Monday, April 5, 2010

Happily House Hunting!

Sooooo...big news... I got pre-approved for a mortgage this afternoon!!!! This means I can search my heart out for the perfect house for me! I'm soooo excited! I have 90 days to find one but I think that's do-able. There's quite a few on the market that's in my price range and the area I like. Tomorrow I'm going to call a realtor and discuss what I am looking for so they can be on the look out too. My parents are the most amazing people ever and are helping me out like crazy. They're paying my down payment of 20%! I didn't even know they were going to do that! It was such a surprise at the bank! Anyways, I'll keep you updated on my house searching.

Last night at work was ridiculous. It was honestly the busiest night I've ever worked. We had a very sick patient and another patient that almost crashed. We barely sat down! I was sooooo relieved when 7:15 came and I could go home. Now I'm off for a whole week!! But I think I'll try and pick up some overtime for the weekend. For the week though I'll be studying like crazy!! I have a midterm this week and a final next week! I also have an assignment due on Sunday. Wow!! Writing that all down makes me kind of nervous but at least I have all week to get it all together!

Today's eats weren't all that exciting. I had some left over spaghetti squash with steamed broccoli and cauliflower. I had to run and get some of my fav pasta sauce- PC Blue Menu vegetarian bolognese. It is absolutely the best sauce ever!!! And it's sooo cheap at only $2.99! It has 5 g protein and 5 g fiber per 1/2 cup serving!
I recycled an old pic so todays didn't have carrots or parmesan but it was equally delish!

After supper of course I searched some more on MLS and let my food digest. Then I headed out for a 30 minute run on the trails behind my apartment. I also wanted to check out a house that was just a couple blocks away. It looks promising from the outside but I'll need to see what the inside looks like. I think the most important thing to me in the house search is the kitchen! I want it to be perfect for all my baking/cooking needs! When I got home from my run I mapped it out on! Great site! It's all free (you can pay more for premium stuff but I just got the basics). My run was 3.5 miles! I love this mapping thing. I don't have a Garmin (but I really want one) so until then I can use this site to see how far I've ran.

After my run I came home, had a hot bath and did some blog reading. I don't know about anyone else, but I always get hungry reading blogs. Everyone posts such great looking food. I know I'm not hungry though so I just chug water to trick my brain! I did eventually give in to a snack though:

Baby carrots and 100 calorie popcorn pack with about 1 tsp maple flakes (this is amazing on popcorn)!!

I read some more blogs and searched for more houses. Then I began watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. If you haven't seen this show yet I highly reccommend it!! I just watched it on Youtube. I watched the first 2 episodes and I'm saving the other one for tomorrow. It's really eye-opening, educational and sad all at once. I love it!! I also snacked on this:

Apple and strawberries topped with cinnamon and Dark Chocolate PB!

This should hold me over til the morning. I know I didn't eat much today but coming off of night shifts is difficult. If I worked tonight I would eat lunch around 2 am, but I don't work tonight so I'll be sleeping (hopefully) around that time. I'll compensate with a big breakfast. I'm planning on making some baked oatmeal that I found on a blog. I'll share it tomorrow! I'm off to bed though to dream about houses and puppies! Goodnight!


  1. Congrats on the mortgage!! Can't wait to hear about more of your house hunting adventures :) Kudos on that long shift- my dad is a doctor, and always talks about how much recognition nurses deserve!! Hope you're having a great day :)

  2. Good luck with all of your schoolwork, hon! You know I am loving Jamie and his Revolution. Have a great Tuesday!

    Mama Pea