Lately, I've spent a lot of time glaring at various things in my house. I guess when you spend most evenings on the couch you start to notice things...
I've noticed a lot of things. Things I want done before the baby gets here.
But. They are things that certainly do not have to get done at all- they're more my crazy need for things to be nice than anything else.
So here is my crazy pregnant lady list.
1.) Add cabinet doors to the bottom shelves of the built in bookshelves to keep wires/dvds/etc out of reach/sight/temptation.
This is super bothering me and I want it resolved. Now.
2.) Repaint the white trim in the rooms with white trim.
There are dings from moving furniture, scratches from jumping dogs...all that good stuff. I'd love to get a fresh coat of white up.
3.) THE FREAKING STAIR WELL.
I have been staring at this wall of doom forever. I'm over it and it needs to be fixed. Of course, there is no way I'm getting up on scaffolding so it looks like this will be a Nate and Brenna project. It needs to be stripped and painted...and not glue covered...
4.) Make a Family Command Center
Nate and I have never been calendar people- there's never been a reason- every week is the same. ...Except now it's not. We'll soon have daycare to plan, maternity dates, hell, even now we have like a million doctor's appointments and stuff so it's just getting crazy. Between Nate going to school and me constantly being at appointments we really need to get our shit together. Please, before the holiday season...
5.) Build a storage system in the basement.
We talked a bit about this in this post, but as we have a lot of things that will be going the way of plastic storage bins out of Wookie's room, this really needs to happen to keep everything off the floors.
6.) Build an office.
I have my bead studio, but there is NO WHERE for a filing cabinet in my studio and did you know that those EOBs from Blue Cross actually mean something? Amazing. Now I have to store them....ugh- even though I'm an office manager, my home organization is terrible- I really need to get this shit together.
7.) Have the ducts cleaned.
I do not want my baby (or myself) to be breathing 110 years of dust (who knows if they ever got cleaned before?) We meant to do it last year but the year got ahead of us and we never got around to it.
8.) Get the garage fixed.
We have mentioned this about 10000 times and last time my guy friend Robby was up he took a look at it and it appears that we just need a new top panel and a new chain (the motor works and everything). I would really like to get the garage fixed so 8 month pregnant Emma is not walking on potential ice in January instead of just going through the garage.
9.) Add a railing to the basement stairs.
My husband may have taken it off and never reinstalled it. Now he doesn't want to because he thinks it makes the stairs too narrow. I need a railing because my balance is already off on those painted stairs of doom. MY WORD IS LAW.
10.) Go on a vacation with Nate.
I really want to go somewhere, just Nate and I for at least a weekend. Somewhere in a hotel where we can not cook, clean, or do anything. A Babymoon, if you will.
What did you guys feel needed to be done when you were having kids? Any crazy weird thoughts?