Wow, thanks for all the great comments to the last post! It's a very rich subject -- it's so interesting to hear people's stories (not the war stories, though! Thanks for not sharing those. Not yet, anyway; maybe after. I mean, I know these intense experiences are hugely important to people and I am interested in them; I just think it's best right now to meditate on positive scenarios and enter into birthing with as much serenity as possible.)
Pre-nesting is going on all around me right now. The sheetrock is being put up in the nursery "nook" and new closet today. I can't wait to paint! Going with a tangerine orange, very sweet, and we're also repainting our bedroom and the bathroom (not tangerine orange) and getting new linens -- curtains, bedding, etc. Freshen everything up. It doesn't seem like that long ago that we painted these rooms, but it was. Eight years we've been in this house! That's the longest I've lived anywhere, by quite a few years (Navy brat).
The de-cluttering of the art studio progresses slowly; I can only handle a little bit at a time. I've been writing every morning, and that feels very good. I hear this rumor that when your window of daily creative time shrinks, you can rise to the occasion and become more efficient. I'm hoping that's true. I suppose I have to make it true!
I hope everyone has a lovely early-summer weekend. My plans are minimal, and include buying more Oregon strawberries before the very short season is over (Oregon strawberries, picked ripe, make the anemic white-inside California things we get at the supermarket seem like pseudo-fruit!), and making an ableskiver brunch on Sunday. Cheers!