Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Rhode Island Weekend

Misquamicut Beach, originally uploaded by hobocampcrafts.

Friday I picked Z up at the train in Tarrytown and we headed to New England. We always hit traffic, but managed to get to Rhode Island before 10 after stopping at our favorite veggie diner for dinner.

Going up for a visit always feels like a mini vacation. We go out to eat, visit shops with abandon and basically do things on a whim. It's kinda refreshing and fun! Saturday my tummy was acting up, but I encouraged everyone to go about their plans. Zach went with his mom to a local knitting shop, where they were having a $20-a-bag sale. They came home with the majority of yarn for me! Some wool-blends, acrylics and super-soft yellows and pinks -- perfect for baby stuff.

I'm almost finished with the scarf I'm making for the baby. I don't do complex patterns -- who am I kidding, I hardly do any patterns! My brain functions better when I can create, but leave actual room for the creativity!

While everyone was bustling around, I sat in the back yard, listening to music and knitting. I also got bit by something. I thought it was a mosquito, but now my finger has blown up to 2x the size! So I'm trying not to itch, but I can't wear my wedding bands and I look like lobster girl. Oh, how I won't miss the bugs of summer -- dang things!

This week I have a midwife appointment and a bunch of custom orders to fill. The last week has been pretty busy in HoboLand -- Yay!
All at once my packages have arrived. Prenatal yoga, angel milk protein mix, IBS books and I'm waiting on one other vegetarian & pregnancy diet/whole food book.

We picked out fabric in bright yellow with white polka dots, and I'm going to make curtains to go all around the changing table we inherited from my brother's kids. That way, you won't be able to see the unmatching baskets that will live there, housing onesies, diapies and other baby goodness.

Z made a good point about green. I wanted to use it for the curtains and as a main color in our bedroom, but we went with yellow. Our living room has a lot of grass green, which we love. So we'll do yellows and maybe black & white in the bedroom. We still need to get a crib and a million other things, but little by little it'll all come together.

- M


ThreadBeaur said...

What a nice weekend! The beach looks so inviting!

Christopher And Tia said...

I've never been to the ocean on the east coast. But it sure looks pretty.

I actually haven't been to the ocean since I got married 2 1/2 years ago. It used to be only 2 hours away, and now that I live in west central Tx, it seems untouchable. I'd love to go again someday soon, but I just don't see that happening.