This week has been arctically cold, with sub-zero temps reaching into the -20s with windchill. These are the types of weeks that I can usually be found under a pile of blankets, reading long into the day, being lazy and staying warm. But not this week. This week I have been a flurry of activity, as I take advantage of the weather forcing me to stay put, and I have been preparing our home for the baby that will be here before we know it. There is only so much I can do while my husband is at work, and the poor guy has been coming home to bags and boxes of items that I am donating, plastic containers full of things that need to go into storage, like my clothes that I can no longer wear, and boxes of books. I realized that I am going to need to cut my book collection down by at least half. I decided to have fun with it, and invited my reader friends over to check out the books for giveaway and to take what they want - they just need to bring their own bags. The forecast for tomorrow is like end of the world cold, so I hope some of them brave the temps for books! Pretty soon we will be getting the baby's room all ready for him~ I am so excited to see it all come together!
With all of this cold weather and snow, my bird feeders have been attracting a lot of attention. My good husband filled them for me yesterday, but I need to go out today before the temps drop to refill them again. My regular visitors include sparrows, bright colored cardinals, swiftly darting black capped chickadees, the tuxedo clad dark eyed juncos, and the occasional loud blue jay. I find it so peaceful to just watch them, from my warm spot on the couch, cup of tea in hand in the morning. I can't wait to introduce my son to the world of nature, and to look for birds with him. I figure if I can get him hooked when he is young I am set! Lol.
We also ordered our baby shower invites! The one pictured is the one we are using, although that is the sample from the Etsy store website. I highly recommend MyExpressionInvites if you are looking for invitations for a particular event. Turn around time for the design was less than 24 hours, and you can either choose to print them yourself or utilize the store's printing services. We chose to do it ourselves, as my husband works for a company that actually does mailings and printings, so we only paid for the invite, which was very reasonably priced! Our shower is going to be a wintry forest type theme as it is in February, and I thought this invite was perfect and adorable! Plus I just really love foxes.
I hope wherever today finds you that you are safe, warm and happy! Or safe, cool, and happy if that works better for you!