Something lovely for me!

OrchidGuess what just arrived for me?  Ok, so the picture is a bit of a clue!  It’s a beautiful Orchid and it’s just for me!  The note says ‘for my wee painter’!  Aw… so my hubby really appreciates my work on the nursery shelves!  Completely unprompted flowers though – that’s a result!

I’m very chuffed!  Can you tell?

Not going to write any more other than to say I’ve just joined twitter!  So please follow me!  I’m off to have a look at what’s going on over there now!


Upstairs, Downstairs, DIY!

This post lacks focus – there are so many different things I want to say that I should probably split it into several posts, but I don’t want to!  I want it to be one post and I want it to be quite brief (because I have a short attention span, and am a bit pressed for time this week too!)

Nursery ShelvesSo, my wee ones nursery used to have two completely pointless cupboards in it – so narrow they weren’t any good at all!  They also had dark wooden doors that I felt darkened the room.  I took the decision to remove the doors and put shelves in!  As you can see from the photo the final result is great (well, I think it is!)  I now have 6 shelves where each cupboard was, and can put things for my wee one to play with on the lower shelves, while keeping things safely out of reach higher up.  I got a joiner to help put the shelves in but I did all the filling in of dodgy walls & painting myself and am quite proud of the final result!

Now, during the decorating period we moved her upstairs (we sleep downstairs) as I mentioned in a previous post.  I’ve always thought that when she is older we will move her upstairs, but have been a bit nervous about it when our room is downstairs.  I remember when we bought the house somebody saying that it was better to sleep on the same level as your wee ones and that we might find it a bit problematic that our bedrooms are split between downstairs and upstairs.  So I find myself in a bit of a quandary…

But… while she was upstairs I loved it!  She is a light sleeper and so she often wakes in the evening – but the whole time she was upstairs she slept all night long and there were no worries about her waking – we could stomp about as much as we wanted downstairs!  So rather than being excited about moving her back down into her newly decorated nursery, I do so with trepidation that I’m in for more tip-toeing around and worrying about waking her up!

What a fright – no lights!

Monitor Turned OffWe live downstairs and we sleep downstairs, so the baby monitor is rarely needed as any noises can be heard wherever we are.  However, I am currently doing some decorating in the Nursery (more on that in later blog entries I’m sure!) so the wee one is sleeping upstairs and the monitor is vital!  I’m checking it often, and even though I’ve checked it’s ok when I go to bed, just before I nod off I find myself quickly checking again!

So, you can imagine the shock I got when I looked last night and saw NO LIGHTS!  This was not a manufacturers fault either – it was pure human error… MY human error!  I hadn’t turned it on!

Over half an hour since she went to bed, and we had been ‘out of contact’ with her.  I rushed upstairs to find… she was fast asleep!  Panic over!

It’s funny how before she was born I used to think that monitors were unnecessary and way overused, but now I can’t move anywhere without it!