i didn't exactly get on my hands and knees scrubbing this weekend, but i did feel awash with a sense of frenetic purposefulness. i wanted things clean! put away! organized! DONE! and while that isn't really all that difference from the status quo, i probably looked like a crazy person flitting around my apartment with a giant bump.
the nursery still isn't 'done' and will never reach apartment therapy levels of cool or martha-approved organization. but i feel sort of like a squirrel getting ready for winter. i actually have a lot of energy [who would have thought?] and want to make the most of my time.
perhaps my dear friend siobhan [who commented yesterday] is right: i've hit nesting mode. except instead of crazy cleaning escapades, i am perfectly happy to let someone help me with that for now [best. decision. ever.]. instead, i just want to tie up every loose end i can think of -- at work and at home. pretty much across the board.
apparently, nesting has also caused me to go a LITTLE crazy with online shopping.
hopefully i won't regret this
saturday i practically bought out amazon, and yesterday i hit bravado, as i'd had several friends recommend their products.
i was thinking about waiting until after my milk was in for sizing purposes, but my own underwire was hurting me all day yesterday and i decided perhaps the matter was somewhat more urgent. plus, what was i going to do in the interim while i waited for these babies to arrive? so i bit the bullet and ordered [get it DONE, right?]. the sizing on the bravado bras is actually pretty lax [ie, a wide range for each size because the bras stretch/mold to you] so i think i was able to make a pretty good educated guess. and if all else fails, there's the return policy . . .
one thing i haven't yet done is to make meals for the freezer -- i really need to get on that! but i have been more interested in cooking and having homey meals . . . at home. on a whim, i bought an issue of eating well mag at the store the other day [nesting = impulse buying for me, apparently]. looking through it this weekend, i was pretty impressed at the number of easy and healthy recipes in the march/april issue.
i ended up planning eating well recipes for the whole week, and last night's choice was their quick chicken cacciatore.
so comforting and perfect for a sunday night -- with plenty of nutrition, too. i would definitely recommend this recipe! i served with one of my latest shortcuts:
these little pouches are rather expensive for what you get [josh and i always finish a whole pouch as a side for one meal] and i wish they were a LITTLE bit less salty. but MAN are they easy!! i guess a real nester would have put a pot of dried grains on the stove to simmer for hours, but i was busy rounding in the AM. need to compromise somewhere . . .
last week's workouts: week 34
a slow start, but then i think the energy burst hit. definitely taking a rest today though!