Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just Breathe

Imagine overeating all your favorite foods at Thanksgiving dinner while dressed in a pair of pants a size too small and possibly lined in wool and paired with some skin tight knee high socks.

I truly am imagining such a scenario because I have fortunately only attended Thanksgiving celebrations where casual, comfortable attire is welcome.

But imagine again how horrible it would feel to be full of biscuits and sweet potatoes and stuffing and pie and to be stuffed into pants that are too small and also itchy.

Now imagine the moment when you have the opportunity to shed those pants and those knee highs and change into your most comfortable cotton pants -- sweatpants, yoga pants, jammie pants, whatever you wish -- and a nice, clean pair of cotton footie socks.

That glorious feeling of changing into comfy pants on Thanksgiving is how it feels for me, right now, to know that potential buyers will not be looking at my home tomorrow or the next day or the day after.

No, it didn't sell, but we have temporarily inactivated our listing (planned since we listed it in mid-February) so that we can focus on welcoming Sweet P. The wearing of tight pants (i.e., vigilant cleaning) will commence in May (based on my post-partum experiences with Bub and Little Bitmost of my pants will still be mighty tight come May) and until then, I am just going to breath easy.


Stacia said...

Get those jammie pants on and have a second serving!! I was going to ask on your last post how you were planning to keep the house show-ready when Sweet P arrived, but I got distracted by the cute PAM story. =>

E... said...

So glad to hear that you're getting a break! And maybe someone who already saw your clean, gorgeous house will change their mind and submit an offer!
Enjoy making a comfy, messy nest for Sweet P!

Heather said...

I can hear you sighing that big breath of relief from here!

I'm so glad for you that you can now relax and get ready for your sweet girl. One thing at a time, right?

'Cept now I'm hungry for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksalot.

msh said...

yeah for you! enjoy, rest, read, play... at least for a minute or two until sweet p arrives. can't wait to hear! sending much love...

Miss Welcome said...

Oh my gosh! You commented on my blog and I was sure you'd be in the maternity ward right about now.

And then of course I thought your post had to do with having the baby (shedding the pants that were too tight and the itchy stockings).

But no - just the house sale. (grin). Boy, I do know how much fun that is - the cleaning and prep, only to have someone call at the appointed time and say "we're at the bottom of your building and we're not going to bother coming up. We've seen everything we need to."

CaraBee said...

What a relief! I can't imagine the stress of keeping your house show ready will nine months pregnant and caring for two young boys.

Take the deep breath, you deserve it!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Smart idea. Can't wait to see the new baby!!!

PITA said...

Relax and wait for the arrival of little Sweet P!

Actchy said...

Smart, MEP.

"Just breathe" is something I need to keep telling myself these days.

Anonymous said...

I love it... i hope you get to rest and relax before Sweet P arrives. Love B

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