Triumph! Everything that can be done, is done in the new baby’s room. I did not leave the house yesterday. I did not pass go, I did not collect $200. I just stayed inside and sorted through my many boxes until I had found a place for every last little bit of my stuff.
STUFF STUFF STUFF! It’s so much work to go through. I have hives from all the dust. I’ve had them for three days now. At first I thought it was from being over-stressed. But now I think it’s just dust, and maybe my body is starting to wear down from lifting so much AND the fact that I have a cold. My first cold in over nine months! I’m not going to complain about it. This is the longest time I’ve ever gone without catching something. I always catch every cold that comes along.
Now that everything has a place, I just need to do a few things:
1. pick up the crib
2. assemble the crib
3. buy a rug to cover the stain in the middle of the floor
4. figure out some kind of dresser/plastic drawer unit for the closet
5. buy some hangers for baby clothes
5.5 hang up baby’s clothes!
6. line up all the little baby shoes!
7. set up a changing area/station on my desk
8. buy diapers and stuff…
9. get slip cover for big ugly chair
10. move big and freshly covered chair from porch to baby’s room
I know some of you will be disappointed that I’m not painting a mural or doing something really super creative. My feelings on that are this: I’m tired. Plus, I really like Toby’s art and I think a mural would muck it up. To me, the track lighting on his photographs brings a sort of sophistication to the room. I like staring at pictures of nature. It’s going to be an oasis for both of us. I also still have to work in this room. I feel bad that it can’t be all about the baby all the time but I really want to see if I can swing the stay-at-home-mom/freelance designer gig. I think I can do it.