Wow. I had to do laundry last night. It was bitter freaking cold, and I had to *drive* to get it done. Two gigantic hampers which are very difficult to lift when you're just pregnant enough that bending over and lifting things is a lot of work, plus detergent and my backpack (gotta keep myself entertained while things go round). I'd give my eye teeth to have a washer and dryer in the basement, even though it would necessitate me walking down three flights of stairs and into a spider-infested room with a door that hasn't got a knob or even a handle, so you never really know if it's closed until the key does or doesn't turn in the lock.
We're going to have to do laundry again very soon, too; we ran out of disposeable diapers, so we've been using cloth. This is very difficult, because BooBah has grown since we moved (and started using the crappy sposies) and now needs a large cover or at least a medium that doesn't fit so snugly. BeanBean wore "petite" sized Fuzzi Bunz, for example, for about a year; BooBah can't wear them at all, because she's got hips and buns (BeanBean never had buns, not until he was nearly two, and he still doesn't have hips). The medium proraps colors (one of my favorite covers, they're so freaking sturdy!) are way too tight for BooBah.
We've only got three of the larges, so of course we have to wash them by hand each night and use them the next day (if she doesn't poop in them) but there's still the matter of cloth diapers being an item of laundry which simply cannot wait for a week.
And BooBah pees more than the average child; BeanBean was a heavy wetter, but he had nothing on BooBah.
It's not her fault, it has to do with her kidney issues, but it really sucks. She can literally float out of bed! I know what you're asking-- if you can knit, why haven't youmade her any new soakers?! Well, I have no idea what happened to my diaper pins, of all things.
I only had four of the nice, dritz pins ever, and right now I can find one. I've had lots of the cheaper, dollar-store pins but I haven't seen any of them since we moved.
No snappis, no pins, and we use prefolds... so soakers just won't do the trick.
I'm feeling tired, lazy, and miserable. I did make it to the PO yesterday, but didn't get my swap gift sent because... well, if I tell then my giftee will know what it is!
Anyway, I should be able to mail it out early next week, Tuesday at the latest. I'm also going to be finished with the soaker I'm working on for the MIN thread, so I'll be mailing four knitted things out at the same time.
I may actually finish this soaker sooner than that, because it's super mini.
I knit really quickly, when I have the things I need (wool, lanolin, needles, semi-free arms) and tend to get a lot of work done in the car, so if I haven't finished it by Friday afternoon (which I may, as I said it's really little) I'll definately finish it Friday night (when the kids are driving MIL crazy and I go hide in the den
: ). After that, it's washing and drying (which takes a really long time when you haven't got a line
) and mailing.
I'll even take pictures.
Despite my miserable laziness, BeanBean did some good homeschool stuff today, totally his own decision and with only minimal cooperation from me (which is saying something, because his "work" requires massive amounts of parental involvement most of the time). He's very excited about it all. I have to say, I think it's really cool to be awakened by a little boy saying, "Mamma? Are you awake? I want to talk about nouns now."
It makes me feel like I might have a real chance of pulling this off in real life (as opposed to all of the grand theories that I've had since I made the decision to home educate my kids when I was 12
Home education rocks!
Adina-- it is a bummer to think about working after you have a baby.
I have to say, though, that despite the fact that I love being with my children and that I'm very excited about home education, I'd really love to work a job for about 12 hours a week. Just to get out of the house and feel like somebody in the world actually saw me as contributing to society.
Wow. I really need to come up with something to say that isn't complaining. It's hard, though; December really sucks.
Let's see... I was able to do a good deed for someone, that was nice... oh, and I found my measuring tape.
BooBah is naked. Time to find out why.