Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A list of nice things.

Happy things from this past week or so:

- Renting the first season of Modern Family from the library. I didn't start watching the show until the second season so I was excited to finally catch up. Luke is of course my favorite character.

- Thrifting with my sis. And another time with the hubs. And another time by myself. Thrifting is a great past time. 

- Good work outs and good chats with my bestie.

- The hubs bringing me home cinnamon rolls (on account of my spending an obscene amount of time on the Cinnabon website reading their product descriptions) and the new Muppet Movie one night. 

- The hubs bringing me home cream cheese wontons another night. I guess that when I became pregnant my new love language 

- Having enough energy and drive to do some gardening on Saturday. I may have mentioned sometime before how much I (don't) love gardening, so it felt like a pretty big victory to me.

- Delicious Sunday lunch with a couple of friends in uptown.

- Chugging huge glasses of orange juice filled with ice. I decided a long time ago that orange juice is much better if it has ice in it.

- Making a successful loaf of banana chocolate chip (and also pear) bread. It was only around for a few days.

- Blizzards with the hubs after a busy day. I got french silk pie. Mmmm so good.

Maybe I should have just titled this post good things that I ate this week?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Alright. I hereby declare my return to blogging. And I'm excited about it!

But you know the thing where you don't say anything for a really really long time...and then you decide you want to start saying things again....but you're not quite sure what to start saying?

That's happening to me right now.

So since I'm sure that I want to start blogging again but unsure of what exactly I want to say, this post might be a bit of a rambler.

First off, thank you friends and readers for your wonderful comments in my last post! The one where I announced that I have a baby bump starting to grow. I was so glad to hear from you, and was reassured that taking a blogging break when you have the growing a baby grumpies was perfectly ok. So thank you again.

Second off, well I'm not sure. This is where I start randomly typing my thoughts. I'm super pumped to get back to work on my animal doodle note cards, improving my etsy shop, and having sketchbook days again! But as I did basically nothing these past few months (and when I say basically nothing I'm in no way exaggerating) I have quite a few items to catch up on before I can get to those things. At the top of the to-do list has been cleaning my much much neglected house, sorting through frighteningly high piles of accumulated papers and mail, doing our taxes which is one of my VERY favorite things (and by favorite I mean I want to kick taxes in the face), working on projects for clients, and reminiscing about how the hubs finally threw away our only plant because I allowed it to slowly die. Because apparently I was so lethargic that instead of getting up to water it once in awhile, I just watched it's slow death from the couch I sat on for four months.

1st trimester pregnancy looked good on me.

But now I feel like a new person! Or perhaps more like the old me. And if I could get that plant back to apologize to it right now I would, and I would lovingly nurse it back to life. And there wouldn't be that bare space on top of our tv stand anymore.

More good news is this: spring is here in Minnesota! And it's only March! When most years we'd still be having snowfall and slick ice, this year we are having 70 and 80 degree weather. And yesterday we had a thunderstorm! A (very) early spring is perhaps one of my biggest dreams come true and I refuse to even entertain the thought that winter could maybe still bring it's ugly head back into our lives this early in the year.

Here's a few shots of the hubs and me enjoying some park time in the glorious weather.

Me getting ready to slide down a twisty slide.

Ouch, guess I'm old and have big hips and twisty slides hurt me.

The hubs is an outstanding climber. Here's him on a super hard route. Yes he wears Hannah Montana sunglasses. I think it's sexay.

Us being happy at the park.

Well I think I'll wrap this up. Talk soon!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The one where I awkwardly come back.

hark! avast ye! be still my beating heart.

And such begins the post where she (and by she I mean me, myself) unearths herself from the blogging rock she seems to have buried herself under.

For 2 months! Or a month in a half. Or something along those lines. The whole month of February passed by with nary a post!

For my absence, I apologize. And although I'm not too incredibly sure how many people noticed my absence, for those of you that did and checked in, I am grateful.

And now for my explanation. I am still alive. So are my hubs and kitties. And as it turns out....I'm totally preggers! Have been for a few months now. Surprise! The hubs and I found out on Christmas Eve and have been excitedly placed into the category of expectant parents ever since. Our baby Points is due at the end of August!

But as it also turns out...pregnancy so far has turned me into a sick, fatigued type of person who doesn't seem to resemble my usual, peppy, workaholic self. In fact, growing a child has completely stripped me of any motivational or creative thoughts, plans, and ambitions. It's kind of...a bummer. But in an excited, "we're making a human!" kind of way.

BUT. As I am now at the 15 week mark and the dreaded 1st trimester symptoms should HOPEFULLY be settling themselves away and the 2nd trimester is supposedly high energy and cute baby bump filled...I am hoping to become a productive person again very soon.

And so. I'm not sure if I am completely out from under my rock or if I'm just merely peaking out my head today, but as I was staring listlessly at my computer this afternoon I remembered something.

I remembered that I used to blog a lot, and that I really liked it.
And I remembered that I used to draw a lot, and that I really liked it.
And I also remembered about a note card project that I was about to put into my shop, and that I really liked those too.

And I remembered that maybe I would like to start doing those things again.

So. To sum up. I'm harboring a baby in my uterus. It's a very, very happy thing for the hubs and myself. And perhaps the cats too, although it's hard to tell.  And although I have been sick, lazy, absent, and without any life ambitions the past couple of months, I hope to be coming back very very soon.

Man. It felt good to write that!