What’s shakin’, turkey bacon? Here was a very Proud Moment for this former party girl: baby’s first glowsticks. We danced to trance with our baby! Hooray!
Josh and I are making the baby a stocking this year. We’ve been working on it very slowwwly, a little bit at a time, so it turns out looking good. Size-wise, it is in between Josh’s tiny stocking and my monstrosity. We are adding the BLING right now, and then I’ll give it a final stitch with the sewing machine.
Speaking of BLING, Christopher thinks our gay nutcracker (Timmy?) needs more BLING. Maybe so. Too much is never enough, ammirite?
I requested some Ronia art for Christmas and she drew this for me. It’s now in a green glitter frame adorning the wall. Love that kid!
Here is a picture of a woman with her fiance, a chandelier. I saw it on Twitter (so it must be true) and I think it’s kind of sweeeeeet. What?
I’ve managed to catch ONE episode of Amy Sedaris’ new show (mostly because I have to watch it on the desktop computer, who has time for that?) and it’s hilarious! I watched the astronaut episode and even learned where glitter comes from! Can’t wait to catch the lovemaking episode with Paul Dinello aka Mr. Jellineck from “Strangers with Candy”.
Two pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight! Finally, it happened to me.
Health-wise, I finally went to a uro-gyno who took me off of the OAB medicine (hallelujah) and doubled my dose of amitriptyline, which treats nerve pain. He pronounced that I had a “beautiful vagina” (to which I replied, “You’re not the first person to say that,”) but after a little poking and prodding determined that my pelvic floor was unbalanced. Evidently I am too tight on the left side. So now I go to a physical therapist once a week to learn to RELAX my pelvic floor. By doing reverse kegels! Life is strange. My burning bladder flares up when I ovulate–like right now, as I’m sitting here typing this–but overall has gotten a lot better. I’m hoping with the PT and reverse kegels and medicine that someday this pain will be a thing of the past.
My boys. Awwwwwww.
Look at dat baby! One week ago we all got dressed up in our holiday colors to go over to Espe’s house for a baby/daddy/mommy hangout. Pizza and salad and cookies were snarfed, and a Good Time was had by all.
Trying to get all three boys to pose for a picture was utterly impossible (and so adorable).
We still do this, every single day. Although it’s a lot more pleasant when it’s not raining.
The Christmas tree this year. Josh built a little wooden box for it to stand on, because we didn’t want to shell out 100 dollars for a tree, but still wanted that glorious height. So far, no baby-related tree disasters! (fingers crossed)
We have been working our way slowly through “Downton Abbey” (I like to call it “Downer Abbey”–if you’ve seen the show you know what I mean). The early 20’s dresses are to DIE. Edith, the dowdiest sister, suddenly has a fabulous slinky wardrobe at the start of Season 4 and this aqua number was one of my favorites.
I spotted this car sticker outside of the craft store the other day and enjoyed it.
Owen is the family tattoo artist but is also a fine artist and here are two of his prints that we own. I bought Josh a gift certificate for two Owen tattoos for Christmas. He’s getting–wait for it–a mountain scene and a SNOWFLAKE. Bah ha haaaaaa. How Josh.
It’s thanks to Owen that I am able to participate in the Pound Art Studio annual holiday open house every year. Here is a fun chair I spotted during the art show this year.
Calendar for 2018? Huh? Yeah?
Painting in progress for my cousin Erika. I told her two pick two colors and she picked black and gold, and since I’m not on a time constraint I’m taking my time and playing around with it.
Here’s the progress as of yesterday, including the mistakes I made that you can see covered in black. I really can only paint when the baby is taking naps, and sometimes…I just want to lay horizontal under the heated blanket instead of paint! You understand.
Bear Schnubbs. She’s a lady!
Foiled again: not only does my son hate hats on his own baby head, he likes to yank them off my head as well! Sheesh.
Little Lizzy and Pops. Look, I was doing the “Home Alone” face before “Home Alone” even happened.
The Christmas wreath that I DIY’d a few years ago. Does it need more…glitter? Probably.
Kirsty Hume was one of my favorite models in the 90’s and would you believe that this is her in 2017? She looks exactly the same! Oh to age like a supermodel!
And finally, one of my superficial New Year’s Resolutions is to wear more eyeshadow (and also start wearing my contacts more). To that end, here is “Smoky Mauve” Extra Dimension eye shadow by MAC, YEAH!
Ahhh it’s so nice to get through an entire blog entry without interruptions. My mother is flying over this afternoon to stay with us for an indeterminate amount of time, hooray! Grilled cheese GALORE! TTFN blog.