Too much?

I very recently wrote a post telling you how we had made an offer on a new house. Well, after our initial offer was rejected, our second offer was.. ACCEPTED! And we are just so so pleased, we really really want to move to the area that the house is in. It's a village area, an area that I would never have dreamt I would be able to move in to. It's perfect. 

But as much as I'd love to sit and celebrate, I know that the process is a long, confusing, super stressful, testing one that we are only at the beginning of. We have to get the underwriters to approve the mortgage and fill out the rest of the utterly confusing (that they may as well not be in English) paperwork and questions. And seriously, whenever I do try to sit down to do the solicitors paperwork calmly, it just makes me more and more stressed. I don't even understand the bloody questions, let alone  know how to answer them... 

On top of the moving process, which is said to be one of the most stressful times in life, I, along with my Husband, have the god damn flu, a very very sickly and often grouchy 6 month old baby who requires my constant attention. A 'on the side' business I help my Husband with which takes up most evenings, a blog, a house to run, crazy cats to contend with, and oh so much more. Sometimes, when I feel tears come to my eyes on a stressful day, I question myself, am I doing too much? And though, I know the answer to this is probably yes, there's nothing that can be 'given up'. I know I can't be alone with this, a fantastic group of Mummy blogger friends I have reassures me that I am most definitely not on my own with at times feeling so super stressed out. 

But in reality, it's all okay, it's all for a good cause, it's to better ourselves. It'll all be worth it, I know it will. 

Right now, I need to take some time out for myself occasionally, I need to sometimes say 'That's enough for today' and sit down with a cuppa or go out to the cinema with my Hubby or for a meal. I'm not superwoman and I don't need to beat myself up about that. I know that one day (hopefully soon) we'll be more settled, we'll find our feet and will enjoy being in our new home and spending time in the garden picking fruit from fruit trees like these from Suttons. But until then, it's hard work and more hard work to get to where we want to be! 


  1. I am so happy for you Alex :D It's all very stressful though isn't it?

    We're just waiting for the current tenants to sign the paperwork to their new house and then we'll be moving. I'm finding the packing up hard though. I started with things I knew we wouldn't need and now I'm onto bigger things and battling with Stacey over which toys I think she's outgrown and should sell on or give away but she's just not wanting to co-operate! Lol.

    Anyway, I hope you, Adam and Ethan all feel better soon and you know where I am if you ever need to offload ... I'm a good reader ;) hehe

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  2. Aww it must be so stressful Alex :/ Hopefully once this really stressful part is over though it'll all be much better though :)


  3. Aw my MIL has just sold her apartment and said the paperwork is crazy! it will be worth it though xx

  4. I'm so happy you were accepted! How wonderful! The stress sucks, but I know you will get through it all, and think of how wonderful everything will be once you're settled in. :)

  5. fab new!

  6. Its hard to fit it all in isn't it? But like you say, it'll all be worth it in the end :)

  7. Amazing news Alex! I know oh too well the stresses of buying a house but it will be all worth it! Just keep positive! X