Tuesday, June 30, 2009

what now?

So...last Friday was my last day at work, meaning that I am no longer an official librarian. That's what I get for moving and not wanting to drive to work. :( But, this is also a really good thing for me. The 4-5 hour days of mostly standing were kind of killer and took away my drive to get anything productive done at home. Now I have the time and the desire to actually cook planned meals for our little family (tonight we will have quesadillas with chicken and green pepper) and do that which generally needs to be done (laundry, sweeping, dusting, etc.) on a more regular basis. So far so good.

Also, since I have a bit of time on my hands, I'm getting back to my creative side. I think I would like to do some writing, learn to play this guitar I have sitting around, and make something beautiful for the baby out of five skeins of this:

If I can pull it off, I will be impressed with myself.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

let there be light

Sorry that it's been so long, but we've been doing a bit of moving and I've been out of the internet.

I suppose I never realized how dark and cave-like our basement apartment was until I spent the night in our new place. The morning sun came in through our huge bedroom window, making it so much easier to wake up and get out of bed. I've never been much of an early riser, but natural light definitely helps. Having a bed the size of Texas doesn't hurt either.

In other news, baby kicks all the time now. She's generally a bit of a night owl with a penchant for breakfast time. I've never been punched from the inside before, so it still feels somewhat unusual. I think that Matt is curious about what I am experiencing, but also hopes never to have something living inside of him. Understandable, I suppose.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

living space

Matt and I are moving at the end of the month. Not too far, but to a much nicer place. Since we live in a pretty cramped and somewhat decrepit basement apartment, that could mean anything. But it actually is a pretty sweet deal. It's the top floor of a duplex in a nice little neighborhood with rather nice landlords. There are two bedrooms (which I would say is twice as many as we have now, but really zero times two is still zero), big windows, and a huge backyard. We'll have a little garden plot and an apple tree (hot dog!), and a deck leading to them. Best of all, though, is that we will have a washer and dryer inside the house. It's a dream come true, being able to do laundry whenever I want, and for free. Those are words I never thought I would say...

Also, in anticipation of the increased space and my increasing girth, we bought a king size mattress. We do not have a frame yet, but if we had $15,000 to throw down on one I would totally go for this:

(Which you can buy here if you do happen to have the cash. And if you do, what are you doing here?)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

coolest thing ever

Okay, so pretty much the coolest thing ever was watching my baby on the ultrasound and having the technician point out all the little parts.

This is the baby's profile, which was a little bit difficult to get. It's hard to get a child so young to cooperate in photos...you know how it is.

Here we have a picture of the little feet. Baby was kicking around an awful lot, which was awesome to watch.

And this might be my favorite picture:

Can you see both of the little legs just frozen mid-wiggle? I can!

And also, baby is a girl. Woo!

Monday, June 1, 2009

somewhat overdue post

Matt and I celebrated our first anniversary on the tenth of May, but I didn't do a very good job of posting anything about it. But this will be a something about it, so that is good.

Matt was out of town on business for most of the week before our anniversary, so I had time to myself to plot something. Since I was going to be at work when he got home from his flight, I decided that I needed a way to show him that I had missed him. What I came up with was balloons. Lots and lots of balloons.

Matt may or may not have almost drowned in the balloons. They covered the floor pretty thoroughly, so later that day when we went to the store to get cake (cake!) I just put my feet in the balloons and slipped on my shoes without looking. Matt was the one who noticed that I had not done a very good job of that.

Anyway, here is a picture of us on the actual big day. It was a pleasant one.

And here is another picture, because those of you who know me expect it.

the car

Here are some long awaited pictures of our new(ish) car.

We drove to the top of a mountain at sunset in order to get that.

See? See the sunset?

We didn't get out of the car for very long because it turns out that even on top of the mountain the bugs were large and plentiful. I did get out long enough for Matt to snap this picture:

Matt had to give me a boost up. We had been pretty isolated on the top of this mountain, but the moment I got up on the hood we were joined by two other cars. I think they were students on their way to/from the observatory...I felt awkward posing in a vaguely sensual position and getting caught. So of course I post the picture to the internet.