today, amelia woke up at her normal time, around 6:45am. she lazed in bed before breakfast, then we skyped with chris afterwards.
we are in the process of trying to rent our house. it's been on the rental market since early february and, while we've had a lot of showings, no contracts yet. this has been very frustrating for several reasons.
1. once the house rents, i can go home to kentucky - where we'll be surrounded by family and friends and i can finally get a small break.
2. it's hard keeping the house clean with a toddler running around and i don't expect her to not get things messy.
3. our property managerial company is not the best at communication. emails go unanswered and when i try to call, i tend to get passed around. i believe in their abilities, but wish i would get an after-showing report telling me what the renters thought.
4. we are hoping to have another baby before we leave colorado, but our current layout isn't super conducive to this. we only have 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs. i don't want the kids to share (if they don't have to) and i'm not putting one of them downstairs or in our room. thus, we need a different house with a different layout. in order to get a different house, we have to rent this one.
all in all, not renting wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. i enjoy the (general) quietness of our neighborhood, have met some good people, and really really like all of our storage space. i'm not too fond of being so far from the city, though, and if I get pregnant again, it'll be quite a haul to go to the doctor all the time with amelia in tow.
to cheer up, i got some chinese food for lunch. i'd been craving it for about a week, but didn't want to fix a full meal of it since chris isn't here.
mm cashew chicken. off to check the baby monitor and settle in with my daily dose of The West Wing.