Saturday, May 10, 2008

Two interesting links

First, one on Japan's declining population.

Second, one on the financial benefits of stockpiling. Since I just bought 19 lbs of ground beef yesterday at a really good price, this one was relevant to me :-D.

HT: Amy

In other news, I'm working through my lists of things to sew, buy, and do before Little Boy gets here. My latest venture is sewing cloth diaper prefolds. Quite interesting, and addicting too! I'm using up scraps of double-napped flannel, flannel sheets, and old towels, as well as using baby towels and flannel receiving blankets that I got really cheap at a thrift store. I figure I'll use a combination of homemade diapers and store-bought prefolds - trying to balance sanity (not trying to do too much) and economics. I'm forcing myself to take a diaper sewing break for a while, though, so I can get other pertinent projects done, like curtains. When I return to diaper sewing I'm going to try out this pocket diaper pattern.

My sister Hannah and my sister-in-law Stephanie are both going to be here for a few days (Hannah for a whole week) at the end of this month, into June, and we're looking forward to that :-). Hopefully Stephanie will be looking a little pregnant (she'll be about 4 1/2 months along), so Hannah can take some pictures of the two of us together, looking all fat ;-). Their visit is also giving me motivation to try to get several of my projects done before they get here. Like the guest room upstairs. . . should probably be made to look more like a guest room instead of a sewing/storage room with random piles of fabric everywhere :-).

6 comments:

Tammy C said...

Happy Mothjer's Day for the Mom to be Be!!

Enjoy your day.

Meg G said...

Heh. Something tells me Stephanie won't be "looking all fat" ... ;-)
Happy Mother's Day! :-D

Jessie said...

My mom wants to know, "Why 19 pounds?"

I think if it was a nice round 20 she wouldn't have wondered...

Susan said...

They were packaging the meat in large bags that were approximately 10 lbs. each, but each one varied, and I ended up with 2 bags that were more like 9 1/2 lbs each. each. 99 cents/lb! Very good deal :-).

Kacie said...

Can we have a life update soon? Please :)

susanne24 said...

Yah. Let us know what's going on. It's getting soon, right?