April 13, 2011
I project:failed. I just couldn't keep up. It was all going on at the height of puppy-rearing and I just couldn't do it. I attempted the cleaning of my pantry--I got one little shelf done. I attempted the cleaning of my boys' room--um, yeah. I got two garbage bags of trash/one giveaway and quit. But, on a brighter note--this week I have organized my hall linen closet (complete with tags!), gone through the toy bins in the loft, almost finished with my bath closet and started on Nick's room. I have at least 5 bags of giveaway stuff in my room, 1 bag of garbage, and a whole bin of recycling from just this week. Can you say nesting, anyone?
Lent--whew! I think I have been so busy I barely feel like it is Lent. Not that sacrifices aren't being made. Just that I don't feel as in tune with the season as I usually do. I think the warm weather doesn't help--I'm used to Lent being cold and dreary! :) I'm looking forward to the upcoming Holy Week to give me focus.
Patrick is preparing for his First Holy Communion on May 1st. We started a lapbook last week in addition to the normal studies. This coming weekend is his last PSR class. He is getting really excited and so am I. When one of your children receives a sacrament, it is just so wonderful. I can't wait!
Up until last week, I went through most of my days not even entirely realizing I'm pregnant. If that makes any sense. The crazy, busy, hectic schedule has kept me from even really thinking about it. But my continually burgeoning belly and the bigger baby movements of rolls and stretches are making it more apparent every day. And the insistent braxton hicks contractions. I move a lot slower than I used to---complicating all of those categories above!
So, I have 7 or 8 weeks left till my due date. We have no boy name picked out. It still seems slightly surreal to me that there will be a new baby here soon! I am looking forward to sitting on the deck or the front porch swing this summer, holding a baby, watching the kids run around and just hanging out. I'm really looking forward to that!