Feline Friday: Litter nose

Feline Friday: Litter nose

Pixel has developed this condition where she leaves the litter box with her nose covered with that white, nasty litter. It’s been a challenge to capture it, but here we have a light scattering of litter nose (which looks like she might have another problem). I will try to get a full litter nose on camera soon.

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 28-29

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 28-29

The good times continue! I have continued to feel really good the first two weeks of my third trimester. I’ve been able to keep exercising, a normal diet and even a little work around the house. Nate and I have been working on finishing the bedroom closet project so I can finally get my clothes out of the baby’s room. In the meantime, Nate’s refreshed the paint in the nursery while I finished up our baby registry.

Watch my vlog below for all the details.

Highlights of Weeks 28-29

  • Found out I have a case of pregnancy gingivitis at my regularly scheduled dental cleaning.
  • Started flossing daily again.
  • Learning to deal with my belly as an obstacle.
  • Still enjoying exercising daily. My current goal is a morning walk three times a week and weights two times a week. Sometimes I use kettlebells on my weights days.
  • I also got out my exercise ball so I can begin using it at night while watching TV.
  • Finished our baby registry after researching the MILLIONS of options out there.
  • Decided on a neutral yellow, grey and teal baby room color scheme (expect more on this soon!)
  • Still getting annoying nosebleeds almost daily.
  • Found a maternity dress that I can hopefully wear to a wedding right before baby and a month post
  • Collecting some reference books on labor & delivery, breastfeeding and sleep habits (see video above with more info).

Thinking about

  • All the information I am reading and trying not to get overwhelmed.
  • This baby name database.
  • Getting some new slide-on sandals for these last few months that would be appropriate for work and play.
  • Maternity leave & our child care options.
  • Putting a list of “freezer” meals together for those first few weeks.
  • Planting our summer vegetable garden that we will be able to enjoy with the wee one.
  • Having a nice cold beer after the little one comes. And BBQ oysters from Fishetarian in Bodega Bay.
  • Fascia decisions

    Project Roof: Roof completed

    Before refinancing the house, we have a list of projects we want completed. Obviously, the prison bath and bedroom closet projects need to be completed, but we have also have scheduled our house to be painted. You may recall that we ran out of time to paint the fascia after the roof was put in. It was too wet and honestly Nate and I were too tired to even consider taking it on ourselves.

    At first, we were just going to contract our fascia and soffits to be painted, but the quote for having the whole house done was not that much more money, so we decided to get to just get the whole house done.

    Front of the House

    We are sticking with our same celery green, white and grey color combination. Last time around, we painted the fascia grey, but we are now contemplating painting them white to make them pop against the green walls.

    Here’s a Photoshop representation of the two choices.

    Fascia painted white

    I really like the white, but am worried it is going to become stained over time.

    Fascia painted grey

    The grey isn’t bad, but it certainly doesn’t pop like the white.

    So which one should I go with? The conservative grey option or just throw caution to the wind and select the white?

    Painting isn’t going to happen for at least a couple of weeks so I have some time to make a final decision.

    I also need to prune our fruit trees and flower beds before it starts which means harvesting all my kumquat and lemons. Expect some Instagram photos of the process, especially the fruit juicing stage which is a time suck but totally worth it. I am hoping to get it done this week to be done with it.