Saturday, May 22, 2010

Been a little behind lately. Funny, as I've simultaneously grown a bigger behind...ahem, pregnancy.
Anyway, what is going on here:

We are in the final throes of purchasing our first home. It is very exciting to us, but C and I both are pretending to be nonchalant about it, because it isn't really a done deal until it is a done deal, which will not happen for another week or so. And we're cautious persons. But, I'm pretty sure we'll both have a few tears when we finally have the keys in hand. Me because of excitement, Chris because of all the work ahead of him.
The house is a town home in a nice little neighborhood, but 20 years dated. The plan is to put down wood floors on the first floor, take out a wall, replace carpet for the upstairs, replace appliances and hvac whatever, and paint, paint, paint. (The current palette just isn't "us"- Ming red, fuchsia, and painted frogs. I'm serious about the frog.) These are the big items we'd like to have finished before moving in; there are other projects we can work on while living there and I secretly have fifty other ideas C does not know about, yet. So, he's definitely going to be busy.
We're hoping to move in two weeks after settlement, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, and the floors are finished, and the AC is installed. Mid-June means warm temps, and third trimester for baby. That so, I'm trying to be better about getting prepared to move a little at a time instead of in a frantic flurry at the last minute, as usual.
So, I have a list. Lately, I've had to write things down, and I hate to write things down because of the accountability involved with a visual to-do list (and the anxiety of someone discovering my list and holding me to it...), but my brain is no longer reliable to remind me of things or to retain anything. So, I must list. And I must do something on the list every day, because dogging my step is the realization that every day I'm going to get larger and the weather is going to get hotter so I better pick something to cross off. Anyway, progress is being made. (Updating this blog was on my list.)
Also on my list is paint colors. I have been told to start with something you love and base your house palette off of that piece. But really, I'm just trying to find a workable palette that matches all the furnishings we already have. I've fallen in love with the idea of green cabinets in the kitchen and have twisted the rest of the house to suit that idea. And then, when I realize my house is mainly green, I remember that I like blue best so begin again with blues until I come to my dear cabinets and cannot reconcile the blue and green. So, I'm still staring at fan decks.

I was going to say above that considering my intimacy with paint chips, our baby could actually be named after a paint color, and that is of course not true, but does lead me into what else is going on here: Baby. =) As most of you know, we found out we are expecting another sweet girl. And she has been a very good passenger. I would not know I was pregnant if not for the extra pounds (By the by, do not attempt Wii Fit while pregnant...accusations of late night snacking and what else...demoralizing) and that I cannot keep my eyelids up between 1:30 and 2:30. I am very, very thankful for an easy go so far as these other two little scampers and the looming move give me much to do. (Also, I really did forget to add, that FORGETFULNESS is a major doozy this pregnancy. Every morning, without fail, I begin the day by forgetting the husband's coffee. The day continues likewise.)

Anyway, speaking of those two little scampers... This past Saturday, we were at a birthday party at a park. Sonja had just used the potty chair in the car and I was about to empty it in the grass just in front of the car. I didn't want her to fall out of the car- she was in the front seat- so I closed the door and a moment later heard the locks go down. The diaper bag was in the car with my phone and keys. After extensive sign language, Sonja unlocked the doors. Relief. What an awful feeling! But, just in case I didn't really get the full effect:
Same day, back home, after naps, the girls and I sat in the sunshine on the back steps and had popsicles. We had a lovely time and afterwards, Anna hopped up the steps back inside and Sonja took the steps in an up-two-down-three manner. I was standing in the doorway watching Sonja when I was nudged by the door closing behind me. Anna had casually closed the back door, which we never unlock as it has one of those twisty childproof knobs on it and is a real pain to unlock. So, I was locked out once more. Anna was on the inside, but the knob had the twisty cover, of course. Again, much signage through the window and I successfully showed Anna how to open the childproof knob. So, there you have it. This is why baby must not cause any trouble. I'm borderline as it is.
Well, it isn't cohesive, but that's the gist of what is going on about here. I have pics for Sonja's bday...soon. Earlier today, Chris started making a shelf modelled after this one:

We all know where it's from. I've been wanting two of these- one for each of the girls to keep their bedtime books on. The current system results in books sliding back between the bed and the wall and I certainly don't fit under the bed to fish them out. So, I'm off to see how the project goes. =)


  1. thanks for sharing Missy. Your post always make me laugh because it incorporates so much of what happens in my life.
    I am hoping the whole "pregnancy brain" thing goes away because it was pretty common for me to start a sentance and go uhh I have no idea what I was about to say or walk into a room and go... hmmm there was a reason I am here. My sister didn't believe it was a part of pregnancy... some day she will see.
    I am also a HUGE list person. It helps me stay focused and accomplish stuff. Honestly I love crossing things off my list! However, I had to learn that I don't have to get my whole list done in one day, that getting my list done doesn't give value to my life there are a lot more important things I do :) and I also add things to my list (maybe that is cheating idk) like taking a shower or laundry goes to washing laundry and I will add folding to the next day. I guess I add things I would do anyway to make me feel like I got a lot done :) I'm silly.
    Wills locked me out of the car at Walmart once. I had just unloaded all the groceries from the cart into the car and the door gets shut and locked. I was a bit freaked out trying to get him to unlock the door and not look like a terrible mother. I am pretty sure he thought it was funny at first then he wasn't happy about it. I called Nick crying and tried to get him to bring me keys or something and he was like well try to figure it cause I am busy (he was at work) I was not happy to say the least but I am just adding a lot of drama it didn't actually take Wills that long it just felt like forever!! Not fun!
    Good luck with your paint colors I am already dreaming about paint colors and we don't even have a house to paint :)

  2. I thoroughly, thoroughly love that cake. I told Shaun about it. It totally has me running through ideas for Sayer's first birthday. (I finally ordered the Hello Cupcake book as our library wait list was far longer than I could stand). Very excited!

    Storyville soon?