Hey everyone. I am not sure if anyone is out there anymore. Maybe we are still on your Reader so you will see this. Maybe you will click over wondering if we are really posting or if this site has been taken over by a seller of pants for babies. Worry not, it is really us- technically me, hbabypants, writing this post. I feel a little like when you run into someone you haven’t seen since high school and there is the awkward, “what have you been up to for the last 15 years?” conversation.
Quickest update: L and I now live in VT, which is awesome. J pants turned 2 in June and he is taking being 2 very seriously. He is funny and smart and so willful. I love it and wouldn’t want it any other way, but on some mornings when we are trying to get out of the house, man I wish he would be a bit more cooperative. L and I both have good jobs with the State. My work was completely devastated by Hurricane Irene, so I have been working from home waiting for my temporary work site to be ready. Working from home may be one reason I thought restarting the blog was a good idea. L stopped home for a couple of minutes this morning and I
practically begged her to stay longer. Hmm, I guess I need human contact. What else? We still have 3 cats, but have added three fish and six hens to our menagerie. We landed in an amazing little house in a great neighborhood. We have become great friends with our neighbors and overall love living in a small town. People are so friendly here. The other day we talked with our mailman for a long time about how he is about to get miniature donkeys for his kids. Interesting. People stop for pedestrians and let each other into traffic. People say hi, make eye contact, and if you are in line for anything you will end up talking to the people around you. Living here, the place where L grew up, I can now see how she developed some of the qualities that I love the best about her.
We have jumped on the TTC train once again. There have been lots of feelings about this, but also a strange calmness. Maybe not calmness, exactly, but we have both been so distracted with so many other things that all of a sudden, it was time to start trying again. Now we are in our first TWW. We will test next weekend. It was a very interesting and different experience from the first time- I am sure there is material for many posts.
I am not sure where this will go or how often we will post. L and I have both been inspired by the blog carnival and have talked about them a lot. I guess I just wanted to reserve a place in case I/we wanted to participate. Also, judging by how much I love reading posts by First Time Second Time and Olive at Insert Metaphor I realize that there is not a lot written by, for, or about non-bio moms and I think I could add to that conversation. And I assume L has stuff she might like to say too. So there it is. The first tentative steps back into our blog.