Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
well folks, together you and i have arrived at my seven hundreth and seventy seventh post. that means you've endured quite a dose of amberli jibber jabber over the last few years. thanks for hanging in there with me. to honor my 777th post i'm going to do seven lists of seven things. i thought about doing seven hundred lists of seventy seven things then decided that we all have better things to do with our time.
seven projects i have going on right now
1* a clothing/hygiene supple collection to ship to haiti (let me know if you'd like to donate)
seven things on my wish list
1* a super fancy lens for my camera
2* to live in a house in a warm place
3* a double BOB jogging stroller
seven things i wonder
1* why is bill on curious george always so concerned about what's "proper?" he's such a know it all
2* and why are the trains on thomas & friends always so rude to each other?
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
and in the middle...a 22 inch wide closet
in other words...
this is where we plan to house the babe after he exits the womb
does that make me a bad mom?
aren't moms not supposed to put their kids in closets?
but never fear
there will be a craddle
and a mobile
and some miraculous something that will make it great
Sunday, January 17, 2010
i'm sitting here asking myself why is it that even under extreme duress i'd never consider eating a raw egg but have absolutely no qualms whatsoever eating all the raw cookie dough and brownie batter i can get my hands on? not to mention that i would very likely swat your hand away if you tried to stop me.
i just stuck my hand into my oven mitt and discovered a magnetic letter "L" that atticus must have hidden in there for me to find...motherhood...so full of surprises. and love.
i finished reading The Devil in the White City. good. interesting. liked the history. creepy though...be warned.
and started reading The Lost Symbol - masons, you intrigue me...
and am still reading Standing for Something. today's favorite quote (i could quote the whole book though - i'm loving everything that's said):
last night i walked in the living room to find atticus and darek cuddled on the couch watching football - and atticus was running his fingers through darek's hair. hilarious. and so precious.
this babe-in-my-belly is such a loooooow rider that i'm just not sure he's going to stay put for another six weeks. people can't believe i still have six weeks to go when they see this belly. every sunday i have 17 of these conversations:
someone: wow! you're still pregnant?
someone: you look like you should have delivered a week ago!
someone: how overdue are you?
me: um...i still have six weeks to go...
someone: SIX WEEKS!
blah, blah, blah, etc. etc. etc.
you can imagine the reactions i'm getting
even strangers on the street look startled and flinch when they see me like they're nervous they're going to be the one standing next to me and be forced to deliver my baby any second when i go into labor.
that being said: i love this little life inside of me. he is hilarious and moves around like "two pigs, fightin' under a blanket" (name that movie and i'll be your best friend!) and keeps me company all day and all night long. can't wait to meet him!
k, that's it for now!
isn't that a lovely thought? choosing a virtue, carrying it around with you in your pocket all day, endowing your kisser with virtuous thoughts. i love it! and luckily a little elf heard i wanted to try these out and slipped some into my stocking. for weeks i've been carrying around the virtues of
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
i've started reading THIS for book club this month
and i have a sneaking suspicion that i'm really going to love it. we'll see...
Monday, January 04, 2010
and lifting weights of course
the three muskateers on our way to a new year's party