Hi! Missed you tons. So much to tell you.
What I did on my blog vacation, in 500 words or less:
- saw Spring make an official entrace into my backyard
- went to a doctor’s appointment at 10 weeks and heard a heartbeat (oh, myLANta)…Curt is now calling Peanut ChooChoo because s/he was moving like a little train that could at 167 beats per minute. Perhaps I’m having a race horse or NAScar.
- bought a house
- ok, I’ll elaborate: 20 years ago, 3 acres of our current farm property was sectioned off and sold to ED, a slightly odd bachelor. Ed moved this winter. Neigbor across the street bought it. Neighbor gutted the house. We put a down payment on it this Saturday and will be moving at the end of summer. Expect much more on this in the days to come, ’cause I need to work a few things out with y’all and can’t afford therapy.
- went out to dinner with friends on a school night and toured the Holland Police Department (voluntarily)…thanks Jere. My new goal in life is to be a member of the SWAT team.
- knitted my very first successful (Jo, get this) baby bootie/shoe/slipper thing. It was undoubtedly the most difficult pattern I have tried to follow yet. So far, the kid has one shoe.
- tried on 4 skirts, 3 pants, and countless tops Easter morning before finidng something that fit comfortably and appropriately on my new shapely body…and I know it’s only gonna get worse.
- welcomed Tracy and fam back from Africa Sunday morning.
- answered my phone maybe 3 times. My aversion is gettting worse. Please don’t take it personally.
- went to a real-live recording studio with the Band (not THE Band, Dad…they broke up) in Lansing and put some backgrounds down for the new Mars Hill live CD coming out soon.
- came up with a few possibilities for Peanut: Audrey, Jill, Owen, Eli, Jack, Ellie…and came to the conclusion that it’s really hard to come up with a real name for a real kid that they have to keep forever.
- spent an exhaustive amount of time trying to convince Janna and Natalie that they need to be pregnant so I am not alone int his process. Are either of you reading this? You know what you should be doing…