Thursday, January 14, 2010

One of those days

Do you ever have one of those days when you just want to skip ahead ten years?  I had one of those days yesterday.  We sold some extra tires we didn't need anymore and got a nice little bit of money for them.  I was thrilled.  After the guy that bought the tires left I went around the apartment looking for what else we could sell (I didn't notice anything.), that's how excited I was.  I began to dream up all the things we might buy with our money.  We could put it toward a vacation... but then we wouldn't be able to get something else.  We could get a new camera... but the one we have really is fine, I just hate that you can't get clear close-up shots.  We could get a nice dresser for ourselves since the one we've had thus far in our marriage is on loan from Kendra and Chris... but then we'd have to move with a big dresser and it would really be a lot simpler to keep borrowing Chris and Kendra's and then get one of our own in whatever place we end up moving to next summer.  I looked at play kitchens for the big O... but again, what was the point if she wasn't going to be big enough to use it before we move and then we'd just have to pay to move it somewhere?  After a couple of hours of ideas and conclusions like this (and looking things up online) I found myself just aching for big change.  All I wanted right then was to skip ahead ten years, live in a nice big house, have a steady income, and be done with college life.

It's ironic to note, however, that as I was looking at things on Amazon and Criagslist I found myself, at one point, looking at apartments around here.  I found some that were cheaper than where we live now with about the same deal we were getting now (although you had to pay for some more utilities, so who really knows if it would be cheaper) and the thought of moving out of our little apartment made me feel sad.  Small and crowded and cluttered and messy as it may be at the moment, our little apartment is the only home we've had our whole married life and it really has become our home, even if we can hear very clearly every time our neighbors brush their teeth.  Anyway, so far I seem to feel cured of it today.  I once again feel motivated to put things away and post on my blog (ta-da!) and put away the laundry and do all the other things that need to be done.  But do you ever have those days where you just want to skip ahead?  What do you want to skip ahead to?

8 comments:

Hillary said...

Um... YES... I have those days, often. :) I want to skip ahead to wherever we decide to settle and raise our family. I usually dream about never having to move again. I hate moving/packing everything. And we've already done it 6 times. NO FUN. But, yes, I have those days.

Polly said...

Yes...although at this point I'd settle for just one or two.

emmalou said...

I definitely have days when I want to skip ahead to when I have a baby. I think it must partially be the mystery of how my life will change to have a child. Obviously there are things I know that people have told me, but I wonder what my personal experience will be. What unique little things will I share with my baby and nobody else? How many hours will I spend looking at that same child and then notice something totally new in them? That is an adventure I yearn for all the time. :)

alee said...

Mostly I wish I could skip ahead to the point in life where I don't work (outside of the home- leaving for work when Nick gets home). However, the extra money is nice now and I am sure in the future I will wish for time to go by so that we can be this financially secure again...so I don't know. I long for things but not for long :)

Dorothy said...

I used to...but not anymore. I'm liking our stage of life just fine. :)

Lisa Lou said...

I wish I could skip the dating phase.

Lisa Lou said...

I wish I could skip the awkward look in people's eyes when they ask if I'm married or have kids and I answer negative to both. I wish I could skip all that. (Sorry to be so Debbie Downer!)

Katie said...

"Debbie Downer"--hahahaha! Sorry life is lame sometimes. At least you have a fun brother and sister-in-law and niece near by to play with, right?