"Our most ancient metaphor says life is a journey. Memoir is travel writing, then, notes taken along the way, telling how things looked and what thoughts occurred. . . .This is the traveler who goes on foot, living the journey, taking on mountains, enduring deserts, marveling at the lush green places...as a pilgrim, seeking, wondering." -Patricia Hampl

January 04, 2009

Bag is Packed, Nesting Commenced

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It was a sure sign of things to come when I started cleaning out and reorganizing the kitchen cabinet last night around 10 p.m.--Heath's not sure if this is just my usual but sporadic OCD or if I'm truly nesting...but witness that The Bag has been packed for several days now, and I've washed, folded, and put away everything from new booties to onesies all ready for hospital-wear. Stocked away are the thermometers and newbie diapers (only the stuff we need for the first few days), and the baby's room is freshly painted and ready for some furniture (safely stored at the soon-to-be-grandparents' houses). Blueberry is due in a mere two weeks, but the way she's been moving indicates that she wants out--soon! We'll keep you posted. Here's to a beautiful 2009. Happy New Year!