Monday, May 08, 2006

A Newsy Post

We had a little visitor on Saturday: Bella-Bella!
She looks like a beautiful, little, blue eyed baby doll.
Holly, Rich, Nicholas and Isabella, along with friend Jack, came by after a day at Legoland. Fortunately, our house makes an ideal rest stop between the park and their home, because Bella-Bella needed fuel and hugs. Holly and I 'exchanged' babies; she got to meet and play with Benjamin Franklin Thunder Cat and I got some aunty time with Isabella. Maria was happy to just hold on to her daddy. Now that Geoff is home one day a week she makes the most of it. It won't be so very long before Maria and Isabella are playing together.

What else... Geoff met Cyrus for Sunday morning coffee. They're working in the same company again, which is good. There is comfort, and continuity in their paths crossing. I don't think corporations have the same 'family' feel they supposedly had a generation ago, but when Geoff can be with people like John, Mark, Cyrus... it's reassuring.

What else... I don't remember: Did I mention Bill and Alison and the baby? It bears repeating. Their baby is coming in September and their first baby will be a boy baby! My mom is on her way to visit them now and rumor has it her car trunk is laden with blue and green outfits and other goodies. I sent a blue puppy that plays music, which is evidently irritating... (what?! Maria likes her music bunny.) Being a far away aunt I will need some clues about their baby style and preferences.


Cristina and Spencer will be welcoming a healthy baby boy in October.
Tennessee cousin Kristin is graduating from high school! Awesome.
Betsy and Gabe are getting married in June. Congratulations.
Anne and I got to visit a bit on Sunday, and it was nice to have our relaxed chat.


We found a beautiful house for rent. It’s big and lovely. It’s unique and special. Am I superstitious? I really, really want to live in this house, and I want to ask everyone to pray and meditate and send positive vibes for us to get this house, but I think that if I apply too much hope to something it will backfire. There were many people seeing the house and leaving applications, so I need to be realistic. Pets and kids probably don’t make us the favored candidates. Max came with us, and he was very good, polite and enthusiastic. We sat together on the fireplace hearth and in soft voices we talked about the yard, which needs work, and the many bedrooms and the fun bathroom. He said, “This is the second best house I’ve ever seen. Of course you know our house with the chickens and the play-set was the best, but this a really good one.” More people streamed in to see the rental and Max asked me why. When I explained he whispered apologetically, “I hate them for wanting this house too.”

Have you ever seen a toilet that works with a pump? Ours needs replacing, again.

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