Wow. I got schooled in that last poll, didn’t I? I mean, it wasn’t even a fair fight at all. Just goes to show you: Let the Internet settle your marital disagreements.
I wish I had more to say at the moment, but unfortunately every time I open my mouth the only thing that comes out is either “Baby!” or “Offbeat Mama!” or “Windows!” because that’s pretty much the majority of what I’m thinking about at any given moment. Baby because, well, duh. Offbeat Mama, which is the name of the new site I’m helping to launch, because we’re launching next week and I’m juggling a whole heap of things to get that going. Windows because we’re getting ours replaced.
I’m actually pretty darn tickled about getting our windows replaced. Our house has two kinds of windows: vinyl and aluminum frame. The vinyl windows are newer and work great. The aluminum ones? Not so much.
They’re as old as the house and you can certainly tell. They leak heat like a sieve during the winter, and let it come pouring in during the summer. The winter is the worst though, because they collect condensed water and then it pools on the window sills and I have to mop it up every morning to prevent it from dripping onto the carpet. All that moisture eventually leads to mold growth, so every week during the winter I have to disinfect and clean out our window tracts. Just so you know, winter in Washington? Lasts a long frigging time.
Adding insult to injury, the seal on the windows in our bedroom broke and now there are little white spots on the insides of the panes of glass. This means we can no longer see through the windows in our bedroom. Super fancy nice, huh?
Wes’ brother is an excellent contractor, so he’s going to replace our windows when his schedule clears up. Not only will this save us buckets of money on our heating bill this winter, it’ll update the heck out of our house and enable us to see clearly through our bedroom windows.
I’m excited about these things, but what I’m most excited about is the prospect of bringing Squishy home in February (the deep, dark depth of winter) and being able to keep the house warm enough. Also, being able to put the baby to sleep in his/her bassinet next to a window that doesn’t grow mold? That tickles me too.
Now, as for Offbeat Mama. I’m really excited about that too. Ariel and I have been working on it all summer and the official launch is on Monday. But. If you want to, you can come sneak a peek extra early-like. You just need the login / password, which are: mamasays / timeforbed
The site is really fun already. It’s basically an online community where offbeat parents don’t have to apologize for being who they are and where we can all collectively ooh and ahh over one another’s adorable progeny without wondering whether someone’s judging us for whatever decision they think is weird/wrong/whatever.
So yeah. Come check it out, at the very least so you can see the adorable shoes I blogged about last week :)
PS: A new belly pic is coming up tomorrow! I’ve decided I’d like to do those every two weeks, so we’ll see if I can keep it up!