Friday, September 12, 2008

This and That

My mom is home. YAY! I did survive her being on vacation for two weeks, but I'm glad she's back. I managed ok without the extra help during the weekdays, but I never got used to being so constrained. Maybe if given more time, I would have ventured out regardless. I wasn't completely home-bound, but I certainly went out less than usual. Chichi just isn't the type of baby to be content in her stroller for long periods of time, so I couldn't visualize us all hitting a book store or coffee shop, or any place where I need to keep Pumpkin on good behaviour while trying to keep Chichi happy at the same time. Even walks are iffy. Ma has a five week vacation coming up in a couple of months, so chances are that I'll get out there on my own eventually, screaming kids and all.

So after hanging around my own house and yard this week, I discovered that we have to move. We have a garden in the back yard that I have never tended to so it has become a haven for whatever wants to live in weeds and ground cover. Yesterday Pumpkin was jumping around in there and came out running towards me shouting, "That's a nice snake!" Huh? Snake? I went over to take a peak and saw not one but two snakes slithering away from Pumpkin's footprints. One of them was about two feet long! Maybe this isn't creeping you out the way it creeps me out, but I'm not lovin' sharing my space with things that slither. I think I did the wrong thing and told Pumpkin not to go back into that area because snakes bite. Now she will probably have a phobia, but isn't it useful to be afraid of snakes?

In renovation news, don't take my lack of reporting about it to mean that it isn't happening. After Chichi was born, everyone slowed down since meeting the baby deadline was no longer a concern. The wheels also fell of a little when the plastering was contracted out to hubby's friends instead of someone who does plastering for a living. There were a lot of touch-ups and repairs that are sort of finished. Now the carpenter has done his part, and I will be able to see the light at the end if the electricians show up this week. Get it? Light? Electricians? We are officially in the home-stretch. I don't want to post any photos now as I'm saving myself for the finished product. We're actually going to get to use our family room before 2009!

Hmmmmm, I'm racking my brain for something to post about but when you don't go out or watch anything but the Treehouse channel for a week, the pickings are kinda slim.

6 comments:

motherbumper said...

Ugh - housebound sucks and I'm glad your mom is back.

As for snakes, I'd freak and possibly do the same. I think a fear of snakes is totally acceptable but you do realize she just found one of your weaknesses, right? Let's hope Pumpkin doesn't use it against you.

Mamalooper said...

"Get it? Light? electricians?" You're killing me...heh...

Chichi sounds similar to Monkeygirl - when she was a baby there was no lingering at the coffee place with her in the bucket or even my lap. I remember thinking in my sleep-deprived brain, "I will NEVER go out again".

Snakes - CrAzY - who knew?

nomotherearth said...

I loath snake with every fibre of my being. I would be totally freaked out.

The Little Guy hates the stroller, but I eventually just decided to go out and let him scream. As soon as we get somewhere I try to take him out asap and hold him. Otherwise, I would be trapped. Trapped!

fzaltz said...

You might want to tell her that only some snakes bite. I suspect the ones in your garden don't. :)

Chantal said...

AHHHH SNAKES, I am not a snake person. Can't wait to see the final reno photos.

kgirl said...

Dove hated the stroller at first too, and she quickly got too heavy to be in the sling for long periods of time. I didn't care, as this mama needed to move.