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My nesting instincts are driving me to a longer and longer list…

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

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