So.. with 4 days off, i have a long list of things i'd like to do.
1. Paint in the nursery. Last weekend, I was working on a piece of furniture that I bought YEARS ago at good will for diapers. Well, I didn't buy it years ago for diapers... It's a three tiered bin that once said "bread, potatoes, onions" that will now be for cloth diapers, covers and something else. I'm painting it with the bright colors of the mural, and saw some dirt in one of the bins.... well it wasnt' dirt, it was glass, so I was off painting duty for a few days while my thumb healed. So now that the bandaid is off, and i can grip without discomfort... I'm back to painting!
2. Knit. I think I'll save this for after painting when my back is sore, or evenings while watching Six Feet Under :D wahoo!! It came from Netflix this week!!! It's gonna b e a sweet weekend of movies! I have several projects on the needles
a. MIL bday present. Couldn't work on this with the bum thumb. Needles too small. (can't say what it is yet, as she reads!)
b. Mom's bday pressie... can't say what it is either cause she reads here too! Go away mothers!!! I haven't worked on this all week cause i've been so tired. Hard to do a project like this when your brain is dead.
c. Soakers for the Triplets. I have one done, and one on the sticks.... Hopefully I'll get the last ones finishe up, as she's set to deliver the babies the second of may. I made them for 8-12lbs, so they won't be wearing them right away, but I'd like to make some preemie onesies that say "i was worth the wait" for her babes too... As I said, all infertiles need those!
d. I'd like to start another sweater for my babe... maybe a simple kimono style sweater out of cotton for those cool summer nights. and some matching booties. I have some lovely organic cotton that would be perfect. :)
e. Of course I still have Ryan's sweater, but since summer is coming, and it's Alpaca, it will have to wait. it's only been on the sticks for..... um.... 13 months. Yeah, i'm a great wife.
3. Onesies (see above) for the trips, and for my friend kelly who is off to Guatemala this weekend to pick up her adopted son Kevin! I AM SO HAPPY FOR HER!!! He was born in October, so I'm pretty sure I'll need to make a larger size onesie for him. I have a soaker for him also, but not sure if it will fit :( Anyway... got to get with the program as he'll be stateside by next wednesday, and I'd love to have the package waiting for them!
4. Cloth wipes for the babe. yes.. for those that don't know, many cloth diaper users make (or buy) cloth wipes that are just several layers of serged flannel. Its much softer and if you're washing poopy dipes, why not just wash the wipes too? less chemicals, and better on the baby bum. So I may head over to the craft thirft store and pick up some flannel and play with my serger.
I think that's all for now..... where should I start? Well, I guess I should jump in the shower, cause I'm getting a pedicure (I do trade with a friend - she gets free chiro treatment, and I get free pedis! it's great when you can't bend over comfortably!)in a couple of hours and need to grab some groceries first. i'm making my famous baked ziti for some friends who's mom is in the hospital. Hmmmm maybe I'll hit the fabric store while I'm out. :)