Sunday, March 23, 2014

Every month as I write (bigger and bigger) checks, I am getting so completely worn out that I'm actually NO LONGER HAVING PANIC ATTACKS.
If you've ever read this blog before you'll likely be as shocked as I am. As I look back on the scrapbook of hysteria /  portrait of fickleness / diary of anxiety that this blog has become, I realize: I still freak out on a regular basis. (I am practicing this new thing called "no yelling". So far I failed a couple times today but I keep trying to hit the reset button. I told my kids -in a calm tone of voice - that they don't hear me unless I yell. They kept talking to each other like I hadn't even opened my mouth. I think I accidentally trained them to only respond to my shouts.)
 
But anyway. I mean -- I am no longer having panic attacks over this whole house thing. Because clearly it's not making any difference. Whatever.

This MUST be progress? I feel like if I could just get my kids to stop bickering, I would be the laid-back person I was in college! (HAHAHAHAHA that was a joke my nickname in college was "Shout-y")
Posted by Katy On 10:46 PM 4 comments

4 comments :

  1. Haha Shouty! Mine was Thumper because I had such a heavy walk for someone who weighed less than a hundred pounds. That must be a picture of your front deck? Is the drywall finished?

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  2. It's looking gorgeous!!! I think if anyone ever said building from the ground up was easy, they were lying! lol.

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  3. Katy it's all so real now! I truly can't believe it from where you started and then it might not happen to seeing actual (almost) finished structure! Happy Day.

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  4. Your Beach House is looking spectacular! I'm seeing lots of details/touches by your builder in the pics. that I bet you'll really appreciate. Things that will make it as special as you've dreamed it will be.
    And, some advice to get the kids to stop bickering...... sorry, I got nothing. :( Oh wait, I just thought of one: Time Out on the balcony w/ out handrails. Crank it up a notch.

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