Happy day after Thanksgiving, people. I bet a lot of yous are at home, enjoying the leftover turkey and are busy finishing off the cherry pie. I�m at work. Again. And I think I�m going to throw up.
I�ll tell you, the thought of having to come in today was a real downer to my turkey day. I have NOTHING TO DO. Seriously, I�m going to fill out a teaching application eventually.

Thanksgiving was good. We had plenty of food (2 turkeys for 5 people) and somehow ended up with 3 pumpkin pies (I HATE pumpkin pie) 1 cherry pie, one pudding pie, 1 pecan pie� oh the food was great. I can�t wait to go home and eat some leftovers for lunch.
Now we�re approaching a very exciting time of year. I love Christmas. I love the cold weather (that seems to be missing us for some reason this year) and the carols and the shopping. Oh, the shopping. I haven�t done ANY shopping at all this year. I don�t know when we�re going to do it, either. Speaking of shopping, I�m still debating this whole register for baby gift thing. What do you think? I mean, the kiddo is due in July, but we�re probably going to get presents for it for Christmas (which really doesn�t hurt my feelings because my family gives really bad gifts.) Now the hubs family gives GREAT gifts. They don�t have to give us baby stuff :)
I�m kind of a minimalist when it comes to kids anyway. I�ve had PLENTY of experience with babies, even having my cousin live with us since he was a fetus to basically, 2-years-old. I know a thing or two about them. So, I really don�t want a bunch of random stuff for the baby. I also don�t want ANYTHING to decorate the room. (In case you don�t know, I�m a big-time decorator. I�ll have to go and take pictures to prove it to you.) So I don�t want a room with piglet all over it or random ugly ass cartoons. The theme is �Elegant Baby.�
I also don�t believe in decorating according to gender. Everything to me should be gender neutral. That�s just how I am. Okay, before I go off on any more tangents, should I register? Did you? Do people actually get the crap off your register or just get what they want (like me?)


  1. You are cracking me up! You’re kiddo is going to be a grandchild … it is unlikely there will be any minimalism allowed. We succumbed to the fact our living room will temporarily be the scene of a toy store explosion.

    We registered at Babies R Us and Target. We got a lot from our registry, but other young moms knew best. Little things that nonparents don’t often think of make all the difference. We had the big things covered.

    I’m with you with on decorating. We have a jungle-themed nursery, but it’s classy. I can send you a picture or two if you like. I bought some canvasses and painted a zebra, an elephant and a giraffe. We found a nonbabyish border with matching fabric for valances. It doesn’t scream “BABY’S ROOM” so that it may become our guest room later on. Best of luck! If you want any advice on what to register for, let me know.

    Comment by Texas T-Bone — 11/28/2003 @ 10:49 am

  2. Hey, quit yer whinin. I had to work yesterday and I have to work Christmas Day. So, don’t tell me about yer downer, baby!! ;)

    *I soooo know yer preggo hormones are gonna make me pay for this*

    Comment by James — 11/28/2003 @ 2:39 pm

  3. Our theme…was….’Tastefully decorated’ like the rest of our house but with smaller chairs, more stuffed animals and *way* better books (most of them chewable).

    Of course, as fetus grew into 5 year old….I have been forced to allow some very cheesy, very aesthetically unpleasing things foul up my adorable nursery….

    Can’t wait to see pics of your baby room…it’s another of my obsessions…located just under maternity clothing. Both in relevance to my own life (none) and fervor in my heart (high).

    Oh…and I agree with T-Bone- some of the things I literally giggled about at my shower, thinking it was the most useless item ever invented, part of the vast conspiracy to force new parents to spend far too much money on unneccesary items. Some of those things were actually the most usable and helpful items I carried with me through two baby-hoods.

    Keep it in mind…but punch anyone who gives you anything Winnie the Pooh, and shoot them if it’s ‘Disney’ Pooh rather than ‘Classic’ Pooh.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Melissa — 11/28/2003 @ 3:48 pm

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