Saturday, October 29, 2005


Only cuz I can't really think of a theme to this post. I just figured it's been a week since my last post, so it makes sense to do an update.

Not much is new. I've been trying to enjoy my last week of work-free bliss. Lots of work on various household projects. None of which are terribly interesting.

On the pregnancy topic... morning sickness has come back. More like all-day sickness. It's very sporadic though (thankfully), and usually a result of not eating frequently enough. I start my 2 weeker appointments this week. That should be interesting, as I never really had much to say at my monthly appointments. It's always a lot of "so... what do you want to discuss today", to which I reply "what should I want to discuss?". The conversation usually ends quickly. I suppose it's great that my pregnancy has been so uneventful! Fingers crossed.

We took a gander to the city last night to visit some of our newleywed friends. Simply the drive, game, dessert and movie totally tuckered me out. All in all, a 5 hour exursion. I feel like I have to recuperate today. Sad. Driving home, I realized that we won't have many more outings like this - the get-up-and-go type. As much as I love our friends, I realized I'm totally ok with that. And there is too much traffic in Vancouver.

I also realized this week that one of the main reasons I started this blog was to have a record of how difficult it was for me to leave the work-stress-life behind for awhile and just kick back until the baby was born. I guess I'm not really going to have that opportunity anymore. Though, I didn't really suffer that much in the past 2 weeks or so (granted... I did do a bit of work throughout... it wasn't cold-turkey). Maybe I'll start losing it in December, when I'm officially DONE work for a year (or so we hope).

Enough pointless rambling... back to housework.

Saturday, October 22, 2005


So, I haven't been updating much lately, but I have a good reason! I've been quilting like a mad-woman, trying to make some progress on the quilt for the nursery. I've finally finished the top (don't ask how many hours it took, you don't want to know).

Here are some pics:

First, the quilt, in all its glory...

Next, a few pics of the panels, close up...

And finally, the quilt with the crib. Note that we will also have a crib skirt, I just haven't started that yet!

Now, I just have to put it together with the batting and backing and quilt the sucker. Don't really want to think of the hours that will entail, but I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Lovin the new camera

New cameras are SO MUCH FUN! I'm loving our new purchase. We decide to get this one. I think we made a great choice. Funny thing is... we were deciding between that and the Canon S2... which miss Zoot got instead and has been raving about too. She takes way more pics than I do though!!

I still think my dog is the cutest. What other dog can raise his eyebrow at you, as if to say "what the heck are you taking a picture of"...

But then, why shouldn't he... when you consider the ridiculous pictures we've taken of him in the past...

Our poor child-to-be. She's going to get so sick of the camera! And yes, that's the same couch in both pics. You can attribute the color difference to the joy of a camera that actually works properly! If only poor snobdog's eye's didn't glare so much in pictures. There should be a red eye reduction for dogs. It's never red... just crazy glare. I suppose his early-onset cataracts aren't helping either. Lucky we still love him so darn much.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

3T here I am

And boy oh boy do I NEED SLEEP!!!! I don't understand this at all. Why did God make us this way? I mean, I know that in 13 weeks, my sleep will be seriously deprived, and I'm ok with that... but can't I stock up now? Why do I have to wake up every 15 minutes (I'm not kidding) because my hips feel like they are on fire and I need to flip sides, which in itself now takes several minutes. Oh, and I feel like a whale, that's not helping the lack of sleep situation. I'm an absolute joy to be around these days.

So, I think today we may go try to find a camera to replace the one we have now that has basically ceased to work. Anything to keep my mind off my tired and ginormous state.

It's scary that I'm already soooooo anxious to be finished with pregnancy. I still have a ways to go. I'm hoping I've just hit a phase. Please don't break my bubble.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Saying goodbye

I have to say goodbye to all shoes high-heeled. I went in to the office today (for a faculty meeting) and ended up having to cover for a teacher who couldn't get in on time. The two hours on my feet, plus the time at the meeting, and walking the campus for various tasks... they took their toll! I just can't handle the heels anymore. So, I guess that in order to go back to work, I'm going to have to go shoe-shopping first. As for now, I'm going to have to give my poor feet a good soaking tonight. At least they are still the same size!!

Monday, October 10, 2005

More testing...

Another test... testing to see if I can add blogs from my photo hosting account...

