I’ve been busy this week trying to get everything ready for the big launch of my online shop. My hopeful launch date is September 1st — not this Monday, but the one after it. Every day I have several tasks to do while Bean is napping. And, I only have until 4:00 because that’s when Hogan’s Heroes comes on.

Bad news: my sewing machine is busted. I have to take it apart and see if I can fix it. I tried to sew too thick of a seam, so it’s my own dumb fault. I called some repair shops and they want $100 just for looking at it. The machine only cost $120. If I can’t fix it myself, it looks like I’ll be mooching my neighbor’s machine until I can get a new one. Sigh…. Maybe I can take my sewing machine over to the car wash and get the Full Anointing service for it. I guess it wouldn’t hurt.

In other news, Bean is now wearing pigtails. It is the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in your lives. I’m putting up a video on her website so you can see it. If you don’t have that address, leave me a comment and I’ll send it to you.

Last bit of news: Friday we find out if Peanut is a Miss or a Mister. Of course I’ll let y’all know. I’m hoping that he/she isn’t shy that day. This isn’t like Central Asia where I got an ultrasound every month — this is pretty much it until close to the end. So, I’d like to know! Peanut has been moving around like crazy, so I’m hoping at some point we can get a glimpse. I do plan on getting a Sno-Ball and eating it on the way to the hospital. A sugary Cherry Bomb Sno-Ball will get any baby movin’.