Monday, March 26, 2012

Update: Making [different] Plans

Now that we've reached the end of Q1, I figured I should provide y'all with an official update to my original 2012 "Making Plans" post as seen here.

- The New Master Bath:  Other than one shot at tile browsing, we haven't made any progress. I have to admit though, as much as I enjoyed my Sunday night soak in the tub, it would've been so much nicer to be surrounded with updated fixtures, tiles and a luxurious vanity. I'm keeping this project at the top of our renovation list.

- More yoga: Um, riiiight. I haven't been more than a few times this year, but it's not for lack of desire. The last 2 classes I joined left me feeling completely ill. So ill, in fact, that I had to excuse myself from class early. It was mortifying (more on this later).

- More flying for Sean: Well, at least ONE of us is sticking to their extracurricular activities. Sean has been up in the air as much as his schedule and the weather will allow. Just yesterday he flew Trevor out to East Tennessee to visit Knoxville.
- Stacey turns 30: Oh yes, this is still happening. But instead of a trip to Vegas, I'm afraid I'll be taking a trip to the have a baby. [ moment please while I temporarily pass out...] Okay, I'm back. I don't even know what to say about this. Some/most of you have probably heard the news. If you haven't, well, it doesn't mean that we don't love you. It simply means that I don't really like talking about it.  I'm still trying to cope with the idea of being pregnant and becoming a mother. I haven't made much of a connection to the baby yet, but I'm working on that. It will happen. In the meantime, I'll take a preemptive stab at answering your questions: Yes, I'm feeling fine. Due September 24. Yes, we will find out the sex of the baby (what? you think we're idiots or something?) No, we don't have names picked out. No, we haven't started to decorate the nursery. And when we DO decorate the nursery it will not be pink or blue, and it will not have anything cartoon-y like Precious Moments or Winnie the Poo or anything baby-ish like that. And no, you haven't seen anything on Facebook because my kid won't be allowed on FB until it's 13 years old, and hopefully FB will be gone by then. I think that covers everything.

- More travel: Again, all travel will be limited to the hospital this fall.

- Staying matched with my Little Sister: after much deliberation, I decided to fulfill my 12 month commitment to my Little and leave it at that. She's simply not responding to the program or bonding with me like we'd all hoped. This really doesn't have anything to do with the fact that I'm pregnant [...sorry, passed out again...]. I gave her all that I could, but it's quite simply not worth my time and effort. I still believe in the benefits of the program, and I'd very much like to be a Big Sister again in the future.

- Using the stand mixer: I'm proud to say that I have been using it, but unfortunately, I'm just no good at baking. I've screwed up everything that I make in the stand mixer, including homemade bread. I will keep trying! (mostly because I like to turn on jazz music while I'm in the kitchen and pretend like I have my own Food Network show.)

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