Monday, August 2, 2010

weekend round-up

Well not only am I coming off my weekend but I'm also coming off a weeks vacation so that would explain the lack of blogging etc. As is my norm, when I'm on vacation I tend to vacation from everything -- internet included. That means no blogging, no blog reading, no celebrity gossip perusing, very minimal email checking -- everything. The tech check-out is one of my favourite parts of being on vacation -- no hard feelings though blogland!!

Spent my week off staying pretty low-key but not really by choice. Been hit pretty hard by some third trimester nausea (which is super common but I had no idea was coming) which unfortunately laid me up on and off during the days. Not to mention it was crazy hot this week and I'm just getting too ginormous to be able to handle this heat very well. Anyway, it was still a good week off but was also a prime example of why I hate taking time off by myself and when I have nothing to do -- I just end up sitting around fussing with tiny things feeling like I'm getting nothing done. Sigh...

Anyway we kicked off my last weekend of freedom by a last minute fancy dinner at Ristorante Verdicchio. What a treat! Especially when it was so unexpected! We even got serenaded by the resident guitar and accordion players -- when they saw my giant belly they started playing a lullaby for us. It was really sweet. We're trying to take advantage of this remaining time alone before the baby comes and time is running out!!

Saturday most of our day was taken up with the most mundane errand EVER!! All I need is a double curtain rod for the nursery -- I don't want it to be black, it has to be deep enough to accommodate the depth of the original window casings in our house, and I'd like it not to be like every other piece of drapery hardware you see everywhere. After all, it is a nursery so why not find something unique right? Well apparently not. Every single double rod we found (when we found one at all that is) were either black or silver, too shallow and butt ugly. So after scouring the city for hours we came home with nothing at all. Grumble....

Came home from our fruitless errand and drowned our sorrows in a yummy dinner. Marc wrapped up some chicken in some bacon and tossed it on the BBQ along with some grilled sweet potatoes and some roasted corn on the cob. It totally helped to forget the frustration of the day.

Sunday we spent most of the day in the nursery attempting to put it in some kind of order. As it stood before, all of our mountain of baby stuff was "stored" on our guest bed as Marc still had woodwork to finish up in the nursery. Well with houseguests coming this weekend (for my baby shower -- EEP!) it pretty much dictated that we start moving stuff over. We moved around furniture, folded mountains of tiny clothes and blankets and just generally tried to make sense of things. Not sure if we totally accomplished that but at least the room is starting to look like maybe a baby might live there. And our houseguests won't have to fight their way to the bed in the guestroom. So that's a bonus too.

Took a break to visit the farmers market where we scored some perfect sweet plums and sugar pears -- perfection! Hit home in time for Marc to get in some gardening (farewell lettuce garden -- thanks for a great summer!!) then I made us a simple pasta dinner with a shredded zucchini and tomato sauce. Yum!!

Monday turned into a day of organizing -- organizing of epic proportions! What started as a conversation about how we hate this dilapidated lazy susan in our kitchen ended in a total kitchen re-org. The lazy susan is now totally abandoned (thank you god!) and everything has been moved around to places that make 100% more sense. Silly but I feel more productive in that kitchen already. Rewarded all our hard work with Marc's homemade grilled burgers and some ginger ice cream. Now I'm so tired I can't even see straight. Gonna hit my pj's and watch Mad Men and spend some quality time with my pillow.

Back to work tomorrow -- thanks for the long weekend love!!!!


kaili said...

I can't wait to see all of this organization - makes me excited!!! Can't wait to see your nursery too - only four more sleeps!

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