Saturday, September 29, 2007


I made this necklace a week or two ago as a gift for a friend. I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out. You can see the picture from my pattern-a-day calendar that was the inspiration. I found it funny that it was actually difficult to do a random pattern. I am so used to making everything into a pattern that I had to try hard to stay random and found it almost a struggle. It is funny how so much of our lives is patterned and how much of a refreshing struggle it can be to embrace true randomness.

I have reached a point of boredom lately due to the fact that I have some physical limitations, what with being all big and pregnant now. I go from feeling so magical and appreciative of my baby growing inside of me to feeling so frustrated with the limitations on my physicality right now. The wonderful thing is knowing that it is all temporary and I will be jumping and running again soon, but this also makes me a touch sad since that will mean that my time of pregnancy will be over and I will most likely never experience this again. Life is full of duality and I guess the key is to focus on the positive as much as you can. So in that light, I am very happy to be nuturing this baby inside of me and I feel very blessed to have had this magical experience twice now in my life.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

September Vacation

Here I am, belly and all, in a bathing suit at the B&B. I'm the same size I was when I gave birth to Curtis yet I have 7 weeks to go!
Here we are on the dock on the back of the B&B. Dig my belly button! Can you believe we've been married 5 years now!?!?
This is our little sitting area outside the room.
This is the pool area right on the bay at the back of the B&B. We never swam in the pool but we did swim in the Gulf twice.

So there's a little recap in pics. We had lots of fun and got to see dolphins in the gulf right in front of us jumping and everything, and we also saw sting rays along the edge of the water a few times. We ate tons of seafood and stayed in bed until 9am when breakfast was served each morning. We found two cool gem stone shops and I had so much fun looking at all the gem stones and bought a couple to bring home for me and some for Curtis too. All in all it was fun but I don't think the hormones of a very preg woman are made to be separated from her son for long. I missed Curtis sooooo much.

September has been a rough month for us and it's going out with a bang. Curtis has Bronchiolitis. He was just getting sick the day we got home. He finally slept through last night and seems a touch improved today so I'm a little less on edge now. I'm really looking forward to October as a sort of new begining or fresh start. The weather here has changed a touch for Florida. We have cooler breezes and it's not killer hot...just plain regular hot. In the morning and in the evening it is down right pleasant outside. I'm daydreaming of pumpkin pie and crisp apples and cool evenings on the porch which require long sleeves.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Catching up

I have a lot to catch up on and I'll do a little now if I can. I had a great visit with my Mom and she's now safe back in her home so I can post about some things I didn't have time to post about before she came.

As promised here are the before and after pics of Curtis' big boy room. This used to be our guest/craft/office room. I've had some trouble finding places for all of the stuff we had in there and my closet is now filled with not only clothes but a filing cabinet and office supplies. You can see Fani the cat lounging in the before pic and Sebastian the dog with Curtis in the after pics. We've changed the curtain since this pics was taken since my Mom made one for the room but otherwise it's pretty much the same. The desk was made by Curtis' Paw Paw (Curt's step-Dad).

Secondly, we went to Seaworld a few weekends ago. It was HOT! By the time we left I was having Braxton Hicks contractions and my feet hurt so much. Curt put Curtis on every kiddie ride and some seemed scary but Curtis loved them. He's already a thrill seeker. Must take after his dad.

Well, Curtis is up from nap so that's all I have time for now. More later.


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

First Day of Preschool

Here he is on his first official day of preschool. The preschool assigns each kid a special tote bag with a shape and color on it to match the cubby they get there. It wasn't really the first experience since it's a coop and I was the helper Mom on the first day. So Tomorrow will be his first day w/o me being there. I'm a little nervous but I know he'll have fun. The teacher is great and he seemed to really enjoy it there, and I think I'll enjoy having a little time two days a week to do errands or just rest.