Plain Jane has a family...now what?!?!?

After 3 years of infertility, now learning how to be a mom.

Monday, October 24, 2005

The other sides of me.

Here is the first blog entry where I attempt to introduce you to different sides of my life.

Husband and I just celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. We were married October 20, 2001. I loved my wedding, absolutely nothing went wrong. I can’t believe it’s been four years, yet it seems like so long ago. He sent 2 dozen, long-stemmed roses to work last Thursday and we went out for a nice steak dinner on Saturday. I tell him all the time that he’s the best husband in the world. I really don’t know what I did to get him, but I know how truly lucky I am.

I don’t know how many of you read my 7 things post, but if you’ll recall from the 7 things I can do, number one on that list was procrastinate. I only procrastinate with school and home projects. I’m generally ahead of schedule at work and with medical things and such.

Let me tell you more about my tale of procrastination. We’ve lived in our home since May ’03, just about 2 ½ years. Do you know how much home improvement we’ve done...come on you only get one guess. We’ve done absolutely nothing. This is our first home and we’re not the handiest of people. In our defense, I will say that everything was recently rehabbed. We had all new appliances, new a/c, new furnace, new carpeting (even though it’s a hideous color), etc. We obviously had blinders on when we were looking though because rather than there being proper trim around the windows and select doorways there are 1x4s. These 1x4s weren’t even mitered. I have no idea how we missed this, but we did. This project has been on our to-do list since we’ve moved in.

Another thing that’s been on our to-do list since moving in is painting. Every single wall in our house is white. It’s not even painted all that well and the paint quality is the poorest it can be. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us.
I am motivated by deadlines, but not just any deadlines, real deadlines. We’ve made up our own deadlines for our home improvement projects a bazillion times before, but because they were just our deadlines they came and went without a moment’s pause.

We have a real deadline, and no it has nothing to do with the baby. We’ve purchased new living room and bedroom furniture. I’m so excited. We spent way too much money in the hopes that this stuff will last longer than our other stuff.

For now, I will leave you with store website pictures of our new furniture. The new furniture arrives December 3rd. This does not give us much time, but as discussed earlier in the post, I work best under pressure and deadlines.

I hope to post a chronicle of our journey from painting to having everything in place, but since I am a procrastinator at heart, I will make no promises.

Welcome to my world.

15 Comments:

  • At 10/24/2005 1:18 PM, Anonymous Dooneybug said…

    Gorgeous!! I love it! You will definitely enjoy the new furniture. It will brighten things up a bit. Have fun!

     
  • At 10/24/2005 10:28 PM, Blogger K&M said…

    I wish I lived closer, I'd be happy to help you paint and do all kinds of crafty home improvement stuff!

     
  • At 10/25/2005 2:57 PM, Blogger chris said…

    Hi. It's very cute. I hope you enjoy it.

     
  • At 10/26/2005 2:38 PM, Blogger tania said…

    Oooh! Home improvement is fun! We're starting a master bath/laundry room remodel in a few weeks. Can't wait!

    The furniture is lovely!

    Congrats on the 20 week ultrasound! Mine is on Friday - I'm excited. Especially having had six of them already it's amazing to see the changes.

    I never had the butterfly fluttery feelings with either of my pregnancies. Fish pokes is a good way to think of it - I always thought of it as somebody flicking me with their finger.

    Have fun with your projects!

     
  • At 10/27/2005 6:09 AM, Blogger Ova Girl said…

    Lovely! and Happy anniversary for the 20th!

     
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  • At 11/12/2005 3:07 PM, Blogger Bugsy said…

    hey darls - do you know what i just realised? We have the same wedding date. Hubbs and I married 20th October 2001 too. How freaky is that!

     
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