It's been happening for weeks now, but tonight it hit full force. I realized that my babies will be arriving in about 6 weeks (give or take), and there is still lots to do to get ready. Enter: nesting mania!
The list is long on the white board, and my energy supply is short, so I enlisted my sweet husband's help to get things cleaned up and going. There is still about 10 things left on the list, but we are getting there.
One of the major projects for me is kicking my poor little Charles out of the room that has been "his" since we moved here. Charles doesn't do change well, so I expect it to be a process. This weekend, he will officially be moved out of the nursery and relocated to the living room. He already enjoys the run of the house when we are home and let him out of his cage, but this will be a bit more difficult. Now we will have to keep him out of the babies' room so as to keep the furniture from falling prey to his chewing habits, and to keep me from having to wash fur off of the bedding. Wish me luck with that...
Then there's the shuffle of stuff around the house. I have a lot of hobbies - ones that require the accumulation of a lot of materials. There's writing, reading, music, sewing, embroidery, scrapbooking, drawing, painting and rock collecting. I used the 2nd bedroom as a "stash" for my hobby gear, but will now have to be more creative with concealing it. I absolutely refuse to give up some of said hobbies, even if I won't be doing them for a while. I made that mistake once, and ended up spending lots of money to replace what I got rid of. I'm sure others can relate to decisions like that.
Anyway, this week will finish up with lots of dust being banished, furniture moved around and an attempt to put order to my house. It should be an interesting time for everyone.