Saturday, January 3, 2009


I'm a nester by nature. Being pregnant just makes me more crazy about it.

I think it's safe to say I've hit the second trimester energy burst I've been waiting for. Especially considering we were up most of the night with Monkey and I'm still running pretty well at 3 PM. And I didn't even get a cup of coffee this morning!

I actually had quite a burst this morning. I finally got around to hanging the pocket quilt I finished back in October. I also reorganized Monkey's clothes. She had a lot of things in rotation she's grown out of. And I was attempting to make room for the new clothes she got for Christmas. I packed up what I could, cramming as much into the one empty box I had, leaving the rest in crates on the top shelf of her closet. And then I pulled out my needle and thread to sew the pom pom back onto Monkey's snow hat.

I would have continued but we needed to go mattress shopping with T. I know, I know. You're
not supposed to buy a new mattress while you're pregnant. We pretty much knew what we wanted already, it was just a matter of finding the best price for it.

We got a great deal at Tuffy Bear Furniture in Glenburn. Oddly enough, while I was pregnant for
Monkey, we had been looking at new mattresses and they'd had the best deal then as well. However, this time, we actually made the purchase. We also went to The Furniture Gallery in Bangor (formerly American Mattress and Furniture Gallery). They are having a huge inventory blow out sale right now so we thought we'd be able to find a pretty good deal. The best deal we could find on an in stock mattress that we both found comfortable was $1000. Sorry. Too much. Have a good day. Thank you. Buh bye. Now I've got to list the old one on craigslist to get it out of our way. Free for the taking!

aking of craigslist.. during our marathon night last night, I had a lot of time to think. I really need to start getting this house ready for a fourth person. We're going to have to dismantle our guest room to make a new nursery. We've currently got the closet in there stuffed with extra sheets, blankets, sleeping bags and our "fancy" dress clothes. It's time for me to list my wedding dress, my mother's dress from my wedding and the bridesmaid dress I wore in T's sister's wedding. They are taking up extremely valuable closet space that I'll very soon no longer have the luxury of. I'm hoping to pull them all out tomorrow to take pictures of them.

've got a little bit of work to do for the office, so I'm hiding in the basement during Monkey's nap. I've got a sewing project in mind for afterwards, though I may just wait until tomorrow and stick to my knitting tonight.

o on that note, the printout I've been waiting on is finished so back to work for me!


Queenie said...

Oh please oh please - do not give away your wedding dress. You have a daughter!!! Even if the style is such that she would never wear it, she may want pieces of it for some wonderful project in the future...give away the rest, but as a mother and grandmother, I am begging you to keep your wedding dress!

Jodi said...

Queenie, I am one of the most sentimental people out there. I hang on to the oddest things (I have birthday cards from childhood birthdays stored away somewheres even). But my mother and grandmother both have their dress taking up space in their houses, now banished to the attic, and I don't want to do the same.
I had considered cutting it up to make Christening gowns and blankets for my children, but I can't see chopping up a perfectly good dress like that.
Rest assured, everyone that knows me personally thinks I'm nuts because they KNOW how sentimental I am. I didn't make the decision lightly. I'd much rather give a bride on a budget the chance to have her dream dress than keep it in my closet.

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