To top it off, the house is a mess and husband is crazed about stocking up on some pantry items that we'll need in the next few months, just in case the economic situation gets really really bad and food prices skyrocket. The armchair economist that he is, he thinks it's better to have some real goods on hand rather than a bit of extra cash in the bank. It's not a bad idea, but the timing is awful. Not only is the house dirty, but there are boxes and cans all over the place, waiting for a home that seems at least a week away.
And please, don't think I'm asking for your pity, as I know this is small potatoes compared to some of the things a lot of you go through, but I just wanted to explain why I haven't been posting any high-quality writing here. It's doubly-awful because I have so many things I want to write about, which is in stark contrast to the bloggers-block that I often get. I do want to thank you for your emails and comments, even when I haven't had a chance to respond.
On a positive note, my dear friends had their baby last night. After a day of labor, they welcomed a little girl into the world. I'm hopefully going to meet Soren's newest girlfriend sometime today. Welcome Liliana Beatriz!
Every child begins the world again~Henry David Thoreau