Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just dropping in

I've been super swamped after my week away.  It was great to be gone for a week and start that week off with 2 days where I could sleep in.  Awesome!  But the subject matter of my job does exhaust me and I'm feeling the fatigue creeping up on me now that I'm into my 28th week.  I flew back on Saturday which made a huge difference.  Much nicer than arriving home at 3 am.  :-)

I've been very busy this week too.  I've been busy at home tidying and organizing the main floor ahead of what was supposed to be my Pam.pered Ch.ef party this Friday.  Everyone seems super busy this month so with only 2 rsvps it looks like I'm going to have to reschedule.  So, I've stopped my baking projects and didn't stop to buy wine today.  Imagine the looks I'd get at the LC.BO with my cart full of wine bottles!  No really, they're not for me.  I'm drinking plain old lemonade.  Anyway, I got a bit bummed by this and the fact that the only person who has purchased anything from my registry is my parents.  Um, okay.  I know something will happen at work but being a long term planner it is driving me nuts not knowing what I need to add to my list of things to buy this close to baby's arrival.  I think I've got all the absolute essentials for the first month or so but I don't like the thought of having to do a bunch of shopping the first month my little guy is here. Not to mention I'm rethinking the whole stroller thing ... *hanging my head in shame* ... I might actually buy a bigger stroller for everyday use.  I can't envision myself using the little one to go for walks or shopping trips.  I got a tip on a better store with more selection and less expensive pricing so I'm going to check it out and see what options are available.  I really didn't want the infant car seat thing since I have a good 3-in-1 car seat but if it comes with the stroller at a good price I might just end up with one.  It might be helpful for things like grocery shopping when he is little.  We'll see what I can find.

And in totally non-baby related news I scored a great deal on Den.by dishes today.  I checked the Ameri.can site to register my new email address in the event my pattern is discontinued and discovered that the American factory ships to Canada now (instead of from the UK with its less favourable exchange rate) and that shipping to Canada is currently free!  I scored some awesome seconds for $5-7 each.  Mugs usually cost between $35 and 40 so getting real Den.by mugs that might have a small colour flaw for only $5 each is making me super happy.  And I found a casserole dish that is being discontinued so I got it for 50% off.  And the free shipping?  I managed to save $130 on that.  That makes me so happy ... I love it when I get a good deal on housewares. 

I'm so boring.  lol


  1. The registry thing bothered me too. At my shower though people had bought things off the list but it didn't show up as bought! It was strange, and annoying, but luckily I didn't get a lot of duplicates, though everyone got me baby facecloths in the 10 pack, so I had about 40 of them... which was a few too many :) TRU has a good exchange policy though so I took some back lol.

  2. The registry thing annoyed me too...I was talked into doing it & even though scanning all that stuff was fun & receiving the gift bag full of goodies was great, only 8 thing were actually purchased off it by other people as gifts...I ended up purchasing most of my necessities myself. Like you, I'm a planner & wanted to have the essentials.

    Too funny about the LCBO...I work at a brewery & you can imagine the looks I'd get when I would pick up beer for friends/family, lol