It’s a leftover kind of day!
Diva Cup Giveaway
Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want a shot at getting the potentially lucky Diva Cup! They are supposed to be a menstruation life saver, which honestly, when you dread your period like us IFers do can really help improve upon an already shitty week! Vanessa over at Yeah Science left her product endorsement: “I don’t need one myself, but to any other commenters reading, THIS THING IS AWESOME AND WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Totally takes away the dependence on tampons and gross pads and leaves zero waste and never overflows.”
I’m excited about Beer, Bratwurst & Babies this weekend! It will be so much fun to see old friends from out of town, and to see in town friends who we’ll be very sad to move away from in a few months. Our fridge is stocked with food fixin’s right now and tonight Katie and I will start cooking. Yes, I’m helping out with my own shower and no, I’m not going to feel weird about that. I’m a modern woman! (And I’m sort of a design and culinary control freak so it only makes sense!)
Our little house is as tidy as is possible given the current state of disarray with the impending move. This morning the Professor is in charge of litter boxes, basement moping and dealing with the clogged dehumidifier I had no idea what a big difference this growling appliance makes in the moisture and general stankiness of our basement until it clogged a week ago. Since then, the smell has been gradually increasing in urgency. I sure hope things are de-stunk before guests start arriving tonight!
Monday is our next growth scan with Dr. TeleMed and another checkup with Dr. Shannon. I’m working hard on staying positive that everything with Chicken will be a-ok. I’m a little nervous since EVERYONE is constantly telling me how small I am when I say I’m 34 weeks and giving my belly this intense, scrutinizing stare. I try to remember that we all carry our babies differently and that I could just be growing a small baby. The Professor also assures me that he sees belly growth daily and that this is what really matters – steady, consistent growth.
We’ll find out more on Monday and get a better feel on if they will have to take Chicken out early due to the placenta. As eager as I am to stop peeing my pants, I would really prefer to cook Chicken till at least 38 weeks.
Progress continues on the new home front. The lawyers sent our contract on Wednesday and we’ll review it this weekend when I have a second to catch my breath. Since this is so new to us, and we are young and really not wanting to ruin ourselves forever with a botched real estate deal, we are shelling out a couple hundred extra and having our lawyer travel to Riverdale and meet with the co-op board in person to review their meeting minutes. He will then come back to us and give an honest assessment of how he views the health of the co-op. As much as I LOVE the place, I won’t buy into it without being as sure as possible that it is a sound investment. Fingers crossed everything comes back clear and we can proceed with the board application and approval process!
Yeah, this is still going on, although not as quickly as I had hoped. Our original garage sale was rained out so we have rescheduled for next Saturday. I hope that between now and then the Professor can dig through some more stuff. Now that he has seen the size of the new place and the lack of storage hopefully he can be a little more realistic about what we can and can’t bring. For example the Shop Vac – nice as they are, it is not being stored under my dining room table! 🙂
I have not written about the cat circus in a while, and for good reason – we are faced with some extremely difficult decisions right now and it is giving us a lot of heartache and tears. I’m not ready to write about it yet, but did want to ask for good thoughts and prayers as we move forward.
Random Food Thoughts
I have been craving cake for days, people. Days upon days of cake craving. Like real cake with three layers and icing and overly sweet icing flowers. Sadly, there is no fancy cake in my dairy-free future. I might have to make some post-birthing cake arrangements or something!
What’s new in y’alls world? Any exciting weekend plans?