Hello dearest readers! I hope you all are well, and enjoying your November weather so far… I know I am (except my skin is not… it’s very, very dry… I think nugget is sucking up all of my moisture)! This week, Nick and I bring you news from the Cainade House… or “carnage” house I should say. Yes, we decided to demolish our kitchen, dining room, and mudroom in the middle of our pregnancy, all in the name of needing a dishwasher.
We are so freaking excited for the finished product!!! BUT – the hard part is being patient. Getting a new kitchen is like… a 10 part process. We needed new cabinets, new counter tops, new appliances, new floors, a new sink, new lights, etc… and it will take about 3 to 4 weeks until everything is complete. Let me tell you what… having no stove and no sink will really teach you just how “thrifty” you have to be in the house in order to feed yourself (including doing dishes in the bathtub. It has been an adventure thus far, and I have the pictures to prove it!
Being patient when it comes to my kitchen is a pretty good lesson in being patient when in comes to waiting for nugget. It is crazy to think that I am almost halfway through this pregnancy, and with each new day, I want it to be April 25th more and more. I took my first prenatal yoga class this week, and it was magical. I am hoping that will really help with the learning to “wait” part (and the relaxation part). One thing that has helped this week in my “I need it NOW” phase, is that we finished nugget’s nursery. We added crown molding to the ceiling, put in new blinds, new curtains, and a new rug. The crib and changing station still need to be assembled, but we will do that soon enough!
One thing that has been on my mind the past few days has kept me humble, grateful, and beyond blessed for the life that I live. In the midst of our home/nursery renovations, as we prepare a safe, warm place for our baby to sleep, some terrible things have happened in our world. Attacks on humanity in more places than just Paris leave me wondering things like, “how will I explain to my child why such evil exists in our world?” and “how will I protect my baby from these things?”
I don’t have the answer to those questions yet. I don’t know if I ever will. It’s just something I think about, especially in times like these. I can’t help but thank my lucky stars that I am here today, with a husband whom I love more than life itself, friends who support me day in and day out, and a family that I can lean on whenever I need. A lot of people around the world lost that this past weekend, and I do not take that thought lightly. ❤