Thursday, September 11, 2014

Need to Slow Down

Wow, what a rushed two weeks....I need a breather and to slow down some.  Whoever said retirement was so boring must have had no life at all! I am much busier than when I was working full time...LOL!
We hit a snafu with the lending company over a Texas Law that their lawyer had a really weird interpretation of regarding cashing out...WHATEVER...the loan manager found another lender that interpreted the law as it was written and passed so....we had to start all over with new forms signed....etc! All is done and in process again, the survey has been completed, now we have to have an appraisal, that should be the end of all the requests other than fulfilling the escrow accounts.  Whew! buying a home (or buying out a co-owner's interest, in this case) is a long and tiring process! I hope it all is completed soon and things get back to somewhat normal around here....ROFL!
I also did some graphics work for my CPA's Naval Reunion later this month, that was fun, but a very tedious job and finished all requirements and turned over to him yesterday. He seemed very pleased with the results!
I had a girl friend come and spend a couple of days with me that took a little of my time too, we did a couple of things together and cooked and chatted until the wee hours catching up! That is always fun!
We had a cold front come in early this morning with a few little showers and dropping the humidity and  temps a little bit, so I turned off all my overhead fans and dusted all of them, what a mess that makes. Then I vacuumed and wet mopped the whole house, all the laundry is caught up, cleaned the litter boxes and started fresh with them and even planted some mums around my mailbox. Now I can enjoy this lovely weekend that is approaching. Yesterday we broke records with the heat at 103 degrees with the humidity it felt like 108 and today it didn't reach 90, but with the humidity down it feels so cool. Tomorrow is supposed to bring more showers (yeah, we need them so badly) and cooler temperatures for the whole weekend in the upper 70's to low 80's!  So, so, so happy to see that and no humidity. That has been simply awful this summer or I have really been super sensitive to it!
I haven't had much time for the internet, no Facebook, no games, no blogging and no designing (for me anyhow), but I did manage a quick page to post on Facebook on the 9th for Annabeth's first birthday. Can you believe it? Already a year old and is weighing in at 22 1/2 pounds.  She surely is a cutie pie.  Wish I could go for a visit, but...too busy and must be here for this real estate deal. Just look at her in this page I got from Fecnikek.
The top photo was made the day before her birthday and the lower one was made around Valentine's day! Isn't she a little doll?
I had started putting together another double page of my sisters with their grandbabies, so I finished that today and thought I would post it too. The QP is called Because of You by Booland Designs. You can see I titled the pages Because of You..(the of is split between the two and should look good when I have the book printed.

Well it is getting late and I need to feed all these kitty cats and start closing the blinds and curtains and get ready for my nightly routine...TV and a couple of puzzles....and hopefully lots of sleep. Will chat with y'all some more a little later on.  Have a fantastic weekend, hope you make lots and lots of memories to share!
Hugs to all! Mat


  1. It is time consuming, all those forms and papers to be signed with the buy of a house, I hope all is really sorted out now and that it soon will be done with. It takes so much energy to be on top of it all the time.
    Having some good weather now and will also be in the next few days, it makes us feel better too. Jan can sit a bit in the garden, making a puzzle or read some newspaper and walk a bit every now and then. He needs to, but of course cannot make a big walk yet.
    So happy he is home again, now he has to have some days to heal(I think to be fully healed it takes at least a week or two) but then we might bend our heads over some other problems, with the health insurance and such, lots of paperwork coming up for that, I hate it, but it has to be done.
    But this weekend I will not think too much about it, first is looking a bit after Jan(as far as he lets me), and next week we will see.
    Have a fantastic weeekend, have a good slowing down time,

  2. Isn't it amazing how the banks and the government legal rules make it so difficult for us to do what should be a simple thing? I hope your paperwork will all be okay and you can pass on the house real soon.

    When I last mortgaged my house, I ran into all sorts of problems with technicalities and paperwork too. It took months to finally get things settled.

    I agree about retirement being very busy at times. Some days I just don't have enough time to do everything that I want or need to do. Yet, other days I have nothing BUT time. Either way, it's so much more stress free, and Pogo is a happy little camper now that Mommy is home all the time.

    Your Annabeth is an absolute doll! And I love the two page layout that you made for your sisters.

    Now it's time for me to rustle up some lunch for my little fellow. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  3. Bom dia, querida amiga Mati!
    Que bom você ter encontrado amigos e se divertido!
    Aqui em Manaus é muito quente e úmido e só consigo viver aqui em ambiente refrigerado...
    Querida amiga, um final de semana muito feliz para você e todos seus familiares!
    Grande abraço, Neli.

  4. translated by Google

    Good day, dear friend Mati!
    Glad you have found friends and have fun!
    Here in Manaus is very hot and humid and I can only live here refrigerated ...
    Dear friend, a weekend very happy for you and all your family!
    Big hug, Neli.