Friday, February 18, 2011

Starting to Look Like a Nursery...

Now that my critical event has passed at work, I can get back to normal activities, like... oh.... life.  So today was a productive day of productivity here on Pine Hill.  Devin and Kathleen are in town this weekend for a visit (yay!) and so we enlisted their help to haul some furniture around.  (Yes... makes you want to come visit us, doesn't it??)

So we (and by "we" I of course mean Travis and Devin) hauled the Beast of an armoire up to the future nursery (baby closet!).  I should have taken pictures of this operation, it was so impressive, but went off quickly without a hitch.  Good job, manly men.  Then, Kathleen and I left the manly men to put together the crib while we made cranberry-pecan muffins.  Sadly, I have no pictures of the muffins (which were delicious, btw).  Happily, I do have pictures of the nursery-in-progress.  Now with crib!!!  It's like there's actually a baby coming here soon!!

Armoire Beast and crib (yay!)

Changing-table-to-be -- needs a pad

To finish off the furniture we have so far, we set up the glider on the "see the gorgeous mountain view out the window" platform.  *sigh*  It's going to be a retreat.

In other news, Travis's "man cave" office, recently relocated to the main floor, is coming along swimmingly.  And we have restacked wood by the house after nearly depleting it during the recent cold/snow.

Now we just need some decor-power in that nursery!  (Mom?)

Oh yeah, here's a nice shot of my 28wk belly (last week).  I think it's starting to look like a pretty pregnant belly now!  Hooray, third trimester!

ETA: Just kidding.  Couldn't resist the muffin picture...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pizza Rebellion

My husband is away flying this weekend.  After I got my Jeep stuck on the driveway yesterday afternoon, it snowed another 12 inches overnight/this morning.  The sun came out for about an hour this afternoon, and now it's snowing again.  My Jeep looks like an igloo -- a Jeep-sized snowpile about halfway down the hill.  I think it's safe to say that I am stuck here. Unfortunately that means that my Super Bowl party plans - hanging out with Shena and Josh, eating potato skins, and watching the game on the big screen - are pretty much cancelled.  Boo!

In rebellion, I made my own pizza.  The whole thing is from scratch.  I made the crust this morning, and I didn't have anything resembling pizza sauce, so I made my own by draining some crushed tomatoes, and mixing with some spices.  I am totally impressed with myself.

On the left is mushroom, red pepper, spinach, mozzarella, and Parmesan.  On the right is mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella, and feta.

Here's a closer look: 

I know you are jealous.  I'd invite you to come over, but we have 12 inches of snow on the ground... and counting.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's cold.

That ain't including windchill, folks:

And a science experiment.  Observe:

Edit: The temperature dropped to a low of -27degF the following morning.