Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nesting I Guess

It was subtle, but it was there. I didn't notice it until we returned from the recent meeting with Dr. Wolf in San Francisco. Then I realized -- Sue's been "nesting."

Nesting is a term used for what some women do when they are pregnant, to get ready for the arrival of the newborn. They clean house, stock up on food, organize, get the baby stuff ready. It's instinctual behavior.

No, she's not pregnant. But she is scheduled to go in for a stem cell transplant on September 1. I think the fact that she will be in the hospital for the better part of a month, coupled with the information that it will take 3 to 6 months to recover, coupled with the information that this myeloma is a serious and chronic disease which will most likely cause or contribute to her death at some undetermined but possibly not too distant future time, have triggered this response.

So we cleaned out the garage and gave away, recycled and discarded about three cubic yards of stuff. We called out Elisa, the housekeeper and we're calling out Scott, the window cleaning guy. We've updated our filing. Cindy took Sue out to get some plastic storage containers for fabrics etc. Those fabric-filled containers have been marked and stored on the new shelves in the garage. Even the current sewing and quilting projects have been categorized, labeled and put away.

Maybe nesting isn't the right term for this. But now we're ready, I guess.

Related Links of Note:

Today Is My Eleventh Birthday

Prepare Ye The Way

1 comment:

  1. Could you come over and "nest" at my house? Actually, I'm glad you guys accomplished so much. I know the garage had really built up with stuff since you accrued all of Jess, Jen, and Val's stuff. Sending love your way.
    Love, Cynthia