|don't you feel like you can hear this picture?|
|not done by Christmas, not done by President's Weekend either!|
|leather-latched wall planter|
|five years of sand that hitch-hiked from the beach|
Sometimes I feel like I can't wait another day until I meet Sprout. I just want to hold him and see that she is ok. I want to know my baby by looking in their eyes. I want to put him in jammies and make her comfortable and kiss his cheeks. I want to know what it's going to be like waking up all night and changing diapers and trying to be a surfer and writer and... mom; what it will be like sharing this person I love so much with so many family members and using the new rocking chair I scored from the consignment shop and having everyone leave one day and trust me to take care of a new, helpless life by myself. Sometimes all of these moments seem like they're behind a door up ahead that keeps getting closer, even though what's behind it is never clearer.
But when I almost trip over the file cabinet and skateboards and snorkels in the garage area next to our room that we're converting to a nursery, I'm thankful that approaching door, even with its answers, still seems a little ways away.
We are putting in some decorative paneling around the nursery. You can see some examples of what it will hopefully look like when it's completed on my Pinterest board 'make room'. I've taken three car-loads of stuff to Goodwill. I gave away my desk from college. Scott got rid of the karate uniform he got his black belt in. I even gave away stuffed animals! And still, I feel like there is more that could go. We will also put in a new closet and flooring that we bought on clearance called Urban EZ Clip Plank. All of this needs to mostly be completed by mid-spring, when we will have a small get-together here at the house. I am trying to keep any anxiety related to the deadline and approaching changes under control. And so, there has also been surfing and staring at seals and seashells and baby hummingbirds and rain puddles and, thankfully, help from family too.
p.s. the surfboard in the pictures is my new INT softboard. It is so fun! Use the code mermaid20 at checkout for 20% off all INT softboards. I think that's a pretty good deal.
p.p.s. all home improvement projects can now be located on one page.