Monday, March 31, 2008

march thirty-one :: 31 days :: the last day :: 26 weeks pregnant

Day thirty-one. The last day. I MADE IT! Whoo hoo!

26 weeks pregnant. I'm halfway through my 6th month. Two more weeks and I'm entering into my third trimester. Boy does it go fast. Besides my pace slowing down, things are great! I'm feeling great, besides a little bit of nausea here and there.

Today Sean & I slept in. Much needed. We baked 2 apple cakes this morning (one for our afternoon guests and one for Jamie - his fave!) Had Mommies-Who-Knit over this afternoon - which everyone in attendance brought their son (ironic? Only one of the mommies, Tara, has a daughter - the rest of us - all boys! Myself, Blogless Kate & Jenn) It was nice to have the girls over, and even though we didn't knit a stitch, we talked about knitting, fondled some yarn, that sort of thing. It was good to see everyone.

I got this meme from Jenny's blog - so I thought I'd do it too:

Still amazed: how time flies faster after you have children.

Still getting used to: being pregnant and having a toddler to chase after.

Still proud of: Opening up my own yarn shop while caring for a baby.

Still not proud of: like Jenny, my potty mouth. After I've sworn a couple of times, I've caught Sean tried to spit out "shhh" and "fff".... after the two words I use a lot. Gotta stop.

Still hoping: that Sean will start sleeping every night through the night, as well as in his own crib.

Still worried: about being a good enough mom.

Still never going to: like acrylic yarn. yes, I'm a yarn snob.

Still pretending: that I am not really blonde.

Still reading: Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot. (Actually just started it two nights ago).

Still wanting to read: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (I have it on my bookshelf and in audio format.... not sure what I'm waiting for?)

Still interested in: gardening, and can't wait to start my vegetable garden this spring.

Still not interested in: cleaning the diaper champ. After I give birth to Mackenzie I won't be able to use the "nausea/pregnancy" excuse anymore.

Still looking forward to: the snow going away.... finally?

Still not looking forward to: going into labor again, even though 5 minutes after it's over you forget about it.

Still failing: at cooking dinner every night. I'm lacking motivation right now and energy.

Still grateful for: living so close to family and all their help with Sean and all that jazz.

Still praying: that Sean will be good to his baby brother and not jealous.

Still not believing in: swatching before knitting a garmet - but probably should.

Still believing in: myself and how confident I've become as a mother.

What are YOU still doing?

Let me know if you do this meme too!

Now, a contest on my cousin Jenn's Blog.

My 7 Deadly Sins:
Pride- Sean's Drive Thru Sweater. I just love it and proud to tell people that I made it. I get excited when other people notice that I've hand knit it!

Envy- Those who can spin. I got frustrated trying and don't think I'll ever give it a shot again, I'd honestly rather spend my time knitting, but envy those who can spin. Their creations are just great!

Gluttony - My Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Stash. Muuahhhhhh! No one will ever know exactly how many skeins of it in which I possess!

Lust- All the handpainted sock yarn in my shop. I lust over it, but know that it doesn't *really* belong to me!

Anger- V-Neck Baby Cardigan that I knit while pregnant on my honeymoon. I hated knitting the thing, yet finished knitting it entirely. It is an odd shape, and won't fit any baby I know, unless you have an unporportionate baby.

Greed- Like Jenn & Caroline, I'm giving the same answer: Patterns. I can't have enough either. And it's not just the free ones online or magazines, it's pay ones too! Am I knitting them? Of course not. They are being stored as color prints in sleeves so they can be savored. I am hoping to get to knit them one day.... but that's the key word. ONE DAY.

Sloth- Oh, man... My Jaywalkers (1 sock done, 1 to go). My married Socks (1 sock done, 1 to go). My Woven Trellis Scarf, Chevron Scarf... can you say knitting A.D.D.?

So there you have it- my Seven Deadly Knitting Sins. If you want to play along, I believe you have until Wednesday.


