I remember way back when, when we were hoping and trying to have babies, how life seemed to be lived in two week increments – CD1 to peak to waiting, hoping for that BFP. It often times seemed like life was on hold. I didn’t want to get a season pass to the local amusement park, just in case. I didn’t want to commit to vacation plans, just in case. I wouldn’t drink that glass of wine or beer, you’ve got it, just in case.
Somewhere along the line I figured out that if I kept living life like that I was going to be missing a whole lot of it. And if that BFP didn’t ever happen, and it didn’t, where would I be? Probably wishing I had done things differently. So we did. We chose to live life boldly and appreciate the here and now.
living room furniture. Lamps and tables and boxes clutter the floor and make the room unusable for the time being.
It was so tempting to put off having company until the decorating was complete. The house is a mess, don’t come over. Had we did that, though, we would have missed an awesome visit with my cousins who were visiting from Florida. We would have not had potato pancakes and fresh kilbasa with my in-laws. We would still be waiting to catch up with friends.
We keep plugging away at the decorating. I have been working on the curtains and we just found out that the carpeting will be installed tomorrow. We’ll still have pictures to print and frame. And I want to sew some new pillows for the couch and it will take a while. But heck if I’m putting the rest of life on hold!