Since I was prepared for the possibility that this baby was going to arrive early, I have felt like the past week has been my "bonus" time to do some extra organizing around the house. We have washed couch covers, reorganized closets, rearranged furniture, and done laundry. Oh, and did I mention that we decided to do a last-minute bathroom renovation and some painting? It all turned out beautifully, but also turned our lives a bit upside-down for the past 3 weeks. Phew, glad that's done! So yes, I suppose you could say that this time around, I have gone into super-nesting mode :)
How about you? Have you tackled all sorts of projects right before the birth of your children? I must confess that I'm not usually the nesting type, so this has all come as a bit of a surprise to my husband and me! The urge has been overwhelming, sometimes even more overwhelming than the urge to lie down and take a nap :)
May God bless all of you as we begin our first full week of Lent. As a priest reminded us over the weekend, let us strive not for a perfect Lent, which we know to be unachievable, but for an honest, committed, prayerful Lent. Let us go back to the basics - prayer, fasting, and almsgiving - and let us encourage one another in our daily walk with Christ. Let us ask Mary, the Mother of Our Lord and the one who knew him most intimately on this earth, to help us know her son more fully during these 40 days.