Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Blankets, Bushes and Family

I know, what the heck does that title mean? Well, it's just a snippet of what I've been up to. See, we have family coming into town tomorrow to stay with us for a week so we have been cleaning like crazy. We started spring cleaning a while back and never quite got into it like we should have. So, we've been busting our a$$es the past week or so trying to get the house cleaned from top to bottom. Lots of work, let me tell you! I am definitely not good at keeping the house clean, because boy oh boy was there a lot to do! I am thoroughly sick of dusting, cleaning windows, going through piles of papers and filing crap, and removing cat hair from everywhere! Anyways, we're almost done.... hubby still has to clean bathrooms tonight and I have a small pile to go through, then we'll do the kitchen tomorrow. Oh yeah, and I've got laundry in the washer. See what I mean? Busy busy busy! And did I mention the water that started running out of the icemaker on our fridge this evening? Oh yeah, that was lots of fun. I think I fixed it and we got everything cleaned up but only time will tell.

SO, on to the bushes. The bushes in the front yard have been growing like crazy this year. I keep meaning to get out there and cut them back but it's just been too stinkin' hot. So I planned to do it yesterday. Couldn't though, because the hubby went to work outside after work with our new weed-wacker (our old piece of crap broke). So, my bush-trimming got moved to today. Yeah, it rained all day. So I broke down and went out there tonight after we put our daughter to bed. It was kind of dark, but I'm sure it must look better than it did.

Now for the blanket. I've been working on a blanket for my Grandma for about 6 weeks now. I'm an amateur crocheter (is that a word?) and this is actually only the second blanket I've ever made. It seems like it took forever, but earlier today I finally finished it! I am so proud of myself! It's a little lopsided because I started out with tighter stitches and gradually loosened up but hey, will Grandma really care? Here's a couple pics to give you an idea of what it looks like.

Nothing new to report with the pregnancy. Sometimes I think I'm feeling the baby move but it's still a little early, and it feels higher up then it should be. Lately I've been having pain on the lower right side or my tummy, maybe an ovary? Not sure what's up with that, but I'm going to assume it is nothing. As long as I'm not cramping or bleeding, I just keep telling myself everything is great! All-in-all I feel pretty good and I don't see any reason not to be confident that this pregnancy will go to term, so I'm trying not to worry about anything.

Next OB appointment is July 2. I'll be exactly 16 weeks then. I'm pretty sure we'll be able to schedule our ultrasound after that appointment, so with any luck we'll know if it is a boy or girl within the next month! I can't wait! Anyone want to make a prediction? I have my own thoughts and I'll share them eventually. Oh, we'll probably get the triple screen blood test done on the 2nd too. We're not anticipating anything to come up on it, but I'll be asking for extra prayers that day anyways!

Well, I hope this nice long post makes up just a little for the complete lack of posts I've had for a while. I'll probably not be around the web much for the next 10 days until my sister, brother-in-law and 2 nieces leave. Hopefully the weather will be decent and we can get in some nice fun days while they are here! That'll give me something to write about!

BTW I'm sorry for the way the words are running along side the pictures. It keeps doing that to me for some reason.....


Furrow said...

I'm a hooker (crocheter), too. I like the colors of your blanket. My projects always turn out a little lopsided. Sometimes it helps to wash and reshape it. I think your afghan looks kind of cool like that, though.

Ah, the frantic family cleaning. It's the only time our house almost sparkles.

Dianne/Flutter said...

Thank you for the visit. I too love to crochet, but I don't have as much inspiration as I would like. By the way, the shell stitch ALWAYS takes forever :). Also, I use a larger needle for my chain, and switch to the right gauge needle to start my actual work. When I first started I had the same problem, my work just wasn't even :).

I'll be praying for you on the 2nd.

Mony said...

Yay! That blanket is awesome!

Chris said...

I WISH I could crochet!

10 days until your OB appt - holy cow. I can't believe how quickly time is flying by. Glad everything is going well!

sariel & shlomit said...

Just checking in after an absence....the blanket looks great! Doesn't look like an amateur job to me!

the bump is beautiful too...sounds like you're in a good space....