Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 16

Another day and another titleless post.  I just have no idea what to call them at the moment as they really are just my ramblings.

I decided on this skirt to knit for Jot.  Ok I didn't decide Jot did as she saw in the picture that it was purple.  It is actually kitting up quite quickly.  I am on the middle tier already and really want to get this finished in the next week but I know that won't happen.

Tuesday is moving day.  We are moving back to our house after 8 weeks living in a serviced apartment in the city.  I have enojyed the convenience of the flat being closer to both R and my work but living in a one bedroom flat with a 3yo is trying at the best of times, throw in an over tired and emotional pregnant mum life has proven to be interesting.  I am looking forward to being back in the house surrounded by my things (even if they are in boxes) but I am not looking forward to the fact that the renovations are still not complete and we will be living without a kitchen until they finish (and I have not been given a finish date yet!).

On the plus side we will have space again and that is what I am looking forward to most I think.

My sister arrived from the UK a week today and I am so excited to see her.  I saw her last February at her wedding (blimey that can't be the last time I saw her can it!) and although she is flying solo this time I am so looking forward to catching up with her (and hopefully getting some free babysitting).  Jot is excited too and that is great.  We have plenty of work planned for her though and the poor thing will be living in a building site - hope she doesn't mind too much.

Little Sis is with us for a week and then I have an extra day of work before heading back for two and half weeks until I go on Maternity leave.  I can't really believe that it has come round so fast, yet on the other hand I am desperate for it to be here.  I am (as you may have guessed) a bit over the pregnancy this time round.

My planning for Christmas has hit a snag.  I got distracted by everything I have to do before the baby arrives so I have made an executive decision.  This Year is going to be able the kids.  If we don't already have a gift for the adults (and I have made one or two) then they will not be getting one.  I am just too tired and time shy to do the shopping.  R is in charge of the Christmas Dinner ( I will be in charge of the newborn :) ) and my Mother in Law has agreed to make us a summer pudding for dessert.  All I need to do now is to make a plan for the baking etc that we usually do during December for gifts and see if I can't allocate some to Grandma time and step back completely just to supervise :).




1 comment:

Erin_in_Boston said...

You are such a busy mama! Pae yourself and be careful. The transition to living back at home will unfold as slowly as you need it to. Remember to sit with your feet up and just breathe!
I love the twirly skirt and I'm sending you a link to one of my favorite yarns shops; they specialize in twirly skirts. maybe you'll have a minute some day to read back over her posts. The other thing she does that I admire so much is this: she collects beany babies from clients and ships them to a village in Guatemala.Those posts are full of contagious smiles as the kids choose their beany. http://www.yarnsinthefarms.com/, blog is called in the loop, http://yarnsinthefarms.com/intheloop/. Here is a twirly skirt post.http://www.yarnsinthefarms.com/Resources/FloofyWoman.jpg