Monday, December 31, 2007

Last day of the year

...and I am in nesting mode! I went to bed last night determined to clean out the junk drawer and cabinet in my kitchen. My blood pressure literally ratchets up every time I open up that damn drawer and my kitchen counter near the drawer is overflowing with the crap that should fit in the drawer. It is an eye sore that I can no longer live with. And then I have another drawer that could use some organizing...and my laundry room, G-d, my laundry room needs help....So you know what I will be doing after I finish posting this. I am going to attempt to limit the cleaning to just the drawer and cabinet but we'll see how that goes.

In knitting news, here is my latest project - a nursing shawl for when Eli arrives. The pattern is from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding. It is a fantastic book. The patterns are very well written and for a fairly new knitter this is so important. I've made a few mistakes in the pattern but cannot for the life of me figure out how to fix them, so I'm hoping they blend into the complicated pattern! Despite the mistakes, I think it is coming along nicely.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Not too shabby

Just a mere three days later and I'm already posting again...impressive (by my standards at least!)

A rainy Sunday morning. Coffee is brewing, Ethan is at his Guggie's house, husband still mornings like this. Nice and quiet and nothing to do but pass time. The lake behind my house is active, swallowing up all the big droplets that have been so scant this year because of the "draught" here in Georgia. Adam and I looked at our water bill last night and were amazed to see the fruit of our efforts in trying to conserve water...our usage is down over two thirds! I'm proud of us. We've been trying to flush the toilets only when neccessary, turning off the water when we brush our teeth, running the dishwasher and washing machine only when completely full...nice to see that it is making a difference. And we've stopped watering our huge lawn. I'm sure that makes the biggest difference.

Eli's room is just about ready. Need a couple of lamps and decorations, need to put the mattress pad on the crib mattress, get a mattress for his "big boy" bed...which he won't need for a few years, but thought it'd be good to have an extra bed for those late sleepless nights or for when we get run over with house guests. My baby registry is updated (which I did more for myself to keep track of what I need to buy rather than a gift-giving guide...a little odd to register for a second baby but thought it couldn't my mother-in-law has more friends than there are people on the planet and they happen to be baby lovers and very generous).

I realized in getting Eli's room ready that he has more clothes for the first three months of his life than he will ever be able to wear. Realistically, I ought to return some and exchange them for bigger sizes but I justified keeping them by considering the fact that I really didn't have a chance to enjoy this pregnancy as much as I wanted (and after all we did to get to this point, it really is a shame) I'm going to make damn sure I enjoy the newborn stage as much as possible and if that means changing adorable little outfits on an hourly basis, then that is what I shall do!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Honeymoon period

We'll see how long my personal blog lasts...I suspect, but hope it will not, go the way of my family's blog (which gets updated maybe four times a year???). I'm not taking bets, but let's remain optimistic, shall we!?

Why am I blogging? I need an outlet. Desperately. I need some inspiration. I need to feed my soul.