Life is for the living

Well. I’m feeling a need for this outlet again! And it’s because life has bloomed and exploded and grown in ways that have been, at times, hard to synthesize. Or maybe it’s because I got an email that my domain here would expire unless I paid $26, and I don’t want to feel like that money is going to waste. Nah.

Since March:

1. I found out I was pregnant! We’d been trying, so this wasn’t completely out of the blue, though there was a voice in the back of my head that kept saying “You’ve been on the pill since you were 18 and never even had a pregnancy SCARE, so it seems pretty certain you can’t get pregnant.” Oh yeah, voice? Four months after I went off the pill, kablooey kablam positive pregnancy test! And now here I am, 32 weeks along with a little girl. More on that later, much more, I’m sure.

2. We moved! We’re only a half-mile from our condo, but now we have a 1200 square foot house on a quarter-acre lot. The house was built in 1951 and has lots of pecan trees and crepe myrtles, a cute backyard that we haven’t used yet at all, and a front stoop that we’ve had coffee on once. Logan’s already widened a doorframe, but that should be the only construction project happening here in the next couple of months.

3. We’ve traveled (and then not talked about it on the main blog)! Houston, a 10-day Caribbean trip to St. Maarten and Anguilla, and a week in New York. Not to mention family visits to Arkansas, Louisiana, Chicago, and DC, which were all baby-related.

4. Our dear, sweet kitty, Fatty, died of cancer. I don’t really want to talk about it but can’t just not mention him. Poor lovebug. We didn’t even know he was sick until just before he left us. I guess that’s the way of the cat; hide signs of illness until it’s too late. I just want to remember the wonderful times we had with him for the 15 years we were lucky enough to be his people… but the awfulness of his last few hours keeps trying to edge its way in.

So… that’s us, since I last updated this in March. I’m glad to be back here, in a place where I don’t feel pressure to update. Chat more later.

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