A mixed bag it is. Complaints left and right about non-existant updates to kahunaburger.com made it necessary to put in extra hours (after work!) to create this (and the following) entries.
We’ve been busy doing the baby thing. Doing the baby thing means getting rid of things in the baby’s room, making sure that we have at least a hundred outfits before the baby is born, finding out what the differences between the diaper-genie, the diaper-master and the diaper-sucker are, and of course sorting the one hundred outfits into 10 different baskets:
The last exercise is extremely exhausting and when I say extremely I mean extremely. You won’t believe how much energy it costs to put sockies to sockies, onesies to onesies, hatsies to hatsies and make sure that things are color coordinated, that the “up to 3 months” stuff is not mixed with the “3 to 6 months” stuff – this is damned hard work and requires a damend hard break afterwards:
Momma is doing fine and the dogs also seem to notice that there is something going on with Candice. Not that they sniff her belly, but I get the impression that they also realized that she’s not the same as before (for one she does not run around as much as she did ..).
While Candice is changing the seasons here are also changing and they are changing almost as rapidly as she does. Eternal sunshine has been replaced by morning fogs and very welcome thunderstorms/rains. And the earth is soaking up the rain like a dry sponge. Where there used to be sand and dust only, we suddenly see flowers and grass. The landscape is magically transformed into a desert landscape with lots and lots of colorful patches. Wildflowers are everywhere and our eyes feast on them …
With the flowers come the bees and with the bees comes the praying mantisse. This one happens to be sitting in the Russian Sage bush in the back of the house and I visit her daily. She really waits right next to a bloom for a victim to show up. Almost every time I visit her (or him? how can you tell?) she has a snack in her hands:
While walking the dogs I also notice that the usually dry patches have changed. Where there was sand only, there is now baked earth forming the weirdest shapes and patterns:
The last few weeks have been busy at work and in our private lifes. We are going through one of the most significant changes right now and it seems to consume a lot of energy and time already (wonder how this is going to be once we have the baby?!?). Everything is fine with mother and father to be … accept these flowers as an apology that I did not update the site earlier (I’m talking to you Deeee …):