Photo by my sister, Annie
A big thank you to the fabulous Tania, of Myrtle and Eunice, who
I am not a phone person. I know some people love their phones. Me? I like to know I've got one if...say...I run off the road and land in a ditch or lock my keys in the car. But, I don't actually like talking on the phone. Chatting occasionally with family or friends is nice, but anything in excess is, well, excess. I have friends who think chatting on the phone ranks as a relaxing activity. I don't get it. I count sewing, knitting, crocheting, drawing, reading, and aimless wandering as relaxing, but not phone time. This has become worse since having a kid. I hate talking on the phone while he's awake. It's worse than trying to check my email while he's awake. Even if he is happily playing when I get on the phone, within seconds of me putting the contraption to my ear he is climbing on me and telling me to get off of it. Quite frankly, I'd rather be playing with him anyway.
I like to take long, hot baths. I'm sort of angry with our water heater because it doesn't allow for that. It's plenty big and ought too. But, I think it might be making its way to death's doorstep because it barely gives enough hot water to fill up half the bathtub. And, if you try to take a shower...well, don't plan on shaving because you'll be freezing before you're done. Ack!!
Thus far, I have crocheted three girly baby bonnets and knitted one girly baby hat. No, I don't know what we're having, but I like to be prepared. I have loads of boy stuff already and no girl stuff. I can't justify actually buying girl baby gear since I may never have a girl. But, making it...now that's a different story. See, if I make girly baby things then I can justify saving them for possible grandbabies or giving them away as gifts. The made stuff makes it into the special category (i.e. worth saving for 30 years). The bought stuff...not so much.
My lovely, wonderful Bernina came with free new owner's lessons. I took my second one today. I'm smitten. This machine rocks, and the ladies at the Bernina store are so incredible. I've learned more about this machine in two lessons than I knew about my old Singer in 10 years!
The first thing I craved during this pregnancy was broccoli. The first thing I craved when I was pregnant with Levi was pepperoni pizza. Neither of those makes it to my normal favorites list.
The broccoli craving was short lived (a couple of weeks). Once morning sickness set in nothing green sounded good anymore. Since then I have had a new craving every week or two: pepperoni pizza (a morning sickness craving), apples (about two weeks into morning sickness apples started sounding better than peperoni pizza), strawberries, oranges, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (very brief...only about 4 days), and most recently avocados.
We moved into our master bedroom...finally. The floors walls and trim are finished!!! The bathroom and closet, however, still need a bit of work. I love the room. Even if it isn't really decorated yet. It feels peaceful, and just having one room finished is so soothing. The whole construction zone look gets old fast. Photographs to come...when I get my act together.
Hmmm....If this baby is a girl, I'm buying myself a ruffler foot. It's a big swanky foot for my Bernina. It makes ruffles and pleats and even stitches two pieces of fabric together while ruffling the top piece and leaving the bottom flat....totally mind boggling. I never thought I'd get into ruffles, but this foot has me converted. Stephan's going to wish my machine hadn't come with classes. The list of extras that I want just keeps getting longer.
Phew! Made it to number seven! :) I'm supposed to tag people, but for the sake of time (the munchkin is due to wake up asap) I'm going to dodge out of this little task.
Hope y'all are having an incredible week!!