I wonder perhaps it wasn’t so much the pregnancy sickness kicking my quickly expanding booty over the last few months as it was the dreary weather. On days when it is cold and snowy and grey I simply can’t seem to get out of my funk and taking the Boss anywhere seems an insurmountable task. But then the sun comes out, and this Los Angeles transplant suddenly bursts back into life! I go to the playground! I paint! I refinish furniture again! I….I am ME suddenly. And the Boss? Well, he is thrilled! There is a big boy swing in the back yard now and we swing for hours no matter how muddy it makes our shoes. We take his ‘motorcycle’ around the neighborhood and even for the two mile walk around the lake. Oh yes, I paid for that one, but it was glorious! TOTT and I laughing and talking about the future, pausing every three seconds to answer the incessant question from the Boss “are we going to the playground?” With “Yes Precious we are!”
I think the sun has kicked the nesting instinct in big time! this is problematic, as you know we live with my in-laws and I am certain that they would be less than pleased to arrive home from work and find all of their wallpaper taken down and the walls painted and the furniture re-arranged. I have to stop myself from rearranging everything in sight and paint, paint, painting! But that nesting bee kept buzzing in my bonnet until I simply decided that The Boss’ room…well that was mine to do. I moved furniture around, I rearranged toys, I made a list of must haves for the new room. I ordered a quilt for his big boy bed and have plans for bedding for the crib that will eventually be Baby 2’s once the Boss moves to the bed. I finally painted one of the two headboards I got at the thrift store for 7 bucks. 7 bucks for 2 headboards, you can’t beat that! I love 1/2 price day.
I dragged the Boss to Goodwill and oh! he took off like a shot for, guess what? a little chair! Like mother, like son. He instantly declared MINE! And I said oh heck yes! It wasn’t marked and needed to be glued so it was offered to me for 4.99. Little chair number 1 of my collection~ DONE! A quick glue, wood fill and sand, a little paint, and the Boss is in love with his new thrown. I can’t wait to get the room all together and just the way I want it.
And then move on to something else…it’s never done, right?