Friday, February 13, 2009

I'll be his Valentine anytime if he takes me to the spa

Today is the day before Valentine's Day, but we both work tomorrow. We're going to Sandia Casino and Resort to have a day at the spa, followed by a nice dinner and probably spending the night there.

There is, of course, nothing better than the spa! And my mani/pedi comes with champagne and chocolates.


I think I'll announce something rather personal: I'm trying to get pregnant. If T-Shirt Face is reading this, it's the first he's heard of it. Sorry, dad. It's a relatively new goal that we just decided on a few weeks ago. So now I realize that unless it happens quickly, there will be a time each month where I have to wonder if I am or am not pregnant. I am in that phase right now, and that means I should probably not be drinking any alcohol. As in the champagne above or wine with Valentine's dinner. But I figure that half of pregnancies are unplanned in this country, and people drink without realizing they're pregnant. So a little champagne or wine today won't be the end of the world.

I'm also feeling worried about all the things I should be avoiding that I don't know about. Like I happened -- just HAPPENED by PURE LUCK -- to come across something yesterday that said that green tea should be avoided at all costs by women trying to conceive or pregnant. It supposedly increases birth defects because the antioxidants, normally so good for you, interfere with the absorption of folic acid, which is crucial for the baby. Yikes! I love green tea! Why hasn't this been made clearer, if it's true?


I am completely frustrated with the Vogue dress I'm making (see posts below). I have reached a point I can't seem to pass with the neck facing. It comes to a point in the front and the back (like a V) and try as I might, I can't fold the facing in without a huge wadded up bulge and a complete lack of a V-shape. I have trimmed away as much of the seam allowance as I can and still can't get it. Now I feel stuck because I hesitate to take it off and start over since I no longer have proper seam allowances on the garment edge. I am so frustrated and at a loss! I have to just come back to it another time. Any suggestions? I know I didn't offer pictures, so people may have no idea what I'm talking about.


As for my Soldier's Sweater, all motivation has more or less petered out. I'm on the second sleeve, and not far from finishing that. Then I just have to sew on the sleeves and pick up stitches around the front and neck for the band, which shouldn't talk long. I just don't want to work on it at all.


Quilting class is coming along. I am really enjoying it! I'm excited to start on the baby quilt I'm making for a friend.


T-shirt Face said...


Anonymous said...

I'm soooooooooo excited!!! I can't help no no no I'm happy! That's really not how the song goes, but just wanted you to know!

vlv, prissy and honey bunny

Marissa said...

That's AWESOME! Here's wishing you quick results...