Saturday, July 22, 2006

Another weekend...

Our friends left this morning at 5.23 am (we had to get up at 4.30 am to bring them to the station - yikes!!) and it's quiet here again. The cats are napping close by, and the bean is restless, kicking and moving around so it looks like my belly has developed corners.

Maybe he picks up on my own restlessness. I want to do things, I want to decorate and clean and garden, but D, spooked by the early arrival of a neighour's first child, due to excessive decorating, which I mentioned in the last post, has begged me to sit down and do nothing. It's hard, in particular as this means that now would be the perfect time to do such unpleasant things like work on my next article, due in at the end of the month, or write some thank you cards for our wedding (which by now is almost a year ago and thus provides a rather clear picture of how organised D and I have been!). Sadly, both options sound very unappealing, especially when the bathroom is so close to being finished now. We have painted the walls and right now D is working on the skirting boards. When they are done he can install the bathroom suite and we will FINALLY HAVE A BATHTUB again! Nothing against showers, but I am missing my long lazy baths...

Being chained to a chair by my suddenly overanxious husband (not that I don't share his concerns - considering the state our home is in we can not afford this bean to arrive early!), I have been surfing craft blogs. Such a lot of lovely blogs out there, it's hard to decide which one's I liked best. I seem to be drawn to a number of things: interesting crafts projects (knitting, sewing, or otherwise), inspiring posts, nicely organised blogs which display correctly on the screen and beautiful photography, count among the most prominent features which seem to attract me. Here are a few little discoveries:

Bella Dia
Little Birds
Knitting Wench
A Bird in the Hand
Liquid Paper
Crafting Japanese
Cherry Tomato
While She Naps

Have a look if you have time - there isn't much that is as relaxing as a cup of tea and some inspiring blog reading! ;-)


  1. I think that as long as you don't overdo the decorating, gardening and such that you should be able to do some of what you'd like.

  2. As long as you don't overdo it you'll be fine. My SIL was decorating (standing on chairs painting the ceiling at 8 months pregnant) and my nephew didn't appear until over a fortnight after his due date!
    Although I don't think painting ceilings whilst being that pregnant is really very sensible...

  3. Anonymous9:41 am

    Don’t push yourself out of what’s comfortable for you. I know it’s difficult when you’re anxious to get things finished before the arrival of baba. Think about what could wait and slow down a little, don’t push yourself too far and you’ll be fine.
    Oh by the way snug, according to the vet, was approx 2yrs old when she adopted us…