Gone are my days of the land of beer, brats, and cheese.
Now my days are spent (mostly) in the land of sun, palm trees, and fake people.
Surprisingly, I don't see as many 'fake people' in my everyday path. I've either become immune to seeing them everywhere or I've got a pretty esablished safe daily routine. Either way, I'll take the sun and palm trees.
We're sticking in the trailer for a few more months, while the real estate market in South Florida continues to sink. Mortgage brokers have encouraged us to stick it out, and that's what we're doing. There are a few properties in Boca that we've spotted that meet our criteria (location, 3/2 with garage and a yard for the fur-babies) and the prices keep getting lower and lower. They'll eventually hit our price range, I'm sure.
In the meantime, I'm happily enjoying my days feeling like a student again. I'm in a weekly sales class and women's bible study. Hours upon hours of reading assignments yesterday, but all for edification.
I'm starting to get the 'itch'...that inevitable late-twenties, married five years next month, ready to settle down thing. Need to stave it off at least until we're on solid ground in a house. I keep having nightmare visions of morning sickness in our port-a-potty set-up and it aint pretty.
Work is ticking along at a comfortable pace. Although I don't travel regularly for my job, I've been able to get back to the midwest a few times this summer for conferences and was able to extend the stay long enough to spend good time with family and friends. I can't believe that 2008 is just around the corner!
OK, it's the last week of the month and so I really need to get back on the phone and close some business this week.