Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Forrest Edward

August 2012 - A life changing month.  More to come later.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Curtains and Other Projects

So no baby yet, and I'm getting quite impatient (read annoyed, sore, uncomfortable, etc).  Don't whine.  Don't whine.  Don't whine...

While waiting, I've been working away on a few little projects, the type that make me smile.  Today I whipped up a curtain for the kitchen window.  Is this the exact same curtain I made three years ago in Peoria but with different fabric?  Yes.  I know what I like.

While in Peoria, my living area was mostly greens, reds, and goldy-yellows.  In the new house, I'm getting crazy and going for turquoise.  I'm thinking of something bold like turquoise damask for drapes in the dining area.  Oh, I do love to look at fabric!

Today's sewing success has overcome yesterday's paint mishaps.  I went to Lowe's to get samples of the perfect shade of light spa blue/gray/green.  You know the one?  It's all over decorating shows and magazines right now.  I have in mind the first one, and below is what I came up with.  I hate them all.  I am so bad at paint.  I suppose I will try again.  How many samples does a girl have to buy?

Here's to another week of waiting (for a glider and a baby)!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Enjoying the View

Yesterday all of my goals of being productive went right out the window.  The temperature was finally reasonable, so the deck, view, and some reading had me for most of the afternoon.  I thought I would share.

Although not a giant ocean or lake, this little pond with the trees, birds, and quiet neighbors really leaves me feeling relaxed and not missing the pizza wedge yard, ugly neighbor gardens, and chain link fence of Peoria.  Do please ignore the dead lawn and plants.  The drought here is terrible, and things were too far gone when we moved in.  Next spring, I'll be back into action on landscape beautification.  Can't wait!

Friday, August 3, 2012


Dad and Mom visited last weekend to see the new house and put the nursery together.  Those folks are such worker bees!  Here are a couple of preview pictures, with a full tour to come once the glider is delivered.  (It seems I should have ordered it a couple weeks earlier.  Where is Amazon Prime two-day shipping when you need it?)  

It's a great feeling to be (almost) done with the baby's room.  While I do understand that he probably won't care about the decor when he first arrives, I do feel good knowing that things are in place.  Yesterday was the 37th week marker, so we're ready to go whenever, really.  I'm still feeling energetic and not complaining too much, but I do have to say that it will be nice to be able to bend over to tie my shoes again :0)