In only two short weeks, my husband and I plan to move to our new home. The little visitor you see in the picture above stayed in our living room all yesterday evening, listening to our conversation about everything that needs to be done. And there is a lot of work...
The house needs to be painted from the outside; infestations of insects must be exterminated; the garden must be rescued from its wild condition (while being careful with critters like snakes and scorpions that might just crawl out around here); stuff in the storage shed must be sorted out and divided into what we'll keep and what we're going to dispose of; and of course there's the usual packing, moving our stuff, and unpacking, which will be done during several days. Fortunately, as we only got married a few short months ago, we don't have an excess of "stuff" yet.
It's going to be a lot of good hard work, and I'm looking forward to it, because it will be our own first home, and there will be so much more inspiration to invest in long-term projects than in the rented house we currently occupy. We were supposed to move later, but I'm happy we're doing it now - the more time we have to set up our new nest before the baby is born, the better.
Also, right now I'm enjoying a wonderful period of pregnancy: sickness is gone, my energy levels went up again - I even started doing moderate exercise - and though I'm steadily gaining weight, my tummy isn't big enough yet to make me feel "heavy". Seeing this growth and the changes in my body, and knowing they are being caused by the wee baby inside me, is truly fascinating!