Friday, January 8, 2010

Weekly Update

Welcome to the first Weekly Update of 2010. 

The first thing I'd like to update - even though I haven't mentioned this before - is...

No!  That isn't mine!  I ain't birthin' no more babies.  :shudder:  That is my future great-niece or nephew from her mommy's first ultrasound. (I said 'her' because the parents are hoping for a girl - even if its grandfather is wishing for a boy.)  Yesterday, I started crocheting a baby blanket for the new arrival.  She's due in July. 

I don't know why I'm so excited about this little future-person.  I'm already a great-aunt, after all.  But since my niece and her husband have been trying and failing to conceive - she was told she might never get preggers - it came as a total shock when the stick turned blue.  Another total shock was my nephew-in-law - in the Navy - just found out his orders for a May transfer to Japan were changed. Now, this birth will be here in the States, where everyone can fawn over the new baby. 

Onto other news, I wrote almost 9000 words this week.  Yay me.  (Sadly, that news sounds anti-climactic... Maybe I should've announced the baby at the end of this post.) 

Also, my goal to clean a little bit of the house every day has been limited to Mon-Wed again this week.  I will clean today!  Except now I have to vacuum and dust plus do the bedrooms.  :shrug:  Procrastination, I am your bitch. 

In weather news, it's been colder than a witch's titty in a brass bra here.  And that, my friends, is seriously cold.  They're calling for 40+ temps this weekend, though, so all isn't total suckage.  If you live somewhere warm, keep your fingers crossed for me.  If you live somewhere cold, you have my empathy.  It's times like these I really wish this house had a fireplace.

How have things been for you this week?  Any news to share?


  1. Wow - lots of fun news. My niece is pregnant with twins after trying for a long time. Fun fun.

    Congrats on the writing and house cleaning - I am currently sitting in my PJs watching Millionaire Match Maker.

    No writing, no cleaning - yet.


  2. Yay for everything! Good job on the 9000 words =] That's wonderful!

  3. Great news for you and your niece. Congratulations.

    No news here apart from continual snow. I just hope my daughter gets home from her holiday tonight and son is able to return to uni on Monday.

  4. Wow-9000 words...that is quite an accomplishment. I feel so behind the writing curve with only 2,500 words to show for a week's work. Now my MS is at 63,000 words and counting.

    Congratualtions on your little miracle. What a blessing for your niece. Auntie's in for some big fun (:

    Don't sweat the house cleaning, trust me it isn't going anywhere. FWIW, I feel your pain regarding the blustery weather. I'm ready for some sunshine. Take care and again, best wishes to your niece.