Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Daybook for 05/04/2010

Outside my window... it is sunny with a beautiful breeze.  Even though my allergies are going crazy, we have the door open since the central air here at Chestnut Hollow seems to have gone kaput. Actually, it just sounds like we have a 747 taking off in the living room.  The maintenance man should be coming by soon (one of the benefits of living in an apartment).

I am thinking...about all the things I need to do before the Diplomat arrives.  Less than 7 weeks until our precious bundle of joy is due to arrive. 

I am thankful for...today being my husbands last day of teaching for Spring Semester.  3 weeks off and then the Summer Term begins.  The beauty of having a husband who works in academia.

From the kitchen...there isn't much at the moment.  Grocery shopping is happening tomorrow.

I am wearing...a short-sleeved green maternity dress, the super-cute flip-flops my sister gave me last year,  my glasses, and my engagement and wedding rings.  Have I mentioned how super excited I am that my wedding rings still fit?

I am creating...a baby blanket for Scott and Emily's baby.  I don't think it will be done in time seeing as the baby is due on Saturday and I still have about 14 inches worth of blanket to knit on size 6 needles.  It is coming along beautifully though.  I am really happy with the pattern--it is a King Charles Brocade bordered by a basic garter stitch.  I will post pictures once it is done.

I am going...to write several notes, letters, and cards that I have been procrastinating for no particular reason.

I am reading...a lot of articles here and there.  I need to settle into a new book.

I am hoping...that the Red Sox win tonight.  They had a 17-8 victory last night over the Angels, but one game isn't enough to give them a winning record.

I am hearing...beautiful birdsong.  There are some birds with really beautiful calls that live in the trees behind Chestnut Hollow.

Around the house...there is so much to be done before the Diplomat arrives.

One of my favorite things...is looking down and seeing the Diplomat squirming.  No one can explain the joy of having a tiny life moving around inside you; it is simply amazing.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Today: Taking care of some things around the house.  Writing some of those letters.
Wednesday: Grocery shopping and swimming.
Thursday: Prenatal Appointment
Friday: Nothing as of yet.
Saturday: Dinner with friends.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Sorry no picture thought today.  My husbands monitor has a faulty cable and my external hard  drive is hooked up to the desktop. 

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  1. Congratulations to you and your husband! I have a 7 week old grandson and he is such a Blessing!

  2. It is the most wonderful feeling to watch a little one squirm and tumble... always made me want to meet them so much!

  3. Hello. thanks for stopping by today. Oh my, you are expecting a little blessing from God. how wonderful. I've got a couple suggestions for you for reading materials: you may want to check out "The Year and our Children" and/or "The Catholic Home: celebrations and traditions for holidays, feast days and every day". also "Mondays With Mary A Celebration of Marian Feasts Throughout the Year." these are all available on amazon.com. i love each of them. they are ways to instill the love of saints and Jesus and Mary and our Catholic faith into our little ones. Nice to meet you.

  4. Lovely post. I can feel your anticipation, hope your week goes as you plan.

  5. Chestnut hollow sounds so pretty! You have a lovely week planned. Enjoy! Can't wait to see photos of the baby blanket!