True story - I was on the train during the final negotiations of my offer and then the confirmation that I had it. I teared up after I found out I got the house (there was another offer and I really didn’t think I would). I said to my mom, “I’m crying because I can’t believe I get to live in such a beautiful house.”
The woman sitting across the aisle from me got off an hour later and said, “Congratulations on your new home.” I smiled and said, “Thanks, and I apologize for all the phone chatter.” She said, “No, it was so fun to hear and I actually almost started crying!!”
Guess who just bought a house in Baltimore, MD?
I have two extra bedrooms and a rooftop deck. I expect houseguests!
So, I’m guessing that two glasses of wine in to the night is NOT the time to make the decision to buy the more expensive house, right?
Guess I’ll have to wait until the morning!
Has to be the wake I just went to for a six month-old. She was the light of her parents lives, and I can think of nothing sadder than a mama’s arms empty.
It was heartwarming to see how our (not so) little hospital family has embraced them, and I’m certain that won’t end tomorrow after the funeral.
Someone who is not my boss, but is on my team. Sent to me at 4:40 PM on Sunday, when my first vacation since July officially starts Monday morning.
Fuck you. No. And don’t expect a response until next Monday when I officially “return.”
Click the link. Buy (sorry, not on Amazon Prime). Thank me later - like, after you walk into class with them and EVERYONE wants to know about your socks. Cute and comfortable barre socks.
PS - they are available in a split toe version if that’s more your thing.
One of the nurses I used to work with, who was actually a close friend in my early years of residency, lost her 6.5 month old baby girl on Thursday. Entirely unexpected. My heart is breaking for her and her husband.
If you have some prayers to spare, can you send them their way?
Two girls were gossiping during thigh work at Pure Barre today. Tried shushing them but they were oblivious, so I said in a loud (fake) whisper, “STOP TALKING!” Felt the tiniest bit bad (but not really) until 3 people thanked me after class.
I figure I might as well put this out there and see if anyone has an answer. I have been told by my financial planner that I pretty much have to buy a house for tax reasons. Baltimore has these awesome rehabbed row homes that are pretty much perfect for me (very little land to maintain). I am headed down there in a week and I love some of the listings, but I can’t help but think that there are probably more rehabs that will go on the market soon given the time of year. Is it weird to call a couple of the companies and say, “I like the work you do and I was wondering if you have anything coming to market in the next 60 days that I could take a look at?”