I had my 38 week checkup this morning and lo and behold, I am still very stubbornly pregnant. No dilation, no nothin'! Hurray!!! My doctor said I probably have at LEAST another week! YAY!!! Please don't think the pregnancy hormones are addling my brain (and no rude comments on that topic...I already know my brain is addled). I am truly grateful that he didn't take one look and say "Call your husband and I'll meet you up in maternity" or "see you this weekend" Nate & Lissa got in early this morning and I am super duper excited that (Lord willing) Little Muth will not be barging into the world in the middle of their happy reception.
This weekend is also a prime opportunity for us to get the house further along in progress! Michael has tomorrow off due to the new work schedule of 4 10-hour days, and is planning on getting a final skim coat of mud on those walls!
We picked up the countertops and kitchen cabinets and other sundry supplies on Tuesday, and they definitely exceeded my expectations! The countertop is a nice dark grey color with flecks of blue and tan; we will only have to purchase 1 additional piece. The people giving us the items had originally told us they had 2 base cabinet units, but somehow we ended up with a garage full of cabinets. They don't all match, but I don't care. They will definitely be better than nothing and once we get them painted the same color I think it will turn out fine. I can't wait to get to a point where we can haul them in the house and figure out how we're going to finagle the layout! I'll be painting those outside while Michael does his sanding inside! :-)
Also, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to my dad, who won a substantial cash prize for his paper about the restructuring of the Republican Party in the Election of 1876. (I think I got the right year...) He'd written it for one of his grad classes and the professor suggested he enter it in a contest. HE WON! Way to go, daddy-o!