Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In Which I Ignore the Things I HAVEN'T Done and Only Share the Good Stuff

There isn't enough lap for the laptop anymore. Just thought I'd share.

Y'all know I like to share pictures when there has been progress. I don't always feel compelled to share when the dishes are stacked all over the kitchen and we have to dig spoons out of the sink and wash them on an as-needed basis.

Not that we have ever done that, mind you. It's just that I HEAR sometimes people's houses get that bad.

With 3 1/2 weeks left, I know it's time to get with it around here. So, I finished the wall art in the "nursery." The big owl picture will later have baby's name, weight, and birth date stitched on it.

I was very proud of myself for hanging these. I don't "do" not symmetrical well. "Random" and I are not friends.

Except in conversation, of course.

Ready to go! See the quilt folded in the co-sleeper? My aunt sent that to me this week. She made it AND hand-quilted it! Her machine wasn't working, so my cousin (who teaches home ec. in the same town) brought a machine from her school. It kept puckering everything so finally she just hand-quilted it. I love it. Every new baby should have a special blanket or quilt.

I also got the checkbook updated, but that's not really exciting or picture-worthy, you know?

And I DID get those dishes washed. All of them.

Now we're working on the laundry.

And packing our bags.

We're having some fun too. Friday we met some friends for lunch at the park. Mama needed some adult conversation. That is one thing I miss about working. My students used to beg me to eat lunch with them and I always refused. "I'm a better teacher when I eat with my friends," I would tell them. "Trust me." The same can be said for moms.

Picture courtesy H-Mama.  See that 18" doll Little Bit is holding? SIX DOLLARS at a consignment sale. SCORE!

And tomorrow we will go on our last field trip before baby. Wasn't sure I would make this one as it's so close to my due date, but Carrie said she would drive and I really, really wanted Little Bit to get to go on this one. See, 3 years ago or so, we had a "one room school house" field trip to go on. The girls were so excited. My sister took the day off work and pulled her girls out of school to come along. My mom was coming too. We were all looking forward to it and then Little Bit's birthday that same weekend.

And then she woke up with 103 fever and the flu. She STILL talks about missing that field trip. (Everyone else went.) So when I heard about this one, which also features a little "one room school house" action, I knew I wanted to try to go. So we don't have to spend so much on therapy for the poor little dear one day.

I predict I will be VERY tired after that tomorrow, so I better get some more stuff done around here today!


  1. the owl display you sewed is cute... looking forward to seeing the 'name' on it! yay for fun field trips and adult conversation. ;)

  2. LOVE the owl display. And, love your updates! Just wanted to stop in and let you know I still check in! Can't wait to "meet" your sweet new addition!

  3. Thank you all! Karly I wondered about you!! Hope you are doing well, doesn't it seem not so long ago you were waiting for R to move the guns or figure out a way to decorate the nursery around the gun cabinet?? Haha!!

  4. Hahaha! Things will happen and I'll think, "I should blog that!" but I don't think anyone is around waiting for me to write! All is well, and yes, we got a space for the baby (who is now 2 1/2!!), and R successfully moved the gun safe into our closet. :)

    I think about you all the time, and so very thrilled you get to welcome another little blessing into your sweet family. :)

  5. Kitchen countertops is one of the most desirable home improvement projects for many homeowners. A new kitchen increases the value of your home and makes your life easier. The first step to your new kitchen is to set a budget. Decide how much money you are willing to spend. This will help drive your other decisions. Since the kitchen is the most used area of the home, it makes sense that many people want to keep this room as nice as possible, even though it gets more wear than any other room in the house.

  6. the nursery nook looks lovely.


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)