Friday, April 24, 2015

7 quick takes vol. 15


We are 16 weeks now. Hello second trimester. You feel good.  It feels good to not feel sick all day long. It feels good to have more energy. It feels really good to be getting stuff done around the house again, instead of just the bare minimum. And above all, I no longer feel the need to nap with Johnny, so I have my 1-2 hours of hobby time back! And that feels great!


Now that I have my hobby time back I have been knitting a lot more and I finished this scarf the other day.

 I have been working on this scarf for over a year. It was my between-projects-project. Anytime I finished something but wasn't sure what to start next I would work on this incredibly boring garter stitch scarf. Now It's done. It turned out better than I thought it would, so it's going in the Etsy Shop


And now that I've finished my between-projects-project I really needed to come up with a new project. I have had the yarn for two different sweaters for a while now but I've been to chicken to commit to a pattern and start.  But then I found this incredible website with beautiful patterns.  I decided to start this one. And I've pinned all the other ones that I like for later.


Spring is here! I know to some of you this is old news. But to us here in Minnesota it is new and wonderful.  We are putting away our winter coats, taking out our sandals and getting outside as much as possible.  Everyone takes deep breathes of fresh air and feels an energy they thought they'd never feel again. It's great.

I've even been able to do a little yard work with Johnny. Mostly just clearing away the dead stuff from last year. I am always amazed by the sight of plants coming up after winter. It's like the earth is saying "We made it!"

It's also been making me think of this song.


Johnny can open doors now. It's not really a milestone we're excited about.  I didn't think he was tall enough but where there's a toddler will, there's a way.

And he locked himself in the bathroom last week. 


I don't brag about my husband enough on here and so I'm going to take a few minutes and do so now.

Alex has been amazing during this pregnancy. I have long days at home while he has long days at work, but he still comes home, cleans up after dinner, gets Johnny bathed and to bed and insists that I sit on the couch and look through Instagram. On the weekends he keeps Johnny out of my hair for a couple hours so that I can do things like write blog posts. And he helps me get the house clean on weekends, which, I'm sure is the last thing he wants to do with his Saturday, but he's nice to me.

All in all, I guess I'm just #blessed.


After finishing Gilmore Girls on Netflix, (a hard act to follow) we watched Bloodline, which was kind of depressing and I'm not sure that I'd recommend it. Now we are watching Turn and it's.....ok. It's a drama set during the American Revolution. It's interesting, but the writing is a little slow.  But it's pretty clean compared to most shows out there, so I appreciate that.

Confession, I may or may not have started watching  The West Wing for for 4th time. I can't help it! Let Bartlet be Bartlet! It's my show for when I want to watch something when Alex isn't around. It's prefect for knitting, because I've seen it, so it's OK if I'm not watching the entire time. And I just love C.J., and Toby, and yes, even Josh.

Well this post is quickly spiraling into ramblings of nothing so I think I'd better stop.  I hope you have a great weekend, and if you have any Netflix suggestions for us, please share!

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  1. What a darling bump you have! You look great, Anna. Great job on the scarf!! I can't do fiber/yarn arts, so way to rock it!

    Our little guy locks himself into rooms on occasion, too. Toddlers are such fun.

    1. But Gina, you make quilts, which is something I have always wanted to do.

  2. Haha, so I shouldn't watch Bloodline?? Netflix keeps recommending it to me due to my profusion of Friday Night Lights watching, so I'm going to cave soon! And I'm in love with your scarf.

    1. Christy, we initially went for Bloodline because it had Coach T! But it's no Friday Night Lights. If you don't mind a depressing story with no protagonist then go for it! It was interesting and suspenseful. Just nothing really redemptive. If you decide to watch it let me know what you think!


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