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Saturday, February 19, 2011

On being lame...

There are so many things I LOVE about being a teacher. It really is the best job in the world and the only thing I want to do, except for maybe be a mama... and I'll get to try that very soon, too. BUT, the one thing that makes me sad about being a teacher is how absolutely spent I am on Friday nights. Granted, I'm also growing a close-to-4-pound baby, but this really hasn't changed much about my Friday nights. Typically, I can't stay up past 10:15 or so. I just cannot do it. I try. I really do. And it especially makes me sad when Friday nights are my only quality time with my favorite man on the planet.

Here's how my most recent Friday night went:

-Get home around 6. Get ready to go on a hot date.
-Go to Moonshine with Tyler and wait for 45 minutes for a table on the enchanting patio. The weather was beautiful. I enjoyed a water with lemon, Tyler a beer, and we split a corn dog shrimp with blueberry mustard appetizer. (mouth watering and delicious, I promise!!)
-Enjoy delicious dinner and fun, heart stirring conversation with hubby.
-Ice cream run to Randall's.
-Ice cream and catching up on shows from the week on our couch.
-Lauren's out by 10pm. Even though I fought hard against it. Our evening of quality time down the drain.

Well, it was a great evening up until that point. :)

In other news... I'm currently 32 weeks preggo. That's 8 months. Just 8 weeks left. I really need to buckle down on getting this little lady's room ready. Here's what is currently on my to-do list. (If you've been reading this blog, you may notice that this list has not changed much. )

-Order crib bedding
-Make mobile
- Get cute drawers knobs from Hobby Lobby
-Wash Elle's clothes in baby friendly detergent
-Move baby things that we borrowed from storage to our apartment.
-Find a place for these things
-Make these cute wall hangings. Aren't they great?!
-Find a fun colorful fan like this.
-Take before and after pictures for the Bee's baby book.

I currently have accomplished:
-Order glider
-Paint dresser and changing table/bedside table (double function!) for Elle
-Borrow a really great antique bassinet
-Decide on crib bedding
-Organizing a crafting party so that I can gain motivation and inspiration from my crafty friends to get this finished :)

Alright! Who's ready to get busy!?


  1. I can really relate to this Lauren, well the first half... :) Its been a long time! Congrats on the second half! (Lauren Brooks used to be Petrick)

  2. Good to hear from you Lauren :) Hope you're well! Congrats on the marriage! :)

  3. Apparently you don't have to be pregnant to be lame...I fell asleep on the couch at 8:30 two Friday's ago. 8:30!!! haha