Rainy Day. Again.

Rainy days always make me feel so gloomy. I think there is something in my DNA, which has hardwired me to feel sad on days when the sun doesn’t shine. My mom has the same issue. We are definitely sun-lovers in this family! But here’s something helps me smile:

So pretty! Close-up of my Mom's Day apron!

However, I have gotten a lot accomplished today and yesterday, so that’s good. I cleaned the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and laundry room. I have the third load of laundry going in the dryer, and lunch was a tremendous success. Even after much trepidation on my part, Hula Girl devoured her meal of pasta stars and cheese (like mac and cheese, but more astronomical) and sweet potato fries. All homemade. All delicious. I’ve decided I should stop offering her fruit at every meal, since she sometimes holds out on me and won’t eat anything else but her fruit. I think she’s getting to the age where I’m going to require her to finish everything she’s offered before asking for something different (as long as I know I’ve offered foods she doesn’t mind eating). We’ll see how things go. At least she tries everything I place in front of her. That’s really all I can ask right about now.

Naps are going just the same. She is still taking forever to fall asleep before each nap. I have tried lengthening the awake time between her naps. I have tried really tiring her out. I have tried putting her down at the “normal” time. I have tried getting her up late, on time, and early from her first nap. Guess it’s just a phase. At least she still sleeps the full nap length once she finally sleeps. (I know I keep bringing this up day after day, but it really bugs me that she acts all tired but then gets in there just to chat with herself for up to an hour!)

Can I just say I love being a mom? Really, truly, honestly, wholeheartedly, absolutely love being a mom. Seriously, it’s the best job I’ve ever had. And even if it weren’t a full-time job, I’d volunteer full-time just because it is simply that awesome.

*Side note: Hula Girl just fell over in her crib, whacked her head on something, and is whimpering like a puppy. If only she’d just go to sleep!!!

Lately I have been really into reading blogs about mommyhood, crafting, and DIY shabby chic/cottage stuff. I cannot cannot cannot wait to have a house of our own so that I can decorate it. I have a feeling that that lovely robin’s egg shell color will show up as a unifying color throughout my future home. And I can’t wait to host many of you in our home for dinners, games, tea and coffee, holidays, and visits.

I’m going to start getting ready for when we have a house to decorate by redoing our kitchen/dining room set. It’s a set we purchased from some friends of my parents’ when they were moving to England. It’s lovely, but it’s not really our style and color. My plans are to paint it antique white, distress it a bit, and put pink and white fabric on the chair pads. I’ll be lining the drawers with pages from an old novel or with old wallpaper.

The end product will be something we can use in our future kitchen/dining area. I plan to have my kitchen pink and white to match my grandmother’s china, which we’ll use every day. It’s lovely. I suppose the kitchen might be a place you won’t find robin’s egg blue.

I can’t wait to share the photos of the table redo! I’ll be tackling the project in the middle of June. If all goes well, wait ’til you see our bedroom set redo! 🙂


  1. Carol said,

    May 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love that you love being a Mom!

    • May 18, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks! I’m sure glad I do… otherwise this would be a really trying time in my life!

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