We finally have our new washing machine plugged in and working, and it has been such a pleasure to use it - amazing how much ease and comfort it brings to our lives. I'm so happy we've worked this out before the baby is here. Yesterday, caught by an adrenaline rush, I found myself hanging the laundry at 1:30 in the morning (!) - for some reason, I just couldn't sleep. Perhaps it's somehow connected to the fact that our baby was doing a very, very wild dance in Mom's tummy. :o)
And now, to some of my latest blog-reading finds...
My blog friend Jenny (known as "The Retro Housewife") opened a new blog where she talks about living with her recently diagnosed Celiac disease, and provides useful information and gluten-free recipes. Have a look.
A wonderful article about why "just staying at home" is so difficult in our generation.
"We don't have the management and multitasking skills to drive the household forward, and often wind up getting dragged behind a run-away mob of runny-nosed hooligans, maybe not every day, but often enough to lead to at least minor bouts of despair."
Simple Green Frugal Co-op - a lovely new blog about green living, sustainability, and making more on less. Highly recommended.
Just for fun: even while recovering from a c-section and an infection, Michelle has a sense of humor that makes everything seem much better. This one really cracked me up.
... "You're still crying? What's wrong, little baby? Do you have a diaper rash?"
*Moron! Do I need to draw a picture or something? I'm saying it loud and clear: GIMME MILK!* **Sigh** *This woman claims to be my mother but I'm starting to have some serious doubts. She doesn't exactly strike me as bright enough to be a mum...* "WAAAAAAAHHH!!"
Serena wrote an extensive user review on cloth diapers - lots of valuable information for new moms and moms-to-be. Worth checking out.
And if we're on the topic, here's a neat pattern for crocheted soakers.