I haven't been posting again, but I have been reading! Congratulations to all you pregnant women. That is so exciting. I'm a little jealous, but in my heart I know I am not quite ready yet, and DH is DEFINITELY not ready yet. I haven't even seen AF yet, so my body must not be ready yet either.
Julie is walking like crazy. It is so cute to watch my little drunken sailor swagger around the house. She's turning 1 on the 12th, and we've got two parties planned over the next two weeks. This coming weekend, the ILs are having a family party at their house. It's a traditional korean first birthday party, and it will be really neat. Lots of yummy food, we're all going to wear han boks, and there will be a little ceremony of sorts. I'm going to get tons of pictures!
Then on her actual birthday I'm having a party for friends. We have so many little-kid friends from our various playgroups and activities. We're just going to serve little snacks and cake and ice cream. I'm feeling disorganized! At least the invitations got sent out.
The next thing I was worried about was getting the house cleaned up, and for the first time in my life I hired a cleaning service. They're coming three days before the party, and I asked for extra deep-cleaning service - they're going to wash all the hardwood floors and wipe the baseboards and all the little stuff that is never caught up. It feels weird to me asking someone else to clean my house, but it's also a huge load off my shoulders.
That leaves me with baking cakes, cooking food, buying and putting up decorations. All the fun stuff. I found a recipe for a wheat-free carrot cake. I'm going to make one this weekend for the family party, so if it is horrible, I won't make it for the friends party.
What else? Oh, I won 5 ribbons at the state fair! I didn't think I would win anything this year because everything I knit has been pretty small or plain. But two blues, a red, and best original sock design plus a 4th place ribbon. Wow! I've already been to the fair twice now (once was to run the booth for the Knitter's Guild, the organizing of which has kept me pretty busy the last couple of weeks - not doing it again next year!) and I want to go back and eat more greasy fair food. My weight has plateaued again. oops.
Okay, I better go finish cleaning up the kitchen.
But one more thing - you all sure are good at racking up the posts! I don't know why it is so hard for me to put down all the thoughts I have. Every day while I'm reading, I think of things to say, but then when I start typing, they all seem boring or I forget what I was going to say or something. I need to participate more!