want to hear something funny?

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve had this crazy urge to redecorate and organize and clean and clear out. I moved everything between closets. I went through my clothes and shoes. I figured out how to rearrange the stuff in the spare room closet so I could fit my extra car seat inside. I finally finished emptying out the spare room and turned it into my “art studio”. I took down some art and put up some new art. I am dying to paint my spare room, if I could just figure out what color. I cleaned my walls. Etc.

Then, the reason hit me.

Wait for it.

I’m nesting!

Yes, it’s true. I giggled for days.

The process of creation for women can apply to both a physical birth as well as a creative birth. Just as we give birth to children, we give birth to ideas and projects. In my case, it is the latter (though I am not entirely sure what it is yet). It’s just that since I have never had any desire for children, the idea that I am nesting makes me laugh.

I was telling my younger sister about this earlier. When I mentioned my desire to paint the spare room, she said, “Oh, you mean you want to paint the nursery?!” (I had just explained the whole creative birth thing to her.)

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12 Responses to “want to hear something funny?”

  1. I don’t know your sister, but I think I like her a lot. πŸ™‚

  2. What a great concept! Yes – it does sound like you’re ‘nesting’…preparing to give birth to a whole new life!!! You sister said it perfectly!!!

  3. Your sister’s comment is a crack up.
    Nesting usually occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy so this means you should give birth to some creative idea’s really soon πŸ™‚

  4. oh..you…had…me …there…for…a…second…perhaps a kitty?

  5. fkdupdad: I thought so!

    toni: she is great .. I think I posted a photo of her with her kitty around xmas time.

    marcie: I am, but I don’t think I’m in the last trimester of that, LOL

    liss: let’s hope so!

    elk: no kitty yet .. I told Atlas that perhaps we’ll move out east someday so he can live *near* kitties (his kitty cousins) instead. πŸ˜‰

    jen: πŸ™‚

  6. They look like fuscia to me too.

  7. Teehee! That could explain a few things going on in my life right now…I am just about finished studying and am chomping at the bit to do a major clear out…plus I have lots of ideas in the pipeline for crafty-ness which I have had to put on hold whilst studying…I feel some serious “nesting” coming on!

  8. jerry: thanks for the confirmation! I don’t actually know what fuscia (sp?) look like, but I thought my neighbor mentioned that that’s what they were πŸ™‚

    martina: yup, you must be in that phase too!

  9. I love it! I am doing the same thing. I already had a Sparkle Room. (Read – spare room turned play place. I’m not artist enough to call it a studio.) Anyway, I had the Sparkle Room but hadn’t made it my own. I am now, though.

    In case you were wondering, the walls are the palest lilac.

  10. […] i am nesting online as well .. since i decided to switch my blogs from wordpress over to […]

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