Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Today, we're traveling to a midwife appointment (5 hour round trip...ugh!). I have some concerns about her and my home birth plan, so I hope that a frank discussion can clear some of that up. A bit nervous about how to have the conversation, but I don't know if it can be done "gracefully." DH is coming along, but he's rather shy/introverted, so he's likely not going to be very verbal (although I've asked him to try). Send good vibes!
Anyhow, we're finally expecting some warmer weather here, so I'm glad for that (warmer being 40s). We'll probably do one more syruping round this week. I don't have much planned this week, which feels good, as last week was very busy. I have the urge to do some springtime purging and reorganizing, and so will likely devote a few mornings to clearing clutter and tidying this house. My mom and stepdad are planning a visit here the first weekend in May, so I'll also likely get the guest room cleaned out (nobody has stayed with us all winter, so it's become the catch-all for...everything).
I have to go to a baby shower this weekend for a friend having her second baby (first girl). The theme is apparently "fancy tea party" and I've been asked to "dress up," whatever that means! Looking through my wardrobe, I have exactly ONE dress that fits now, and it's a plain black sleeveless sheath. I've been encouraged to wear my wedding dress, which is from a 1920's-ish pattern. Um, no. Not only would it not fit without a corset (ha!), I am not going to wear it again, having had it cleaned and very expensively "archived" in tissue and a special cloth bag, etc. I am never a fancy dresser, and my lifestyle dictates that "dressing up" usually means black dress pants and a decent shirt. I think others are going for either a Downton Abbey vibe, or a 50's dress vibe. I'm sure I'll be sticking out...do I care, really? Not so much. I'll wear the sheath and try to find a decent cardigan, or throw on a pashmina as a shawl or something. For pete's sake, it's still winter here and I'm not buying a new outfit for a 2 hour baby shower. The friends that are throwing it tend to overdo, IMO, and while I'm sure it's going to be lovely, they are putting a lot of pressure on each other to make it perfect and "Pinterest"ing. So not my speed, in case you couldn't tell.
What's on everyone's docket this week?