So it’s been almost a week since we got the news about my husband’s layoff and things are starting to normalize a little bit. The weekend had some tough moments as the news hit us a little more, but overall it was enjoyable and we managed to make the most of it.
On Saturday, I went and got my haircut (I look like one stylish chick if I do say so myself) and then we got dressed up and hit the town! Some friends of ours from downtown had told us about an event being thrown by Circus Without Borders called Lunacy Cabaret so we grabbed some tickets and headed out to the East End. Basically, it was a variety show with various types of dancers, comedians and circus acts, so it got us to laugh which was what we both needed. And as a special treat, the show we went to also featured a bunch of giant balloon sculptures which was amazing to see. During an audience participation segment I was actually given a little yellow balloon fish which I took a shining to since I am attracted to cute brightly coloured things. 😛 I named him “Gill” and he currently resides in our apartment over our lightup PacMan sign.
On Sunday, we took it much easier. I made cinammon buns and fresh coffee for Boy for breakfast and after much lollygagging and watching of Animal Planet, we walked up into town and ran some minor errands, including a supply run for my Sister-in-Law’s baby shower which is this upcoming weekend.
As I mentioned in my “Keeping Positive” blog post the other week, I have been working on helping put together Erin’s shower since the beginning of the year. Originally, I tried to sell Erin on the idea of a Peter Pan themed shower (everyone wears paper pirate hats!), but she wasn’t feeling it. However, when we found out that Smee was a girl, inspiration struck – why not do an Alice in Wonderland tea party themed Unbirthday Party for Smee? This idea was met with a gold star, so we hit the ground running and pretty much since then, it’s been all about Alice. In addition to the shower, I have also been working on a top secret project for Smee that I began in December and then finally completed this morning at 1am (what can I say? I was on a roll!).
With the shower only three days away and the baby (hopefully) less than a month away from being born, we are all hitting extreme levels of excitement. Almost every time I talk to my Brother-in-Law we lament the wait and speak about my niece’s arrival with both enthusiasm and disbelief. “Can you believe there’s only X number of weeks before the baby gets here? Can you believe you’re going to be someone’s Dad?” As for Boy, he is stoked about the idea of having a niece. He’s been talking non-stop about growing a mustache and being the cool urban uncle. With the nine month waiting period almost up, I’ve got to say, it’s a little bit mind-blowing, even from a distance. I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like when we have kids . . . in a few years.
Anyway, that’s everything that is going on with us right now. I’ll do a proper post about the shower and my Secret Smee Project after the festivities on Sunday. As for Boy’s job situation, I’ll update once we have more news. The man is a serious work horse, pulling together a whole new beautiful portfolio and resume in like two days! Even if I weren’t married to the guy, I’d be impressed by his drive and his enthusiasm. 🙂