Lovely, lovely readers of The Little Mumma. The universe is being especially awesome to me right now. I am positively brimful with gratitude.
You might have read on the Facebook page that LD and I successfully auditioned for a TV commercial. It took the producer/director/whoever a full week to make the decision and let us know. We were told we would know within days so by the time I got the phonecall saying, "Baby, it's you!" I had well and truly concluded that we had not been successful. Which was fine. Easy come, easy go. Where once acting consumed me and auditions meant EVERYTHING, now it truly is a bit of fun and some extra cash to pop into LD's bank account so that compound interest can work it's magic and be something significant when he turns eighteen and (hopefully) gets the hell out of our house.
But I was feeling a little down this week. We've been house-hunting due to our current landlord jacking up our rent to a truly astronomical amount and us being deeply disinclined to bankroll his greedy-fuck ways. So, I found THE house. The moment we turned into the street, before we set eyes on the actual building itself, I was in love. When we went inside the house, I was OBSESSED. I wanted to stalk the house. Hell, I did stalk the house, driving past it once or twice (okay, twice) during the week.
Most importantly, it passed my ultimate test. Did I want to bring our last newborn baby home to this place? Ooooooh, yes, I did.
But we got a phonecall saying our application had been declined because of our cats.
I was devastated. And confused. The online ad had not stated "No Pets", the house had a cat flap on the back door and the current tenants (actually the owners) had a dog.
I called the estate agents and asked if there was some other problem. No, they assured me, it was just the cats. Yes, the owners had a dog but they preferred a tenant with zero fur.
So I was sad. And disillusioned with the universe. Yes, after seeing the house, I did say to the universe, "Universe, I love this house but I think maybe it could be too small in terms of bedroom size and storage. Universe, my judgement is clouded due to love. Please decide for us. I will trust your judgment." But after the phonecall, I was all like, "No, Universe! Wrong answer! Are you sure, Universe? Are you absolutely certain about this, Universe? And also Universe, we obviously didn't get the commercial we went for either. Why are you being so mean?"
And then, I shit you not, I got a call from the estate agents saying that the owners were rescinding their original 'No' and replacing it with a 'Possibly.'
And then, I got the call saying we maybe had the commercial, too.
I said, "Universe, you are one crazy prankster!"
So we got the commercial.
Now I just need the house.
It was open for inspection again today. We went along. I still love it. And the bedroom and storage issues are actually not issues at all.
If they don't get an application from a fur-free prospect, I suspect the place is ours.
This time, I will trust the universe (mostly).
So, to the favour. And I feel a bit cheeky asking for it since the universe is providing some serious awesomeness to this little family at the moment. But here goes.
I have entered The Little Mumma into a competition – Best Australian Blogs 2011. There is a People's Choice component and I am asking you most humbly (or not) to vote for me.
It's a quick process. It goes like this:
1. Click the blue box below.
2. You're now on a page with lots of writing. Don't worry about that. Look to the right at the big, fuck off blue and yellow box that says VOTE HERE People's Choice. CLICK that box!
3. Now you're on a page that lists all the blogs alphabetically. I'm under T. Look for –
* The Little Mumma – Angie Maddison
4. Now you have to put in your name and email. Or maybe they ask for that before you do the voting bit. I can't remember….shit!
5. Whatever you do, don't forget to click the DONE button. This will be your final step.
You can only vote once so if this seems like a big hassle, just think, you never have to do it again! Until I enter another competition……
I am feeling so blessed, friends. If you feel like voting for me, that is icing. Truly.
I have some exciting things to share with you soon. Ways to thank you for your loyalty, for your comments and your amazing support.
To everyone who reads, you are changing my life. Yes, YOU. The success of this blog is a living dream for me. I love you guys.