5.10.2010

smells, packing and quilts. the list goes on

i feel like all i ever do is complain lately. i'm sorry for that. but the fact is, i am sick of the headaches. my nose is more sensitive than ever. garrett now doesn't hesitate to tell me i'm a freak when i list off the smells that are bothering me. although, the fridge was a valid smell - it just took him about 2 days to realize it himself. but boy, that was wicked. i cringe just remembering that one. but i do not enjoy smelling dog for 2 days after a few days of even being anywhere near a dog. that just isn't fun.

our house isn't selling. mentally, i've decided that we're just going to stay put and make some furniture changes here. it isn't what i wanted to do, but i'm making the best of it. theres a whole long explanation as to why we can't just wait it out & let the house sit on the market - but i'll spare you. just know that we're not just giving up because i'm impatient, although that is very true. i am impatient. and now that i've decided we're probably staying, i just want to make all of the changes yesterday, instead of waiting for a few more weeks... i don't love the waiting.

we cleaned out the garage on saturday morning to make room for all of my school stuff that i really need to start bringing home. i can't believe what 9 years worth of collecting will do to a person's extra storage space. and by extra, i mean stuff that was of semi importantance to us but now has been disposed of because i can't even think about when i go back to teaching and having to replace all of those things so we're keeping that instead. garrett helped me pack up 6 boxes of stuff on friday afternoon. and they fit nicely on half of the shelf that we cleared off saturday. that's encouraging. it didn't take up all of the space. but i/we definitely still have more to do. i guess that's what friday afternoons and saturday mornings will be for until i reach the end of this final year.

last but not least - last night we went over to visit garrett's parents. garrett's grandma passed away on saturday. garrett's mom gave us the last quilt she made, for our baby. what a special little treasure to have. here's a picture of it:
oh yeah, garrett felt the baby kick a little this weekend. i'm feeling him all of the time now. sometimes it is incredibly distracting. it is hard to sit through relief society and not burst out laughing when he just wiggles and wiggles. but it was neat for me to be able to show garrett and let him feel. i can't wait. to hold him, to kiss him, to meet him. i just can't wait. i wish i was more patient.

9 comments:

garrett said...

I can't wait to see you hold him and kiss him! Love you.

Beth said...

I can only imagine how crazy that must feel to have a baby jiving around in there. I'm glad that Garrett is getting to feel the kid do his thing finally. And that quilt is beautiful, what a special gift. Good luck with all that packing still to be done.

Heather B said...

Just wait till dear baby gets hiccups. Love that quilt. How special.

tiburon said...

I can't wait to meet him either! That quilt is gorgeous. It is so weird to think that you won't be teaching...

I hear you on the impatience. It blows.

Mom said...

The quilt is beautiful. So much work goes into quilting that it is a treasure for sure being her last one.

Elizabeth Ward said...

Hey, don't forget about the yard sale next saturday. Don't throw your junk away. Bring it to our house and make a little dough.

Tori said...

I love Grandma's quilts. The fabrics are always so random. How special that you were able to get one for your little guy. Can't wait to meet him either.

Aimee said...

Connor loved to dance on my bladder... push his bony bum into my bladder... just focus all of himself on my bladder. It was fun, and excruciating all at the same time!

pammy said...

oh how sweet that you got a quilt! That little treasure will mean alot to all of you! Your baby will be here before you know it! I just go my little girl on thursday! It is sooooo awesome!!!