Friday, February 27, 2009


Al Gore and I have a love hate relationship. Why? Well because he created the internet, of course. And in doing so he opened up a whole world of people. Now most of those people are crazy, but some of them are MY KIND of crazy. Because of the internet, I've been blessed to develop relationships with some really cool people I never would have met otherwise. The hate part comes in when it comes to the distance between us. Sometimes you just want to be able to meet your girlfriends for a cup of coffee and a vent fest at Starbucks.

While there's no Starbucks planned for this weekend, I'm sure there will be plenty of venting with these girls. It's only been a couple of months since we were last together, but it feels like much much longer. So tonight we'll all meet up and catch up and eat up! And for just a couple of days we won't have to rely on email and blogs and gchat!

Can't wait!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Disclaimer: I am not a cute pregnant person. I didn't start off with the flat belly that gradually grew a pretty little bump. I started off with the belly of one who enjoys food more than she should and exercises less than is recommended. In fact, for a long time, I wasn't sure I was ever going to look pregnant.

And then, a couple of weeks ago, it happened. I caught a glimpse of my belly in the mirror and it looked...round. Not, "Man I shouldn't have had that second slice of pizza" round. We're talking, "When are you due?" round.

So here it is, my bump. It's not as cute as Laura's or Em's but it's all mine. And I'm more than a little excited to meet the little one hanging out in there. Only 15 or 16 more weeks!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This Guy

For the record, The Homburgs are casting their votes for Danny.
Go Team Gokey!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Be Back Later

Can't talk now, I'm off to see Wicked with the lovely Barb, who I accidentally called Babe yesterday and she didn't even blink. In my defense, I was calling my husband on the cell phone when I made the Babe/Barb mistake. I'm easily sidetracked.

See ya tomorrow!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's February. Who knew???

It seems I've been absent for a while. I feel like my life has morphed into nonstop Monkey Preparation. Well, maybe not preparations yet. It's more like preparing to prepare. You'd think after trying to get knocked up for more than two years we'd have all our decisions made by now, right? But infertiles can be a suspicious breed. As a result of that, I wouldn't or couldn't really pick anything out in the time we were waiting for things to finally happen for us. Oh, and it doesn't help that my husband and I have expensive taste without the paycheck to support said taste.

I'm happy to report, despite those obstacles, we're on our way to decision making. Allow me to illustrate:

Crib (selected and ordered):

Matching dresser that we'll also use as a changing table (selected and ordered):

Bedding (selected and will be ordered this weekend):

That wraps up the things that are either ordered or will be ordered this week. Oh, and we bought paint. The color came from a Behr swatch called "Whisper Yellow." It's a pale version from the same color family as the yellow in the quilt. We had initially planned cherry furniture, but tossed that idea aside after a fruitless search for a good quality cherry crib in our price range.

Now for the things I am currently lusting over but have not purchased.

From the lovely Etsy artist Creative Thursday:

Gotta make sure the sock monkeys are well represented in Monkey's room!

I also plan to commission my friend Lauren to paint a canvas for over Monkey's crib. She just started an etsy shop Living off Hope where she's posted lots of pretty painted things made of glass. Not exactly Monkey proof, but she can rock the canvas too. Now I just need a good quote to pass along to her to get her started.

I also very much love this mobile from Etsy artist Quilt Baby but I'm not sure if it works with the bedding set.

Honestly, I could go on forever with my etsy finds. Thankfully, I have lots of friends expecting babies in the coming months so I can spread the etsy love to them.

Now I'm off to continue working on cleaning out Monkey's room so it's ready to paint!