Thursday, January 24, 2008

Week 20: Getting There Slowly

Week twenty and the baby is doing jsut fine. Of course, it was stubborn at the ultrasound the other week and we don't know if it's a boy or girl, but we weren't going to tell you all anyhow :-)

I'm still stuck on midnights at work and that has been adding to my usual winter blahs. It seems that all i do is work or sleep now. It's hard to wake up at 10PM on your day off and want to even think about getting out of bed. This combination of midnight living and bitterly cold weather has also stifled some projects I need to accomplish before th ebaby comes in June; chifly painting a few rooms and having the carpets steam cleaned. Without being able to open the windows, or have enough natural light for painting, I'll just have to put these projects off until at least April.

On the other hand, I am starting to think about furniture for the baby's room and may attempt to build a bookcase or something to go in there. I've been wanting to get into woodworking for some time, being an avid watcher of Yankee Workshop, but have not had the time, money, or courage to set out on that path. This may finally be my excuse to go out and buy a few more tools and do something creative. Speaking of creative....

We bought our first sewing machine last weekend! So far I have figured out how to run the thread through and stitched a couple pieces of scrap material together. My lofty goal is to get into quilting while the main reason for buying the machine is to make baby clothes and new curtains. Curtains alone will cover the cost of the machine!

The other looming project on my horizon is to get my blogs up to speed and maybe even add a new blog or two if time permits. I've always dabbled with my Good Eats blog, but my Disney blog has been dormant since last Spring and this blog has also suffered neglect. With the prospect of being a stay at home dad coming quickly I need to figure out a way to channel all my pent up social energy and this may help, as it did when I was out of work last year.

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