The latest in a chain of attempts to keep friends and family updated about what I've been doing, just finished doing or am thinking about doing. Or at least what I want people to think I've done am doing or will be doing.
My blog is jacked up. The theme I was using stopped working after some updates. So here’s something minimal for now.
No real updates. Most things I end up posting on Google Plus or Facebook. Since my own blog has usually just been a place for longer updates than Facebook can handle I haven’t had much time for updating it since our daughter was born. And while I feel an increased need to share stories and photos of her with our families and friends but less with the world in general I didn’t want to have to deal with accounts on here to protect private posts.
I’m not getting rid of the blog, but I’m not sure just what I’ll be posting here now I’ve gotten to play with google plus. When I have projects worth sharing with the world I’ll still post them here, but that still doesn’t mean they’ll be exciting.
And maybe someday I’ll find time to build a theme. Until then I like this ultra simple theme I had experimented with previously.
So last week I was so excited about getting my nook color I just had to dash off a post about it and the e-ink nook ASAP to get some thoughts out there. Now I’ve had a week living with this device and am still just as hyped so I thought I’d update some of my thoughts from last week.
So I got Amy an e-Ink Nook Classic for Christmas, it was a refurb special on ebay I found Thanksgiving morning for only $80. I knew she wanted one, I knew I wanted one, and at that price how could I pass it up. Read on for the story of how we went from one nook to three and my thoughts on ereaders in general and the nook e-Ink and Color in specific.
Today, I woke up at 7:30 on the nose. OK, it was really 7:29, but I was wide awake and the bladder was signalling overtime. It has been tougher to get in and out of bed, with my pelvis and leg being so sore. Well, tougher to move around in general. So, I trudged from the back room to the bath and back and tried to go back to sleep. Not happening. I expected Jason to walk in any moment and say that our friend Mark (who does A/C work) was there or shortly to arrive. And I needed to be out of the room, so he could work back there on extending our A/C unit to that room.
So, up, up and up I got. I showered, got dressed, ate some cantaloupe while checking e-mail and Facebook, read the morning news (at least as much as I could take). I read the morning pregnancy blogs and yelled a lot at the dog (who thinks it is her bounden duty to bark at everything that moves past the house).
The day was paved with good intentions. I planned to (not in any certain order): take a painting into the frame shop; go to the bank; the library; church choir practice; take the hound to the dog park; go grocery shopping; make important phone calls to family members, among others; get the rest of the nursery cleaned out and ready to paint tomorrow; and get all the thank you notes written for various baby showers over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, not a lot of that happened. Continue reading this post…
Well, within the next month at least. Jason and I are both getting excited. I am a bit apprehensive, but things are starting to come together and that is good. I think we are both very tired, but what new parent-to-be or new parent isn’t? We’ll get used to it, hopefully.
Today I thought I felt the earth move. And I probably did. But it wasn’t the earth that was shaking (or at least I’m not sure if we had too many large aftershocks today) — it was the baby rocking the boat. She’s getting pretty big now, at least it seems to me. Her kicks aren’t as strong because there ain’t much room to move around in there. But when she rolls or flips or has the hiccups or tries to flap her arms, everything moves. Even my chair. Sometimes she moves just up and out of the blue and I tend to roll with her for some odd reason. It’s like miniearthquakes all the time.
Oh sure, she has a regular wake/sleep pattern that I know pretty well. She does change it up every couple of days, though, I guess this is normal. I like laughing at her and how she vies for my attention or if I put something on my stomach that she doesn’t like or wants to play with (Wii controller, she likes; tight pants, not so much).With the first baby, it’s hard to know. Everyone has an opinion and everyone says something different. That just goes to show you how unique babies are as individuals even when they aren’t here yet.
And speaking of “getting here,” we hit 34 weeks on Tuesday, so baby is coming soon. A couple in our childbirth class who was a month ahead of us (timewise, anyway) had their baby on Wednesday, a beautiful boy. So, it seems more real as time draws closer. If only the nursery were done. But that’s a weekend project for this weekend (hopefully).
Had a big (7.2) earthquake only 55 miles away yesterday. That’s been followed by a host of aftershocks…and today 40MPH winds.
My rear fence is really hurting again. I don’t expect the older tarp to last the night on the carport.
Checking the live map now it looks like it’s up to 533.
Took Amy to the west wetlands and the gateway park for some photos. Unfortunately the new camera and I did not communicate with each other well. The last shot was the only one I was close to happy with (and even then I’m not big on the composition and it’s not what I thought it was.)
Oh well, at least distant friends and family can get an idea of what Amy looks like right now. Full album here.
The screen never fit right in our dining room window, so I figured we should replace it. Read more for the photos.