I’m So Productive

What She Wore: bright green, empire-waist, v-neck shirt with a white and navy blue stripe under the bust; dark wash blue jean capris; navy and white striped espadrilles. These weren’t the most practical shoes for a trip to the hospital, but dammit I was felt like wearing something cute.

What She Ate: Serrano’s Salsa Company for lunch. Enchiladas, of course. Stouffer’s turkey and stuffing for dinner.

Now that we’ve finished with the yucky medicine, Charlie is back on the doctor circuit. Today we had a ultrasound done of his kidneys and next week we’ll visit the nephrologist and see how they’re looking. Wednesday we meet with the pediatric physiatrist, and I still have to schedule appointments with his neurologist and opthamologist. I also want to set up an appointment with a new neurosurgeon because I hate that he is currently being seen by whoever is available at the current location. I’ve gotten a recommendation and I’m going to go ahead and see someone at a different hospital.
But this is practical stuff and who cares about all that when there’s fluff to worry about?
I bought a new rug for my entryway. It’s not at all what I was looking for, but the Middle Eastern man who sold it to me convinced me to try it, and I’m glad he did. It’s not my usual colors, but I think it looks good and I’ve already found out that it hides dog vomit excellently. This is good because my nervous puppy has a tendency to yak whenever things get too exciting. And by exciting I mean that someone turned on the vacuum cleaner. I wish I was kidding about this.

I also made some decisions about my dining room chairs although I haven’t actually made a lot of progress. I put both of the chairs I like around the kitchen table and it became pretty clear that we were going to have to go with the cane backs. They were just so much more comfortable. I found this super-cool fabric and so far I’ve managed to halfway cover one cushion. I’ve run out of upholstery staples and it’s a half-hour drive to Hobby Lobby, so the project is at a stand-still in the meantime. I think I’m going to leave the chair the wood color because it looks good in the room, but I am considering gilding the little shell at the top.

I’ve also decided that the theme for Charlie’s first birthday will be Pigs. This might sound a little crazy, but hear me out. Charlie was born in the year of the pig. He was also born in Arkansas, which is the home of the Razorbacks (a mean pig). This is a state where calling the hogs is considered De rigour when people visit from out of town. Honestly, I found it a little scary (500 people screaming “pig soie!” at a teacher’s conference would scare anyone), but I’m from the South so obsessions with SEC teams is something I’m familiar with.

So back to the party. I’m thinking BBQ, pigs in a blanket, bandannas, etc. Kind of a farm thing with a focus on pigs. I’ll give you all the cheesy updates as I come up with stuff.

So there you go. Not so much doing, but a lot of planning, and frankly, that’s a lot more fun than housework.
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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I think the pig theme is cute!! Take lots o pix.
    Nice rug! I’m up for anything that hides pet yack.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i love the rug…

    and Charlie is looking quite cut and happy…

    *~* :o) everyone smiles in the same language… :o) *~*

  3. Leucantha` says:

    I love pigs, that sounds cute.

    The rug is cool looking too.


  4. I like the rug.

    And the pig theme is totally cute, what a good idea!!

    And thanks for the comment, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who’s been ditched by a friend. I am going to basically tell her what you told hers.

  5. Small Town Girl says:

    I like the rug! Unusual, but not too out there.

    The pig theme is super cute. You could get pig noses for the kids to wear. That would be fun!

  6. I love the pig party idea. My head took off with barnyard thoughts, but that’s really not the same thing is it?
    I can really appreciate the color of your rug–we pick out everything in our house according to how bad dog hair, dog pee, or dirt will show up on it. And I’d have a real problem with my dogs freaking out over the vacuum cleaner. I’d probably beat them with it.

  7. Oh P.S. The name of the club is Seville Quarter. It’s in downtown Pensacola–I’m not sure how long it’s been there but you might know it–there’s like 7 different rooms but a lot of people remember Rosie O’Grady’s Piano Bar with the dueling pianos.

  8. gosh it took me awhile, but I think I’m all caught up now.

    Charlie is such a handsome little guy….I’m lovin’ the pictures.


  9. I’m definitely going to have a lot of barnyard stuff. I’m just going to make sure that pigs are front and center. I husband is seriously jonsin’ to roast a pig, but it think that’s a little gross. Maybe we’ll do pulled pork with BBQ sauce. Feel free to share any ideas that pop into your head.

  10. I LOVE that rug!!! It would look great in my house…jealous!

    And the fabric for your chairs…very nice!!

    Pigs are cute. Charlie is cute. Cute party, cute kid. Oink oink…

  11. hi there! i just found your blog through holland and eden’s. i am mom to a toddler terror, who joined our family through the blessing of adoption. i do a couple of other things too, but being mom is pretty much IT for me nowadays :)

    your son is just a cutie! he reminds me of mine when he was that age – all chubby and squeezable.

    just love the pig theme – my kid’s first birthday was “the dog” – so i get it…

    all the best to you and your family!

  12. Hi Ani! I am looking forward to those toddler terror days! I suspect they’re a lot of fun.

  13. The pig theme is great! I love your idea about the pulled pork sandwiches, too! Yum! Don’t forget to have pin the tail on the…pig! :o)

  14. Nadine Hightower says:

    love the pig theme!!

    and I love the fabric for the chairs…red leopard!! Woo hoo!!

  15. I love the pig theme, absolutely cute!!

    I would totally do pulled pork sandwiches, too. I love them. I serve them to Jeff a couple times a week. Or ribs. That would be good, too.

    I bet you could totally do the cutest cake or cupcakes.


  16. Haz Bien says:

    SO adorable! I love it. Are you a baker? I’m picturing a super cute pig face cake. Maybe there would be some cute ones on Google Images? Also the pun “pig out” comes to mind… but maybe that’s only because that’s all I’ve seemed to be doing over Spring Break… ha.