I took the day off today. Yes, I did start maternity leave on Monday. But I feel like I've been working harder this week than I have in a while. There's so much to do before the baby comes! Or rather, there's so much to do before the kraamzorg (the maternity care worker) comes and decides that Americans live like filthy pigs!
I've been sweeping and vacuuming and dusting and getting rid of cobwebs and cleaning the bathrooms and picking up clutter. Trying to rid the house of spiders and cobwebs has been the biggest chore. I just did this a few weeks ago and already the house looked like it was decorated for Halloween. The ground floor of the house looks pretty good now. There's still a lot of weeding to do in the garden, the guest room and bathroom to be cleaned out and the upstairs to be organized. But my feet have been so sore since yesterday evening that I decided to try and spend as little time on my feet today as possible.
I still had to take the dog for a walk (a shorter walk than usual) and run to the bank and grocery store (I drove instead of walking or riding my bike this time). But I also put my feet up out in the yard and did some knitting. Woo hoo! And today wasn't all play and no work; I started on the paperwork to renew our residency permits so that they don't throw us and the baby out of the country in July.
Tomorrow it's back to mucking about in the garden.