I’ve been working really hard since I stopped working. I started by completely re-organizing our kitchen. In the end, I managed to completely empty about 3.5 cupboard shelves and put together a large bag and box of stuff for Goodwill. More importantly, everything I use frequently is now very accessible.
I also cleared out about half of our linen closet. Now there is room for all 21 baby blankets we plan on keeping. That kind of makes me laugh. But Jason wants to keep them (Maybe he has a little more hoarder in him than I thought?), and Elsha assures me we will need 10-12 per day.
Allow me to be positive for a minute here while I’m on the topic of blankets. A friend of Jason’s mom, who neither Jason or I have met, made this for us.
This is one of those presents I absolutely love! I love that it’s homemade, and I love that it’s red. Red is so much more romantic than pink. There’s a reason I continue to dye my hair red, despite the fact that it will bleed onto my yoga towel. (Yes, from the sweat… Oh how I miss you Bikram!) I mean, let’s face it. I only considered pink highlights once and didn’t even follow through.
I also happen to love this little guy!
He is also homemade. Store bought frogs don’t come with capes. Before my baby shower a co-worker asked me if we had a theme for the baby’s room. I replied by saying something like, “Uh…superheroes?” Because this is the room where all of Jason’s action figures are kept. And we don’t plan on moving them. The same goes for my Chemical Engineering textbooks. The poor girl’s geeky fate is already set in stone.
But we are moving some things around so as to fit a crib, a baby and all the paraphernalia that goes along with one. That’s still a work in progress. But I’m busy washing and organizing and collecting broken twigs. Pretty soon I’ll be ready to hatch a baby.