Funny how the light of day can change things! A couple of you might have seen a very scary Photoshopped photo of Hurley that I posted last night. Well… I couldn’t take it! When I looked at it again this morning, it bothered me to see my sweet, fantastic, adorable and perfect dog looking so horrendously scary! Maybe if she’d done the project with another dog, like some random pit bull or something, it would be different. But I felt like a bad mother allowing his picture to be out on the internets this way! And I didn’t want to see it every time I looked at my blog today. So, I decided to delete it. (If you didn’t see it, trust me: you don’t want to.)
Anyway, moving on into a lovely Wednesday.
I’m hoping that this will be the day we finally open escrow. It was supposed to happen Monday. Nothing happened. Same thing yesterday. And now, today, here we are: coming up on a full two weeks since they accepted my counteroffer. But I am doing that thing where I convince myself that everything will be just fine, this is no big deal, it’s going to be a very happy day and it WILL happen today. Positive thinking!! Positive thinking!!
But yes, the sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, I rode my bike to work again (finally), and I do *not* have a headache today. So life isn’t too bad! Nope!
Plus, last night I got shoes for my sister’s wedding. They are adorable little double-strapped mary jane heels with the softest, most sneaker-ish insole ever. I love them very much. I will definitely be able to wear them all night. After that, we went to the Clinique counter because it was bonus gift time, and my sister wanted to get their moisturizer. She swears by this stuff. I wasn’t going to get anything, but then… I did. A long time ago, she gave me a little eyeshadow dual compact that I have been using ever since. It’s just about wiped clean. It’s my favorite. So I decided the time had come to replace it. I got a slightly different shade combination… and it’s called Strawberry Fudge, which is, I don’t know, the coolest name!… and a lipstick called Black Honey that is their best-selling item. I guess Oprah endorsed it on her Favorite Things feature a couple years back and now it’s just huge. I didn’t know any of this until last night. I do NOT buy expensive makeup. Or shoes. And somehow last night, I broke the cycle of cheapness and you know what? It feels pretty good!
Even though there is no new Lost tonight, I am happy. So what if I am faking it regarding the house situation? Faking it is better than nothing, right? Right, ladies? Wink.
UPDATE: My realtor left me a message saying that not only did we finally open escrow today, but she has already scheduled the home and termite inspections for this Friday! I’ll meet them at the house on my lunch hour and get the reports. I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am that it’s moving along again. Whew. Maybe now I can relax a little and do a few things that require concentration… like write an article and work on one of my books. Or finish reading that damn City of Ember book that’s been collecting dust on my nightstand. Or… about a dozen other things! YAY!