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Some of you have been bugging me about a new post – so, here is a new post on the new blog.  We are three months in to our communal living experiment and two weeks away from our due date.  So much has happened in the time that has passed. First, apparently I am hiding a basketball under my shirts and sweaters as strangers like to point out when we’re out and about.  Sometimes, folks are even more vocal. For example, the group of young men heckling passersby outside of our local library who shouted something to the effect of, “whoa, man, did you see that?  Her stomach was the first thing you saw coming around the corner.”  I wanted to respond with something about the power of women and how they all came from their mother’s belly’s, but I refrained.    

Communal living has brought unforeseen blessings and challenges.  We share food, meals, and burdens.  We are also challenged to see each other in our hardest moments and to offer grace to each other through those times.  (I had written more specifically about this, but lost it when our internet connection just went out, so summaries will have to do.)  We all have something big going on now – both joyful and painful events and it is encouraging to me to watch how each of us are living through this time.  As I type, two of our housemates are at the hospital hoping for the safe and healthy arrival of their second child.  Their first child is upstairs napping and will hopefully understand that mommy and daddy will indeed return… and will return with her new baby brother or sister.  

We have been preparing for our son’s arrival by arranging, organizing, and sorting stuff.  C and I both desire to live a relatively simple life, which is definitely made more difficult by “baby gear.”  We have been blessed with many gifts and good finds on craigslist, but it still feels like we have nearly doubled our accumulation of stuff.  I suppose we will soon learn what we really use and need and what can be done without.

And now, without further ado, I have been tagged by Kristen to obey the following rules:

(1) Link to the person that tagged you. (2) Post the rules on your blog. (3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. (4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. (5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website

Right off I’m going to confess that I will be breaking rules 4 and 5. Sorry Kristen, but I don’t know that many other people who blog (as evidenced by my short blogroll in the right-hand menu). I will do my best to post six unimportant things about myself, which shouldn’t be difficult.

1) I’m not a huge fan of coffee and am therefore an avid tea drinker. Yorkshire Gold is best.

2) I have the ability to be hyper organized and messy at the same time – a sort of Type A meets laziness. I know, this is not a positive thing.

3) I have a sweet tooth like you wouldn’t believe.

4) I have been knitting the same scarf for over a year.

5) I share Kristen’s dislike for country music.

6) I’m blessed with some of the greatest friends on earth.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned. This time, I hope to post more frequently and will post pictures of the new baby when he arrives.