Monday, August 30, 2010

Coming Along...

Here's how the cabinets are coming along in the living room:
Aren't they looking good?  Still some paint touch up to do...then crown moulding around the top of the bookshelves, doors on the lower cabinets, and base board where the cabinets meet the floor.  Then Mark will install the new lighting in the ceiling - some little spot lights on a dimmer switch.  I think these monstrous shelving units make our tv look tiny!  I'm hoping one I get something on the wall above the tv, it will balance it out a little.  Or, my husband will talk me into a bigger tv.  We'll see...

I am exhausted!  My feet, legs, hips, and back are killing me.  I know I'm pregnant, but I'm not really carrying much extra weight around yet.  I think being a teacher on my feet all day is affecting me differently than it used to.  Thinking of going to take a hot bubble bath to see if that helps.

Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

15 Weeks

15 weeks today and feeling great!  I've got most of my energy back, although I am still pretty tired after long days at school.  However, I am much more motivated to get things done around the house, which is a welcome change.  I am excited for Fall to come, and have a long to-do list that I hope to accomplish before November (before the holidays).  Is this what they call "nesting"? 

I'm sleeping well at night, and although most of my regular pants don't fit anymore, I've only gained 4 pounds.  On the right track in that department.  I've been trying to get out and walk on these cool evenings.  My feet hurt really bad at the end of each day -- I'm a little worried about that once I'm actually big.  Perhaps I need to find some better shoes?  I told Mark I want to find one of those little foot spa things that I can put my tootsies in at the end of the day...

This week, baby is the size of an apple!  My stomach is getting firm, and definitely feels different.  But I'm excited that baby is growing.  That little chicken nugget is busy in there!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Well, things are coming along around here....FINALLY!  After a very busy, exhausting summer, I feel as if things are getting back to normal. 

Mark worked hard on our cabinets this weekend.  This is how they're looking so far:
They'll be primed and painted white.  The backing inside the shelves is beadboard.  There are two units total that will get installed in the living room on either side of our tv cabinet.  I'll post more pics when they get done.  Yay for handy husbands!

More progress in the living room comes in the form of fabric.  I did some sewing over the weekend, and whipped up some curtains and pillows in my new color scheme.
Pictures look a little washed out, but I love the calm green and blue combination.  

The next progress made around here is in the fashion department.  Now, I like buying clothes as much as the next girl -- but I definitely don't define myself as a "fashionista".  I pretty much go for things that are comfortable, flattering, and on sale.  That proves to be much more challenging these days with my growing belly.  My normal clothes aren't fitting right, but I am still much too small for maternity clothes.  So, I decided to set out for some bargains and see what I could find.

Enter Marshalls.  I found these jeans for $10 -- $10!!  Yes, you read that right!  I went up a size from my normal clothes and they fit fine.

There's that darn belly sticking out....but they button, and they are nice stretchy denim so they are actually very comfortable.  Plus, I'm sure I'll be able to wear them post-baby, too.  I couldn't bear the thought of going through the early fall without a pair of jeans!  Something funny about these jeans -- they had different styles, named by shape.  These are called "circular" fitting. :)
Also found a cute navy skirt (also up a size), and this cute tunic style dress to wear with leggings.  Now that's comfy!  Who doesn't love stretchy leggings!?  I'll be able to wear this for several months -- just may have to add a cardigan and/or boots when it gets cooler.  Total spent on all three items:  $40.  Mission accomplished!

P.S.  Sorry for the poor picture quality.  This is what happens when your husband is working for the evening and you are home alone taking pictures in the mirror.  Mom, you can scold me later for not making my bed. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Suddenly, summer is over a new school year is beginning....where did the time go!

Suddenly, (after 15 months of hard work) I was attending my last Masters class tonight.  Can't believe I'm done!

Suddenly, I feel REALLY pregnant today...and am looking the part I think.  We heard baby's heartbeat yesterday, and couldn't be more thrilled!
That's my almost 13 week baby bump, and my soooo-tired-been-workin'-in-my-classroom-all-day-and-at-class-all-night's time for bed!