Monday and Tuesday we had class. Tuesday we visited the midwife. Baby sounded normal and I measured just a little dilated. They stripped my membranes which can cause you to go into labor… nice thought, but no such luck. Wednesday night I had some good contractions Tuesday night and we thought that I might go into labor but the contractions stopped. I went for a run to try and get them going again, but Hailey is a little too free-spirited for that nonsense so I closed the evening by baking Bruce pies.
Bruce designed a hammock stand and we bought parts for it and built it. He sanded, stained, and varnished it while I made the fabric portion of the hammock. The stand is designed so it will break down and store neatly or transport. Hopefully Opal will love it because I do! I made the greenish-blue curtains and amended the brown ones so they would hang the same way.
Months ago we bought material to make new curtains but I never actually got them sewn, so over the break I finally tackled the project and finished the living room curtains.
Painting the table black is another project that we started, but put on hold. Bruce sanded and painted the orange half of the table, so it now matches its other half. We still have a few orange chairs to sit under our black table, but we’ll finish those up soon.
I dehydrated some apples from Scott and Lisa’s tree. They are delicious.
Lisa (mother-in-law) is making Hailey a quilt and had some quilting squares left over so she gave them to me. I’m working on a diaper bag. It’s close to finished, but not quite, so I’ll post pictures when it’s finished.
Bruce and his childhood friend Mark Jensen were my research participants over the break. Bruce was really ornery- he provided lots of suggestions about how I could make the study better, none of which were useful- but Mark behaved and their participation allowed me to get a little closer to finished.
On Thursday, Bruce played in a Turkey Bowl in his parents ward while I watched, then we went to Salt Lake for Thanksgiving dinner with Bruce’s extended family. Bruce and I both played in a Turkey Bowl with the family.
On Friday night we went to the BYU football fireside. It was fun to see 200+ lb linebackers play the violin, and the whole team sing- unique talents for football players. (Not to be stereotypical….). The team puts on a fireside before every game, so the next time they play in your area you should attend. The fireside Friday was a good introduction for the big game on Saturday.
BYU Football Field (We're somewhere near the goal post on the right)
Hopefully we’ll have a baby this week. I’ll post pictures when she gets here.