Saturday, July 5, 2008

Saturday Snippets

So I always enjoy reading Granny's Sunday Snippets, and I have a bunch of little things to say, so I am copying. Hopefully she would see this as a "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and not a "this lady stole my format" kind of gesture!

I got a coupon in the paper for a free iced coffee at Starbucks. I have never had iced coffee, but when I was out running errands this afternoon I popped in for one. I had them add a bit of vanilla syrup and I added a bit more than a bit of half-and-half, and it is really good! I may have a new habit forming if I am not careful!

Today is my 11 year wedding anniversary! It is hard for me to imagine that it has actually been that long... That must mean that I am getting old - time is moving so fast now! But I can tell in other ways that it is getting that long because the kitchen utensils that I got for our wedding as gifts are starting to break. And I having to replace kitchen towels, too. I would have done that a long time ago, but I got so many that I just packed half of them away and pulled them out about 2 years ago. What are we doing for our anniversary this year??? Well, we went to my parents house for lunch...that's it. We are so boring this year. Last year we went to Oregon for a long weekend by ourselves. That was great. This year, well, there's always next year.

I cannot believe how into yarn I am again all of the sudden! The ladies on Mother's of Invention are going to get sick of seeing all my knitting posts. Maybe I'll start posting half of them here and half of them there. I was making an exchange at Joann's this afternoon and found some balls of wool/cashmere blend on clearance for $.97! I had to have them. They'll make a great hat and bootie set for this as of yet unnamed baby boy!

Ethan has had us in stitches lately! He has always been funny, but since turning three, he has started to perfect the art of humor. The other day, we were at McDonald's (on our way back from Branson) and they got toys from the Kung Fu Panda movie. They asked if they could see the movie and I told them that I saw a preview and didn't like it so they would not be seeing it. Ethan has had an imaginary friend named Jin for almost a year now and he promptly said, "Well, Jin's mommy saw it and she loved it." He said this so matter of factly and with so much expression of the "loved" that we just laughed for about five minutes! Now I am competing with an imaginary mommy! Then Wednesday he was talking to my mom and told her, "My mommy's tummy is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. Then - pop goes the weasel!" I think he really thinks that once my tummy gets too big it is just going to pop open at the belly button and the baby will just pop out!

We are about to start redoing the boys room into a nursery. We are moving them over to our other empty room which is bigger than the one they have now and making their room the new nursery. I cannot decide how to decorate it. I know that it will be used for a boy this time, then a couple years later for a girl, so I want something I don't have to redo. They will also be in there together for a bit, so it really needs to work for both. Any ideas? In a couple weeks, Aaron will be in a soccer camp each morning, so I think I will go to a lot of fabric stores those mornings and try to find some fabric that inspires me. I am thinking yellows. Who knows. I need some inspiration.

11 comments:

Kristen & Dave said...

pop goes the weasel...hehe. love that one. once when I wore a black and white striped maternity shirt, my nephew told me that I looked like Shamu. nice, eh?

Johanna said...

Yeah, Shamu would be a bit of a depressing name to be called. I'm not sure I would wear that shirt again after that!

Joanna said...

Heh heh. That's a good one.

Don't worry, in a couple of days I'll be inspired to say cooler things than the above.

We do good things one year, nothing the next all the time. But last year was ten years so that was a big deal. It's nine years for us this year. I doubt we'll do anything since pregnant wives are generally no fun.

Meagan said...

Ok Joanna, your comment made no sense unless you and your hubby are counting down your anniversaries!

Right now the in colors for nursuries is the green and yellow scheme, and it seems like it is mainly like polka dots and stuff like that. So any baby gifts from like Target might have that general theme, as well as anything you find out that you need. They are also pretty modern, but I still think they are quite cute and have kind of a timeless look to them that would still make them appropriate years down the road.

Johanna said...

Polka dots would be good. I was thinking about stripes and graphic shapes more than flowers, bears, sailboats...I am going to hit some serious fabric stores week after next. I am hoping inspiration will strike and I will find the perfect fabric for the dust ruffle, bumper pads, and curtains!

Claire said...

Take a look at the instructions on painting polka dots or using polka dot stickers.

There's a pregnant tummy baby picture contest too!

Claire said...

Take a look at the instructions on painting polka dots or using polka dot stickers.

There's a pregnant tummy baby picture contest too!

Terry said...

Happy Anniversary!

Joanna said...

Last year was Johanna and Jerry's 10 years, so that's a big mile stone was my point. This year is Del and my 9 year. Jerry and Johanna have been married two years longer than Del and me.

minnesotamom said...

That thing about the belly button? That would be painful. Ouch. Though probably no worse than childbirthing, now that I think of it...

Happy belated anniversary!

I don't know about fun patterns and borders, but as a basic starter color (s), we used a dark orange and sky blue for Anja before we knew what she was. It's really a cute combination--moreso than I ever imagined. Another one that's popular right now is brown. A chocolatey brown paired with blue this time (in small accents) could easily be changed to blue. Or there are the standard yellows and greens. Someone mentioned polka dots, and that sounds cute!

Johanna said...

I have been thinking about orange too! I love the chocolate brown with blue or pink, but the two kids are likely to share a room for a while, so whatever I do really needs to be able to house both a boy and a girl at the same time. I am starting to get really ready to go fabric shopping now that I am thinking about it more!