Monday, May 2, 2011

Busy weekend

As is indicated by my creative post title I had a busy weekend, which will be the case for the majority of my summer until our baby girl gets here. First up was a garage sale at my in-laws' on Saturday to clear out some of my stuff and make a little extra money for vacation at the end of the month. It went well but I think I overdid it a little. Because I have felt so good throughout my pregnancy I sometimes forget my body may not react the way it used to. So after hauling around boxes and tables, I had what I think was my first case of sciatic nerve pain Saturday night. Ouch.

Yesterday (Sunday) I threw a baby shower for my friend, J, who is due July 4th. It was at her mom's house but I did all of the planning, shopping and set up, so I was a tired girl by the end of it! J and I have been friends literally since the day I was born - our parents live across the street from each other, and we're three months apart in age. I realized our little girls will be even closer in age than we are! Unfortunately she lives in Louisville (4 hours away) so I probably won't see her again until after her little girl is born. Here's a pic of us and our girls :)

My hubby finished the backyard fence over the weekend as well, knocking one project off our mile-long list. Here's a before pic of the chain link and rotting wood fence that were there before (the hideous light has been removed as well):
Falling Down Fence, Our backyard has seen better days. A rusted chain link fence runs along one side, and part of it is covered by a collapsing wood fence with loads of ivy. The back patio stairs are cracking and broken, and the lights and back door are ancient. We love the playhouse for our future children but that's about all we love!, The broken light pole, complete with dangerously decrepit electrical box at the base. Another view of the fence in the background., Yard

And here is our new fence. I'm so glad we don't have to look at the neighbors' back yards (or the ugly fence) anymore. Lots of landscaping to do yet but it's a definite improvement. That's a playhouse at the right of the pic, by the way. Can't wait for our kids to get to play in it!

The rest of this month brings more busy weekends - next Saturday I help judge majorette tryouts for my friend K who coaches at the local high school and then Mother's Day. The following weekend I turn 30 (yikes!) and we have a 90th birthday party for my grandpa. The weekend of the 21st I plan to do some shopping and hopefully work on the nursery since it's one of our few free weekends, and then we're off to Myrtle Beach for a week starting May 28th - yay!

I felt I hadn't ended with some song lyrics for awhile, but all that came to mind was "Rain" by Creed...a band I don't particularly love, but hey, it works with all the dreary weather we've had here lately!

"I feel it's gonna rain like this for days
So let it rain down and wash everything away
I hope that tomorrow the sun will shine
With every tomorrow comes a new life..."


  1. Yay for busy, productive weekends! Boo for sciatic nerve majorly sucks!

    You look so good in that picture! &, just as a warning and a disclaimer: our weekends were pretty creepily similar so if I start blogging about our backyard, garage sales and some busy weekends coming up - trust that I'm not stalking you and trying to be just like you! ;)

  2. Wow, you are a busy bee! Geez. You know, when you are leaving Myrtle Beach, I'll be in VA beach.... :-D Just a thought! I know you hate car rides. lol.
    And great job on the fence, your husband did a great job! I love the tree blooming in the backyard, too.