Hey guys I’m back from my week break from blogging with a little life update. I guess this will also serve as my April recap since the month is pretty much over. This month has been rough to say the least. I guess I should have known, I started out the month with a three day fever that totally put me down. I can suffer through most colds/allergies but when I have a fever my body just screams, “NOPE” with as much sass as possible.
After that things were actually looking like it was going to be a great month. Sean got a raise within in his first week at his new job, which meant we could finally get our first place together and move out of my parents place! Well I was wrong, everything sort of fell apart in one chaotic unfortunate exhausting weekend.
Sean and I made plans to tour and look at apartments we knew we wanted to live in on Saturday. My parents had been in Puerto Rico for the week and weren’t returning until late Sunday, so the whole week was a good test of having to be complete adults while working full time. I came home from work Friday night super excited for the weekend, because after touring the apartment we had plans to go to Sonoma for the day so I could pick up my wine shipment. Well when I got home Sean had told me that he needed to take his car into the shop again after it was there a week ago… not good. We both knew that this meant that it was time for Sean to get a new car, sadly this has been something we knew was coming. At this time we were unsure whether the car was totally done for or not, we just knew this would set us back a bit. (spoiler: we found out Tuesday this meant the car was done for, the transmission was completely shot so yeah we were not pleased.) So then Saturday we woke up to it pouring with rain, so we knew that Sonoma was probably not going to happen. I decided to cancel the dinner reservations I had since it seemed like the rain wasn’t going to stop for a while.
Then it was time to look at the apartments and this was the awesome part of the weekend. We loved them and instantly knew this is where we wanted to move to but we had to wait to sign a lease because we didn’t want to move in right away. We didn’t want to be rushed. So after a successful apartment tour appointment, Sean and I came home for lunch. We decided we were going to spend the day sort of relaxing since it was raining. That’s when we got the voicemail. My great grandpa’s neighbor left a voicemail on the landline for my dad asking him to call him back. Instantly in the moment I knew it wasn’t good news, I called him back immediately to find out that my great grandpa had passed away.
I went into emergency mode, called my parents since they were away, then I called my aunt who lives in Reno to find out she actually happened to be in town visiting my grandma for the weekend. I was really glad she was around so I wouldn’t have to deal with everything entirely by myself. It was a rough weekend to say the least, I never thought I would have to be the one to pass on the news to my family that someone passed away, let alone go over there to get the whole funeral arrangement process started. I was very lucky to have my great grandpa in my life for as long as I did, he lived to for a long and happy 90 years.
The following two weeks were stressful as we had to figure out a plan for Sean’s car, when and if Sean and I could rent those apartments we toured (price went way up the day before my great grandpa’s funereal which lead to an emotional break down on my end), and attending my great grandpa’s funeral. But as I write this post now, things have finally been resolved, thank goodness. Sean and I found a solution for his car that won’t drive us into debt and we signed the lease for the apartment building we wanted! We will be moving at the end of May, so it gives us a month to save and prepare (there will be a blog post about moving I’m sure). More than anything I’m just exhausted. It’s been a tiring nonstop month and I cannot wait for May to start, hopefully it’s not as stressful as this month was.
On a more positive note, I was able to throw myself into painting this past week. Painting helped me remain sane among everything going on. I was able to finish a taxi painting I’ve been working on (no it’s not the Radio City one). Hopefully I can finish that one soon, but it’s been a major work in progress. I also painted this amazing blue blending piece last Thursday night which was completely unexpected. I originally wanted to paint jelly fish over this background but once I finished, I decided it was too beautiful to do that and that it could be a great piece on it’s own.
Anywho, that has been what my life has been like this month; stressful and nonstop but that’s life. It throws you unexpected curve balls when things are going great. I was pretty bitter about it for a while because it seemed everything was going wrong and that even my plans to fix everything went wrong. Then one day I just decided to play “Let It Go” over and over again, which I must say, worked to make me feel better. Honestly if you are having a really bad day I suggest doing that because it really helped me when I decided I was done with everything and everyone. I hope you guys had an amazing month, let me know a highlight and here’s to making May a better month!