Daily Archives: 12.27.2015

Workshopping: Nesting Edition

Well.  I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday weekend.  We spent a lot of time with family, and I also spent a lot of time with my feet up eating Christmas Cookies and/or cheese.  Great combination of things, right?

I think we did more, less insane, nesting this weekend.  Our calendar (besides Christmas) was quiet and really, continuing to sort the house out is the only thing that we have left to do.

  • We’re getting closer to selecting a paint color for the bathroom.  Here’s how our swatch wall is going at the moment.


If I had to guess, I think the blue in the lower right corner will end up being our final choice.  But we’re still deciding.

  • Santa brought me more June Lane china from the Lenox outlet in Pennsylvania, so I conducted a census of our china to figure out what, exactly, it is that we need to round out our entire set to 12 pieces of everything.  When we got married, we were already being gifted my grandmother’s china, so Marcus didn’t want to register for more.  I, on the other hand, had wanted this pattern from the first time I saw it many years ago.  There was no way I was not getting it.  We compromised by registering for a “lunch” set, but that has now morphed into what is probably the largest collection of china in our possession.  And yet, there is still work to do.
  • We unpacked more things in Critter’s nursery and it’s starting to look like an actual room that someone could live in.  This also produced an incredible amount of cardboard that we had to haul off to the recycling center.
  • Marcus set up the second Chromecast in our bedroom and I celebrated this by watching the first two episodes of Master of None.  It seems like a hilariously honest show to the point where some of the honesty is borderline sad.  Has anyone else watched this?  Does anyone else feel this way?
  • I also spent some time binge watching season two of Bringing Up Bates which is basically a show about another family with 19 kids (like the Duggars) and if you are into absolutely horrible TV like that, seasons one and two are available on Comcast On Demand.  Season three begins in January!  Who could look away?