Good things are happening! What a great weekend. First- I sold my house! It's been for sale for 16 months, sitting vacant most of that time. My ex husband and I had both moved out and moved on. It's a beautiful home, and I'm sure neither of us anticipated it would take THIS long to sell.
We have three weeks until the official closing and I just pray everything goes as planned. I already feel like a such a weight has been lifted! You know what I'm honestly most excited about as far as having a little more money in my pocket- spring shopping! Since I lost so much weight right around the time I moved out, I am pretty bare bones on clothes that actually fit! I'm excited to take a weekend and buy some clothes- work clothes and casual clothes, and of course some new heels! I feel like I should take a trip to a neighboring city, like Kansas City to get the job done! Don't get me wrong, I'll always be frugal at heart, I can hardly spend more than $20 on any one item, but still, just having some new things to wear will be such a blessing!
I also need some new wheels! My van is getting high in miles and has a lot of little things wrong with it. So, picking out a new ride will be on the top of my summer list. Otherwise, I don't have much else to spend money on. I don't have a house of my own to improve or decorate or anything. I don't need more stuff, and neither do my kids. My main goals are to build my savings and take more vacations! I already have two weekend trips planned for the year, but I'd like to find somewhere really fun and cool to take my kids this year. Any ideas?
The weather was also warm and beautiful this weekend- our first glimpses of spring! I did a lot of spring cleaning and organizing, so that felt good to get some big things taken care of. I also had a lovely dinner out and got some very thoughtful gift coupons. Can't wait to redeem some of those!
I also signed up for a Des Moines tennis league. I'm so excited to get back into playing this year! If the courts wouldn't have had melting snow all over them I would have found a way to play this weekend! I'm guessing it won't be long!
I leave you with a relaxing Monday tune, Something Good this Way Comes.