Happy Monday folks! I’m sure a lot of you are working right now but I happened to have taken a “mental health” PTO day and so I find myself wanting to blog. The whole “mental health” day sounds more dramatic than it is. I have a few days I plan to burn before officially going out on maternity leave and let’s just say I feel that the atmosphere at work is very “calm before the storm” right now and I wanted to take advantage. That and last week I was traveling to Kansas City, MO for work and the time commitment was pretty demanding and felt a three day weekend would help me recover. Which btw, Kansas City, not what I expected. It’s a very cute little city, blooming tulips and all, and had some stellar places to eat (read: BBQ). I was quite impressed with all the work the city has undergone in the last ten years or so and it wasn’t at all what I had judged it to be before making the trip. (Note to self: NO judging!)
Life lately has been great. To those of you readers who are not my friends & family (is there anyone left?!?), we are expecting baby #2 and are pretty stoked to announce it is a GIRL!
This week will mark 27 weeks, time is FLYING by and a part of me wishes I had captured more of the pregnancy on the blog since it is such a look back in time for our family. But you know what, I’m sure I’ll remember and frankly, we have been so busy working and raising Oliver that blogging consistently is and has always been a struggle. I have to remember that I just need to write…THAT’S IT. So that’s what I’m doing today. I have got to remember just to WRITE more when I’m feeling the mood strike.
It is officially spring in Minnesota which feels ah-mazing. It’s crazy how much you take the warm weather for granted when you don’t have a solid 5 months of cold temps. We are now entering the next 7 months that I absolutely love and Chris can attest to the attitude adjustment just by turning on the sprinklers for the first time. (It’s seriously my favorite sound!) With the warmer weather and longer days I find myself invigorated to spend more time on this little hobby of mine. While I always have the best intentions, I have a few things I would love to capture here this summer. One of which being the birth of our daughter but also some of our upcoming house projects that we always have more energy to tackle during this time of year.
I’m hoping to get the majority of the projects done in April and May, seeing as how we will mainly want to be outside all weekend long come June and July. The two biggest projects we have going are replacing our carpet on the stairs and upstairs bedrooms and obviously the nursery. Oh nursery planning, there is nothing better. A kid area is seriously the most fun to design. Besides that it’s really just smaller tasks, like painting the inside of a coat closet or two, a fireplace makeover and finishing our bedroom that we painted last year with the fun details: art, throws, decor, etc. That alone is a tall order in the next two months, but we’ll give it a go. I know there will be a drastic productivity plunge once baby girl arrives and I’m fine with that.
It’s after 2:00 pm and I wanted to get a walk in with the dog and maybe some reading before picking Oliver up from school, so I’m going to sign off for now, hope everyone’s week is off to a good start!