Thursday, February 3, 2011


Well, I've fallen under the weather the past week and a bit, and so haven't done a whole lot. Having a cold can really knock the wind out of your sails, but I'm so blessed to be feeling better. I'm looking forward to trimester two of the pregnancy and hoping the levelling out of the hormones will result in feeling much better all the time ie. energy, no headaches.

Anyways, there are lots of things I would like to do around the house here since I'm home all day everyday (just about). I'm still waiting for things to get into a routine with the company so that we have a regular paycheque coming in each month because I'd really like to spend sometime doing finishing work around the house. We still need to have shelves installed in all the closets, which I think will increase the organization factor around here a lot, and I want to get hardware on all the drawers, and tile for the backsplashes in the bathrooms and kitchen. And I would also LOVE some window treatments! I love the sun, but every once in a while you just really want darkness.. especially when you're trying to sleep at night with a street light shining in the window. But I guess we take all these things for granted, so it's a good lesson in knowing that we don't NEED them, but they are really nice to have.

I also want to start working on some art projects. I have a large canvas that I would like to paint to hang on the large wall above our entry way, I think it could be a great focal point. I would love to do something in shades of blue and maybe green and yellow, in acrylic, but with a watercolour effect. I think I need to solidify this idea a little more before I start or it may turn disastrous, or I guess could be even more fantastic than I hoped.. you just can't always tell with paintings. I also have this dream to do a cityscape using mixed media. I'm thinking a magazine collage on canvas with the sky painted, and splashes of colour added on top. I just get thinking about city life sometimes, and I kind of miss it, not that I don't love living in a small town, but every once in a while I feel nostalgic about the city and I feel like this would be a good way to have a piece of city life with me.

I would also like to start on some baby projects. I'm not sure exactly what yet, but something I can make for the baby to use after they are born, like a toque or blanket or something. I think I will knit a baby blanket for starters as I already have an idea for that. The rest is left to inspiration...