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February 8, 2006

Feet in the air and head on the ground

I have a funny relationship with my blog. The longer I go without posting, the harder it is for me to post. It's a weird and unexplainable psychological block. It's been a really long time since my last post, making this one particularly difficult for no apparent reason. For the record, I sometimes have the same difficulty with calling or writing to friends who I spoken or written to in awhile. I have no idea where it comes from or why, but by publicly acknowledging it here, I'm hoping I can stare it in the face and get past it.

So basically, if I haven't called you or written to you in awhile, it's not because I don't love you and/or miss you. It's because I'm a weirdo. But you probably already knew that. I'll try to be better.

So here's a basic update:

Baby - Everything seems to be progressing smoothly on that front. The baby seems to be happily and healthily hanging out in Lizzie's womb, wiggling, slam dancing, and otherwise building up momentum for his big debut in April. We're making progress on his room, as can be seen on Lizzie's blog, and I think we'll have everything in place for the wee lad when he shows up.

Work - The Book Mines are busy right now. Tight deadlines on my projects, employee reviews to write and revise, and lots of preparations to be made to ensure that everything runs smoothly while I'm out on paternity leave. Still, it's all under control, even if it means putting in some extra hours. No complaints.

Life - I have the most amazing wife in the world. Not only is she doing all the hard work of carrying our unborn child around with her 24/7, but she manages to do it with grace, beauty, and a level of sanity that impresses me on a daily basis. I'm a very lucky guy.

February 27, 2006

Cold as Ice

It is really bone-chillingly cold out today. Minus ten wind chills. The kind of cold that makes your skin hurt after just a few minutes. Fortunately, I watched the weather report and dressed accordingly. I have thus far survived the frosty weather thanks to a nice warm scarf that my Mom crafted for me, and a pair of really cool gloves that are heated using ones own breath (also from my parents). I'm lucky to have wise Wisconsin parents who love me and do not wish to see me become a Dave-cicle.

Even armored as I am against the cold, I think I'm going to hold off on the lunchtime errands that I was planning to run today. They can wait a few days until things warm up a little. The Book Mines are warm and cozy. Well, warm anyway.

I've been working a lot lately. Good work, interesting work, but still work. Trying to get a lot of things wrapped up before the baby comes and dominates our lives.

Just 4 weeks until our "due date", so realistically Alex could decide he's ready to make his debut at any moment. He hasn't shown any signs of wanting to do that yet, but you never know! Still much to do to prepare, but we're getting there, and most of the important pieces are in place.

The cats seem a little weirded out by this whole pregnancy thing. They know something is going on, they just can't figure out what. Last night, Kali jumped up on the bed and crawled under the covers with us. He's never done that before. He just snuggled up next to Liz's belly and purred. It was very cute.

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