We've had an unusually warm spell the past few days. True to form, I've taken advantage of it to strip the antique washstand & mirror that we're turning into our bathroom vanity. It's a beautiful piece of furniture, but the shellac was worn off in several places. It would look blotchy if I just put another coat of shellac on top. So I suited up with a dual-canister respirator, heavy-duty rubber gloves that are supposed to be impermeable to any chemical substance, and an old Army surplus shirt (which barely snapped over my belly). I wish I had a picture, because it was quite the sight.
I finished the last of the washstand today. If the baby stays put for a few more days, then I can apply the new finish (a wipe-on polyurethane for moisture protection).
Or the baby could decide to be born right away and I'll just not have a bathroom sink for another month or so. I'd be okay with that too.
My friends joke that I'll be doing a home improvement project while I'm in labor, pausing for the contractions and only stopping for good once I'm starting to push.
Probably not too far from the truth.