Monday, May 05, 2008

Hard at work

So, I'm here at work for another 3 weeks before maternity leave. I've been busy cleaning and writing a new office handbook so that I'll (hopefully) not be called 1,000,000,000 times a day with questions. Now that I have all of that done I can focus on meeting with all the volunteers to show them a few things and answer any questions they may have now.

We still need few things before the baby gets here within the next 1-5 weeks. For example, a relative gave us a bed, but we need a mattress. We also need a pad for the changing table and a few other items. I hit the town-wide garage sales last week and found more than $100 worth of clothes for around $15 all day. I think I did pretty good! Mom's focusing in on making diapers and crib sheets and fun things like that, so I won't have to worry about any of that.

We're still not in our new house, but it's almost finished. They'll be trenching for the electricity later this week, so it won't be long now. It's kind of a bummer that we'll be moving in at about the same time we'll be having the baby, but, it will be fine. Maybe it'll be better to have all the stress over with at once instead of going from one thing to the next.

In other news: The weather has cleared up and become beautiful! It's easier for me to get up in the morning and be happy. My brother graduates from college on May 17th. We're ALL very excited to go and watch and share that with him. Nobody knows if he has any solid plans for the summer, but he'll do something worthwhile. That's just the way he is. We love him lots!
I'm tired now and am fantasizing about a nap at home. I hope all is well with all of you...enjoy the weather!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I finally reached my weight-loss goal of 18 pounds on October 2nd...exactly 10 months since starting my journey. 4 days later, a positive test told me I would have 9 months to gain 20 or more to have a healthy baby. Baby will be here sometime in late May or early June, and I'm having some difficulty gaining any weight. Not that I'm complaining or concerned, it's just interesting that I spent a good portion of my life rather portly, and when I finally got close to being "hot" I learned that it wouldn't last very long, and now there's hope for that near-hotness again! I know what it takes to lose the weight and nothing could motivate me more than the desire to avoid looking like I've had children when their visible presence attest to that fact just fine.

I have approximately 4 months to decide how long I'll be on maternity leave from work. Baby will be here at the beginning of summer, so it's not like it's the busy season or anything. And, there are plenty of volunteers here at the church if I feel like I can only handle 1 day a week. Or, I could just make the days shorter and leave Baby with mom for a few hours every day--she'd love it anyway! Or, maybe I could bring Baby with me for a while. I still have some time to discuss it with some of the other people here and get their input.

We have basement walls at the new place! It's snowing right now, so I'm not sure they're out there doing anything right now, but it's exciting to see things finally taking shape! This is going to be a good year!