Friday, February 01, 2008

think inside the box

Well, folks - it's been a busy week, and apparently I've been slacking in my bloggie responsibilities. Between some evening commitments and finishing up my final days at work, I've been neglecting my poor little blog. Sincere apologies are extended to all (three of you) who read this.
First - no, there is no Baby B on the scene yet. Still very much pregnant.
Second - today is my first official day as a stay-at-home-mama. I must say - while the baby is still in utero - this staying-at-home thing ain't so bad. :) We went to the doctor this morning, made some cranberry-orange muffins, had lunch with friends, and I've gotten a pedicure, watched a little TV, started the dishwasher and done some organizing this afternoon. It feels good to be at home.
Third - the picture. Wednesday night the UPS man climbed our steps with a package. This is not an unusual occurence these days, what with my manic online-shopping-to-prepare-for-Baby-B's-arrival, I think we've been getting a delivery pretty much every single day for the past millenium. But the box in question was rather large, and I hadn't ordered anything large.
Come to find out that my Aunt Val had coordinated with other members of the family (who live in IL and WI, at a minimum of 4-5 hours from here) to throw me a Surprise Baby Shower in a Box. Complete with goodies (muffins, gummi bears, tea & cider), gifts, games, prizes and a helium balloon. I was incredibly touched by my family's generosity and by the effort that went into the gesture. A very cool surprise, to be sure.
I think tomorrow will be a fairly quiet day, and then we're having a bunch of squirrelly ninth-graders over to "watch the Super Bowl." Really, it just means we'll have the TV on and a lot of food on the table. Should be fun.
That's our life in a nutshell. And I swear, I'll try to do better about posting regularly so that no one has to wonder.

6 thoughts:

Julie said...

I'm actually hoping for a phone call about baby-b's birth and not reading about it on your blog. Just so you know :)

It sounds like you had a wonderful fist day home. And your shower sounds fabulous! What a great idea!

Ashleigh said...

What a neat idea!! Do you have most of what you need?

You're almost there... I keep checking for news on here. ;)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I'm going to try to remember that. I was so glad to get up and see you had finaly blogged something .I was worried somthing was going on. You had not said that your last day was this week so........Enjoy this tiime.Your almost to the fun part.

MyBestInvest said...

Baby shower in a box - that's brilliant. You've got a very thoughtful family.

Congrats on becoming a SAHM. You guys have a great weekend.

Mary C said...

That is the cutest idea! I bet you felt so loved when you opened that up!

lu said...

As Katie's across-the-street neighbor I will attest to the fact that the brown UPS truck stops in and delivers a package almost daily the past couple of weeks!

Looking forward to Baby B's arrival!

God bless!