October 28, 2013 7:45pm
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So good news, everyone … this is officially happening…


And also for a more sugary take on it all…


What to say, what to say?! :mrgreen:

It’s all still very surreal to me, even though we’re technically now out of the first trimester and are 1/3 of the way to having a baby.


It’s definitely going to take a while to get used to seeing those words in the present tense instead of merely wishful thinking!!!

There’s a lot of back story behind all of this that I promise we’ll talk about eventually … it’s been quite the ordeal over the last couple of years, to say the least … but for now I’d rather focus on the crazy, insane, unbelievable positive that in roughly 187 days I’m going to be a Daddy! 😯 😯 😯

Needless to say, I’ve already started on the first of many new humor columns that are to be written about the mere idea of me being a parent. It’s wild, and the one thing that I’m starting to realize from talking to other people who are already classified as such, it’s that as much as I feel like I’m not ready, I’m starting to get the impression that most people never are, and it’s just one of those things where you roll with the punches and just kind of see what happens…

And so that’s what we’re going to do! There’s so much to do, and a lot of it honestly makes me feel equal parts excited and terrified, but I’m just trying to take it one day at a time as Sara and I slowly prepare for one of the biggest things that will ever happen in our entire lives … no pressure.

Current Baby To-Do List:

  • Put “bun” into “oven”
  • Announce said 9-month baking process
  • Panic
  • Calm self down from panic by buying toys
  • Read through 100,000 baby names and, in collaboration with wife, pick 1
  • Buy stock in Babies ‘R Us in preparation for their huge stock increase after we buy pretty much buy every single item they have in stock
  • Sell lots and lots … and lots of books so that I don’t later have to rob a bank to pay for above-mentioned purchases
  • Teach Cleo not to eat babies (work in progress)

187 days and counting… 😯 😀 😕 😐 :mrgreen:

Daily Garden Update – A New Home…

February 28, 2013 8:43pm
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I finally got some pots!  8)


And one thing’s for sure, after how much I spent at Lowe’s on pots and potting soil and a new watering can and whatever those metal things for them to climb on are called, it’s gonna be a lot of cucumbers and tomatoes before I ever end up in the positive on this whole vegetable gardening adventure!

Admittedly I’m a little nervous now to see how they take to their new environment because as you can see in the picture, they’ve definitely gone from overgrowing their previous terrarium to now being the little fish in the new dirt pond. I also really wasn’t able to separate them much because their roots were so mixed together – I cut them apart just to separate the two types of vegetables, but that was about it. Honestly, I probably put way too many seeds in the terrarium a few weeks ago in the first place … you can kind of see how they’re a little on top of each other, but I guess now we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next…


That is, if we can keep Cleo from eating them along the way, too!  🙄

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