So, here I am, 22 weeks pregnant and already feeling like I’m in the “nesting” phase. I have a whole list of things that need to get done before the baby comes and about a three month deadline. Realistically, I’ve been tackling these little by little.
One of the things on my list is working on old laundry. Lucas & I used to have a washer and dryer in our old apartment, but since we moved, we’ve had to go to the laundromat. I know I’m not alone when I say I don’t feel like sitting in a laundromat all day! With that being said, laundry has piled up. It’s not excessive; it’s mainly out-of-season clothes and a couple of comforters which totals about 4 garbage bags. My goals are to wash the comforters and out of season clothes so I can store them. Then, I can donate whatever else we actually don’t use. So far, I’ve been dwindling down on old clothes but added new maternity clothes. Lucas, on the other hand, still has 150 t-shirts… I’m not exaggerating.
Today, I worked on some of that goal. I decided the only way to get the pile knocked out of the way, was to handle it bag by bag. So today, I took a bag from the deep dark secrets and washed it when I did the normal wash. I was at the laundromat a bit longer than usual but it was better than trying to get it all done in one day. Yes, it is possible to get done, but I honestly don’t feel like it. I give myself a HUGE high five for doing at least this.
Another task on my list has been to figure out why the windshield wipers aren’t working. During the winter time (yes, 6 months ago), the windshield wipers stopped working. When we tried to use them, a weird sound came out. So, we thought it was either broken or frozen. Now that it has finally gotten nice outside (and then some), I decided to take a jab at it. Last week when I was picking up lottery tickets, I picked up a gallon of fluid. And today, since I was waiting for the clothes to dry anyways, I poured it in the car. Call it pregnancy hormones or just plain happiness, but I damn-near happy cried when I was able to clean my windshield. Turns out it was just empty! I admit, I hadn’t considered this as a possibility because I genuinely thought there was a dash light for when it ran low. The whole time I was adding fluid little by little and checking under the car for a leak. I’m laughing really hard at myself right now.
Anyways, today was a successful day. I’m just trying to get things done piece by piece so my life can be in order by the time my sweet baby boy comes. And sometimes, it’s the little things that matter. Rome wasn’t built in one day and neither was The Ark.