What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Bunkin List

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Today has been a gloriously productive day. It started, as any other day, with a Papa kiss, then silly bed conversations with two children---but early on I could tell it was going to be different. Excitement was in the air and I deemed it a "BUNKIN DAY". A day in which, I was going to devote all my energies to getting that list of "pre-baby" stuff dwindled down to nilch (or as close as I could come...)

It has been so SO long since I felt motivated, energetic and productive. It is SUCH a great feeling. Sort of like a socially-acceptable high. (Free, too.)

Interestingly enough, to-do's NOT on the Bunkin list are being crossed off just as quickly today. School is done, pizza dough (for dinner) is rising, the car and spilled chocolate milk are no longer associated with one another (don't ask), laundry is on the downswing, the kitchen and dining room floors are swept, the dishes are done, the fingerprinted mirror shines flawless, the toilets are cleaned, the carseats are switched around and all of this: in addition to what I hoped to accomplish today.

By sharing how thrilled I am at this mediocre accomplishment, I am revealing just how pathetic I have been in the productivity department lately. So-how is THAT for being transparent?

Now: on to my BUNKIN LIST.

As opposed to "The BUCKET list", this list is in anticipation of BABY, not death. I haven't completed all of it, but I am making good progress. I'll check em off as I can. Maybe I'll even show you the end results in picture form, tomorrow! I am THAT excited! ;-)

Hang Wall Art, (just wait til you see it!) CHECK

Get VAN (so all three children can ride!)

Figure out what to wear coming home from hospital-because I REALLY don't want to look like I am still pregnant. Is that too much to ask?!? CHECK (I hope)

Pack hospital bag CHECK

Buy boosterseat for Panda CHECK

Retrieve carseat from barn CHECK

Wash carseat and cover CHECK

Get new nursing bra (because after two nursing babies, it's about time!) CHECK

Find camera with video capabilities, and batteries CHECK

Finish and mail the LAST two letters on my snail-mail docket, before I procrastinate again. CHECK

Design birth announcements CHECK

Have Matt hang coordinating light fixture over Bunkin's bed

Make going home Kimono? I hope, I hope

Make faux screenprinting for two baby gifts CHECK

Thaw and Roast last years' .29c/lb Turkey; Use turkey meat to make several casseroles for freezer to combat post-Bunkin exhaustion CHECK

(FIND), wash, and set up cradle bedding CHECK

Switch Corynn's clothes out of armoire to make room for Bunkin'sCHECK

(FIND), wash and put away some unisex clothing items CHECK

Write Thank you notes for church

Clean and prepare changing table CHECK


Nanci said...

Sounds like nesting to me!!!!
Constant inquiries are being made by the residents of Brambleberry Cottage, "Have you heard anything? Has Mrs. N... had the baby? Is there anything on her blog?" To which I keep replying, "No, not yet. Sighhh."

But, I know you will feel much better about having the time to get things the way you want them.

BTW, Rebecca, have I ever told you how happy I am you have this blog...so I can check in on you?

Love and prayers,

Tracy said...

Sounds like you've been busy! I'm glad that you're feeling well and have found some energy to nest!

Beth said...

WOW!! You have been on the ball. Now you need to fix yourself a cup of tea, sit down with your feet up and soak in that feeling of accomplishment. You deserve it.


Michelle said...

I, too, love the pre-birth boost of motivation/energy/excitement. I feel like a whirlwind, going about the house, doing a gazillion things to the point where Dave will tell me to SIT DOWN and RELAX! hehe

Mrs. MK said...

Isn't it amazing.....you go from getting nothing done....then BAM here comes the nesting surge!!!WHOOSH! And, tada! Look what got done! Love those days!!

Mandie said...

GO girl! Check you out! We think and pray for you and Bunkin everyday hoping, today is the day!

Grandma Bibby said...

I concur with Nanci. It sounds like that last spurt of energy before the big day. Lord willing we will be hearing something soon. I am truly amazed how much you have accomplished. Way to go!

Home School Dawn said...

I like your blog. You have my vote.

abigail said...

Blog post. CHECK!

Now, I, zero months pregnant, feel like an utter sloth. Ahhh, it doesn't feel half bad, though.

And can I just say how glad I am that you decided to attempt to push yourself into labor today rather than yesterday? ;)

Elizabeth said...

Yeay :) Sounds like you got a WHOLE LOT done! Keep up the great work :)

Andie said...

NESTING!!! Unfortunately I never got that surge with any of my kiddos....I'm so proud of you!! You got about 20% more done today than I did! When you finish ou list, you're welcome to come help me!! :o)
BTW...my cousin had a beautiful (I say beautiful because all children are beautiful, even though I haven't seen this one!) baby girl, Allison, today. :o):o)

Blessings to you! I'll be waiting to hear about your little arrival SOON!!


Victoria said...

Definitely nesting! I'm not pregnant and I can't get that much done in a day. I'll be praying for you these last few days (weeks - hope not!)!!

Anonymous said...

OOOO.....sounds a lot like nesting. :):):):):):) Praying for you. :):):) Blessings, Stephanie

Heather K said...

WOW! Rebecca you have been busy!! Way to go...that is a TON of jobs done! you must have been utterly exhausted in a good way at the end of that day! Way to go girl!

Grandma Bibby said...

I forgot to add that I like the side shot in the mirror. It turned out great.

Charree said...

Sounds like you are one busy woman. I hope that all continues to go well with you and that you have a great week!