Posts Tagged ‘relief’

Guess hiding all our clutter was worth it. Or, how to sell a house in one day.

February 12, 2012

Our flat went on the market this week. Yesterday the first viewings were scheduled.

The FIRST PERSON who saw it? Made an offer. We have actually got our full asking price, which is only a thousand less than we paid at the peak of housing prices.

Aaaand exhale, mofo.

Here is where I say thank you times three to whoever was hanging out in my bedroom yesterday morning when I asked that someone make an offer on the day.

This is superb. Not just because it means we can stop keeping the flat organized and clean, and live like the junk warehouse affiliates we truly are, but also because we will have to spend less money on our mortgage once we have moved and TMD’s salary gets the chop.

Now everyone cross all fingers and toes that the buyer is happy with the survey, and this sale goes through successfully.

At this point our focus shifts to new cars. Sadly, Aussie’s cute little purple car she gave us is near death. We won’t be paying for the MOT, due next week. So TMD gets my car and we (me and children) are once again stuck in the house with no transportation.
We are looking for what my friends back home would call a minivan, but trust me when I say there is no equivalent of this vehicle in my adopted homeland.

Here’s where I need to offer supplication to whoever is hanging around my mother in law’s bedroom (where I am currently sitting, sans panties, don’t ask) to help us quickly find an economical, affordable, reliable seven seater vehicle.

So, yes. Things are moving. Still in shock that the flat is under offer! Our estate agents usually sells million pound plus properties, so while his commission from us is peanuts in comparison, I bet it is the easiest money he has ever made.




May 25, 2010

Today is the two week anniversary of my SPD getting a bit better. Oh, my crotch is still singing six ways to Tuesday, but listen to today:

We went for the longest pushchair walk ever (still SHOUTING THE PRAISES of the Nipper 360 for older babies and toddlers. It’s super weird the babies are facing forward, but I do think they are old enough and the walks are short enough that it’s okay). We’re talking like an extra five minutes to our current world record.

When we got back, I was feeling really proud of myself. Pleasantly sweaty. Gave the babies a bit more milk, then started cooking lunch (cheesy veggie nuggets, spring onions, and plums). While cooking, I felt good enough to stand in the kitchen the whole time it was cooking and wash the dishes! This is big news as even when I was as fit as a fiddle, I was a lazy mofo.

But the sheer thrill of being able to stand, to do ordinary mom things like cook and clean, FUCKING WOW. Perhaps the universe gave me SPD to teach me the value and pleasure in regular things. The babies hung out and played, sometimes coming over to the stairgate to say hi.

We ate, and then I had the ‘fun’ time of crawling around on the fucking floor cleaning our new plastic lining thing that is under the table.

After all that activity, my crotch is a bit sore. But nothing like it has been in the past.

I am holding my breath and hoping this is some sort of miracle time in my life. You know, and that it continues and this isn’t some sort of reverse relapse. This is the week before my period, traditionally such an agonizing time that TMD ended up taking two days off last month because I couldn’t move.

I did a bit of googling to see if there were any major hormone changes nine months postpartum, but everything seemed to say it all happens at the three month mark. The only different thing I can think of is my crazy back-cracking, ass massaging osteo treatment the Saturday before I started feeling radically better. I’m going to call her and see what she thinks about this. We’ve officially broken up, but I’ve not called the new pilates lady yet.

I also chanted all those days ago to be better by May 1, I think. Need to go back and look at that. Or end of May? I don’t know. I’ve not continued to chant as, like everything else, I am pretty lazy and would rather sleep or read than make active strides to improve my life (except today, man, except today!). But like writing, Buddhism is a given in my life. One of the two things I know is always there, always a part of me, even when I’m not doing it.


I think this is a brief interlude before the babies need feeding or sleeping, so going to sign off. But can you feel how good I feel??

The aching pains in the area are so different than the electric, grinding horror I have never managed to get used to. This level of pain? I suspect this may be what other pregnant women consider ‘bad’ spd, but to me it feels like flying. Like ordinary aches and pains. Like a normal woman living a normal life – and to me, you can’t get more extraordinary than that.