Nesting is Killing Me...KateTietje
So for the last few days, I’ve been feeling incredibly restless. I need to “get stuff done” here. Part of me feels like I’d have boundless energy to do these things I want to…until I get up and start doing them, and have to sit down for a bit 15 minutes later.
Well, chores that can be done while sitting are getting done, at least.
The rest? Well, let’s just say I have a really long list of “things to do…” (Keep reading to get my chicken nugget recipe!)
I still haven’t done any sewing. And now I’m not so happy with the plan I originally came up with. I need — and want — to make some of the birthing gowns I mentioned earlier this week. But I’m not loving my plan to sew one-size diapers. I don’t like them. I want more “smalls.” Those diapers are so trim and fit my babies from 10 – 30 lbs., approximately. My son still wears them during the day, and I don’t want to move him to the mediums, which are bulkier and I don’t think fit as well. I mean, the smalls are awesome. I could almost still get one on my daughter — at about 33 lbs. — if I really needed to. But the one-size are already cut. Sigh…what to do?
Then, my kitchen is beckoning. Never mind that in the last week I’ve hulled, washed, and frozen 40 lbs. of strawberries. I want to make some spice mixes, and rice mixes, and more chicken nuggets, and other things…right now. But I don’t have the money to go buy all the ingredients I’d need…exactly. I mean, I do, in my ‘bulk’ fund, but that’s not what it’s for. Grocery shopping day is Friday, so perhaps I can squeeze a few things in then…. I have this very strong need to fill my pantry and freezer with food!! If I had the money I’d run out to buy what I needed right now, never mind it’s almost nap time. Food preparation is definitely my biggest “issue” right now, and I feel twitchy when I’m not in the kitchen.
The cleaning…oh, the cleaning. I want every room in my house spotless. I don’t have the energy to really pull this off right now, although we made good progress upstairs, at least, over the weekend. It’s hard to keep things clean when I have small children who like to “help,” but also seriously enjoy their mess-making! I clean one room and they destroy another. They don’t mean to, but they think of these awesome games….
Then I just want to get a plan together. If I can’t actually do it, then maybe I can at least write down what needs to get done and when I should do it, how much it will cost (if anything), etc. But when I sit down with my laptop I can’t even think anymore. I’m itching to just do.
Once I eventually get a list together, however sketchy, I’ll tell you all what my goals are. Then you can tell me if I’m crazy.
Did/does nesting really get to you?
Top image by Jayel Aheram