October 18, 2004

All Sorts of Excitement

My, was this weekend thrilling! I made the kids felt crowns, finished my craft projects for the Waldorf school, got the Girl's hair cut, helped shred last year's papers (which always leaves me feeling like Lionel Hutz) and file all the papers we've been stuffing in our "to be filed" basket for a year. We also watched Ella Enchanted, which was fun even if it was kind of stupid. I packed bags for the kids should we have to make a run to the hospital, but haven't gotten around to packing much of my own. Of course, if you were expecting any sort of thrilling baby developments you are at the wrong place, although all the women at church think the baby looks lower.

And now since I'm still blogging in my pjs, I suppose I had better get cleaned up, make a grocery list and proceed with exciting decisions like bananas or apples or both?


Congratulations, you Pajamahedeen! Must have been that kinda weekend - me & Mrs. Skinny spent time digging out from under the paper mountain as well. Given that I largely organize papers for a living, you'd think we'd have it together at home. Classic "barefoot shoemaker's kids" deal.

Posted by: skinnydan at October 18, 2004 09:25 AM

Don't forget the cranberries! They should be coming into season any day now.

I wouldn't worry about packing, since once you get to the hospital they give you one of those designer gowns with the "airy" back. And who worries about make-up after delivering a baby to the world? Let your husband pick up the stuff you need after you take care of the important business at the hospital.

Continued prayers for the safe delivery of a healthy baby and for a happy (and relieved) mama.

Posted by: MarcV at October 18, 2004 11:11 AM

I put up a reminder today about the baby pool. This is getting exciting.

(How weird is that? Getting excited about someone you've never really met having a baby. Just another one of the wonders of modern technology, eh?)

Anyway, hang in there.

Posted by: LittleA at October 18, 2004 11:49 AM

Marc, Marc, Marc--surely you've been in the South long enough not to ask a silly question about why a girl would worry about having her makeup fixed while she's in the hospital! Reba made sure she had hers packed before anything else each time, and it was always one of the first things she asked for afterwards. After a real Coke with sugar and caffeine, that is.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 18, 2004 11:51 AM

Yes, but would the proprietress of Curmudgeonry, the full-of-life Mrs. Adams, come close to referring to herself as a "Southern Belle"? Living in the heart of TN may be sufficient, as well as previously attending school in the outstanding state of AL (home of the Axis of Weevils). I'm just not sure how she would classify herself, as I vaguely recall her mentioning something about life in CA.

Posted by: MarcV at October 18, 2004 02:23 PM

I would hardly describe myself as a Southern Belle, despite college and graduate school in the South and the six or so years living here afterwards. I'm not one to go heavy on makeup either -- but people take pictures of you after you have a baby. Lots of pictures. And other people come visit you. Not to mention that you really don't feel exactly human, so makeup goes a long way towards one feeling a bit closer to normal -- even if the pictures later prove that the makeup didn't help much.

Posted by: Jordana at October 18, 2004 02:48 PM

"...Let your husband pick up the stuff you need.." BWA-HA-HA!!!

Let's not even talk about make-up. Let's talk about what you wear going home!! And maybe something the baby can wear home.

At least keep a toothbrush, a hairbrush and ponytail holder in the car and things will be great.

Posted by: angie at October 18, 2004 03:38 PM

Aw gee...now I'm all in a dither! Thanks for updating us, yon mother.

Posted by: Melissa at October 18, 2004 03:43 PM