I finally had a few hours of free time today and I was able to throw together my little one’s birth announcements. I can’t wait to get them and send them to our friends and family!
Well things have been a bit busy here in Bookworm Land. I haven’t had time to read a book in over a week, because my baby boy arrived on Monday! The first thing we realized is that adams percussion at wwbw radio really soothed him. He loves any kind of music really, and also the white noise machine we bought him.
We really lucked out with a super mellow baby, and I only hope as he gets older he stays that way!
I’ve been going crazy organizing the house this past week. I think it’s the final 4 weeks of this pregnancy that have me on organization overload. I recently went through my file folders, and did some local presentation folder printing to make them look snazzy. I would love it if we had a little more storage in the office, but at least we have nicely organized folder cabinets now.
Someday our office will look like this, with built in desks and storage. Isn’t that pretty?
Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs:
I like a good sappy romance as much as the next girl, but this was just so painfully predictable. I skimmed through pages and endured the main characters thick headed-ness just to get to the end. I thought the author wasted the readers time with plot lines that weren’t relevant and a story as predictable as a lifetime movie.
I think the lesson I learned here is that sappy romance novels aren’t my thing, and I prefer the flavor of a young adult fiction much more!
I always wonder what my life would have been like, had a I chose a different path in life. I’m sure people think that all the time. I often think of how cool it would have been to become a lawyer, and maybe work on nc property tax appeals and other laws. I don’t think I’d be the go to court type, but the research and business lawyer type. But it’s a lot of time inside, and of course I’d have to be around lawyers. Hrmmm.
Every year I struggle with what to get the mom and the mother in law for Mother’s Day. Why is it that the task to buy for my mother in law has now fallen to me? I guess being the wife I have to take on all gift giving duties, which is pretty frustrating. This year I thought about getting her some yoga blankets or a new yoga mat, because she’s really into yoga lately. But we opted for the sentimental route, and gave her maternity photos instead, from our maternity photo shoot. I think she’ll be really happy with them, and so will my mom. Maybe next year she’ll get yoga stuff.
We’re down to the final month before Baby is due. I’ve been trying to finalize as many projects as I can before he gets here and takes up all my time. I’ve painted 2 of the 3 ceiling fans. I’ve hung blinds in the guest room and nursery. I’ve also finished putting away all baby clothes and washing all bedding and clothing. We’re ready for this little guy to get here!
Years ago, when the Hubs and I first got together, we had a friend tell us to invest in gold. At the time we didn’t have very much money saved, and we were living paycheck to paycheck. But I could have used some of my extra money during the year to save up for a Golden Eagle Coin or a gold bar. Back when we were given that advice, gold wasn’t too expensive. Now the price has skyrocketed. We’d be rich by now. Hindsight is totally 20/20 isn’t it?
I love our house. In many ways, our first house has been our dream home, especially with the upgrades we’ve done to it. I often times can’t believe we actually live here. I also love the neighborhood, being right next to a park, and on a quiet tree lined street. But when the heat comes, there are times I find myself daydreaming of moving to another town. The summers here are brutal! In April the temperatures were already in the lower 90s and rising! I think this summer is going to be a scorcher.
So when the weather heats up and I feel like I can’t go outside, I think about getting a one way car rental and just hitting the road. We’d pack up all our stuff, and move to an area with all four seasons. Somewhere where spring is actually spring, and summer is mild. Nice, where you want to cool off, but not crazy hot.
Then I think even if we didn’t actually move, maybe we could just vacation. We could road trip across the US, renting a car one way, and then flying home. Checking out the news and seeing that the mid-west is currently dealing with snowstorms makes me think maybe the hot temps wouldn’t be so bad. If we got to go experience those different climates, maybe I’d appreciate our hometown just a little bit more. The hubs and I have always wanted to travel around the United States and I think it’d be a blast. I just hope our future son likes car rides!
Well I finally got around to watching the Host, and it was awesome, just like I knew it would be! The director did such a good job of bringing Stephanie Meyer’s story to life. The underground cave hideout that Uncle Jeb created was just the way I pictured it. The scene where Melanie walks through the desert, where it was so hot an arctic cat cover would melt, was a great scene. I loved the chemistry between the characters, and I love that they didn’t stray too far from the book. They absolutely nailed it! Great movie, and definitely one that I plan on buying on DVD.