The realtors came this morning and looked around. They had a lot of nice things to say. The only thing we really need to do is paint the exterior. Not that it is terrible, but just to make it look more polished and to compete with those who have siding. They left some paperwork and said they would be back this afternoon to take pictures and finish the paperwork.
They never called. They never came back by. I am going to email them tomorrow and of course call on Monday, but I am pretty sure we are going to go back to the drawing board and look at going with someone else. It is a little discouraging considering how hard I worked, and then how this morning it seemed like they really wanted to get the process going ASAP and then ... nada. Grrr. Oh well. Two steps forward, one step back...
This afternoon, while waiting, life as usual resumed. I played with Buddy - giving him the much needed attention that I feared he lacked earlier in the week. Not that I completely ignored him - it was just a very different week. I felt so much better playing and interacting with him and being a mom instead of being a crazy-cleaning-machine. And the one of the best parts of today was we snuggled up and took a lonnnng nap! I felt I had earned it, and I was glad he was in a napping mood today.
It is amazing that in just a few hours my house has already lost its "museum" look. Season 2 of LOST dvds, Buddy's Synagis bill, and my water glass are on the coffee table, Buddy's laundry is in the basket, there are probably a few of his cereal crumbs on the counter, and his towel is hanging on the back of the bathroom door. I love it.
I realized this afternoon while I was making Buddy giggle just how much I love staying home. Sure, there are definitely days when I do not love it, but today confirmed that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing for us right now. I know it is not for everybody - it does not fit everyone's personality, family structure, lifestyle, etc. I wasn't sure a few months ago that it would fit us. But it does. And I am thankful that even though we definitely don't have lots of extras, and our house is small, our home is filled with lots of laughter, and except when I have weeks like this week (which are rare), I pretty much have the freedom to enjoy any moment I want with my little one. And that makes all the sacrifice worth it.