Saturday, January 21, 2006


Today was a good day.

Today, we cleaned.

Today, I realized I was nesting.

We woke up this morning, and I nearly leapt out of bed (not quite... more like, moaned, groaned, grimaced, and inched my way out of bed because this child? monster-baby? is already engaged, and very, VERY low). We made a list of things that I wanted done today (because I can't do everything). Forrest hauled out the trash, loaded up the Goodwill stuff into one of the cars, swept and mopped the kitchen floor (we won't even go into how filthy it was). He also put the baby's car-seat into the back seat of our car. I washed dishes, cleaned the stove, cleaned the kitchen, put together the high chair, finished writing out directions to the hospital for Forrest to type up, vacuumed the house.... oh, wait, let's delve into a little detail about the vacuuming.

If any of you out there have a bagless vacuum cleaners know that the filters on these puppies? gets pretty nasty. I haven't cleaned the filter on ours out in, well... ever! So, I decided that today, was a perfect day for cleaning the filter. Folks, I wish I'd thought to take a picture of the thing before and after because.... *gag* I spent 30 minutes using a chopstick scraping out the dust and gunk out of the thing. Forrest walked by several times and called me a crazy lady for spending as much time as I did cleaning the thing out. Thing is, it was very, VERY satisfying... in a very disturbing way. I simply could not stop cleaning that filter for the life of me. So I cleaned that sucker till there wasn't a thing of dust left in it. Then I proceeded to do the most anal vacuum job I've ever done. (on reflection, maybe I should find another way to word "anal vacuum job" because... ew!).

Our house is spotless right now. I believe I'm ready for the baby to come now. Just, we need to wait 10 more days until I'm at least 37 weeks. Bummer. Hopefully, I'll find a way to pass the time. Any tips on passing time would be greatly appreciated!!


Erika said...

My husband is nesting, he vacummed out the DRYER VENT!!!

I wonder how many Googles you will get for "anal vacuum"?? lol

Forrest said...
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Rude Cactus said...

Anal vacuum? Ew. And the baby is already engaged? Crap, kids move fast nowadays.