Friday, February 20, 2009

Odds and Ends

When the sun decides to show itself in Seattle, the entire city reacts. Today is one of those days. I took a walk at lunch and everyone was smiling, and squinting their eyes - having not seen that bright ball of yellow in the sky for many, many months. It's the topic of everyone's conversations: "I hope the weather holds out for the weekend!" or, "It is so beautiful outside!", or "If I didn't see the sun soon, I was going to poke my eyes out!" (me).

That's how lame my life is. There just isn't much to write about other than the weather. Things are chuggin along. I'm feeling little lady bug wriggle around inside all the time now. She likes food alot - just like her mom. Everytime I eat a handful of peanut m&ms, I can feel her give me a few karate chops in appreciation. It's kinda freaky. Why doesn't she react to the handful of sugar snap peas I had at lunch? I hope she doesn't take after my freakish fiend for carbs.

We started the Massive Move - converting the office into a nursery. It started by moving our 900 lb armoire out of the living room and into the garage (which had to be organized and cleaned to make room for said mammoth). That gave room in the living room for the antique desk that was in the office, which made room for the smaller armoire downstairs to make its way into the soon to be nursery. Needless to say the house is an organizational nightmare right now. With 15 weeks left and counting, we got some work cut out for us.

My mom brought over a big pile of baby clothes she's accumulated on her almost daily visits to WallieMart and Marsh.alls. She decided to buy lots of Christmas outfits on clearance that are sized 0-3 mos. Lady Bug will be 6 mos at Christmas. I guess she figured that we could use them as emergency backup onesies. Strange. But perhaps they'll come in handy. Who knows? Certainly not me.

We're taking both sets of parents to see the Blind Boys of Alabama tonight. Should be an interesting night out on the town. But, a night out nonetheless! We're becoming such home bodies. I look longingly at the concert section of the paper, but know in my heart-of-hearts that I'd make it about half way through the first set before wanting to cut out early and crash at home.

10 comments:

Martha said...

That's great when the sun comes out in Seattle! Gosh, that sounds like a big undertaking getting the nursery ready.
Christmas onesies, why not?

Seriously? - Erin said...

Here from ICLW. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I know the transition from office to nursery can be difficult as we are just finishing it.

Best of Luck!

Michelle said...

I live in Michigan and it is winter so I definitely know about missing the sun. I hope you get things back in order in your house soon. I know that can be crazy!

Elana Kahn said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! My mom and mother-in-law have been going crazy buying outfits, but they're almost all 0-3 months. I mean really, how many weeks am I going to get out of those clothes?? ICLW

nh said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! And enjoy the sunshine while you can...

ICLW

Faith said...

Oooh -- how was the show? Glad the moving is going well!

Stacie said...

Here from ICLW.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! How exciting that you have only 15 weeks to go!

Hope the Massive Move is finished quickly.

Coffeegrl said...

I'm here from ICLW - so excited to find someone from Seattle! Congratulations on your pregnancy :-) Best of luck with the big move and transition to a nursery.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

I'm in Vancouver- the sun is a special phenomenon here as well. Quite the house rearranging you had going on. I'm wishing you well for the rest of your pregnancy.

ICLW

Jen said...

It is amazing how people around Seattle react to sun! It almost feels like coming out of hibernation!