Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Well hello there.

It's been a while. Yes, I've been majorly slacking on my blogging duties. Well there is a good reason for it. For the past four months I've been in a black hole. Sleeping for 12 hrs at a time, feeling dizzy and nauseous, and generally crappy. Yes, you guessed it, I'm pregnant! I'm 15 weeks and just starting to feel better, but teaching 5 year olds for 7 hrs a day doesn't help. DVR has been my best friend as my bedtime is 8 or 9 pm and I miss all my favorite shows. I made cookies last weekend, the first time in months I cooked anything that didn't require a microwave. I feel like I am slowly turning back to my old self.
Here's the bambino in utero at 11wks.

So after I peed on a stick and got the plus sign, Dave quickly realized that he had to get his ass in gear on the kitchen. There are many house projects on the list, but right now we're focusing on getting the kitchen finished before we welcome a little one into the world. I'm not sure that sawdust and paint fumes are good for a baby.

Also on my mind is the nursery. I've been waiting to decorate the nursery since we moved in! I already started this summer, but it came to a halt when the nursery turned into a storage facility. The room actually looks much worse now that I have put all my summer clothes and ones that don't fit me anymore into tupperwear bins (aaaand they're stacked to the ceiling). We won't find out if it's a boy or a girl for a few more weeks and once we do I can decorate accordingly!

Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with the blog and update you on all the reno going on over here. But please forgive me if you don't see a another post for a while, I have learned that it's a lot of work to grow a baby.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall is here!

I heart autumn. The beginning of the season here in New England is especially nice. If we could have 70 deg days like this all year round I'd be happy. I'm trying not to think of what will happen to the weather soon. It's nice living in a place with outdoor space to decorate for the new season. In the condo I did my best to decorate our door with a fall wreath or even shamrocks on St. Paddy's day. I'm sure our unit got looks from the other dwellers wondering what type of cheesy person lived there. Now our place looks surprisingly charming compared to the house down the road with fake tombstones and skeletons rising from the dead. I can't wait to carve that pumpkin, that is if the squirrels don't get at it first.

I bought a bunch of mums to put on the front steps next to our flower pot. Though, someone, I won't name who, forgot to water the flowers for er a few months and they died. So I decided to do a quick switch-o-change-o and put the mums in the pot. It looks great for now, until I forget to water them again.

It went from this:

To this:

I am also already excited about putting up lights at Christmas time. It really doesn't take much to get this lady excited.