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I think I’m ready for this little guy to be born. I’d still be content with more time — we’re getting some long-delayed projects finished and I’m worried about losing the current momentum — but I’m getting increasingly uncomfortable and the more “ready” things are, the more “ready” I am.

It’s a little bittersweet, though. While I’m not sure I’d say “never”, we’re intending this guy to be our last baby. I’m trying to enjoy this last bit of pregnancy as much as I can — compared to the last two in the final weeks, I feel great. I’m happy, I’m enjoying sharing this with my older boys who are full of questions about the birth and the baby, and I admit that in the last week or so I’ve been doing some actual “nesting”. ūüėČ I had no impulse to do that with the first two, so it’s been fun.

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Random point form:

  • I love my workplace. It’s the natural parenting equivalent of a candy store. My boss is great, my co-workers are great and the customers are great. Working again — even in this limited manner — is just fantastic.
  • I’ve been off the Prednisone for less than 48hrs and my toe is already starting to become inflammed again. I see my rheumatologist this afternoon so that she can say “yes, it’s your arthritis” and “I would like you to take xyz drug every day to prevent this happening again” — to which I will respond “no thanks” and leave things essentially where they were about 10 years ago.¬†¬† (more…)

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I got a tweet this morning about a new product called “The Knit Kit“. It contains a small pair of scissors, stitch markers, point protectors, stitch counter, thread cutter, crochet hook and a measuring tape and retails for a mere $20 US.

I cry “Highway Robbery!” as I made my own “knit kit” for far less than that more than a year ago, and by pure accident rather than whim!

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Do you ever have that feeling that you’ve something terribly important to share and it’s right on the tip of your tongue, but actually being able to say it aloud eludes you?

That’s how I feel today. I blame it on the weather — it’s a glorious sunny day, with temperatures hovering around 0C. The air smells like Spring, the yard looks like January, and the melding of the two has me feeling uplifted and revived without a clear focus for the creative energy.

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