Thursday, February 18, 2010

Time suck

This week has been sucked up by kitchen painting. Aaron's uncle is in town, and volunteered to help us paint our kitchen cabinets and the walls of the kitchen and hallway. The cabinets were an oak color, and the walls an awful mustard brown. I've been helping where I can, and he is almost done! The cabinets are a great linen white, and the walls are mostly a light blue. I'm planning on painting one wall in magnetic blackboard paint, which I happen to think is super cool.

Tomorrow we are going to the cardiologist with Maggie to get that EKG done. She had a pretty normal one at my doctor's office, but they weren't able to get all of the info they needed, so we are going to this specialist. I'm pretty confidant that Maggie is perfectly healthy, but no reason not to check. She is doing a lot better this week - I think the increase in dosage on the meds has worked - she is pretty much sleeping each night from 8 - 12 or 1, and then again from 1:30 to around 5 or 6.

I'm officially not going to work until April 19th, so Aaron and I are working on getting into a rhythm with me at home. Now that Maggie is more manageable, it is kind of hard to justify leaving everything a big mess until Aaron gets home, but at the same time - I'm off of work for a reason, to try and recover from the c-section and Nora's death as much as possible - so cleaning the house top to bottom each day (and for those that know me know that would never happen anyway). Just trying to find a balance, and also talk to each other about what we expect. With two little babies there just isn't much downtime and it's rough.

We did have a good Valentine's Day - a nice dinner with a good conversation, Maggie managed to sleep long enough for dinner to get cooked and for me to finish most of it before she started fussing... we even ate at the table and had candles!

10 comments:

edie & ella said...

I am glad that things are going well ... as well as they can anyhow!!! Thank you for keeping us updated ... I think of you often!
I would love to see pics of your new kitchen ... I have been wanting to paint my cabinets but haven't been brave enough. How hard was is??? Was it just time consuming or a monster task???
Love the chalkboard wall idea .....super cool!!! SAM

HereWeGoAJen said...

Yes, the chalkboard wall is massively cool. Let's see some pictures!

calliope said...

yes. photos please.

claire said...

hi there!
I think you can get a little bag of stuff that makes the paint color of your choice magnetic instead of having to paint it black. I could be wrong but it's worth checking out.

claire

Lucia said...

You ate at the table? Together? We haven't done that at home in ages. I guess maybe we should try it sometime.

La La said...

So glad to hear that the tummy issues are getting better and that you had a nice Valentines Day!

Christy said...

The chalkboard wall sounds way cool. I've been really intrigued by it, as I am by the "magnetic" paint that is available as well.

I hear you about wanting a schedule. It is really hard to do when you have the freedom not to have structure, like when you aren't working. Sometimes it just seems easier to stick to a schedule while working. Vacations and summer come along and everything goes out the window! I guess this is my long, drawn out way of saying that I wish you luck in coming up with one while you are home!

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Glad you guys got to spend some time together! And your kitchen is getting updated! I'm totally jealous. If I ever put pictures up, you'll know why. Eeeew. Sounds like you are doing great with the kids... I am finding it quite difficult going from one kiddo to two. But that's just us... Natalie did have her own little world for almost 5 years! Take care. Oh, BTW, we were up in MA about 3 weeks ago, but Natalie and Eric got sick, so I didn't even think about bringing you those nasty germs. Maybe this summer.

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