I had a wildly productive Saturday! I’m “only” 33 weeks so I’ll go ahead and call it pre-nesting. Haha. Kevin has been working on making this super cute bed frame for the baby/spare room so I decided to be productive while he worked.
Well, let’s start with yesterday! It wasn’t manicure week (haha — I have to keep that up… for my job!) so I stayed at home and sewed!
I’m attempting to sew a fitted crib sheet (like this one!). As you can see, I always measure twice… haha. Wasn’t even close. Sewing is definitely a struggle for me. I’m getting a little better about using my machine, but the measuring and cutting hurt my head. I didn’t quite finish it, but it’ll probably at least be usable. It’s on the large side because I figured, better too big than too small, but I can just tuck it under, right? Sewing makes me extra excited to meet the baby!! I don’t know why. Maybe doing something motherly? I just kept imagining him lying on those sheets. <3
And good news:
I don’t have gestational diabetes. Haha. I took the test a few weeks ago, but I never saw the results because their online portal or whatever has been down. I figured I passed since they didn’t call me. When I saw that result, I felt like I needed some candy immediately!!! Ha. Kevin actually ended up making me no-bake cookies, the UGLIEST, most delicious cookies in the world. We had totally forgotten about them!! We haven’t had them in FOREVER! They are definitely my favorite cookie. Kevin makes them so much better than me because for some reason I don’t have patience with making sure they boil the right amount of time, and then they don’t set properly. He was happy to oblige. Hopefully we forget about them again for a while. Haha. :)
It’s funny. We had FOUR nearly-empty peanut butter jars. We just never eat peanut butter anymore, I guess because it’s not paleo (although we are obviously not strict with that). And we’ve never really become almond butter converts… I mostly just like the sweetened ones, and at that point, why? I’d rather have sour gummy worms. :) So the dogs both got one. Okay, Pippa got two. But she deserved it! She’s so good!! Look at her in her new dog bed!! She’s hating that we removed all the carpet in the bedrooms so we had to spoil her. Plus we’re hoping to get her out of the habit of sleeping in bed so much….
This morning we had breakfast sandwiches and lattes at The Noshery…. because we were low on bacon and not prepared to face Sprouts on a Saturday AM.
We drove by this little antique shop, and I couldn’t resist dropping in. I loved this pie safe! Every house should have a pie safe!!! That would be like Kevin’s dream come true to have a Dutch Apple pie in there at all times.
Next stop was the library. I had four books in, but I somehow managed to resist browsing! I had things to do!!! We also dropped off the gifts for the family we are adopting through the local rescue mission with our small group. I had so much fun shopping for them!! One of the kids had a wish list that really spoke to me. Haha. <3
When we got home I took Pipperdoodles for a walk because the stupid early winter sunset always sneaks up on me, and I wanted to make sure she got some exercise. It helps keep her calm when I’m trying to do work at home. I listened to the latest Serial podcast. Are you listening to those??? Isn’t everyone? I only thought someone was following me to murder me once. Okay, twice.
I spent the next few hours vacuuming, doing laundry, taking out trash, and just general household chores. I’m especially proud because I cleaned the ceiling fans! I used the pillowcase trick (see #4 ), and it worked relatively well. I still cleaned up a little bit after with cleaning spray and paper towels.
I also cleaned the “junk drawer.” Aren’t junk drawers the worst? My goal in life is now to limit it to stamps, lighters, keys, headphones, the lacrosse ball, and maybe washi tape. Just the essentials! Next, I moved on to the cleaning closet. Haha. Why is that messy??? I don’t know, but it was and dog hair always collects in there like crazy. The good news is that during the cleaning I found my MRS. necklace which has been missing for around two months. I thought it was gone forever!!!!!!!! I’m so happy.
Okay, so one of the reasons for the cleaning spree is that I will have a million people at my house tomorrow so I just need everything tucked away. It’s time for my students’ mini holiday recitals which are at my house! Last year, I made them super cute ornaments with my students’ first initials. However, they were breakable (duh!) which caused a few tears, plus they were a lot of work. This year I wasn’t in the mood to DIY (or force Kevin to do it), but Target came through for me. I’m so happy! I got ornaments, tags, and everything I needed for around $20. My students are all playing music from the Nutcracker this year so it’s perfect!!!!!
This also required a trip to Target. And Home Depot. And Whole Foods.
And finally, I wrapped a few of Kevin’s Christmas gifts. I hate wrapping gifts. I have zero patience for it, and my sweet husband usually does it for me when they are for other people and they have to be presentable.
Okay, so maybe it doesn’t seem like a lot, but I’m exhausted. And my fitbit would say I’m an overachiever. :) Alright, now that my bragging is done, time to confess. I’m failing two challenges. I’ve read only 67 books so far this year. I’m guessing I won’t make it to 100 by the end of the month. Can I blame this on not knowing I was going to get pregnant? I’ve probably started 100 books if that counts for anything. If I could count things like cookbooks, baby name books, and sewing books, I’d definitely be there! Secondly, I’m not doing well on the holiday rowing challenge. I have no excuse for it other than I have other priorities right now. I’ve been keeping up with CrossFit and walking Pippa, and anything beyond that I haven’t been super motivated. Plus our house has kind of been in a state of disarray with all the projects going on. Oh well, I’ll do what I can for now. It’s not like there are prizes. :)
Hey, if you haven’t seen it, do me a favor and check out my last post with Belly Dance Maternity, you can get a good view of the baby and see me do super pregnant double unders. Haha.
Also, I’m totally not affiliated in any what whatsoever, but Amazon is offering 25% off any book (through Dec.14) with the code BOOKDEAL25 so I’m going to buy a book before I call it night! Night!