Scatter-brained and Stressed Out (to the max)

House-buying stress is starting to really get to both Aaron and I. Everything has actually gone pretty smoothly, but mortgage rates are getting us down (since they’re going up). We’re trying to wait it out, see if they go down before closing so we can lock in a better rate, but with closing currently set at two weeks from Friday, we’re getting nervous. It’s so bad that Aaron told me this morning he’s over buying a house and would just prefer to stay put forever. Unfortunately for him we’re under contract, have passed inspections, and have the mortgage application in, so it’s pretty much a done deal; we just need to get the financing in place and close, and we’re good to go.

On top of all of this fun, Gabbie is teething. She’s actually not too bad about it; just clingy and has a hard time sleeping, but one of the top front teeth poked its way through finally sometime yesterday. She was up every 1 ½ to 2 hours the past couple of nights and so the lack of sleep is not helping our stress level.

I was so stressed out I actually cleaned this morning, which is not normal for me. I just needed something to be orderly to make up for the lack of order I’m feeling. I feel completely out of sorts. I’m sure weaning is not helping this either – I feel like it’s throwing my hormones for a bit of a loop.

So, add it all together: money woes caused by mortgage rates + teething + weaning and you get me being all weepy and Aaron being all crabby and it’s not a good situation for any of us. I’m going to go eat the hell out of some Mexican food at lunch, not that stress eating is a good thing, but it’s what’s happening today. Then I’m buying Aaron a six pack on the way home and hoping as hard as I can that the Red Wings pull off the Stanley Cup win tonight so at least one thing goes well for him.

Reading back over this entry, it seems as scattered as I feel. Sorry about that, but it’s what you’re getting. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to bore you with house pictures and requests for redecorating opinions followed by befores and afters. That will be sooooo much better.


Cassie said...
June 9, 2009 at 11:53 AM

That's the same thing we were the most stressed out about when we bought our house -- locking down a good rate. I can't believe rates are actually going UP right now -- aren't we still technically in a recession?

Anyway, I can't wait to see pictures and to hear about your decorating ideas. That's a topic very close to my heart and it's SO MUCH FUN!

Hang in there -- only a couple more weeks!

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