I had to think for a moment about how to categorize this post. Design Musings? Nah, that’s better suited for a future post on nurseries. Before and After? (I could show you some tummy-tracking selfies that might make you gasp, “How much weight are you supposed to gain in the first trimester?!” and understand why my wardrobe has had so many reruns as of late. Black stretchy pants and Indian tunic: I couldn’t have put off buying actual maternity clothes for so long without you!) Nope, this one is definitely going to be filed under Projects.
Projects with an estimated completion date…
Translation: As of this posting, I am 16 weeks pregnant! And, yes, that blue oven means something: it’s a boy!
A big thanks to Farid at Reid’s Appliances who never balked once when I walked in toting a tiny paper bag containing the Mexican pastry I bought down the street for the sole purpose of It Was The Only Pastry That Didn’t Have Pink Frosting, and asked, “Would it be all right if I did a ‘Bun in the Oven’ photo shoot using your ovens?”*
*I really wish I could tell you who makes this awesome looking oven but lately my hormone-addled brain has experienced a few, “Hmm. That’s a good question,” moments. Ah “pregnancy brain”, how long will I get to use you as an excuse?
But, I can tell you this. We’re very, very excited and we’re scrambling to transform our house’s current state of bare concrete floors (when JB, in a moment of great ambition, last winter, pulled up our carpet, we never imagined we’d be staring at this unsightly, pitted concrete for this long), the splitting-in-long-strips-at-the-bottom, noise-transferring hollow core doors with builder-grade brass handles, the walls painted a shade I’ve, not so affectionately, termed Band-Aid, and…oh, yeah there’s that little (big!) detail of transforming the guest room which has served as JB’s walk-in closet for far too long (or from the moment we moved in and I took over ours) into a Pin-It worthy nursery.
But, in other news, we just found out the house next door to ours is for sale which prompted us to take a good long, shock-inducing look at our front yard–that we recently had stripped and yanked of its former ivy ground cover, yet that tenacious ivy soldiers on and is popping back up like a darn weed–and inspired us to spend the weekend fixing up the front yard first, before we drive the price of the nice neighbor’s house down! I figure I better do all I can while I still have the gusto.
Happy, gusto-filled, weekend to you!