Thursday, October 11, 2012

I am busy (busy, dreadfully busy).

I'm not sure when I'm going to learn to stop overscheduling myself. But some things just can't be helped.

Friday, the DDH's coworkers threw him a wonderful baby shower. I got to put faces to a bunch of names (not that I can guarantee that I'll remember either). The DDH loves working there; we'll both be sad when they make him move.

We hit up the state fair again Friday night, stuffed ourselves with more junk food, pet ALL OF THE RABBITS and a bunch of goats and a WALLABY and things, and watched a super awesome fire-spinning show. Yay fairs!

Petting a wallaby.

Disapproving rabbit does not approve.
Saturday managed to be quite productive, as you can see:

Brown is done!


We took the blades off the fan to make it easier to paint
the ceiling.

The DDH takes all the credit for that. I went to the farmer's market and made pumpkin gingersnap oatmeal and cleaned the kitchen.

Saturday afternoon we attended a beautiful wedding for one of my college friends. And stuffed ourselves on more food. Then I bought pinking shears and turned two t-shirts into wipes while watching Breaking Bad, because nothing says preparing for baby like a show about meth cooks.

Wedding cake and Mario Mushroom groom's-cupcakes.
Sunday after church we were incredibly productive, and the nursery now looks like this:

First coat of blue on the walls done.

Exclamation point!

Again, that's all the DDH's work. I was trying to clean up the office, which is now the office/second guest bedroom, since the second guest bedroom is now the nursery. I made progress, but nobody would admire any pictures of the room in its current state. So.

I also turned another t-shirt into yet more cloth wipes, and discovered that I had bruised my hand with Saturday's cutting. Ow.

We went out to dinner with some friends who were in town from Maryland. It was a lot of fun, though it brought home the fact that most of our friends have moved away and we don't really have people to just hang out with anymore. Sigh.

After that was a couples' wedding shower for an old college friend, the highlight of which was getting to see a different old college friend who had just flown in from Japan, where he now lives (I told you all our friends moved away).

Anyway. That is sort of our schedule from now until the baby comes, I think: lots and lots of work to do at home and lots and lots of other obligations. Doctor's appointment and hospital tour were Monday (doctor's appointments every Monday here on out!), church stuff Wednesday, a different church thing tonight, work AND a wedding Saturday, etc., etc., etc. And I have so much to do that I decided that I needed to start getting up earlier, so I'm getting less sleep right when I'm exhausted anyway. I suppose I'll have two months to lounge around and nap once T-Rex gets here. Right? Oh dear.


  1. Goodness, I'm exhausted just reading about your weekend. How did you fit all that in?! Love the paint - so cute! Remember to take little rests here and there these next few weeks! Its a busy, but oh so exciting time.

    1. I don't know! And this weekend is more of the same. But the past two afternoons I've spent lounging around reading, which is not so good for my to-do lists but is probably good for me. ^_^

  2. Ok, unrelated to everything I just read, BUT you look particularly radiant in the photo of you petting the wallaby. You're one beautiful mom, Katie.

    1. Thank you, Sarah! I was so stoked to pet a wallaby. I get unreasonably excited by petting zoos in general, but I had never pet a wallaby before. ^_^