So what have we been up to? Mostly the usual. This quarter at school for Nick has been really demanding - probably the most of the last three years. Aside from that, he's working on big project releases at work so he's just nonstop busy. I don't think the poor guy has been to bed before 2:00 since the quarter started. Hopefully, though, with the release at work getting all ironed out he'll be able to start working some more from home. We've really missed having him at Little Gym.
As for myself, I'm trying to keep busy. I've joined a mommy & me group that I'm trying to get more involved in. Unfortunately, a lot of the activities are planned right in the middle of Ben's nap. While I don't mind adjusting occasionally, I try to keep him on schedule as often as I can. It makes for a happier Beesley house if we do. :) I've also joined two different book clubs, and a scrapbooking group. I'm excited to go to the first meetings and meet some new people. My May is rather booked, which is just how I like it. I can't make new friends if I'm stuck inside all day, playing on Facebook and looking at blogs. ;)
We haven't progressed much on our bedroom make over. We did finally sell our old bedroom set on Craigslist (full asking price! good things come to those who wait) but we were foolish with our money (it's so nice to have some extra for once... ha ha) and it went back out the door before we bought new stuff. It's okay, though. I found more furniture plans for some nightstands that Nick thinks he can make easily enough and then we just have to get a dresser.
We also haven't done much more on our backyard make over. We're still sort of debating what to do with the back. I think the easiest and most practical thing will be to just go with what we originally planned. Hopefully we'll get to that soon - I have two more projects for Nick to do. Ha ha. I want to move our TV from above the fireplace to the wall adjacent to it and have Nick build a bookcase to go underneath. Then I want him to build me a crafting desk. Since we redid our bedroom, I've moved all my stuff into the guest closet and I'm cramped with not enough space. Since we actually use our guest room quite a bit (certainly more than we used our guest room in our last house), I want to keep it a guest room until I have to turn it into a nursery for our some-day other baby. So the mostly neglected front room will be my new crafting area. Eventually.
It looks like the house behind us (the former produce-throwing house) may have finally sold after over a year in foreclosure. I'm praying for clean, tidy and most of all QUIET neighbors. We've really enjoyed using our backyard since our old loud and rude neighbors left - even more so since I take Ben out there to wander.
Poor Sadie's starting to show her age. She's still relatively healthy but she's so deaf we have to shout before she hears us (and then she thinks she's in trouble so she hides) and I think her eyesight may be gone in one of her eyes. The last week or so her inner eyelid isn't closing all the way when her eyes open. I need to get her into the vet and make sure it's nothing that can't be easily fixed. I'm thinking it's just old age. Poor old girl. :(
In other news: if any one knows of a reliable and trustworthy babysitter, could you pass on their info? I'm looking for a back up in case my sister in law or my dad can't help out. I've got a few things planned in the coming weeks for myself that I'll need a sitter for and I can't expect my family to always be available.
So that's it. I think. ha ha