I received some GREAT tips yesterday and am now armed with a plan. I still need to gather a lot of things but I have a plan now. I did pick up some general baseball things (bat and balls) and found a way to do my own pictures. It's hard to hide everything so Stephen won't look but I figure the best bet would be under the crib. Of course, I bet the one time he looks under there would be between now and when I do his room.....I'm going to paint some kind of mural on the way, decopage the light plate, make some push pins, put up some shelves and add the baseball memorabilia. I figure if I can do most things myself and go with a general baseball theme now I can get one big item (perhaps a signed jersey or a ball) and then add as we go along and have some extra cash (if that will ever happen) I'm really excited, I just want him to go away on his overnight now....
This week I am preparing myself for going back to work. I went out and bought myself a new lunch bag with some ice packs, some new clothes and I'll be adjusting my sleep schedule so it's not a shock to me come Monday morning. I'll also be working on staying up during the day, no naps, and going out to do things to get my body use to it again. I don't know if I took on too much going back full time but only time will tell. I'm trying to view it as going off my "mat" leave, most women go right back into work full time after mat leave and they handle it so I should be fine too. It also seems my job isn't too stressful and the people there seem very level headed like they dont freak out over small things. I think the first little while I will be inputting applications and learning the new computer system which will be easy to handle....I wonder if I can listen to the radio, that always really helped me at where I use to work. I'll have to ask.....I also need to get some plants for my office and a jar of candy. I don't plan on bringing in pictures for a while but maybe hang up some inspirational quotes or something nice....put up some butterflies and suns as a reminder to me....but secret for awhile. It's not that I want to hide the boys but I want and need to prove myself before everything comes up. I want them to know they still made the right decision even with all the baggage but that I know how to handle my baggage and deal with it when appropriate.
And on that note, it is church time! I have to say, our new rector is great! I am REALLY looking forward to church now, he has such a great sense of humor (and did I mention he swears, I love when priests swear, then I don't feel so bad when I let one slip) but I am really excited for the direction our church is going and look forward to the many wonderful things that are happening, you all should be jealous and you all (if you live in London) should come check us out one Sunday morning!
I decided to spend the afternoon making homemade peach jam. My nanny always use to make it and I loved it, I have the recipe and now I get to share it with my family (the only difference is I keep the skin on as I love the skin pieces on my toast) Mmmm....now if it would just cool down so I could eat it! Sitting here typing this is getting hard, both the kitties are on the sides of me sleeping and they keep yawning, its making me sooo sleepy! Perhaps I'll have a few moments of shut eye...it is the weekend afterall.