Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stressful days ahead

Life is busy and stressful right now. We are six weeks out from our move out of state and two weeks out from beginning our house hunting in earnest. Mr. Rose and I are looking at home listings daily and crunching the numbers on how much house we can really afford. We are having a hard time balancing what we need in a home and what we want, and the difference in price between them is staggering.

As much as I like to spend money, I am really a saver. I come from the philosophy of not spending more than you have and always keeping three to six months of expenses on hand in case of an emergency. My Dad even commented once that I probably still have my First Communion money in a piggy bank somewhere.

All this makes this process that much more stressful. I am extremely risk averse and I am afraid of biting off more than we can chew. Add to this the stress of moving our household nearly 1,000 miles away and dealing with the process of explaining everything to Miss H.

So, I am cranky.

That is what stress does to me, and it annoys me to no end. I hate being cranky. I hate how my being cranky affects my husband and my children.

And I realize that some things have to take a back seat to life. Things like the half sewn pair of pajama pants sitting next to my sewing machine. Things like blogging at the pace that I have been keeping up lately, which really isn't all that much.

So, the sewing machine is getting packed up, and Cultivating Rosebuds is going to be updated less frequently. You can expect to see a post from me once or maybe twice a week until I can get through the next few weeks. That said, if anyone is interested in guest posting, I would love to have you!


Liz said...

I'm sorry you are so stressed! I know how that goes, though. Definitely cut back and focus on the stuff that's really important right now. I, too, am a big believer in spending only what you can afford and keeping that emergency fund fully stocked at all times. Good luck with your decision.

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

I can't even imagine!! I don't think I ever want to move just because buying the first house was so traumatic. Thinking of you!

Shell said...

Moving is so stressful! Hang in there!

KLZ said...

You let me know what you need and I will do it. For real.

Cheryl said...

Wishing you calmer days ahead as you have what is hopefully a smooth transition. *hugs*