I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.


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Posted at 11 Dec 2008 11:02:29 AM

The Great House Hunt has begun; we may have found something, but need to see whether the other side's realtor will play ball or whether they've already had a better offer. I'm trying to remain level-headed. A lot of shit's topsy-turvy lately, or seems that way when looked at from a distance. I was thinking where I was, life-wise, a year ago.. and it was a hell of a lot different than my life is now! Going from single, apartment, NY to engaged, house, MO is a bit of a lot to ask oneself to grasp. It's kind of like looking down when you're a long ways up...one foot up or down doesn't seem like such a long distance, and the foot after that doesn't seem so bad either, but the whole 2,000 feet is a dizzying height.

The answer, obviously, is "Don't look down," but that seems a bit simplistic. I'm trying to file "owning a house" under the category of things which Need To Be Done, rather than as yet another major life-changing event. It's not that I have second thoughts about any one thing in particular, but that I kind of wonder at my ability to handle it all without developing mental stress fractures.

A large part of it is that I've never been terribly good at de-stressing. Escaping, yes - in the form of shutting myself up with various books, computer games, etc, but never really de-stressing. I think that might be a necessary skill in the coming year or two...

Still raiding with Murder by Numbers, and up to my ears in apron sewing. That's proving a nice distraction, although I'm recognizing the signs of "I need to get this shit finished -now-, because I'm rapidly approaching the end of my sewing attention span and if it's not finished in a day or so, it's going to get left in the pile of half-completed projects." Gotta love it.

Last note - I've got a wedding dress. Probably. We'll see if it fits.