|Whatcha eating under there?|
If anyone finds it, let me know.
I don't even know what things I can put on my to-do list. The house is pretty clean - I should probably vacuum (such a weird word, and one I misspell often. 2 U's!) and mop, but other than that, not much to do.
*The spare bedroom could use a thorough cleaning out and I could pack up stuff I won't use. Marc got boxes this week and I bought tape yesterday, so that's a project I could start on.
*I should dump out my dead plant pots from last summer (they died partly because they had to be in the closet for over a week while the apartment maintenance did a really crappy job "cleaning" and painting our balconies, and then I just lost interest).
*I want to paint an upholstered chair we have to match those curtains I bought. But I might wait on that project. The two tutorials I think may work the best are posted HERE (fabric medium + regular paint).
*Waiting until after the shower to put together a list of things we will need for the baby. It will probably consist mostly of diapers. I know the crib and mattress has been bought (not even sure when I will use the crib), we are borrowing a co-sleeper, our travel system was bought (so that's 1 car seat down), as was the boppy and a few other items.
*It would be great to get both Marc and I's clothes down to 1 dresser. I use the Hemmes dresser from Ikea, and he has a standing dresser in the closet. I'm sure if we hung more stuff up and got rid of clothes we don't wear (which I have already done recently), we could accomplish this. This is a project I need to do with him, though.
*I have crib sheets and cloth pads (anyone use cloth pads postpartum?) on my sewing to-do list. Other baby stuff may be added after the shower. Oh and I need to sew a babydoll sleeping bag for my Godchild for her Easter basket.
*Next week I need to go to the Social Security office to finally change my last name, and then a trip to the DMV will be put in place (oh joy).
*Tomorrow I will menu plan for the following week.
*Surprise party for my cousin this Sunday (and then Bradley class)
*Doctors appointment on March 15th
Exciting stuff, I know.
I finally got my hair cut! I seriously don't remember the last time it was even trimmed... maybe a year ago? I'm thinking I probably had it cut sometime before we went to Vegas last March. But that is all I can reason/remember.
Bradley class was agonizing last week. It was so much reading from the book, paired with the husband instructor going on and on about whatever may be remotely related = a very aggravated Lindsay! Not to mention that my leg was sore and my tail-bone was hurting from sitting so long. We were already running a little late and they decided to do some of our homework questions in class (NOOOOO, JUST LET US LEAVE!!!)... which really was the husband answering every single one of them himself (he likes to hear himself talk?).
And the sad part is, it probably would have been a good class if he wasn't there! All three of us couples were exchanging looks towards the end. Nobody wants to ask questions or comment in fear that the husband will just ramble on and on.
Diet hasn't been very stellar lately. Food just doesn't sound that great, especially food we have in our house. It's not even that I only crave junk food, it's just that I don't really want to eat, but I know I need to. Fruit usually sounds good, at least. But now I am out of fruit and need to get some at the store. This week I have enjoyed strawberries and broiled grapefruit (with a little butter and brown sugar). We still need to cut down on our eating out though. Every week when I look at our budget I wonder why we keep eating out!
We should hopefully be hearing more about the house this week. The BPO (similar to an appraisal, but usually not as accurate) was completed and then was submitted to the investors, who could change the offer depending on the BPO. I can't imagine the house being estimated for more than what we offered, but if they want more, we aren't going to give them more. We will just walk away and continue looking and renew our lease for a few months more. It would be a pain (especially considering there aren't any houses around here on the market in our price range that we would move in to), but I'm not going to buy a house for more than our budget just because it was the only one we could get at the time. It's not like that house is my dream home or anything.
Marc's parents offered for us to live with them if our lease runs out and we can't renew for month-month or get lease less than a year. That is awfully nice of them, but it would be hard to live in a small spare bedroom with the two of us and a baby! Plus his grandma lives with them (really only at night, since she has her own house just a few minutes away). I probably like his parents more than mine, but I think it still might be a little awkward for me to be there all day while Marc is at work. Guess we will see.
The other day I took part in a very reasonable debate on Facebook about the various current political/religious events. One person was a jerk (but he always is, doesn't know how to debate without being a rude smartass), but overall everyone was able to share their view an site their reasons, and it was quite enjoyable. But you know what else is almost as pointless as a hate ridden comment? A comment based solely on a certain faith or religion. We were having an intellectual debate, some disagreements, some agreements, and then someone comes along and says something about virtue always winning (in a more "in your face" type manner, not in a reasonable comment about his belief system and how it is applicable).
Cue this face:
or rather, the female version. But seriously.
If people are having an intellectual, rational debate, throwing in a comment that is only applicable if you practice a certain faith will get you absolutely no where. And I'm not talking about an intelligent, well-written comment about your faith and how it applies to this situation, I'm talking more about those one-liners that someone obviously didn't think much about. Such comments will also probably do harm to all the reasonable comments from people of said faith. (This coming from a person who shares the same faith, but realized a comment like that had really no room in that conversation). It makes those who follow a certain faith seem to be less intelligent.
I'm not saying there isn't a place to share your faith or your beliefs, but sometimes you may want to think about the context and timing.
To make it clearer, if you have a conversation going on like this:
person 1: Stats about current issues
Person 2: Questioning stats and explaining reasons
Person 3: Bringing up situations and anecdotal evidence
Person 2: Agreements with some points, but reasons for disagreeing with others
Person 4: "Only God can judge me!" (or insert whatever comment as an example)
Hmmmm..... probably not the best comment for this conversation, just saying.
Alrighty, I need to go and be productive.
Hope everyone is having a good week!