It's been rather silent here on Rememorandom for over a week now. Some of you may have been worried. Did he get mauled by a great, giant panda? Did he eat a pita full of salt on a dare and go into a coma? Did that hag finally hex him and he's now roaming the streets as a hungry aardvark? Well, allow me to assuage your fears. The answer is no, no, and, sadly, no.
You see, Keisha and I were looking at our extended forecast, and it turned out that this past weekend was one of our last "free" weekends until our daughter arrives in June. The rest of them are loaded with baby showers or other sordid things. So, spontaneously, we decided to go camping down at the lovely Land Between the Lakes. I was a bit hesitant about my six-month pregnant wife sleeping on the ground (i.e., air mattress, even though I normally shun these sorts of luxuries on such trips, I'm not a Spartan when it comes to my sweetness and her comfort), but we did it anyway.
A beautiful day Friday with gale force winds. A glorious Saturday with sunshine and cyclones. A humid and ridiculously warm Sunday with forgettable gusts. Lots of fun to be had. We spent two hours or so in an 1850s-style homestead, talking with the locals and enjoying the weather. We drove up to where my project for work is located, checking out the highway (boring) and looking at the ditches (boring), but still, it's nice to actually see the place in person instead of on a computer monitor.
I spent a few hours in the garden on Sunday and got a healthy (hahahaha) sunburn on my pale and milky white back. Then I had some vacation time, which was spent emptying out the baby's room for the crib and furniture to go in. This took much of the day Monday, but we finished. Tuesday, another vacation day, was spent mowing and staining some chairs (see pictures below). Tuesday night proffered chili dogs, a feast no sane person can deny, and I went to bed happy, working a crossword puzzle in the bed with Keisha 'ere the lamp went dark.
Things have been busy and will continue to be busy for a while. There's a lot to talk about, but no time to devote to blogging at hand. Instead, I'll mention briefly: we attended our first baby class, where Keisha learned how to breathe properly; my project, which I thought was finished last week, apparently is unfinished and still needing revisions; I'm not really enjoying the book I'm currently reading, but I'm not "not enjoying" it, either; Easter approaches, and so does my solo; a new My Morning Jacket album comes next week, I believe; baby baby baby baby baby work work revisions revisions clean clean garden baby baby dogs bills work money money money money money 2 months no paycheck bible is good book i'm in leviticus now and read about sacrifices the other morning while eating breakfast and mymind'sshotandthere'snothingleftformetowriteaboutbattlestargalacticaisstillgoodtoomuch.........................
there will be another post this week. maybe two. back below the surface, now. take a breath. (if only i learned to breathe properly at a baby class...)