Sean falls asleep on me every night. Tonight's was cute, because usually we cuddle together (bad habit, I know, but how else am I supposed to get this kid to sleep?) but tonight he fell asleep sitting up next to me. I hate this photo of me, it looks terrible. Also ignore the mess on the table next to me, it has since been cleaned up. I asked my husband to take a photo of Sean sleeping on me sitting up, but he doesn't know how to take good photos like I take (LOL) so this is how it turned out. Oh well. I'll deal.

To all of you who left me comments in regards to the Curious George Bandaids. Thanks for the comments. At least I know I'm not crazy. And it wasn't a middle of the night "I need a bandaid now" situation, because they were in the the bathroom which is next to my bedroom, and my guests used the basement bathroom during the middle of the night which was next to where they were sleeping. No one came upstairs in the middle of the night. I was at home the ENTIRE time they were in my house, when they left, I was gone with them. They could have asked me if they could open the sealed box. That would have been polite.

While the girls were over today, Tara and I were talking about the Blue Moon Fiber Arts March Sock Club kit. Tara mentioned that she had gotten hers last week - Wednesday. I mentioned that I should have gotten mine the same day as hers or at least the day after. So that got me wondering and I sent Blue Moon an email. Well, it turns out, my kit, was apparently delivered on Tuesday of last week. Where? To whom? That I have no idea. I always have to sign for my kit, so I'm wondering who the heck received it. I've been in the club now, this is my 2nd year, and this is my first kit to go missing. I am very disappointed about it. Blue Moon is issuing me a new kit - and hopefully they'll discover where it went. I even called the post office where my mail goes to if I miss a package that I have to sign for, and they don't have anything for me waiting there. They said that they didn't have anything waiting for anyone, that everything had been picked up, and the last parcel that they have on file that was for me, was picked up back in January (everything is scanned in and recorded on my file with my postal code). Grrrrrrr! This is soooo annoying. Registered mail - gone. I just don't understand what is wrong with the postal system lately.

Tonight's the last night to order your April Sock Club Kit. They are selling like hot cakes, just a few left! Get yours now before it's too late. I received the rest of the Shibui Sock Yarn, 8 more colors will be listed in stock tomorrow. Stay tuned to see what we've got in store for you!

Day thirty-one. Wow. The end. This month has really taught me about control over shopping. Yes, of course, I did still buy groceries, and did end up buying some items the other day for Sean, which were necessary. But it really taught me to think about my purchases before actually going out and purchasing. Though, I was still able to get my "fix" for shopping this month through my shop (I still had to make purchases for my store this month), I am glad that I controlled my personal spendings. I have a few purchases that I need to make in April, but I will be "watching" myself and continuing on with the slow month for as long as I can keep it up! It's taught me a lot. I've always been the type of person that gets what I want, when I want it - never limiting myself to shopping, etc. I've definitely grown from this experience. It was nice! Did you do a slow month too? How was it? Do share with me your experience!

Cheers!

6 comments:

Firefly said...

Bravo!

Slow month is over....mine never really began, but I think I will try again in May. I am going to Vegas next Monday and there is no way I couldn't shop!!! Any Vegas tips?

Sorry to hear about your sock kit, that is really bizarre? You will like it though, I have already thought of some ways I would modify the pattern but it is a nice sock with some different stuff.

I'll try and get an entry into Jenns contest done today, but I think my sloth is not posting on the blog so much lately, I have been going crazy house hunting.

Last thing, if you ever get a chance to read this before sock kits go out for April, could you possibly wind my yarn into a center pull ball? I can't remember if I asked, but after winding my STR this month by hand I am seriously needing to invest in a ball winder...but not for awhile yet.

Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

You're entered in the contest Robyn! :)

Bea said...

Congrats on your slow month!!

TopVeg said...

Glad you are still interested in gardening! It is good to plan planting all those vegetables that will keep you fit & healthy! Best wishes!

g-girl said...

you know, i think all knitters covet patterns-just like we covet our yarn stashes! as i type this, i have a rav. window open and i'm browsing patterns! hope your march str kit makes its way to you soon!

Tara said...

I'm sooooo looking forward to expanding my vegetable garden this year!