This is just a previous quilt I made for little baby Evan.  Sorry

I didn't crop the picture first... it's a little crooked, lol!

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

I hate blue tape

That's right... whoever told me that blue painters tape was so much better than green painters tape, I wish I hadn't listened. In fact, I think it was numerous people who told me this. Goes to show... majority is not always right. I've never had problems with my cheap green tape, but the expensive blue tape... let me tell you.

So, we've been making progress on the nursery. Doing fancy stripes and all, and this is what happened with the blue tape...

YUCK! And, it did that in more than one spot... despite all my efforts. So, now there are lots of touch ups to do. Plus, the stripes make the lovely cream color look quite plain. So, I also need to figure out things to put on the wall to make it less dull. Also, there are curtains/valence and a crib dust ruffle to come (and the blinds, which just need to be cleaned).

I'm also unsure as to what to do between the sections. Originally we thought moulding, but now it seems tricky due to 4 non-90 degree corners in the room, plus we painted the stripes quite high. We might just go with an inch of white paint as a "divider". Also have to sand and paint the dresser. Finish the quilt. Man, I'm now getting stressed.

Here's a pic showing a little more to the room...

Lighting isn't great, but you get the idea. Boy do we need a new camera.

So, that's what's been keeping me busy... and what will continue to keep me busy, occupying me from finishing the work tasks that I keep meaning to tie up to get them out of the way!

Have I mentioned how much I would really love to have a glass of wine?? Only 99 more wine-free days to go.

Thursday, October 06, 2005


I have LOTS of them, as to why I haven't written in awhile. First, we went away for a few nights. Ok, that was over a week ago. But still. It was nice to get away, and be free of housework, cooking and the like... but it made me realize that I am SOOOOO glad that we didn't plan a fancy vacation, as we had thought we might for this fall. I was just too uncomfortable with the travel (which was minimal) and the "not-my-bed" thing, plus my constant "preggie-cold" (as I call it). It just wouldn't be a lot of fun to have spent a lot of money for that feeling!

Then, a close friend of ours was married last weekend. Snobpapa was the bestman. So... a little additional time spent there for us. Rehearsals, etc... all well worth it. But, it's always nice to have big events behind you, KWIM (k, that's "know what I mean" for all the computer-less-literate)?

Then, I've gone INSANE researching and reading and analyzing the use of cloth diapers. I think we're pretty sure that we are going to go that route, despite virtually everyone telling us we are insane. For the record - I don't care! So stop telling me just how insane I am, and how much work it will be, etc etc etc. I've spent beyond the alloted time in research - I know what I'm getting into. But, it still leaves us with loads of decisions. Who knew that there were so many choices out there for cloth diapers. It's way worse than disposable, as with disposable there's less choice (for one), and two... if they don't work, you buy something else next go-round. But, when spending lots of money on diapers to last at least 2 children... you wanna make sure they're gonna work. But then, you don't know for sure what will work, cuz every baby is different, and is shaped different, blah blah blah. Luckily, at my midwife appt today, I had a good talk with her about it, and low-and-beyond... she used cloth for all her children. So, I've got at least one good support.

Speaking of midwife, nothing new at my appt. I'm only measuring 23cm... a little small for 25 weeks... but nothing to be concerned about. We're fully aware that we may be expecting a smaller-than-average baby (genetics and all). Watch us end up with a 10 pounder... Ok... stop laughing...

Back to excuses... I've also been making headway on the nursery and such. Why... because I'm goin back to work. Go figure, I write one little blog about missing my students and look what happens. The dept chair calls me up to tell me a coworker is getting surgery and they need someone to teach for the month of Nov (at least). Sigh... So, that's me. I'm glad in the sense that it will keep me busy. I'm already swimming with crazy ideas of ridiculous amounts of cleaning and prepping for the arrival of the baby - none of which is at ALL necessary, but it's just what I do when I'm bored. Me + boredom = very scary situation (but very clean situation). I've already started "nesting". I don't dare think ahead to what will happen to me when the REAL nesting instinct kicks in about 2 weeks pre-delivery. Yikes. So, ya, keep me busy... good thing. But, I'm kinda getting used to sleeping in so much (which, in my world, is anything past 7am... I'm finally getting good at it!).

Well, that's all the news for now.