My random thoughts on a Saturday...
I watched the Secrets from a Stylist special that aired over the summer online today. It brought so many memories back from when I watched it the first time (and live tweeted with Em and the gang - yes, I realize I'm a dork). I remember being in awe with her mad skillz and thought I'd never be so lucky as to have her give me a dose of her styling expertise. I am so lucky. Wow. I can't wait to see what she does. Seriously. I can't freaking wait.
The whole house is now completely organized and mostly clean. We did some yard work today and all we have to do is sweep and mop one last time before Monday morning. It was honestly not that hard to organize all the closets and cupboards and drawers. It just took a bit of time, but it feels so amazing. With the beautiful weather today and the windows open with our clean and organized home, I felt so light and free. I need to remember this feeling the next time I'm shoving junk in a drawer or closet.
I'm babysitting the most precious little girl tonight. She is so cute it makes my ovaries ache. I put her to bed and started a little craft project. I made a ribbon flower corsage like this one. Mine is hot pink and a little huge. I wanted it to be big, but I think I took it too far. I'm going to try to make another one that is a bit smaller so it doesn't scream, "LOOK AT ME!" I want to wear it for filming.
My cousin wants me to post about my outfits, but I have a question for you, my 3 readers: should I just post the outfits on the hangers, or should I try them on and take pics wearing them?
Tomorrow, I'm going to see my friend Kristine and she's going to do my eyebrows - wax and tint. I got my hair done yesterday and Monday I'll get a manicure to complete my primping process. I hope I look good on TV. I'm sure even if I do look alright, I won't be able to watch myself. I wish I wasn't so critical of myself.
I want to start a blog about pregnancy and babies. I want to have many different people contribute posts about their own stages of TTC or pregnancy, or adoption, or parenthood. I'd like to have men and women bloggers of all different walks of life. Are you interested in something like this? In my head, the bloggers would "retire" from the blog when their child reaches one year old. However, those who already have a child over a year would be able to blog if they were having another. This is just something I'm mulling over (don't steal my idea, k?).
I want to be a pescatarian (kind of like a vegetarian, but with fish), but I have a really hard time committing to it. For example, last weekend, I went to a friend's house for her birthday party and they served BBQ chicken. I hadn't had any chicken in a few days and was trying to eliminate it, but she kept asking if I had eaten any chicken yet and I didn't want to say, "I don't eat chicken anymore." I'd never want to be the one who doesn't eat this or that or whatever. I don't want people to feel like they have to make special dishes for me if I eat at their house. I also don't want my choices to affect my husband. If he wants meat, he should be allowed to have it. If he has it, I'll have it because I don't like to make separate meals. Plus, I do love sausage, bacon, burgers, steak... I don't have to eat it and I don't want to eat it, but if it is in front of my face, I'm not going to turn it down.
My husband is amazing. I love him so much and am so proud to be his wife. We make a great team. Something really awesome happened this week for him and it has made me realize that maybe everything is falling into place. Maybe it was meant to be that we didn't get pregnant last year. Maybe the Universe has something even better in store for us. I'm excited to find out.
I usually take power yoga on Sundays at the gym, but this week I'm going to take power yoga and gentle yoga back to back. I loved the class last week so much (the regular instructor is back from vacation) and I think I am at the point where I can handle two hours of yoga, especially with her.
My father-in-law picked up the dogs on Thursday and we won't see them again until after filming is finished. I miss them so much! They sleep in our bed (shame on us), but that doesn't fly at grandma and grandpa's. They've been putting them both in our big crate in the garage at night to sleep. Every time I think about it I feel sad. I know they're fine, but my poor babies! It is really quiet and lonely without dogs in the house. I love it in the morning because they're not begging us for food at 6:00am, but when I'm home alone it is far too quiet. I've realized I hate being completely alone.