Thursday, March 6, 2008

Nesting

Yep, that's me. Or at least my intentions. Execution is sometimes a bit hazy. Mostly because I am stuck redoing the everyday chores 2-3 times a day that the deeper cleaning sometimes gets put on hold. However, today I managed to clean the main bathroom, get the baby's stuff cleaned (swing cover, car seat down and cover cleaned, and his room is almost straightened...but not quite), and had Dave wash the dog, and change a light bulb. Although that doesn't seem like a lot, they were the extra things that I wanted to cross off my list. What still needs to be done is the pile of papers, bills, and various junk that is cluttering my foyer and desk. The plan is, tonight, after Noah goes down, for Dave and I are to attack the nitty gritty of it and try to find a functional solution to keeping the clutter to a minimum. Now, if only we can both muster the energy to do it.

I had another doctor's appointment today. All's going well and I now begin going weekly until we deliver. I still don't have the bag started (although I have moved it from the closet to the baby's room in anticipation of being packed), but on the whole I am starting to feel a little more prepared than I did.

The countdown begins...

6 comments:

Sally Parmenter said...

When are you actually due? I'm sure we'll hear the news from the proud Grandpa! Goodluck with the nesting!

Kim said...

I'm due March 30th.

mjvan said...

Let me know if you find a solution to the clutter. I have tried different organizing strategies and yet our kitchen table becomes piled very quickly still. :)

Haley said...

We have a "jordan in progress" and a "haley in progress" folder in an easily accessible place in the closet that we put the clutter in until we have time to go through it, that way it doesn't sit on the table.

Kim said...

That's a good idea. We don't have a lot of closet space (half the battle) but I like the idea a lot!

Ann said...

We have one of those file folder carriers that has a slot for bank statements, credit card bills, mortgage statements, utility bills pretty much every piece of paper that takes over our kitchen. Not that I have an answer (the kids' school papers are winning), but what I do is junk mail gets tossed, bills to get paid and stuff to be filed go in the magnetic box on the side of the fridge, and after I pay the bills they go in the file.

At the end of the year, we retire the file folder that is 7 years old, move the things that still need to be kept into an archive folder, and use the emptied out folder for the next year.