Wow. Sorry for disappearing from the world of blogland! I have been super busy with life and baby stuff, that I haven't had time to squeeze in a post that I thought was "blog worthy". So, I guess this will be more of a "life update" post.
I have been (sporadically!) making miniatures, although in the past few weeks, that has been put on hold. (I'll explain why soon!) I have been almost done with one scene for over a year now... and it's still that way- almost done. Anyone hungry for some freshly baked, warm muffins with creamy butter?
Baby Domer is growing quite nicely! I am at 24 weeks this Tuesday and in no time at all, I will be entering the third trimester. Ahhh!
We found out Baby Domer is a girl! I have picked the first name of Selah (pronounced "Say-lah"). It is a Hebrew word that is found in Psalms. There are many conjectured meanings but it basically means to take a pause or rest when reading/singing. Todd is "in charge" (with my approval, of course!) with picking a middle name. He has a couple weeks before his deadline is up!
More baby stuff! Our nursery is coming along. You can see what the room looked like before, here. The room was my studio (hence the pause in making art and minis!) and over the past few months has been cleaned out for Baby Selah! All of my stuff is piled in our 300-ish square foot living room/dining room combo downstairs. Yikes! It seriously stresses me out every time I walk into the house and see great piles of stuff.
Less stressful news- spring has finally arrived! My garden is starting to bloom... along with the massive amounts of weeds. I spent one day pulling weeds and I am pretty certain that I also pulled flowers and plants up too. (I really can't tell the difference sometimes!) Whoops.
The first blooms of the season were Mounding Georgia Blue Speedwell (left) and Periwinkle Vinca Minor Groundcover (right). I had Mounding/Creeping Blue Phlox planted... and it should be blooming but I can't find it! I think it was one of those "weeds" I pulled up...
And my Daffodils were acting really weird. For the past two years, they wouldn't bloom! This year, they had blooms that were about to open but they took forever to actually bloom. They finally decided to bloom just when all my neighbors' Daffodils were starting to die off. I guess I just have persnickety Daffodils!
And in more life-news-events, my brother-in-law, Tony, passed away on Monday, March 30th, 2015 of a massive heart attack. He was only 35 years old and has a young wife, Tiffinie, and two children, Skylar (age 8) and Sylas (age 6). This has been a really rough time for my in-laws and husband, and of course, Tony's immediate family. You can read more about what happened and how to help here.
And then on top of that, the following week, Todd lost his job. Needless to say, it's been pretty rough around here! One positive of the job loss is that Todd can focus on processing his grief at this time... and on preparing the house for Baby Selah!
Hope to have more interesting and informative posts on a regular basis coming soon!
Happy Spring Everyone!