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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nesting

          So I think the nesting bug has finally begun to bite a bit.  Unfortunately, the nesting fever seems to be exhibiting itself in the form of a great desire to bake and store food, which in other circumstances wouldn't be a bad thing.  For the present, though, the midwife would like me to stay away from processed foods and stuff as much as possible, focusing on proteins and fruits and veggies  until Jose arrives.  Such instructions are not compatible with muffins, shortcake, brownies, pancakes, french toast (oh how I love french toast!), etc.  *sigh*  You can probably guess what kind of food eating spree I'll go on after the birth!  Thankfully I have rationalized apple crisp as healthy, so I can somewhat satisfy the desire to bake.  
          In regards to the typical nesting, I finally have the diaper bag I wanted, so I can pack that in preparation for going to the birth center.  Trying to put the apartment in order will be a bit more of a challenge - it is hard to organize stuff if there really isn't much room for it.  I currently have four different piles of baby stuff stuck in corners, because the closets are all full and there is no room anywhere else.  Our apartment is listed as 600 sq. ft. but there is some doubt about it actually being that large.  Not complaining about the size, it is nice and cozy, but it is a little difficult to find good storage space.  Hopefully we will be acquiring some dressers so we can unpack the suitcases we have been living out of and gain a little bit more usable floor-space in the bedroom.  Plus it would be nice to have something more convenient than a Rubbermaid bin for the baby clothes.  And to finally put the cabinets up so they are no longer sitting on my counter.  That would be nice.  
          I'm trying not to let myself get too stressed out about all the disorganization because I know we do have a little bit of time, but Jose is going to be here before we know it, and I would really like the apartment to be in order by then.  Especially with people coming to visit afterwards.  I know they will be coming to help and stuff, but it will be so much easier if the apartment is in order to begin with.  Oh, well, guess we'll see what happens.  In the meantime, I'm going to go play with my new diaper bag!  :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ten Minute Tuesdays, Sort Of - Protest Against...

          So I am aware that it is no longer Tuesday, and thus I am late.  Sorry.  But things were a little busy for me yesterday.  Anyway, the whole Ten Minute Tuesday thing might not be a link up after all, as Rachel over at Testosterhome explains in her most recent post.  *sigh*  And I was looking forward to doing more communal bloggy type things.  But oh, well.  There is nothing to stop me from trying to keep up my own Ten Minute Tuesdays!  It might be a good thing for me to practice anyway, considering I'm not posting anything else, and maybe it will help me to be better at posting more things of "value".  
          Recently I found a youtube video of kids protesting Michelle Obama's healthy lunch policy.  I was impressed, and subsequently liked their Nutrition Nannies page on FB, to kind of keep up with the news in that area.   After sharing another post from them, I realized how exciting it is to stand up to those we do not believe are right, to protest authority, etc.  I actually rather like it - it's kind of like being able to live out for ourselves one of those legendary stories from either history or elsewhere.  Then it struck me how we should get the same thrill from standing up to Satan and sin.  What better thing is there to rebel against?  Yes, it is hard, but standing up for what one believes in always is, and the rewards for rebelling against sin will be infinitely more satisfying than protesting against unfair school lunch mandates.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ten Minute Tuesdays Linkup

          So Rachel Balducci over at Testosterhome, a pretty amazing blog about life with lots of boys, has come up with this idea for a linkup called Ten Minute Tuesdays.  The idea is to take ten minutes and just write whatever thoughts pop into one's head, and then linkup somehow.  I'm not too sure about how to do the whole linky-uppy thing, but I figured I would give this one a try.  Perhaps I'll get better at posting things more often.  Anyway, here goes, and I hope slightly premeditated ten minute spewing still counts.

          Today is a typical rainy day, as in rain all day kind of rainy day.  It started out looking pretty awesome out there, all blustery and rainy and stormy, but has now basically calmed down to rain in spite of  the tornado, hail, and basic destruction warning.  It is a good day to just relax inside, snuggle up on the couch with a warm nummy drink and chill.  I was actually kinda happy to see the weather this morning - there is something about the power of the storm that calls to me, begging me to come out and enjoy it.  Alas, such opportunities are going to be rare for me for a little while.  The woods are a little more difficult to get to here, and there is rarely anything fun about traveling in a car sopping wet, even if it is only a short distance.  *sigh*  So I forewent the walk, and decided on indulging nostalgia with condensed chicken noodle soup for lunch.  I know, not healthy but still.  Turns out they changed it, or my memory is not so good, because it wasn't like I remembered it being.  And then I spilled it all over the counter while trying to pour it into the bowl - splashed out over the sides it did.  So now the weather has calmed down to just a depressing rainy day, and my mood unfortunately with it.  Now to figure out what to do with the rest of my day...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

4.5 Weeks And Counting...

          Well, we have 4.5 weeks until Jose's due date.  I'm bouncing back and forth between completely overwhelmed and not ready to be the real grown up, and kinda not thinking and worrying about it.  Personally, I like the not worry about it feeling, but there are times when it all seems like too much and I just cannot handle it.  Like when I look at my list of things that *must* be done and panic because it means I have to call doctors and see if they are accepting patients and preferably our insurance (Have I mentioned I hate dealing with insurance?); I really should have an eye exam before Jose comes, lest I run out of contacts; going to the dentist will also be a lot easier baby free, though not completely necessary at the moment, I don't think.  I still need to get a few nursing accouterments for myself, before October - not looking forward to jumping into that.  A grab and go bag has to be made up, so we aren't scrambling for things when the time finally comes, and it might be helpful if I could find a bag/basket not currently used for laundry (it's always a pain unpacking so I can pack something else - usually means leaving a pile of clothes somewhere).  Guess that's what happens when one lives out of suitcases, though we are contemplating trying to find at least one cheap dresser somewhere to try and make room in the bedroom.  Even more importantly, I need to inquire about the required parental baptism class, and then actually ask people if they would like to be Jose's godparents.  Yeah, heavy stuff. 
          On the not so necessary side, it turns out that The Martian had made his sisters a working cradle for their dolls, and they said I could have it.  It is unfinished, and I would really really like to be able to sand it up, stain it, and maybe stencil some cute little design on it, all before October.  Yes, I know the stain might be too fresh for a new baby, but I am smitten with the thing and will keep it anyway, even if I never use it once for a child.  At the very least it could be a cute little decorative basket type thingy.  Did I mention that I really want to do this project?  *sigh*  And I only have a parking lot to do it in.  :-/  Such is life.  
          At the moment, I am currently trying to combat a fruit fly infestation, which is odd because I haven't had any fruit out for a while now.  But I had probably better get back to it, so I'll be ready to deal with lunch when The Martian comes home.  Oh, and the car needs to be inspected before the end of the month.  Hopefully it will pass the first time this time.  :)