Friday, March 14, 2003

Spring Break… Friday, March 14 (Mommy's Journal)

Well, here we are at Day 7 of Spring Break. I had high hopes for a restful week, but once again vacation is ending and I wish I had ANOTHER week just to recover from this one! It’s been a whirlwind week—a quick trip to Kansas, then home and straight into home-shopping. Today we’re going to look at round 2 of houses, and we’re starting to get really excited. James is dreading the moving part of it; it’s weird for me to think about not being able to help much with the actual work part of it. Last time, James and I moved everything out of storage and into this house by ourselves in one day. This time, we’ll have to bribe our friends to help. Hopefully they’ll take pity on a pregnant woman!

I’m excited about living closer to my school and the church, and I’m also excited about putting together the home where Kayci will start her life. She’ll actually have a closet (those are very rare out here in the Heights; her current room has NO storage). It’s the little things, you know? J
It’s funny—I’ve made several journal entries about the DEC audit we just went through at school, the search for a priest, and my trip to Kansas. I just can’t think of anything interesting to post on the website. So, feel free to come over and read my journal for the rest of the story! 

Weight news: last Friday, we went in for our 6th month checkup. Everything’s great. Kayci’s strong and healthy, and right on target for size (my mom thinks she must be huge, so that was a weight off!). I’m doing well, and yes, I’ve actually gained weight! I think it must be all of the fast food I ate while preparing for the DEC audit, and the fact that all of my time has been spent at school for the last month going over final details. Anyway, I gained 8 pounds last month! Now I’ve got to get back on the healthy eating and exercising wagon to make sure that doesn’t happen again J. But I was excited—I was starting to wonder if I was doing something wrong!
My mom finished Kayci’s quilt last week; now she’s starting on baby blankets. Once we move, she’ll bring the sewing machine over and put together the crib bumpers and bed skirt. We have the rocking chair; James is going to strip it and see if it can be stained to match the rest of her furniture. We’ve got lots of little projects on hold until we figure out our living situation.
Speaking of “on hold,” this will come as a shock to most of you, but I haven’t cleaned house in ALMOST 2 WEEKS! Between DEC and Kansas, I didn’t have the time or energy. Now that I’m back, James keeps telling me “it’s okay—we’re about to have to clean it all and pack anyway. Wait ‘til tomorrow…” But, there are dishes in the sink and folded laundry on the dining room table, and I’m getting tired of messy. I guess I’ll break down and get things back together before I go back to school on Monday. My goal is to start my “mommy schedule” next week—be at work at 7, leave by 4. We’ll see how it works out, but I really want to get in the habit of getting home early so I can work on house or baby stuff before we go to the park or the Y. Also, I know in a month or so I’ll be worn out by 4, and I want to have some built-in rest time. We’ll see how it goes! 

James will be back from his bike ride any time now; I need to go iron and get dressed for our meeting with the realtor. Later today we’re going over to Ronny & Amy’s for dinner—we haven’t played with the kids in forever, so we’re excited. We talked about going to the Bob Bullock museum in Austin tomorrow, but now I’m thinking a quiet day at home sounds good. I’d like to rent some old movies and just veg on the couch—guess I’d better get busy on the house today so I can enjoy being lazy! 
As I’m writing this it’s early May and the time since my last journal entry has been a blur, but I’ll try my best to remember what’s been going on.

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