankful that Todd and I are healthy and that we have three healthy boys, and a healthy baby on the way.
-I'm Thankful that I have always preached that "everything happens for a reason" because now I have it perfectly rehearsed to repeat to myself.
-I'm Thankful for being thankful, cause whew!, I feel better now.
Continue to cheer me up folks. Heard any good jokes lately? Have any embarrassing stories you want to share? Or tell me, what are you thankful for?