Happy Easter people!! I'm working today, and while I would normally be bummed about having to do so (especially on a holiday), I'm not. Why? Because I'm only working a half day!! The company decided to be smart for once and close us early. I'm done with my work for now, so I'm hoping the rest of my shift goes quick.
Today also marks the end of 47 days of no Facebook and no coffee. (Did anyone else realize Lent was longer than usual this year?) I have a confession though.
I cheated. On Facebook, but not on coffee. About halfway through, I found myself perusing Facebook statuses on my phone and while I wasn't active on it (by commenting on things), I still was on. So in my book, I cheated. But I was determined not to fail on my commitment to no coffee. And trust me, there were days were I was aching for it. I would walk myself to Starbucks, get in line, and then get back out due to pure guilt. And I thought coffee would be the easier one to forgo.
Other things going on in the household:
Mike started building our future vegetable planter box yesterday. The work on the wall is done, so now we don't have to worry about anymore construction. We talked about growing our own vegetables when we first moved in, but had to wait until after our landscaping was done and approved. Since we've never grown a garden before, we're going to start off with easy things, like tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs. Well, at least we hope they're easy :)
I started my third quilt a few days ago, and I'm quilting it right now. I can't wait to get to the binding part, since I made my own bias tape for it. I'm not following any particular pattern for this one, it's made up of simple rectangles of fabric sewn together. The fabric is all from Ikea (red hippo, green hippo and hearts). I'm using more of the same fabric for the back, but in strips rather than blocks. I am using a different quilt batting than I used on my first quilt, and so far I think I like it better. I bought the queen size, figuring I could make at least 2 quilts out of one package.
The Kings are still in the playoffs, trailing in the series 3-2. Mike went to game 4 on Thursday night, and came home a depressed man. He couldn't even sleep that night when he got home. But they hung on last night to win 3-1, so it goes to game 5 Monday night in San Jose. You can bet he will be holding his breath the whole time...and Keira won't be in bed until I get home from work.
The Easter Bunny (aka Uncle Peter and Auntie Linh Tam) brought Keira a basket yesterday and in it was a pack of Kai Lan underwear. She was excited it about it, and even knew what it was and for. We keep telling her that she has to go potty in the toilet before she can wear them. We'll see how well that works. We're not quite ready to potty train her yet, but soon.