I got the house! I got a call from the landlord yesterday, and I thought it was because she was having a problem with one of my references. She told me Sat. she would make a decision on Tues. But she said she and her husband both agreed they liked me and my kids the best, and that she would love to have us as tenants. Such encouraging news! Now I just have to come up with $850 for the first month's rent by Sunday. If I get it before then, she will let me go ahead and sign the lease and move in since the house is empty. So if I can get that last w-2 and get a rapid tax refund, I'll be moving by this weekend!
My morning got off to a crappy start. The weather just north of us is very icy, so they delayed school for 2 hours. Clyde left for his doctor's appointment before we did, and when I went out to take the kids to school, my battery was totally dead in my truck. My mom came over to jump me, but it still wouldn't start. So my mom took me and all the kids to school, and I guess I will have to rely on Clyde to pick us up. I didn't eat through it though, so that's good! I am proud of myself each time stress does not lead to a binge. That means I am taking steps forward to a healthy relationship with food.
Moving into a house with just me and my kids is going to help me, too. My husband demands that sweets and chips and junk food be in our house at all times. But without him, I have no reason to even buy that junk. I don't need it, and my kids don't need it. When I stock my new fridge and pantry, it will only be with healthy, wholesome food.
Another think I'm excited about is that I'm moving into a neighborhood for the first time in 10 years. I've always live in an apartment complex, or out in the country, so there's been no where for me to go walking. But this is a great neighborhood, and I can imagine how great it will be to get the baby in the stroller and let me kids ride their bikes while we take afternoon walks. I'm so excited about the future. I know the next couple of weeks will be tough, but I am confident I'm making the right decision for me and my kids.