Monday, May 12, 2008

Oh my god, it's May...

That means that I have been MIA for, what, 4 months?!

The good news is, though, that I am now officially free of teaching for the summer, and while that sadly does not mean that I am also free of work (2-3 papers ready for publication is my aim) it does mean that work will progress at a much more flexible and leisurely pace (no more last-minute dashes to the library to finish a lecture for tomorrow morning), which in turn usually translates into some extra time to do silly things like.... knit, spin, and post in my blog!

I've been missing this blog so much, so I am looking forward to getting back into a regular routine of posting. And since I've already made significant inroads into the all the tasks that have been left until such a time when I am not bogged down by teaching prep: I have done laundry, which was very very necessary - I had to dig a path to the washing machine because the stacks of laundry were that high; I went food shopping - yay, we have fresh food in the house; I planted my veg patch - the shoots have already started appearing; and I have started cleaning the house - this one is going to take me a while longer I fear... . Anyway, since I have made inroads into all these 'chores' I felt that I was justified spending a pleasurable half hour posting on my neglected blog.

The other reason why I think I might get back to posting a bit more is this:

Yes, that's right, bean #2, aka 'tick' is on the way. He/she is due in mid-November, which makes me about 13 weeks pregnant now. I'm (hopefully) over the really miserable first trimester of extreme tiredness and 24/7 nausea (so much worse than with bean #1, or have I just forgotten this?!), and my belly has just started popping out a bit. It's so exciting!

Anyway, because of all this there should be more movement on the blog from now on - more knitting (got to knit for my second winter baby, right?), more gardening, and of course there are all the new developments on the ongoing project that is our home...

It's good to be back. :-)


  1. Congratulations! and good to see you are still alive! :)

  2. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing those baby knits flying off the needles. :-)

  3. congratulations on little 'tick'!

  4. Yay! Congratulations! I'm glad to read you again too. :-)

  5. oh hooray. i call mine the seahorse and am 12.5 weeks now. so good to find someone else about the same along as i am.

  6. Oh wow, congratulations! That's wonderful news!

  7. Anonymous8:45 pm

    Congratulations!!! What great news!

  8. Anonymous2:28 am

    Congratulations!!! That's so exciting that you're expecting.

    It sounds like you and I have been doing some of the same things lately. Today I did five or six loads of clothes and cleaned my closet for the first time in years. It's a start... :)

    Glad you're back!

  9. Hip, hip, horray! How exciting for the family. I love bean #2's nickname, "kick".

    It is good to see a post from you, lets us all know that you are doing well.

    Fingers crossed for a good garden this year...I believe it was last year that the flooding took over.

    Tickle the bean's toes for me. Actually, try his chin as I'm sure he is off and running around on those toes.


  10. Anonymous8:53 am

    Congratulations! And glad to have you back!

  11. Anonymous1:32 pm

    oh wow, congratulations!!