I can't think of any clever way to intro my post, so I'll just cut right to the chase. It's been awhile. I'm behind on reading your blogs and commenting and posting.
BUT, on the other hand, I got my sewing room done.....sorta. Okay, so we just kinda threw everything in there and closed the door to make room for the "new" table, but at least I can get to the sewing machine without the use of grappling gear or rope, and I can actually sew in there. So that will be about as done as gets in there for a bit.
The house has gone completely awry. Everyday my OCD goes to war with my First Trimester woes and so far the FT woes are undefeated. I'm TIRED. ALL THE TIME. Usually by 3 in the afternoon, I am out of patience and dragging around like a zombie in a B movie. One thing I have been doing a lot of though is COOKING. I had so many leftovers in the fridge I couldn't fit the new gallon of milk in there... so I did at least clean out the fridge. We still have no laundry and I must confess that yesterday, I actually bought the kids each a new outfit so I wouldn't have to do the laundry. However, I obviously can't do that everyday, so I'll have to wash at least one load tonight. Boo.
In other news, our tax refund finally came, so all of the bills are caught up and we even paid off the furniture. While we were in there, they were having a "buy it as is" sale for items they had had to repossess. One of them was this HUGE dining room table set. It's one of the bistro-ish tables where the chairs are more along the lines of bar stools and it was the same color wood as the china cabinet that my Papa gave us as a wedding present. It has an optional leaf in the center too, so when it's all put together it seats 8. The fact that another family has owned it is just a plus for me because it already has imperfections and nicks and things so I won't freak out about the kids messing it up. It's better that way. The only issue I have is that the seat cushions are a cream color and stained to high heaven. But hey, for what we payed for the table, it's a steal. I borrowed a steam cleaner, with no luck at all with the stain removal.... but lucky for me, I know how to re-upholster and I live near Glen's. I love discount fabric! Yay! So, that said, our table problems are now officially solved.
In other news, I finished off the Sookie Stackhouse series and I must admit, I'm kinda bummed. I'm really hoping there is another book in the works because if that's how the series ends, I was highly unsatisfied. I'm currently reading Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief. It's going to be really hard for me not to compare this series to Harry Potter because it's right along those lines, and so far not nearly as well written. But the story is interesting at least and is starting to pick up quite a bit... so who knows how it will turn out. Nadia and I are reading Junie B. Jones, The Toothless Wonder, and LOVING it. Junie B. has a LOT of sass and attitude and she is hilarious! I'm trying to get her more into the reading scene, and the Junie B. books are working pretty well. I also found a collection of Amelia Bedilia stories. I LOVED Amelia Bedilia when I was little and am hoping that she will too.
I think that pretty much covers everything. I'll catch up on all of your blogs soon!