Friday, June 25, 2010

Welcome to my Nursery Nightmare





So, contrary to what they look like, the above are not pictures of Dante's fourth circle of hell.

They are pictures of what is now our office/junk room and what will be Harry's nursery.

Yikes. I know.

We've got a lot of work ahead of us, seeing that Harry is due in just 2 1/2 months. Where did the time go? Mentally, I feel like I am only about five months along. How did it go by so fast? I suppose it has something to do with the fact that I am usually busy trying to keep my almost 2-yr old from hitting our dog with a fireplace andiron or putting his artistic crayon touches on the furniture (too late for both of those things, by the way). My brain hasn't had time to prepare for this new addition to our family.

But finally, this week has signaled the beginning of the nursery remodel. We have moved the computer into the den and taken some of the room's homeless furniture to the Salvation Army (2 bookcases, a rolling computer chair, a computer desk) and I have re-located my scrapbooking supplies to the cabinets in the den, now complete with labels! And as of today, my mom has finished painting cars, trucks and airplanes on the nursery walls.

Next? Get the furniture in the room and clean out the closet of my husband's never-worn U2 concert t-shirts, empty video game boxes, now homeless computer desk supplies, a metal file cabinet, and tacky Japanese-ish garage sale paintings. Still got a long way to go. But, some progress is better than no progress, right?

Let's all hope I make it through this remodel without a COMPLETE hormonal smackdown. But if it's necessary? Oh, I'll do it. Watch out.

7 comments:

  1. Put those U2 shirts on ebay, I'm not kidding, you can make some cash off of those babies!

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  2. I'm gonna play amateur psychic and say that you'll get this done in plenty of time, and you will be filled with an overwhelming sense of patience and calm while the job is being completed...

    and then you'll wake up from your nap and see it the way it really is!

    No, really, I think everything will be just fine!

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  3. I will come help you organize if you need me to! I actually like doing that kind of stuff and would love to help ya! :) Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! See you tomorrow at Mccoys bday!

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  4. It's going to be great, don't worry. Although a good hormonal smackdown can be quite cleansing (-:

    Can't wait to see the after pictures!

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  5. LOL GO for the big ol hormonal smackdown baby! You will get it down. Nesting is a powerful force:)

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  6. This was us when we had our second-I lost my office and extra bedroom, but gained a son. Even trade? LOL!

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