Friday, January 15, 2010

15 weeks

until we move! No, I'm not going to give away my "due date."

This morning when I woke up and cuddled with McKay I told him, "15 weeks until we move!"

"That makes it feel like it's a lot sooner."

"Yeah. We'll move to California and be able to recycle!"


Environmental pillow talk. Hot stuff, I tell you.

I do recycle here in Provo, but we're very limited on what we can recycle. In California, we can recycle pretty much everything- even glass and get money back for it! In fact, we've been saving our glass jars for the past year so we can take them out to California with us. Happy day!

Other moving thoughts:

  • I need to start deep cleaning the house now so it'll be easier come April.
  • I need to continue going through our stuff and getting rid of it. I've already whittled Margaret's bath toys down to 2- mostly for health reasons, but also so we have less to move. Yesterday I got rid of some old lotions, body sprays, etc. that have chemicals I don't want in the house.
  • How much dry ice will we need to transport the placenta?
  • I'd like to make McKay a T-shirt quilt before the move because I am not bringing all those shirts with us. Need to learn how to do that.
  • I need to plan meals to use up some of our less-used non-food storage food products. Like 2 pounds of powdered sugar. What the heck do we need that for?
  • I wish it were possible to find an apartment out there before April. Unfortunately the listings are all "Move in today!" instead of "We need someone for May 1." It would be nice to know we have a place to live.
And Friday Fill-ins!

1. The lesson I learned yesterday was I'm psychic, apparently.
2. Weddings are where friends and family meet.
3. All these years and I still haven't broken my nail biting habit.
4. I was carrying Margaret on my hip when I arrived.
5. The truth is I want to be left alone sometimes.
6. The impatience is what I remember most from that day.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to pizza night, tomorrow my plans include a haircut by my newly engaged cousin-in-law, Tash (congrats!) and Sunday, I want to bake bread!


  1. I made a t-shirt quilt out of Toby's old clothes. It's really easy. If you wanted to come over sometime I would entertain Margaret and Toby and you could use my rotary cutter/quilting mat/sewing machine. Just let me know!

  2. There is a lot of crafty I want to have done; things I don't want to get rid of (or that no one would want but me and I'd have to throw away) but can't justify storing either.

    I've realized there were some things I just had to let go of to be realistic.

    You have more time than I gave myself though. Better get crackin' before you have to start widdling down your craft list too!

  3. Really nice fill-in. I still have nail biting moments too.

  4. Totally off topic, but I was just thinking of something that I thought you'd get a kick out of.

    The chapel in the Cardston temple has a mural that depicts, among the crowd of people in the image, about 3 nursing moms {and none are covered with a blanket}.

  5. I made a T-shirt quilt, too. It is the warmest blanket in our house and we put it on our bed. I just winged it, though. I didn't use the special quilting pizza cutter dohicky.

  6. My mom took a class on t-shirt quilting and their trick was to add an iron-on backing to the t-shirt material to make it easier to work with.

  7. Really?! No one has commented on the placenta?!
    What are you planning on doing with the placenta? Why are you keeping it? To me it is kind of like the
    2lbs. of powdered sugar..."What the heck do we need that for?"

  8. You're in Provo?! Let's have lunch before you move! Seriously, I haven't posted here before but I love your blog and have decided to give ECing a try because of one of your posts :)

  9. LOL - you need to get rid of stuff to have less to move to Cali, but you're hoarding glass bottles to take purely to recycle them?!

    If you don't get to that tee shirt quilt, I will very gladly remove the load from your burden! I'm in major need of scrap fabrics right now, including any tee shirts, for various purposes.

    I did make a small quilt recently from Kayli's old stained up onesies. The stained portions became washies (cloth wipes) and the good parts became squares for a quilt. I hand stitched mine for fear of the stretchy knit and the sewing machine... the iron on stuff sounds like it might be helpful.


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