Monday, January 23, 2006

This just happens to be my 100th post

And so I join the world of the 9 to 5ers again. Actually it is more like 9 to 1ers since I'll be working part-time. It's with the same company I was working with last time, but now I'm helping them out in the purchasing department.

House hunting has become more and more depressing. The ambiance in the French-American studio of Nottingham is a stressfull, nail biting one.

I've viewed two houses that I fell in love with. Just as I did when my heart was naive in the ways of men and love, I have pictured my life, my future with these homes. I've imagined the little feminine touches I would add that show the world "Lauren was here". Pictured the pitter-patter of a future feline's feet filling the house with comforting noise. I could smell the Sunday roasts I would make, while staring out the kitchen window to my garden, sipping a cup of tea while I wait to baste.

Needless to say both of these adorable 2 bedroom houses have been taken away from me. Do you know what unjustice is? Getting a glimpse of the best version your life could be and then watching someone else live it for you.

I've been given 5 more days to find the house of my dreams. After those five days, we take whatever affordable roof over our heads we can find. Pray for me. Pray for me and the dream home I have yet to find. Pray we will find each other before the clock strikes midnight this Friday. Pray.

11 comments:

Danielle said...

Congrats on the new job, and 100 posts! I know that with all of your creativity and vision, you can make any home a dream home. I mean, you have been known to bring some pretty crappy and run-down apartments back to life, with your fun and unique style.

And I have no doubt that you will stumble upon the home of your dreams, whether it is in the next 5 days, or somewhere else a few years down the line. Perhaps it is destined for your next move?! Fate is a strange thing.

RedLady said...

Why 5 days? Do you have to move out of the studio? Oh Lazza, I hope something comes up but if it doesn't, just remember that so long as you're renting, it can be as temporary as you like. So, if it comes to it, move in where you can and while you're there, keep looking to move on to better things! Just as good things aren't always permanent, neither are bad things. That's what makes it all okay. Wherever you end up, know that the next place can be even better!

RedLady said...

Oh, and happy 100th post Miss! Here's too many hundreds more...

RedLady said...

That would be here's TO...

Melanie said...

Que Dieu vous bénisse avec une belle maison!

There, I prayed for you :-)

Trish said...

Lauren, I'm looking for a new place, too; it's frustrating, definitely. PLEASE LORD, LET LAUREN FIND THE HOUSE O' HER DREAMS. AMEN. HALLELUJIAH.

Congratulations on the job. You're excited about it, yes?

TD

Donny B said...

Lauren, you should egg and TP those dream houses that other people bought, just to show them a lesson. "Think your house is so cool? Clean this up, losers."

Because sometimes acting like a 13-year-old is the only solution.

Neil said...

Have my fingers crossed that you find a nice home, preferably with a guest house for when we visit.

Miss O said...

Betty, I miss you! I'm sure you will find a lovely house. Remember that old bag who lived across the courtyard from me on rue Censier. Ahh, the good ol' days...gros bisous a toi et Stephan, xox Spanky

Donny B said...

Lauren, did you see that Girlspoke is nominated for a Bloggie Award?

2006.bloggies.com

Lauren said...

Donny - I did notice the Girlspoke Bloggie. Did you also happen to notice that that crazy girl Betty wrote another post? She rocks.