July Recap

July recap already?  Really?  Whoa.  This month really flew by.  Between vacation and garage sales and baby things and just man.  Anyway, here's my monthly recap - at least what I can remember of it.  My preggo brain is starting to kick in a bit!

Books Read:
Eternally 21 by Linda Joffe Hull
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Family Ties by Danielle Steel
(I read fluff in the summer, can't help it)

Movies watched at home:
The Burt Livingstone Incredible
The Thin Man
Donnie Darko
Warm Bodies
Movie 43
10 Years

Movies watched in the theatre:
Uh yeah, what's that again?

On TV:
Under the Dome
So You Think You Can Dance
Hollywood Game Night

Restaurants visited:
True Thai
La Casita
Tasty Pizza
West Forty Cafe (in Itasca)
Rocky's Pizza House (in Itasca)
Bar La Grassa

Bought a sweatshirt in Itasca for me, bought a t-shirt and a onesie at Itasca for the baby, bought our first baby item - an infant seat/swing combo, bought a couple of more maternity items because I'm weak and can't resist sales, bought supplies for the garage sale, ordered the front window that will be replaced very soon

Other adventures worth noting:
Spent four days in Itasca State Park with Nate's family, golfed both up there and once down here, cleaned stuff out for our garage sale.  Did the mini golf at the Walker Art Center, very fun.  Experimented with our cooking now that we're receiving CSA goodies once a week.  Visited the St. Paul Farmers Market as well.

Baby stuff (new category I thought I'd start entering): currently 20 weeks and four days, baby is the size of either a banana or cantaloupe depending on what app you use, we found out he is a HE, he is doing well, I'm still not feeling much movement thanks to an anterior placenta, we've bought a couple of things (see above), slowly starting registries and talking baby showers.


Everything's coming up blue!

So we announced to our family and then Facebook friends on Friday that we are having a BOY.  I'm excited.  I think a lot of people were thinking I'd be disappointed - that I'd want a daughter because I'm such a girly girl.  I think five years ago that was very true, I used to think I'd be devastated if I didn't have a girl someday.  I don't feel that way so much anymore.  Right now the only thing I'm disappointed about is the girl's name we may never use because I still feel in my heart we are likely one and done.  And even if we weren't - there are still no guarantees we'd have a girl with the second either.  Anyway, I'm babbling, but I'm truly happy about this, he's going to be a sweet boy and loved so very much by so many.  I can't wait to meet him.


Vacation brain

We're on vacation next week.  And it's currently 1:30 in the afternoon on the Friday before Vacation Week.  Yeah, you can see where my brain is right now!

It just couldn't come at a better time honestly.  Things are fine but at the same time my brain is just swamped with stuff.  Too much stuff.  I just need a reprieve.

I feel like I haven't been documenting this pregnancy enough - but thankfully it's been so uneventful, there hasn't been all that much to say.  I'm 18 weeks today, two more weeks and we'll know what we're having.

There is so much at home to be done, thankfully our garage sale is a week after we get back.  Though there is much to do to get ready for that, but I just keep telling myself it will all fall into place.

Work is interesting these days and is about to get more interesting when my boss has her second knee done in August.  I'll be flying solo again for a bit.

Beyond that I have nothing.  I just don't find the motivation to blog as much anymore, some days I'm even losing steam on my fashion blog and that makes me sad.  I think I just really need this vacation!

Three more hours and then I'm free!


June Recap

Books read:
Notes from the Crib by Risa Green
The Panic Free Pregnancy by Michael S. Broder (no I haven't been panicking, but this is an interesting read)

Movies watched at home:
Promised Land

Movies watched in the theatre:

On TV:
Arrested Development
Many of the others listed in previous posts.  We have been making a huge effort in the last week or two to turn off the TV and play cards or sit outside more.  It's been really nice.

Restaurants visited:
Athens Cafe
The Village Pub
Barley Johns
Clauddaugh Irish Pub

Some thrift shopping for maternity items at Savers
Clothes Mentor annual 50% summer clearance