The Fine Art of Nesting

There are few things I enjoy more in life than a good snow storm.  I love snow, which since I live in Chicago is a good thing.  But this year, we really haven’t had much.  Today is our first official dumping and I couldn’t be happier about it.

I do a lot of things.  Some of these things I am quite good at.  But perhaps the thing I am best at, and enjoy the most, is the fine art of nesting.  Hunkering down.  Settling in.  Battening down the hatches and riding out the storm. 

Nothing makes me happier than the anticipation of a good storm and taking the few days before it to make sure we’ve got all the provisions.  This means more than just ensuring you’ve got plenty of food and wine.  You’ve got to ensure the following:  All important errands are run? — check.  Fridge (both food and wine varieties) fully stocked? — check.  House cleaned and orderly? — check.  All throw blankets, cat beds, fuzzy socks, and favorite sweaters at the ready? — check.  Logs ready for the fireplace? — check.  DVR loaded with lots of possibilities? — check.

World’s Dorkiest Cat settled in to ride out the storm with you in full-pike position? — check!

Settle in and snuggle up… this is going to be fun!