I haven't posted in a while. It's been a busy few months and I really haven't moved forward with any home projects worth sharing. I turned 39 on Friday and I remembered that I wanted to document my birthday wish lists so I'm vowing to start up again beginning with this year's wishes.
I looked at last year's list and realized that over the year I acquired 6 out of the 10 things. Not bad right? Item #9, the Flor carpet tiles were my gift for this birthday. Like every other project in this house it spurred another project which I'll talk about later. Who knew just simply putting carpet tiles down could cause more home destruction?
So, this year, this is what I want:
- Gravel for front yard landscaping
- More plants for front yard landscaping
- Steel edging
- Galvanized tank (smallish) for an outdoor water fountain and fish tank.
- Two more sculptural trees (can't think of their names but Dave calls them Dr. Seuss trees)
- Paid labor to help me tear out the front lawn
- Acapulco chairs for our back patio
- Time with a power washer
- Newly painted house
- Time with a table saw
For me personally, there's only one thing I want: a baby. Last July I posted that I was pregnant. I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks. I never wrote about it because that was the third and last miscarriage of the year. We decided to take a break after the loss. It affected us all quite heavily and I just didn't feel like writing on the subject. We're trying again but I'm also starting to accept what God and the universe have given me. I have a daughter whose quite amazing; not just by my standards (of course) but by every teacher, doctor, friend and stranger who meet her. I'm starting to think of all the benefits of having just one child. More money for home projects. More travel. Better wardrobe, better everything. However, in my heart of hearts I'd like one more; for me, for my daughter and for my husband.
I use to think women who tried to have children at 40 were nuts. Well, I have two months before I end up delivering at 40 and I'll have to eat my words. I should have known better. Never say never.
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