Remember “Finish February“? I don’t either, actually. Well, that’s not true – I remember declaring it, but not doing it. Pregnancy has thrown me for a loop! I didn’t touch my Christmas projects (sorry girls!). I barely touched the Nursdio clean-out. I did stop reading others blogs but obviously had very little to show with posting to mine. Basically I spent a lot of time thinking about pregnancy, bemoaning my changing body (which I’m LOVING these days, thank heavens!), and being more tired still than I would believe possible.
Now, mid-April, I find my energy is up, my desire to get’er done is up, and like I said – I’m liking my pregnant body. Finally. Matt teases me about always playing with my belly but I can’t help it – baby moves, I have to play. He moves so much, too.
Anyway! Spring Cleaning has hit and I’m finally getting the studio cleaned up so the nursery can move in. I had a thought at one point that I would just pack everything up, save sewing, paper, and bookarts supplies (trust me, I have a ton of stuff that doesn’t fit one of those categories!!), stick it in storage that’s at home so I could get to it when I want it, and be done in no time. Hah! I’ve been sorting, organizing, and culling as well, which slowed down the process, along with too many moments of “but I might want to use that, don’t want to stick it in a box and what if I forget where I put it maybeIshouldtakeapictureofeveryboxbeforeIpackit-itis.” Whew. I spend an hour in there shifting and sorting, and find myself staring at the corner of the room and wondering what exactly I just got done. Last night I finally stuck a box on the shelf and started filling it with all the items still laying around that I can’t seem to pack away – at least they’re right there, within easy reach, and I can sort more once the Nursery side get’s more established.
That’s just it – I’m ready to have the crib in there, and get the changing table set up, decide if we need another dresser or if the closet will do… we’re both ready to have a basic nursery in place now, and I’m ready to have something established so I can spend the next few months tweaking and futzing as my belly grows. And grows.
So here’s the plan this week:
- I have bellydance for a couple hours tonight so I doubt anything will get done this evening
- Wednesday I’m going to finish cleaning off this long table on the left (it was at the “before” level again when I started!) so Matt and I can break down the file cabinet desk underneath it and schlep that down to the garage. This is where the crib will go.
- Thursday I’ll finish cleaning off the drafting table under the windows (see photos from above), again so we can break it down and store it. This is where I’ll put my paper storage desk/work table that’s currently in the garage (the file cabinet desk will take it’s place in the garage – it’s like Tetris!).
- Friday I need to do my final house cleaning and prep ’cause my Girls, my home-slices, are going to be over for the weekend. YAY!
So by Monday next I should have some progress shots. Well, I’ll have progress at the very least. Hooray!