Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Reality Stick

In 4-5 days, we will be getting a delivery to our house....a big reality check kind of delivery. Observe:
WHOA...hey there - is that a CRIB? and it's going to be in MY HOUSE? Whaaaaat?
Last night I cruised around online to see if I could find any bedding I liked...and I couldn't. I'm discovering that it's really hard to find neutral bedding that I like. Seems like everything neutral is either bugs or frogs or bees or plaid - all of which are too themelike for my taste. Can I just get something SIMPLE please? I was talking to my mom and saying how I might just have to go with solid color or something and she mentioned that my sister in law wants me to pick out some fabric so she can make me some bedding. That's so awesome because I'm sure I'll be able to find SOMETHING that's not all cutesy and gender specific.
The guest/baby's room is a MESS - I've decided my project for Friday will be cleaning and organizing that room...I have a bookshelf that my dad made when I was little - a desk that I had growing up which I will be using as a changing table - and a dresser that belonged to hubby...all of which need to be sanded and painted - so perhaps we'll get started on that this weekend before I get too big and unwieldy. I also have a ton of hand me down baby stuff to go through and organize, and the closet desperately needs to be cleaned out. I'm not sure how we let that room get so out of hand, especially since it's visible from the living room - but somehow it becomes our "catch all" room. Christmas presents for the kids that need to be wrapped and set aside are piled on the bed - blankets that need to be washed, folded and stored - maternity clothes that I still need to sort through and try on - I'll feel so much better when I can look in that room and be happy with what I see instead of sighing and walking back out, not wanting to deal with the mess.
Our Thanksgiving this year should be somewhat relaxing and unstressfull...we've got certain dishes we're bringing and nobody is overdoing it. I'm so looking forward to having four days off and getting some stuff done around the house! Our poor yard has been really neglected lately since it's getting dark so early. Must get out there and spruce things up.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)


Jeannett Gibson said...

I had my crib bedding made as well. I just couldn't bring myself to do teddy bears, winnie the pooh, or dinosaurs. I got some design inspiration from the beautiful crib sets by Caden Lane (google it)...but they are way expensive, so I shopped around online and got some fabric. A friend of mine is super into sewing and has amazing taste...and she suggests this fabric store in Morro Bay called Cotton Ball. I've never been there, but she swears by it.

Jeannett Gibson said...

Don't know when you started reading my blog, but here's what I ended up doing for Henry's nursery