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[Mar. 26th, 2007|01:33 pm]
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Today? Today is the birthday of the most attitudinous hair I know.. and the lovely girl to whom it is attached, kiltsandlollies She is like this wonderful brainy force of nature and I am so tickled to count her as a friend. Happy Birthday, lovely Laura. Somewhere a sailor is violating that special Article of War just for you.

Friday night was some glorious hanging out with Mz. Cait. Talking and lolling about and popcorn shrimp.

Saturday, we got up when we damned well felt like it. That was the absolute best. Then I got started cutting out fabric for the baby's bedding and pinning bits of stuff. We did our grand errand run and hit (in rapid succession) the fabric store (trim, batting, estrogen overload for ST), the hardware store (paint chip to send the landlords, new faucet handles, Gorrilla Tape to restore ST's manhood), Target (headrest for the carseat, small unholy adorable sleeper for child), and the grocery store (food, glorious food!). We got home and I set to finishing the cutting, doing more pinning, and having lunch.

We got to finish the evening at the gorgeous bittibuddha and russell_moore's house celebrating Russ's birthday. We had a great time, really enjoyed hanging out with friends, and the cake was faboo. Curling up together to sleep? Best. Idea. Ever.

Sunday was mass-productivity. I finished the crib bedding for the most part. I have a contrast panel to sew into the skirt and some futzing to do with the rest of it but I'm TERRIBLY pleased with it. I'll take pictures when it's finished. Probably next weekend. I got the shade piece cut and covered the ottoman cushions. I'll be able to order the rest of the fabric tomorrow so that I can finish the shade and the chair cushions next weekend. That leaves me with nice, manageable, easily contained projects until the baby gets here. Sewing projects tend to take over the room, especially big long projects involving massive amounts of fabric. Making a banner? Small tabletop project.

We also found a stain color which matches the crib and other furniture well enough for us to feel confident staining the picture frames. One of them is going to get a second coat tonight (the other will get a first coat tonight and a second coat tomorrow) and we should be able to cut down the two coordinating wall prints which came last week. We'll wait to hang them until we get word from the landlords about the paint color we picked. Same for the celtic knotwork-framed mirrors and the name banner, whenever it gets done. Now I just need the weather to get nice for long enough and light late enough that I can start stripping the poly finish off the rocker and restain it. Oh yeah, we got us some projects.

I also cleaned up a bunch more stuff in the nursery. I've got some last bags to go through but the big bookshelf can go to the basement, the closet is one bag from being finished, and I'm almost ready to vacuum the floor again. WOO! So.. progress. I'll keep up with the cleaning during the mornings this week and hopefully be down to the nursery furniture (and the two pieces of office furniture that are staying for now) by the coming weekend.

I'm rambling and turning this into a to-do list. My bad.


In other news, we got a box from alex_wench which featured two adorable pairs of shoes ( she knows that baby shoes are a personal weakness of mine) as well as some coupons, a onesie, and a shirt for me. YAY! A nice counterbalance to the fact that I went to yank one end of one of the sewing projects I was pinning and the end came up faster than I meant for it to, leaving a nice pin scratch going up the left side of my face. I'm hardcore, people. I bleed for this nursery.

And I am trying to resist both of these:

People, if I'm only paying $35 for my OWN bookcase, why would I pay more than that for a small child's? On the other hand.. it does rock. And that rocking horse? Behold the cuteness. I'll speak to my mother about woodworking projects and drop some incredibly subtle hints.

Um.. that's all I've got. Except that Chelle and Lala are doing random spelling day over in gmail. I am deeply amused.

From: berreh
2007-03-26 06:37 pm (UTC)
No painting or stain-ripping without a respirator! *mom face* We can't have the spawn killing its brain cells before it's old enough to do it with a Playstation.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-03-26 07:29 pm (UTC)
In fact, I'm planning on doing it on the big deck out front. Haul it outside, put on my mask and all that good stuff, and do it over the course of several days/evenings so that it's not a worry. I'm the very smart Mellies!
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[User Picture]From: eklectick
2007-03-26 09:40 pm (UTC)
No! Nononononononnnnno! Solvent bad for little brain cells and developing gonadal tissue, please don't. Solvents are tiny molecules, which is why they dissolve things, and they can go right in through the skin and get carried around in your blood gases. I think even Citristrip has warnings on it - plus, plasticizers could be dissolving out of the old finish. Using chemicals is what an ST is for.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-03-26 06:50 pm (UTC)
So this decorating thing is I guess what you do when you have a 9 month pregnancy huh? Me, I was glad there was furniture and that the stuff was assembled. Also, that we were no longer living in my inlaws basement.

So the book case and rocking horse, while WILDLY cute, might I point out the sharp edges and not so child safeness? Just saying. Jamie has started to climb the bookcase in our living room, and we've had to bolt it to the wall. Peanut will not remain small, it will eventually become a mobile baby and then an active toddler. Then you will discover new joy of babyproofing.

Sorry about the missing headrest, I don't think we ever used it?!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2007-03-26 07:28 pm (UTC)

Yup, and I'm having fun with it. Though, really, more like 10 months. They lie to us about that. I'm getting an early start, but that's because I don't have a free weekend betwee n the start of April and the end of June. By the end of March this needs to be down to small projects I can take to Cait's house or that Steve can do (painting) while he's home during the summer. We have no intentions of putting anything in that room that's not child safe, both of those wouldn't be used until Peanut is up and walking and has developed the motor skills to be around them.

No worries about the headrest, I'm so happy to have the car seat and incoming stroller that I didn't even notice it until I went to do a registry for the shower my mother in law is planning and saw it on a checklist. I was like "Um... yeah, I'm gonna want that." We might never use it, but I'd hate for Steve to be frantically hunting through the Target and then trying to put it together before we leave the hospital. He doesn't fluster easily, but he worries very very much about getting things right.

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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-03-26 08:27 pm (UTC)
So here's a story. Tim and my mom installed the carseat in my car while I was in the hospital. When I came out with Jamie and went to put her in the seat I could physically move the base around WAY too much. I handed the baby off, climbed in the car (post c-section mind you) and shoe horned the carseat down.

Just saying is all. Even at 10 days late, we were a little unprepared. And yeah we were those parents in Target with a week old baby because we had nothing to put on her that was small enough. She was so little that she was swimming in her 0-3s. Everyone seems to assume a big baby. I had to buy her a couple of preemie things. Clearly she's not teeny now though.

Oof. But she is so fun now. The words they come like rain. Saturday morning as I was getting her dressed, she pulled at her sleeper and said 'purpur' (purple) and it was indeed purple. Of course later in the day she pointed to my red shirt and said 'purpur'.

She makes all the animal sounds, a cat says 'neow' a cow says 'mooooooh' and all the other assorted kidlet noises. It warms my little heart.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2007-03-26 10:09 pm (UTC)

I keep trying to say that that's a nice r*cking horse, but I keep getting errors.

Do you have an anti-r*cking horse filter or something?
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2007-03-27 12:27 am (UTC)
spelng iz gud.

lala iz hor. she drunked my dr pepper.
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[User Picture]From: ipso__facto
2007-03-27 02:57 am (UTC)
but furst i buyed it 4 u!!

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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2007-03-27 02:56 am (UTC)
Somewhere a sailor is violating that special Article of War just for you.

AWESOME. ♥ I love you.
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