Monday, March 17, 2008

dates that Daniel could be born, and why they are otherwise special

Today - st. patrick's day
tomorrow - two friends have birthdays
Wednesday - his due date
Thursday - the first day of spring, most years
Friday - the first day of spring this year
Saturday - a full moon
Sunday - Easter
Monday - ....can't think of anything
Tuesday - ....still nope
next Wednesday - Leonard Nimoy's birthday, according to Andrew

Over the past 4 days, he's missed two other friends' birthdays, the Ides of March, and Pi Day. You could have many obscure-holiday parties in March.

playing pretend

Daniel's due this week, and so far he's still super comfy in there. I like to think that he's waiting for me to finish a certain project; he doesn't want to come until I've finished ______. The guessing game begins when I try to figure out which project he wants me to finish. I've got the house clean, everything for him is done, but there are still a few things for David and me I'd like to work on. Also, my car needs to be vacuumed so David can put the carseat in.

It makes me feel like I've got some level of control to think, hey, maybe if I get *this* done, Daniel will be born. If you've ever seen "A Very Long Engagement", it's like what the main character does all the time, making bets with herself to try to predict certain outcomes.

So...right now I'm making pajama pants for David, and I can't remember ever making this many dumb mistakes on one garment. He'd better love these things. =) Next comes either a pretty dress for me...or that rocket for Daniel...or perhaps vacuuming the car. Maybe Andrew will vacuum the car for me when he comes. *hopeful*

Monday, March 10, 2008

no pictures today

I thought about taking a shot of our snowstorm on Thursday, but that would have involved getting cold, and I reeeeeally don't like to be cold. So, you'll just have to imagine it. Wednesday = warm and lovely. Thursday = rain, then sleet, then a whole bunch of snow. Friday = warm and lovely and a whole bunch of melting snow. I love Texas weather. It's like, la la la...WINTER STORM!!!!! la la.

Most of the plants survived. I caved and bought a larger tomato plant, even though my little seedlings (which I am babying) are doing super well, because a larger plant means sooner tomatoes. It died in the snow. So did the basil. I do know not to plant summer things when snow is expected, but it'd been so pretty, I really didn't have a reason to check the forecast. Lesson learned.

In the meantime...Daniel's curtains are halfway done, and cute, and I'm going to make him a playmat out of some space minky Mom bought him over Christmas. On this playmat will be a rocket for playtime. =D Except his will be red. The dustruffle for his crib is cut out, mostly, and if the stars align just right I might put another coat of paint on his dresser.

I also cleaned both bathrooms and the litterbox. Can you say...nesting??

Sunday, March 2, 2008

belly photo Sunday

38 weeks tomorrow. =)