I've been so super busy with our house and garden I haven't had time to post anything for awhile. This past week we bought flooring and I am SO excited to get that installed. We've been on concrete floors since November. We scored some Greenguard Certified flooring made in Germany for $0.68/sq ft! Still a million projects going on here. Remodeling, sewing, and homeschool starting up anytime now. Midwifery school is back in full swing too.
I finally broke down and let DH hook up our air conditioning last week. And guess what? Keeping the house at 74 degrees has given me my appetite back and even some energy. Go figure! I was trying to stick out the Northern Cali Valley heat because I'm too frugal cheap to pay the energy bill. I feel like a new person with a cool house! I've come to the conclusion that I just CANNOT handle the heat like I did when I was younger. I swear I've felt like I want to die lately, I've felt so crappy, and I do believe the heat is to blame for that.
This was me the other day about BBQ sauce. My 4 yo poured himself about 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce. I ranted for 10 minutes *at least* about wasting and blah blah blah and then I ridiculously demanded he eat the BBQ sauce with a spoon. Of course I didn't make him eat it and I apologized for being lame, but geez, not my finest mama moment.
RE: baby showers. It is fascinating to me to hear about differing baby shower customs! In my huge-ish social and family circle, you get a baby shower for every baby, whether you have 1 or 12 kids. People are actually surprised/insulted if you try to refuse a shower.
kparker - It would be so lovely to give her a little shindig!!! Especially classy if you invited her to lunch to "thank her" and surprised her with a little gathering and some gifts.
All this to say, I can't believe I have only 12 more weeks to go! AH!