Tuesday, November 18, 2008  

Lame Duck Associate

I'm struggling through my last 7 days of sitting in my office before I start my maternity leave. Things are, thanks to the economy and so forth, beyond slow... and since I'm almost out the door, I'm not exactly in high demand for any new projects that come up. So I'm really just killing time. I guess I should try to enjoy the enforced periods of "sitting around doing nothing" since I'm pretty sure the Little Monster will be putting an end to those opportunities soon!

Speaking of the Little Monster, I ran out of subway-knitting, so I cast on for some thumbless mittens (on the advice of a mom at Late Night last week). I'll probably finish up the 3 pairs of thumbless mittens before I finish up the commuting, so I'm thinking I'll make matching pairs of socks and have 3 little sets (awwwwwwwwwwwww).

And the Little Monster itself? Definitely in the middle of a growth spurt. I feel more and more like I've got a basketball full of sand strapped to my stomach!

Over the weekend, S had the great idea to build a box to hold the plastic drawers we're using as a dresser for the Little Monster. So we headed out to buy wood, paint, and screws, and by the end of the weekend had this:

We figure that once we're done with the crib and get the Little Monster some real bedroom furniture, we can put shelves or doors on the box and use it as a toy chest or something. It's nothing fancy, but it makes a big difference! Plus, it gives us a great surface to use for drinks etc... while sitting in the rocking chair.

And the rocking chair? It's gotten the "cricket seal of approval."

Abby, on the other hand, prefers a slightly warmer mattress that is capable of giving the occasional belly-rub...

They slept like that for over an hour the other night. Awwwwww!



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