Friday, February 25, 2011

Is it Weird?

Is it weird that I think the background music to Stevie Wonder's Do I Do sounds like the theme music to Fraggle Rock?

We meet again...

Alright, it's another snowy friday around here.  Josh has been stuck in traffic more than an hour---road conditions are apparently a lot worse than anyone thought.  I'm both giddy and bummed that that means that I won't be driving out this morning to head to the gym, as originally planned.

On the docket for the day:  yes, crowns...but more specifically, after making some specific crown sets, I'm officially starting on my "stock pile" of crowns for maternity leave.    That also means that i need to order in even more materials in order to continue this trend.  spend money to make money, right?

I made a big ole vat of chili yesterday, so I don't plan on taking the afternoon off to cook (although I'd much rather do that than work).

I do have a fun work project to make the afternoon fun and a little different, so I'm looking forward to that.

Now, what to do while the garage is warming up?  ah yes, a nap with my kitties.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Starting a new Game...

OK, I'm going to start a new game here called:  Is it Weird?

Is it weird that in every dream I've had about my baby thus far, he always turns into a cat at some point?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's a...

OK, I haven't yet made the official announcement on whether Midge is a He or  She on the set yet.  I've really been slackin' around here, haven't I?! We found out a few weeks ago....
why have just 1 picture of the family jewels, when you can have 2?

pretty picture of his spine
I can't wait to eat those Toes!!!

Skeletor shaking his fist at me, already pounding to get out of my belly.

Not super clear profile shot, but you can see his little lips and nose outlines :)

 So yes, while originally I thought I was having a girl (So much for maternal instinct!) it's a boy.  I love the idea of having a little man running around the house. someone to help keep mommy safe when daddy goes on his business trips. And growing up, I always loved having an older brother, so if we ever do have a girl, then I think she'll be lucky to have an older brother.

So on to the kid who already wants out of my belly:  yeah, lots and lots of kicking.  The amount and intensity of the kicks really does increase every day.  and when he's kicking behind my belly button, it kind of tickles.  and Chocolate always gets him going.  now that's my boy!

All this activity has really made me want to just throw my hands up at my work and start maternity leave now.  but I'm not going to.  I'm certain I can make it through the May/June wedding rush (As most people order several weeks ahead of time) before I stop work and just sell from stock.  However, I am starting to make plans for stockpiling, and know that over the next month or so, I'll have made all the sets of a few crowns styles that will get made pre-baby. 

There are some crowns that are just too labor intensive, or I'm sick of wearing my respirator to protect from paint I'm just gonna stock pile those now and sell from that until the fall.  Just the way it's gonna have to be for a while.  so, back to work!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


i did a teensy amount of work yesterday before getting sidetracked and making fun things in the kitchen.  I can never work well when Josh stays home--he's so distracting.  I blame it all on him.

anyway, even thought there's about  4inches of ice on the ground, the roads were downgraded from "watch" to "Advisory"..meaning that technically, the roads are fine.  so josh had to venture into the office today.  took an hour to chip out my Subaru (the VW is completely iced in place.  won't budge).

but sounds like most people still stayed home today, so the roads were nice an empty.  and just a handful of people are at his office today.

i would much rather have another fun snow day at home with josh, but it's probably for the best that he went in.  now i can get some work done today.  i'm being a little pokey about it.  but a work day it shall be.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow day?

so the bad part of working from home is that, technically, you can work through any kind of weather.  

We got hit with a major ice storm last night, with an even worse round of ice moving into the area around noon today.  Everyone is expecting power outages with the weighted down tree limbs.  but so far, we're good.  but we are doing things like filling up water bottles, bringing in more firewood, etc.  I spent all morning deep cleaning the house.  if we're gonna get snowed/iced in, then we're gonna get stuck inside a clean house gosh-darnit!

After a half hour of trying to chip out his car earlier this morning, Josh gave up.  the 1/2" layer of ice was too much. (yeah, see, my work takes up the whole garage now.  the guy doesn't get to park in a garage anymore.)  So he's having to take the day off becuase we can't get either car cleared off sufficiently. 

So now I'm debating if that means I should be a good girl and go out in the garage and work??!  Nearly everyone else in town is taking a snow day.  But ethically, do self-employed folks who work from home get snow days?  Well, I guess it depends on how much I want to get paid today.  no work = no pay.  So maybe I'll work up until noon--when the weather is suppose to hit again, and then call it a snow afternoon. 

Josh is doing some prep work around here for  worst case scenarios, so he's got that kind of thing under control and doesn't need me.  (we have a ton of trees...i'm freaked out about limbs falling on us.  he just went out an inspected everything.  so far so good). 

So now, i guess i'll go get cleaned up (from cleaning the house.  ironic, isn't it?). and go do a bit of work and just see how it goes.