Tuesday, September 28, 2010

12.5 weeks...

....roughly, until we have a new member of our family. This startling fact has prompted us to get responsible and start behaving like the good adults we are.

I've drawn up a long list of things we need to get done (mostly around the house) and we're finally doing them. This isn't just a spring cleaning list though - this is an extreme list of stuff I should have done years ago. Home and contents insurance? Bought yesterday. Car insurance? That's today's job. I was proud as punch to do my tax return MYSELF a couple of days ago.

It's full steam ahead.

My parents are coming up next week so Dad can direct Court on how to build a pergola. I think Mum thinks us girls will do fun things like shopping, but we have a garden in need of some attention and a house in need of ship-shaping.

I'm actually enjoying getting this done and I've learnt how to list things for sale on eBay.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's been a busy few days.

I went to Yalls last weekend for my sister's 25th. It was lovely to have a little weekend away from the city with her and my parents.

The week always seems to zoom by; on Monday morning I have no plans and by the evening the week is fully booked.

Court had his album launch last night. I can't even put into words how proud I am of him and the other boys and how proud I hope they are of themselves. They've all worked so hard and last night it really showed. Everything sounded brilliant and the stage looked super. I wish life was like a film and I could say "all their hard work paid off" because a record company executive was there and he signed the boys immediately and then threw handfuls of cash at them. But if success isn't defined in a monetary sense, then judging by the enjoyment of the crowd, the way they hung around for a drink afterwards and the happy energy in the room - I'd say all their hard work did pay off.

And so, I bought a notebook two weeks ago to start my pregnancy journal in....It's still sitting on the kitchen bench, devoid of any ink. My pregnancy yoga DVD is still sitting in the study, where I freed it from its postage envelope. And I'm still sitting here, hoping I have enough cash to take my very talented husband out for brunch.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sick of being sick

I've been off work for two days this week, two days last week. It sucks balls. At least I'm finally feeling slightly human and a whole lot less sorry for myself today.

I've just read about this man named Dallas Clayton. He decided to write and illustrate a book for his son about dreaming big. It's wonderful. I bought a copy. You should have a look at it here: http://www.veryawesomeworld.com/awesomebook/inside.html

Then I emailed my mum and told her she should start doing children's books again. She used to make them when my siblings and I were little and we loved reading them.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The weeds are gonna get it.

I've decided to devote this entire first weekend of spring to the garden. It looks super bad with tall weeds everywhere, but I'm going to fix it all up and make it spiffy.

The only other plans I have are breakfast with my-friend-Kate this morning. After that, look out weeds!

If I'm doing well, I might even put some new seeds in the vegetable garden.

On an entirely different note: many people have been telling me to keep a pregnancy diary that I can look back on in years to come. Until thirty seconds ago, I was going to do it here, but now I'm thinking I might write it all down in a notebook. Yeah, that's what I'll do.