I know, I know – I’ve been missing in action for a while now. I haven’t joined the circus or dropped off the face of the earth. I was using holiday time before beginning maternity leave. Essentially, I have been nesting for the last three weeks.
I started a few draft blogs but I never finished or published any. I think with my nesting state of mind, I haven’t been in the mood for the political and opinionated topics that I was writing about: access to health care, AFN elections and Justin Bieber getting free gas in Canada for being Inuit (!) Don’t even get me started on that last one – it’s just laughable.
“I’m actually part Indian, I think Inuit or something? I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get free gas” – Justin Bieber
So when thinking about touching base with my readers, I decided to just write a Seinfeld post. A blog post about nothing, as the show was about nothing…nothing but the minutiae of every day life. This is what my life consisted of the last three weeks:
– I went to the fabric store to buy fleece to make a no-sew knotted blanket. However, as a type-A, over-achieving, obsessive-compulsive decorator, I came home with white and teal chenille fabric with yellow blanket trim with matching thread. I had to haul out the sewing machine but the bright side is that I can breather easier now that I know that the baby’s blanket matches the décor.
– I cleaned and organized my linen closet. I had no idea that I had accumulated so many sheets and towels from other people.. Some of it was even in tatters. You see, I have a mother-in-law (and grandmother-in-law) that give me these things just in case I ever need towels for swimming or cleaning. Why do I take them? You could probably answer that better than I could. I did end up with a pile of things for Goodwill but most ended up in the too tattered to go anywhere but the garbage pile.
– I started cleaning the kitchen cupboards. This chore was a necessity though. I found a bag of small potatoes literally taking up root in there. It was like a science experiment gone awry. I still have to finish this up though because I’m pretty sure I don’t need those little tiny Paris toasts from 2009 and a tetrapak of summer squash soup. I don’t even really like squash.
– I made two sets of curtains. A teal and white set for the nursery and a dinosaur print set for Whirlwind’s room. The nursery set was kind of a cheater though because I used twin sheet sets from Ikea. The dinosaur set was not so much because I had to splice two types of fabric together. Whirlwind chose a horizontal printed fabric that was not quite long enough for his window.
– I’ve been watching a lot of my new favourite show: The Chew. I love Clinton Kelly and have a newfound crush on Chef Michael Symon. Who doesn’t love a gregarious laugh? I have also been trying out a lot of recipes from the show. We’ve had chipotle yogurt chicken, peanut butter and jelly cupcakes and watermelon and feta salad. The watermelon salad is divine.
– I attended my very first star-studded wedding. Although, I don’t know hockey enough to tell you who were the actual NHL players were. Regardless, the wedding was beautiful and it was exactly how I would have done it, if Fuzz and I didn’t have a destination wedding. Fuzz and I could probably never match up to the bride and groom of this wedding because they are two of most genuine people that I have ever met. Truly golden.
I’m still on the go but I do not know for how much longer. My due date is exactly in one week. I’m hoping the little lady makes her appearance this week because I can barely turn over in bed. I’m going to rent a forklift soon.