1. It’s been a doozy of a week.
A therapist friend on Facebook reminded me that having guilt over not being affected doesn’t help us love, rebuild or lend a hand. Having gratitude that you weren’t affected helps us do that. So I’m focusing on gratitude so I can be in a better place to serve others.
I really would like to do some manual labor. I grew up mowing lawns and building fences and enjoy working with my hands and sweating. It’s hard not to be able to go help Andrew pull out sheetrock / carpet in people’s homes…but I don’t think that’d be best for my 30wk pregnant self. Andrew says the flooded houses are pretty stinky and you constantly breathe in crap. Yesterday Andrew went and fueled up with a donut breakfast and then just drove around our neighborhood all day looking for people to help. Whenever he saw someone ripping out sheetrock / carpet / flooring from their flooded home he stopped and helped with whatever he could for a couple hours…then moved on to the next house. All of the work he did yesterday was within a mile radius of our home. So close.
There are a bunch of other ways I can be helpful and I just need to be patient. I’m signed up on Saturday/Sunday/Monday to babysit kids at our church while their parent’s do demo on their flooded homes. I can sit around and play with kiddos. Sign me up!
2. Last night we went and got dessert at Fat Cat Creamery.
They had a new softserve flavor, condensed milk, that I was excited to try. I honestly think Chick-fil-a’s softserve is da best ever, but I really like the texture of Fat Cat’s softserve and they always serve such fun flavors that I love trying. Each new flavor sticks around for a month or two before they change it, so you gotta try it while you can!
3. Maternity dress recommendations
I’m in the market for a new maternity dress for an upcoming baby shower. Any of my mom’s or mom’s-2-be have any maternity brands you’d recommend? I think I like the below dress, but the side boob area looks a little to revealing for me. I’m still looking and would love your recommendations!
4. New nursery idea.
I’m loving this half moon shape painted on the wall via @apartmenttherapy. One of my favorite things last year was getting featured on apartment therapy. I went to get the link to that post last night and saw there were 25ish comments on the post. Andrew and I had a good laugh reading through them and hearing people’s thoughts. In my defense…the drawers/cabinets before weren’t functional (the drawers were not on a track and was just a box crammed into a hole) and I love our IKEA drawers/cabinets a million times more.
Anyways. Like the below, I’m thinking about painting a gold half moon on the wall the crib will be against in the nursery. And when I say “me,” I mean Andrew. He is excellent at painting and projects that require being precise.
5. Favorite quote I saw this week.
(notice my battery percentage. always on 1% lol.)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend<3
Any fun plans? I could use some positivity with all this flooding news, so I’d love to hear what you’re up to.