I’ve been working on a draft for my thoughts on Les Miserables but I can’t seem to get my thoughts to go anywhere. And now, several months after I’ve finished the book I wonder if my love for the musical has colored my memory of my reading? Maybe I should just forget all else and write a rambly post about the book…but not today. Today is just a random rambly post.
I find myself with lots of things I’d like to post about, but when it comes time to actually writing the post none of my ideas seem appealing. Do you have that happen to you? Sometimes I wish people would just tell me what they’d like to see me blog about. I’d ask, but fear of no answer (crickets chirping anyone?) is enough to keep me from asking.
Oh, and last ramble post, I didn’t mean call anyone out when I said only two people will read the whole post–that’s certainly your prerogative as a reader to read as much or little as you’d like. But it did make me smile how many of you specifically told me you read the entire post. You spoil me rotten. Seriously.
Oh, so back to random rambles.
This week marks 23 in the pregnancy timeline. It seems like every day my tummy grows exponentially. I go to the doctor on the 28th and I dread hopping on that scale and seeing what all the Christmas goodies have done to my body. I few weeks ago I was all “ah ha! I GET to gain weight during the holidays” but that was when I was struggling to put on the pounds. Now I just look at toffee and bam! (well, can anyone just look at toffee?). I’m still doing pretty good and I’m trying to exercise at least sometimes–lately this means three times a week. Yes, I realize I’m pregnant, not fat but I’m also conscious that what goes on must come off. But for the record, I love being pregnant. Sure I have terrible heartburn and a bit of sciatica and other small sundry complaints, but otherwise, love. Even when little girl is kicking my bladder at 4:15 am and I can’t get back to sleep.
Sorry if this post turns into a baby heavy post. Life otherwise is kind of boring right now (a good thing).
My dear husband Scott took it upon himself last week to paint the nursery. Pink. This was entirely his idea but I wasn’t going to fight him, even if I would have opted for something more neutral. He was hoping for a boy, so for him to offer to paint a room pink tickles me to death. He did warn me that he’d be pretty [profanity profanity] if baby turned out to be a boy afterall. Ha! It does happen. It’s really hard to take a good picture of the pink, but it’s fairly subtle.
Scott has also picked out the bedding for the nursery. Yes, it is Pink Camo. Yes, we are Texans, but isn’t it adorable? People ask what will happen if the room doesn’t match the bedding but Ehhhh. There are things in life to stress about and matching pinks is not one of them. (click on here for more pictures)
Ok, just a few more baby things and then I’m done, I swear. Last week little Baby Billy Sue was spoiled rotten by some dear friends. First a very plush swankie blankie from some of my best high school friends. It’s so unbelievably soft.
And second–this one makes me want to cry every time I look at it. The dearest Debi (formerly from Nothing of Importance) made this absolutely gorgeous blanket. I believe if you click on the picture it will enlarge to see the detail. It’s breathtaking and I’m speechless at her generosity.
I think it’s official that my orchid has a bud growing and not an alien worm thing. I’m super excited about it as three weeks ago it was just a curious little thing (link to last picture).
Does anyone clip recipes from magazines only to stuff them into the corner of your pantry? Something I’d love to do in 2011 is make a scrapbook of recipe clippings. Nevermind the fact that I don’t scrapbook for real and probably never will. How do you keep track of recipes you receive here and there?
I’m making a mental list of books I’m excited to read in 2011. On the short list: Everything is Illuminated, The Stand, Possession, and The Knife of Never Letting Go. Oh, and PS—in my Sunday Salon post I mentioned I wanted to read 26 books next year (2 books a month). No one pointed out there are only 12 months in a year so only 24 books. I felt like an idiot but guess no one noticed my mistake. What are you excited to read in 2011?
I got my Christmas present from Scott early this year. I rarely ask for anything but after seeing my cousin’s awesome pictures with her 50mm lens I HAD to have one. I’m still getting used to the smaller aperture (1.8f) but so far I love it. See my adorable niece below…
I can’t believe Christmas is in just three days. Today is my last day of work for the week and then we’re off to Coleman until Christmas when we come back to spend the next two days with my family locally. I’ll be glad for the break from work but I’m not sure how relaxing the time will be with all the traveling about. I started the The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane last night and how cool would that be if I actually finished this year?! What are your plans for the holidays?