baby nook

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this is the new view from my side of the bed. and soon there’s going to be a baby in there.

well, probably not. the baby will most likely want to hang out a little closer to me…as in on me…since that’s the way babies are programmed.

still, i like the way things look over there. all organized and ready to receive more babylike things. that cradle was mine when i was a babe and darla spent at least a handful of hours napping in there as a newborn. i think i like the nesting phase as a way of putting my world in order before it all goes to hell in a hand basket.

the nesting, re-organizing and purging are my ways of distraction, my ways of convincing myself that it’s not gonna be so bad. it’s not gonna be that bad, right? it’s all gonna be ok if i just make it look like it would be featured on apartment therapy! because all i keep hearing about is how great and easy it is to manage two children and a home and a marriage and build a career. we’re so lucky that as a society we build people up with hope and encouragement for these life transitions.

that’s sarcasm by the way.

oh well, it doesn’t really matter because soon…there’s going to be a baby in there.

spring projects

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i don’t know if i’ve been hit by spring cleaning fever or if nesting urges are kicking in hard-core but things are happening around here. maybe these two naturally occurring phenomena are fusing together to make one crafty superpower in this momma. anyone else experiencing this?

i’m not normally much of a “maker” but i’ve been taken over by an urge to make our space over a little bit, to pour a touch more of myself into everything. i believe that pregnancy is a naturally creative time for women. we are literally creating life. compared to that a few little household projects seem like a cinch. this week we repotted some plants, took on some baby projects and started our seeds.

what are you going to take on this weekend?

sending lots of positive vibes out there to you for your to-do lists and purge piles!