Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
Have you been wondering why I haven’t been blogging much lately? Well, it is time to share my secret…
I’m 34th-week pregnant and is blessed with a baby girl. I’m scheduled for my C-sect end of November at the same hospital. (Do pray along with me that it will be NOT be like my previous hospital experience.) >_<”
Unlike my first pregnancy, my nesting instinct this round was extremely aggressive! For the mothers out there, you may know what I’m talking about. It is a sudden burst of energy, a frenzy compulsion to clean and organize the house to get ready for her baby’s arrival during one’s mid to late pregnancy. This time, it is not just for the honey bun in my oven but also for her big brother who has recently outgrown the baby crib.
I wanted to “empty” our bedroom so that we can have our existing semi-double bed, the old baby crib, and still squeeze in a new double-size sofa bed (which folds up and free the floorspace during the day). I involved the whole family (seven of us under one roof). We rearranged furnitures, cleaned out the clutters, organized a two-day garage sale and sold the rest of the stuffs to recycling centers. Enough to keep us busy for the whole month!
My husband & I made slightly over a total of 3K Yen (aprox. S$500) for the weekends, despite of bad weather on Sunday. (I think my MIL earn more by selling kitchen stuffs LOL). Anyway, now we have more space and best of all, our new double-size sofa bed (i.e. 1.3K Yen) paid for. GOD is our Jehovah Jireh! ^_^b
Oh, I did have a fun time meeting our neighbors. (Before, I totally couldn’t recognize faces/names despite of staying here for 3 years!!!) They are so nice! And they let me practice my terrible Japanese on them and still praised me for it. LOL! I think garage sale is going to be an annual family event for us.