I think I better explain what I mean by going through a nesting phase.
Most women go through a "nesting" phase during pregnancy. You know, getting the house ready for a new addition. Everything clean and tidy with all that is needed for the new baby to hand.
I went through that phase as well. Now however I always seem to go through a type of nesting as winter approaches. With my surgery coming up and what could be a second wave of the virus, it seems to have struck full force this week. I try and clean all those little places I might miss during the month (and during fall and spring cleaning sprees). Garden harvest is processed and stored, pantry is stocked up and craft plans are made (more crafts than I could ever conceivably get done). I make sure I have enough reading material to see me through any blizzards that happen (use BookBub and download lots of free reading material, and make lists of books I want to read so if I find them at a thrift store they are bought).
I pull out all my fall and winter wardrobe and go through it to see what needs mending or perhaps should be donated. I might also plan some of those projects mentioned above to be apparel related.
Usually at this point in time I check battery supplies, candle supplies, light bulbs, quilts and afghans. Layers are good on the cold winter nights on the prairies when the wind howls around the eaves. Nothing better than being able to snuggle under a warm covering with a mug of hot chocolate.
Drapery is washed, rugs beaten (with a broom), and indoor plants are started to bring a bit of colour into the house on those dreary, grey winter days.
I bug Harvey to check all the weather stripping around doors, to caulk around the windows, to make sure he has enough puzzles and crossword books to keep him busy (must get more of both). I also get him to check the snow blower and shovels. I get him to cut down the garden and prepare both the veggie garden and the perennial bed for the cold winter months. We no longer have roses so we don't need to worry about covering anything.
Sheets are changed to flannel from cotton, and heavier blankets added on top. I usually add blankets to the spare room as well.
Really, most of these are done every year, but usually over a period of time....Once in awhile my nesting instinct says that things need to be done now, and I have learned to follow that. Harvey was used to driving through snow and ice when he worked in the oil patch, me not so much. When the weather closes in I stay tucked up nice and warm.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.