Sweet Success

Have you ever had one of those days when you think I couldn’t have planned it more perfectly?  That’s how I’ve felt all day today!  For the past 5 weeks we have been running around like crazy people, moving from one household project to another.  And it seemed like each project spawned another project and before I knew it, I felt practically paralyzed by the enormity of it all!  Not to mention that I have this incredible sensitivity to time frame – I feel like I want e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g done before the baby arrives because I know that it’s going to be temporary insanity at that point!

I am so pleased to report that this week, I finally began feeling as though things are really coming together.  If you’ll indulge me a little, here’s what we’ve accomplished this week:

  • played with pictures
  • blogged
  • dinner with friends 3 nights this week
  • a perfect play date on Tuesday (3 moms, 5 kids and 2.5 of the 6 hours were spent with all children napping!)
  • doctor’s appointment (36 weeks now – great heart rate, I’ve dropped a bit and am apparently at a 3 already…sorry if that’s TMI, but it was surprising to hear since I was only a 3 when I arrived at the hospital after my water broke with Calder)
  • grocery shopped
  • weeded the garden
  • putt in fresh mulch
  • cleaned 4 of the 7 rooms downstairs
  • caulked around tub and toilet
  • washed, dried and ironed the curtains in the kitchen and bath
  • hung our new hummingbird feeder and have already attracted several visitors!!
  • reorganized both mine and hubby’s dressers to better house our junk clothes
  • sang with our worship band at an open air concert on Thursday night
  • became the proud owner of two new desks (courtesy of craigslist)
  • hung the lattice around the deck
  • packed away “wintery” maternity clothes
  • spent some quality time with my folks, though we did put them to work (see desk delivery and lattice)
  • began thinking of Christmas card ideas since I just found oh, about 100 sheets of snowflake vellum leftover from our wedding invitations
  • tried shooting in RAW, but found that it was a little too much for because because I don’t have a grasp on the processing (and had problems getting the pics to my computer and then onto Flickr)
  • read a little more in my most recent book The Calder Game– young adult novel by Blue Balliet (How could I not read a book with my son’s name in the title?!)
  • successfully knitted one full row on the blanket my grandma fixed started for me and I’m hoping to finish it for baby’s pending arrival
  • cleaned the car and installed the freshly cleaned infant car seat
  • put the window A/C in the bedroom window
  • spent precious time with my boys enjoying meals on the deck, plenty of pool time and some snuggle time in there as well!

I know that much of this is obsessive nesting, and for the record I didn’t have a hand in all of these tasks.  As a pathological list-maker, I really don’t think I’ve ever made a list of tasks accomplished, and though it probably doesn’t make for a thrilling read, it makes me feel pretty good to actually see how far we’ve come! 

Blissfully tired, it’s about time I crawl into my freshly made bed, in my air-conditioned room, next to the man of my dreams!

3 thoughts on “Sweet Success

  1. um…yeah, you may be nesting just a wee bit! 🙂 I love making lists, too – my favorite is crossing the stuff off of the lists!

    i can’t believe you are 36 weeks already! can’t wait to “meet” the new little one!

  2. Just stopping by to check on info since you never emailed an update. I’ve been wondering all weekend if they just sent you to the hospital and you didn’t have time to bring you laptop!

    It was the perfect playdate, wasn’t it?

  3. Oh my girl, you make me tired just reading all of that!! Do try to get some rest before that baby comes…you’re gonna need it!

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