Thursday, July 5, 2012

Movin' on Up!

Well, whomever had the brilliant idea of putting July 4th square in the middle of the week, was a gigantic loser.  Don't get me wrong!  I love me some day off!  However.  I do not like NOT having the rest of the days off in the week.  Long weekends are the way to do it.

I might take this opportunity to mention, if I haven't before, that there is no maternity leave in my place of employment.  I get two weeks a year for vacation/sick time.  See that "slash" in there?  That's a HUGE slash, it turns out.  Two years ago I needed to take some emergency time off because Andy's grammy died.  When I informed my boss, she said, "Well, there's nothing you can really do, right?  Do you NEED to go for so many days?"  Yeah, I kind of do so...

We're working on saving as much as we can now, so I can have two weeks off.  I am confident God will provide, and my husband can manage the banking.  But it's still scary.  (Oh, speaking of Husband?  He gets 2 weeks paternity leave at 60% pay.  PATERNITY leave!  Life is just not fair sometimes).

Yesterday was July 4th.  Happy B-Day, America!  We went to see "1776" at Susquehanna Stage Co. last night with my father (the local celebrity).  Dad did the set design, which of course was amazing.  But there was NO A/C!!!!!!  I was sitting in a pool of my own sweat all night.  Thankfully, Tiny Son was moving and shaking all night, so I wasn't concerned.

Yesterday morning, I woke up to find my son had moved up in my belly, allowing me more room for my, you know, internal organs.  Instead of peeing 10-12 times a day, I think I peed only 8-10 times yesterday.  Thankfully this is making me seem a little more round and a little less like I, you know, ate too many chili dogs.

The big feat yesterday was this:

Lovely, right?  See the headboard?  Made that with my dad out of an old door- it's truly one of my prized possessions.  I faux finished the walls and had the whole room done by the time Andy came home from hiking...last year.

This is what it looks like after yesterday:

A little like a nuclear bomb went off, right?  Well, that's going to be the nursery!  My beautiful headboard will go to Keith and Kristi, who I'm sure will love it as much I have (and someday they will give it back) and the bed went to my parents house, where it will become a make shift bedroom for my inlaws (oh THAT'S a whole other blog entry...).  So as the room unfolds, I'll record it all here.  As you can imagine, there's a lot of work to be done, and I'm a little helpless at the moment.  But I'm sure it's going to be amazing.