Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Starting the To-Do List

Yesterday I stumbled upon Tina's baby to-do list and Lindsay's to-do list and promptly scrambled to make one of my own. (Thankfully my husband does not find this behavior at all irrational.) While I don't think you would be all that interested in it, I felt better just writing out what we need to get done in the next several weeks.

Today I started tackling some of those (baby-related and non-baby-related) tasks. Our glider was delivered (a gift from my in-laws), and Terry set it up in the corner of our den area.

I think we'll probably take the plastic off eventually. 

It's going to look great, but I think we'll need a rug eventually. I've been searching on Overstock.com for rugs, and we've narrowed it down to a few options within our budget. I hope to order one tomorrow and see how it looks.

Terry also helped with setting up the stroller and infant car seat! I can't believe how tiny that car seat is, and I can't wait to try out that stroller on a walk in a few months.

Speaking of which, Terry and I took our second walk around the new neighborhood today. We tried a different path and ended up on a 2.5 mile loop. Unfortunately, the street traffic is pretty bad--lots of cars in a 45-mph zone, and the sidewalks aren't very far removed from the road. It won't be safe enough to bring the baby out with us, so we'll need to keep searching for family-friendly routes around here. It made us miss our old neighborhood's lovely walking routes.

But on the other hand, the loop crosses multiple equestrian centers, and we saw four horses at different points! One came right over to us and walked along his pen (is that what you call it?) as we walked by. I feel bad that the horses are so close to the busy road, but it was cool to see nonetheless.

So obviously we're still adjusting to our new place and figuring out this whole about-to-be-parents thing. But I feel good about even tiny improvements and having just a few things off our list! For the rest of the week I have 6:30 am sub jobs, so I'm off to bed.

Hope you're having a great week so far!

Do you have a favorite running/walking/hiking trail near you? I know there are some amazing hikes and walking paths within a short drive of our new place, but I am a little disappointed that the street traffic near us is so intense.


  1. Wait until you see how huge that car seat looks when you put your new baby into it!

  2. That's too bad about the neighborhood...I hope you find a family safe route soon. I'm super blessed to live right near a big coulee and lots of biking/hiking trails, so I try to walk as much as possible...wishing the same for you!

  3. i enjoy walking in our neighborhood.. is there a park or something close by your house?

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE MY NEW NOCAL 'HOOD because it's immensely walkable.
    for me.
    the traffic etc still scares me for my child.

  5. Oh bummed to hear about the walking paths in your neighborhood. I hope you find a good one soon!