The weather has been a bit cooler over the past few days, making things a lot more pleasant around here. I can actually shove the kids outdoors without feeling cruel.
Bret is just about done building my sister's horse barn, so he will be working here at home, in his shop, for a while. This makes it more likely for him to be around when I go into labor. I tend to have fairly quick labors and we don't own a cell phone, although my sister has offered to loan us hers when we get a bit closer to baby-time.
Things are back and forth with potty-training Dominic, but on the whole I think we are moving forward. This is very good, as he will be three in August and I really want to have to deal with only one in diapers.
I grated a mess of zucchini yesterday and made curried veggie-burgers and delightful zucchini slices (thank you, Paula, for the great recipe!), as well as "Spaghetti Pie" from leftovers (thank to Dandelionmom for that one). I now have a few things in the freezer and hope to put a few more in there before the week is out.
I still have a few things to do in preparation for Gemma's birth: get the infant car seat, Boppy Pillow and bouncy seat down from the attic, make up my bed for labor and wash a few more baby outfits. I would also love to have a postpartum menu plan, a lesson plan for the coming school year and a chore chart for the kids in place, but I think that is ambitious beyond practicality.
Well, I'd better get on with the day ahead!