Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Creative Impulses, Plus a Belly Shot

It's Still Winter (aside: that's an official season in Michigan, hence the capitalization.  All the seasons are Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Road Construction) and we're fighting The Crazy, as I've said before.  I'm using whatever energy I can find to accomplish my small spring cleaning projects, but I get kinda bored with that, so I've added in some creative projects as well.

Today I started seeds for the garden (tomatoes, peppers, onions, cabbages, broccoli, leeks, and nicotiana, so far) because it is that time.   How I'm going to keep them alive and safe from toddlers for 2-3 months, I have no idea, nevermind how I'm actually going to get them in the garden when I'll be giving birth any day. And I tackled a dinky creative project and sewed up a small stack of cloth napkins from remnant fabric because my boys' paper napkin consumption has been appalling.  If one actually needs a napkin, then they all need three.  And since I hate to buy things to throw them away, we're going cloth in that department, too.

But I also have Big Plans.  Curtains, baby books for Evan and Andrew, a springish wreath, scarves and swaddle blankets (post about that upcoming).  I'm making stuff.

That includes a new person.  A new little person who will be joining us soonish.

So for a special treat for you, my dear reader, I present a 30-week belly shot!  Aren't you lucky!  Self-photography is not my strong point, which explains why I heavily doctored this photo.  I took the photo originally to show a friend a maternity top that I altered with elastic ruching because I didn't like being made me look like I was wearing a dumpy bag.  Aaaand I guess you can't really see the alterations in the photo, what with the heavy doctoring, but that's okay because I'm not showing you that, I'm showing you the basketball growing under my previously-dumpy-bag shirt.


That is all.


  1. you look great!!!! what a relief to see this. you said you were expecting way back and then not another word. i was hoping everything was alright!!! glad to know you are still full of ambition. any hope of a greenhouse or some tall shelves? Actually I saw this really cool haning planter made out of rain gutters that you can hang in front of a window if you have a big one or a place for something long and skinny like that.
    So 10 more weeks and then mama will come and life will be very grand so glad for a spring lamb!

  2. hanging not haning I never see typos till they r up there:(

  3. It sounds like you're nesting. But it's too early for that, isn't it? Also, it seems like your belly is not as big as it has been at 30 weeks previously. Girlish maybe??

  4. Look at you, you beautiful mama!!!