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I'm in a funk.

I still just don’t feel good in general.  It sucks.  And I don’t want this to turn into a complaints-only blog, so I just haven’t been writing.  Plus, I don’t seem to have much to write about.  Nothing exceptionally good has happened, nor anything exceptionally bad.  We’re just going about our day-to-day lives…

The baby is kicking regularly now, and I feel lots of movement.  I’m convinced now that I was actually feeling movement early on.  I wasn’t sure if it was baby or gas…it’s hard to tell at first!  I figured surely no baby moved that much…it must be gas.  But (s)he does move quite a bit, so I guess it was him/her the whole time!  Not that it doesn’t suck to still be sick and to still have headaches and to still be ache-y all over…but there is some instant gratification that comes with feeling the little sucker move about!

I’m really starting to get excited about the new house.  Living with my parents hasn’t been bad at all.  Quite the opposite, really!  It’s been nice to have extra sets of hands to help out with the kiddos, especially on those days I feel extra crappy.  But it will be nice to have more room.  I’m sick of tripping over trucks and dolls and books and puzzles.  Oh, wait!  I trip over trucks and dolls and books and puzzles no matter where we live.  But at least I’ll be tripping over them in my own space.  And the kids won’t have to share a bed anymore(bedtime’s the only thing that’s been a bit of a pain since we’ve been here)!

Anyway, I stopped by the new housethe other day to take a look around.  It’s been a while since I’d actually seen it, so I needed to figure out sizes and colors and such-that way I can get furniture ready.  I love picking out all the new furniture and paint colors and accessories!  For our bedroom(which up until now has been a hodge-podge of stuff), I found some stuff from IKEA that I like.  It’s nothing fancy.  As a matter of fact it’s fairly plain.  But Marshall and I both like it and it will look great with the quilt I already have and love, so we’re going to make a pilgrimage and pick it all up.  While we’re there we’re also going to look at living room furniture.  I think I like the Ektorp leather furniture, but I want to see it and feel it before I make a decision.  We’re pretty settled on getting leather this time, but I’m pretty picky about how soft it has to be.  None of this stick-to-your-legs-like-in-a-car leather.  Yuck!

The kids are excited about all the new stuff for their bedrooms, too.  We’re going to paint Tucker’s room blue and instead of a chair rail, I’m going to paint a race track out of black chalk paint.  His bedspread is a red car quilt, and it has a cute little steering wheel pillow.  Emmie has a typical little girl room.  I had originally planned on doing red and black ladybug stuff.  But the room is already pink(which she likes much more than I do), so I went with that instead.  I found a daisy quilt at Target which is much cuter in person than in the picture.  It’s got a ton of colors: pink, purple, yellow, green.  She was a little pissy that Tucker got a pillow and she didn’t.  But they didn’t have one…so I went today and found one at Kmart of all places!  It’s a butterfly…to me it has a scary face, but she likes it and it was cheap.  So now we’re all happy!

Just so you can see what I’m thinking(scary, I know), I put together a slide show of the things I’ve either bought or I’m planning to buy.  Let me know what you think. 

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