I finally have kitchen curtains up!
When we first moved in, we decided curtains were not a priority. After all, the windows did have either mini blinds or vinyl blinds, and the added expense of window treatments was unnecessary, especially in light of the fact that we had an unsold house as well.
Well, the old house sold months and months ago, and other projects came along. We had kind of gotten used to the “no curtains” look, and I wasn’t sure how I wanted to dress the windows anyway, so it got put off.
Why I waited until I was 36 weeks along to decide that kitchen curtains were a priority is something probably no one understands (except perhaps another mom who remembers her nesting days.)
Loose ends, incomplete tasks . . . sometimes they just jump out at you and suddenly seem very important, and not always at the most convenient times.
So I eventually made a trip to Hobby Lobby, determined to find some suitable fabric in one stop, or else just let go of the whole curtain obsession.
There is something about ticking I have always liked, and this fabric appealed to me. It has the right colors—the blue to pull from the border and the beige to match the vinyl blinds. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but it has a tea-stained look to it as well, which adds a rustic flavor I want to incorporate more of into this house.
Sewing them up was easy. Putting them up . . . well, that was no small feat, considering that these windows are in a corner above the sink. Getting up there just to wash windows is cumbersome enough. But this time I not only washed windows, but also had to nail up the rods and arrange the gathers just right—all after hoisting up myself AND my 20-lb.
gargantuan beautiful belly. Whew. The memory itself is fatiguing.
I know I have helpers here, and you may wonder, as my husband did out loud, why I did not just have him do the job. I’m not sure; I guess some tasks just need mom’s touch.
I’m not sure where the “nesting” ends and the routine maintenance of a household begins, but the big things I wanted to accomplish before baby’s arrival are done (in addition to a number of smaller things)
- the baby items are all arranged and waiting for the big day
- meals are being added to the freezer to make life easier after baby arrives
- the kids’ end-of-year testing is complete
- next year’s curriculum has been decided on, ordered, and most of it has arrived
And now that the curtains are up, I’m ready to have this baby anytime. I’m nearly 38 weeks now and feeling very ready. Looking ready too, wouldn’t you say?
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