lol yep. Girl #4 here and just happy as can be, thanks!
I asked my sister if she would mind please vacuuming or taking out the trash before she left. I am contracting so hard and just so tired from 4 hours a sleep at night.
21 years old she says "no". and leaves with dishes in the sink (after I made her fave food and something seperate for my mom), trash can full, and carpet dirty.
Since she went on birth control (I wont even tell you how condensending she was about me having a baby. Likened it to having AIDS I kid you not and sadly - she was serious. I really told her and my mom to just please leave but they stayed another night but...omg. she acts like having a kid makes a person the biggest loser in life. I don't even know why she came) she has been such a...well....I see more Jekyll than Hyde. I try to remember its probably all the hormone shifts but sometimes I want to hit her...seriously.
I wish my mom wasn't so ill so she could come see me by herself.
So happy I am the 'black sheep' and live so far away.
Red curry and grocery shopping (sweet as that is) is not worth the high blood pressure. Thats my vent.
Took out the trash, making some cheap unhealthy frozen burritos and going to attempt to run the vacuum. Then it is off to Mrs Piggle Wiggles book and her magic cures with my girls in bed :)
Is anyone else getting nagged over and over about what still needs to be done?
My husband just found me awake at the computer playing silly Facebook games at 5:30 in the morning. "Why don't you knit? Then you can finish the blanket. Or crochet the other two?"
"Because it's driving me insane to sit and do knit or crochet. I don't want to right now."
"Oh. Is the sling finished?" (Which he knows it's not because my machine doesn't want to go through all of the layers of fabric, and I've been freaking out about it.)
He went back upstairs to get ready for work.
SERIOUSLY???? Just let me play my stupid facebook games. I don't nag him when he's playing his video games!
Jynx - my DH has learned not to say stuff like that to me.
I just learned the other day about a shoulder style for a RS that doesn't require stitching through all that fabric. Never more than maybe 3 layers, like a regular seam. You need to have a bit of extra length to work with in order to do it, but it's supposed to be really comfortable. And it's way easier to do than knife pleats. If you're interested I'll type it up for you when we get back from the dentist - DS has his follow-up this morning from when he knocked his tooth out.
Ok, so it's called the Ultimate Gathered Shoulder, or UGS. I think it's by uppymama.
So you're going to start by ironing under your hem allowance on the raw edge. Then using a fabric safe pencil or chalk, mark a line anywhere from 18-24 inches down from the raw edge. Feed the raw edge through your rings, and line up the ironed edge with the line you drew. Pin it well and stitch it down. Then go up about an inch from that line (towards the rings), and stitch 2 more lines - you can do them over each other, use a decorative stitch, whatever you like. This forms a casing. Run a wide piece of elastic (3/4 inch or so) through the casing, stitch it down at one end, then stretch it to the other and stitch it down. The length of the elastic is personal preference, but I would think 8-10 inches would be good.
So what this is going to look like is rings, 8-12 inches of bunched fabric, elastic and then sling. Your shoulder sits between the rings and the elastic, the elastic keeps the sling from spreading too much over the shoulder, but keeps it from bunching horribly, also.
You can take a set of hand stitches at the ring position before threading them onto the sling - just a loose gather with 1 cm stitches or so, gathered and knotted at both ends - this keeps the gather a little neater in the rings, and is virtually invisible once finished. But it's not necessary. This is seriously the easiest shoulder style I have ever seen for DIY. The one draw back is the extra fabric needed, since I already need a lot of fabric, I don't have the length available on any of my fabric. So I haven't actually sewn it myself.
Supposedly the trickiest part is getting the raw edge lined up neatly with your drawn line - use a TON of pins.
So here's my rant:
Last night DH and I both fell asleep watching tv. When we get up to brush teeth and actually go to bed he proceeds to rile me up about stupid stuff then promptly falls asleep while I'm left fuming and unable to sleep. Grrrrrrrrrr! I hate it when he does that! So I'm working on less sleep than usual, plus the whole up every 2 hours like clockwork to pee.
Been having loose stools - that's just plain annoying.
Then today I had two teachers call out and need substitutes for this afternoon. I also had one call out last minute on Wednesday this week. It is sooooo hard to find qualified subs at the last minute plus it means I have to spend most of the day playing phone tag with people instead of getting my work done. On my way to the studio this morning and as I get to the last turn the fire hydrant is exploding water all over the road! Luckily the firemen were already out and they had it turned off within a matter of minutes, but seriously.... I can't take much more of this. Everything makes me want to cry and the stress is getting overwhelming.
After Tuesday all the vital work things will be pretty much wrapped up. I'm hoping baby comes soon after (which would be early, so it's not likely) so that I can get a break!!!! I mean, me teaching dance is just getting ridiculous at this point.
On the bright side... my business partner (33 weeks pg) and I are ditching work for a bit this afternoon and getting pedicures. Tomorrow we're both going to a wedding on the bay and the weather is supposed to be fantastic. It should be a great distraction!
Sigh, I'm back on pre-e watch. BP is up again, which might not be concerning except yesterday I developed a headache and my vision went blurry, which was a little scary. I'm not sure what to expect at the midwife appointment, they didn't seem too worried when I talked to them on the phone yesterday, but since I don't see the same person each week ... who knows.
And of course my husband can't come with me this week because he has a work call he can't reschedule. He offered to come with me, take the call in the car, and then come up to the appointment afterwards but I feel like a huge jerk and a big baby if I make him do that. Not to mention that being away from his desk for the call would be a huge hassle for him.
I'm not mad at him, just mad at the world.
Bummer :( I just turned in my 24-hour jug of pee. I have to say, I really appreciate being able to urinate whenever I want to and not make sure I'm at home...haha. That and the whole storing it in the refrigerator...