Thursday, May 06, 2010

i'm pregnant

Lissie Elle

But I'm not expecting another baby. Thank the good Lord in heaven above *crossing myself* (I'm not catholic, but I like to cover all the bases just for good measure).

Oh good glory no. I'm not having any more babies. That train has left the station. My womb has closed up shop and retired to Florida. (If only.)

But my mind, now that is another story. My mind is pregnant with ideas. Why am I so inspired these days? Why am I waking in the middle of the night with a craving, not for ice cream or pickles, but for orange gingham fabric and baby blue vintage glass beads? Is this nesting gone wild?

Maybe I am doing the nesting that I would have done if I had known about the Little Mister before he was actually born.

Whatever is going on, it's very curious to me. I'm too damn busy to be doing all this crafting. Really I am.

But my mind is simply full to overflowing with ideas. I wish I could bottle them all up and put them on a shelf for simpler times. It would be like canning summer goodness before it rots on the vine. And at the end of the day I would stand back and look at all my sparkly little mason jars with treasures inside. Glittering. Waiting to be opened.


moreygirl said...

I about fell out of my chair when I read that title! I thought, how is she gonna do it?!

You're kind of pregnant is the best kind. It would be nice to bottle them up:)

Rebecca said...

Having a creative outlet is a coping mechanism to help keep you sane!! Hang in there! When both of mine were crawling or walking and into everything, I would buckle them into their car seats and drive around town. That was the only way they were contained and I was in control. I would always have to get a coke at McDonalds (they have the best coke). Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could say that my "mind" was the only thing that was pregnant!

Anonymous said...

You too?
I am the same, i cant stop the flow of ideas and designs and creations...i dont want to stop them, but like you I have three young kids and i just need time to give birth to the ideas that are in my mind. this is the biggest flow of creativity that i have had in a long time!
Nice to hear that i am not alone in this, just keep writing them down so that when time presents itself you have a list of what you want to try.

p.s your family is so perfectly beautiful full now, i have loved watching this journey unfold.
Much love, sleep and food to you all LOL

brooke said...

oh my goodness your post title totally had me going!!!! i love being full of is my favorite way to be!!! cannot wait to see what you come up with now!!

Cindy at LottieBird said...

Orange gingham...
Now you have my creative juices flowing. I've been sewing summer dresses--guess I'll have to come up with an orange gingham one, too.

What are you dreaming of for your gingham?

oh, and I just love when the flow of creative juices hits. If only we could create fast enough!