Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Is it nesting? You decide...

So I'm nearing the end of this pregnancy. Yeah!

Nesting is that interesting phenomenon when women go crazy making their houses ready for the arrival of the baby. I'm convinced Eric thinks I'm in full nesting mode or slightly insane. I'm not so sure. I just see us getting things done that need to happen. But you can decide.

For example, after getting back from a relaxing vacation in Arizona, what do I do over the next seven days? Here's the list:

  1. Waded through 1500 emails that were waiting for me.
  2. Sign a contract to write the Complete Idiots Guide to Business Law. Deadline September 15th. Conversation with editor to make sure we're on the same page.
  3. Sign contract with non-fiction agent...don't necessarily see myself writing a ton of non-fiction, but she will work with me on any CIG books. Others would go through my fiction agent who I adore.
  4. Get back in the swing of homeschooling.
  5. Take both kids to gymnastics (Abigail twice a week), and Abigail to ballet, piano, and speech. Continue to lead Bible study.
  6. Attend Dierks Bentley concert.
  7. ACFW board work
  8. Seek influencers for Deadly Exposure and Sandhill Dreams.
  9. Follow up with other editor on Ohio World War Two novel that is due October 1.
  10. Work on ACFW conference details
  11. Spend hours this weekend cleaning Abigail's room. It needed a desperate organizing and I needed to reclaim the changing table that we'd been "organizing" her clothes on.
  12. Spend hours Sunday afternoon with Eric and three great friends from church who showed up with all the tools to help us clean out our treeline and do some yard work. The treeline looks amazing! And something got removed from my long list of I-wish-I-had-the-time-and-energy-to-do list. Wouldn't have been possible without our friends.
  13. Worked on the corners of our room to try to declutter before we move the baby stuff in.
  14. Made a list of appointments and events to happen before the baby arrives including Stanley Steamer to clean carpets and painter from church to bid on some projects we've talked about for awhile.
  15. Went to the firm today and got an assignment for a great tax research project.
And this probably barely scratches the surface. So am I crazy? Nesting? Working against a deadline? You decide. :-)


flchen1 said...

Wow--that's quite a list, Cara! May you accomplish all that God puts on your heart to do, and also take some time to rest!

Best wishes!

Simple Family Supper lady said...

I don't know if it is nesting, but whatever it is..... WOW!!!!! You have always been a high energy, get lots done, keep up a fast passed schedule kind of gal! I get tired just reading it all!
Praying for you as you get close to your new little one!!!
Heather C.

kalea_kane said...

Wow...I don't think I have ever employed that kind of "nesting" into my life. You are a dynamo!

Ausjenny said...

Wow what a list i agree with Flchen1
im still stuck on the 1500 emails!

bigguysmama said...

Cara, it totally sounds like nesting to me. With 4 kids I can honestly say I never nested, but that's not me anyhow. I think I just got crazier and more sporadic! I know, lucky kid coming into my world! hahahahaha

If you're looking for influencers, I'd love the opportunity to do that. If you haven't found enough or you just would like more, you can email me at

In Christ,


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