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Looking Up


We went for Sunday Brunch at The Boiler House in The Distillery District. It was a rainy day but nice and cozy listening to live jazz and piling our plates with delicious food. I brought pancakes, coconut yogurt, jam and peanut butter for Seb, so he had his own special feast. Although I know he was thankful I shared my chocolate pie with him afterwards. It was a nice treat as we had a gift certificate for two, thanks to a short lived weekend subscription with the Toronto Star. Never had time to get it out of the bag most days. Newspapers really are on their way out. And I’m married to a journalist. Anyways. I digress.

What else? When we went for our 20 week ultrasound the baby was sitting in a way we could not determine if it was a boy or a girl. So it remains ‘the baby’ in conversation with Seb. The disappointment was short because everything else in the ultrasound was just fabulous. Which is what it’s all about really. I’m 25 weeks on Friday and the baby kicks the most when I’m holding Seb. Instant soul mates.

Instead of writing I’ve been creating in other ways. And going through boxes to see what baby stuff actually made it from Egypt. Happy to discover a few items I wasn’t sure about. Lamenting others. I’m nearly done with the quilt I started making Seb last summer. I have one more project for him then it’s on to baby stuff. Hoping my second trimester energy spills into my third. I had a lot of catching up to do from my first.

I know I’ve been absent. I’m thinking a lot about writing and collecting posts in my mind. Lots of good things have been happening for Seb and I’m collecting more thoughts and photos to share those stories.

I know I haven’t posted much about my pregnancy. Things are just different this time around. But we are getting there. We finally got a full length mirror so I can see my growing belly from another angle. It IS amazing.

I went and saw The Vagina Monologues for a V-Day fundraiser with a good friend on Saturday. The show brought back a lot of memories of my own show which I organized and directed when living in London. One of my most favorite and important life achievements. I later found out one of my former students, now in college, went to see it on her university campus. Just awesome.

Today I discovered our upstairs (perfect) neighbor appears to be moving out. I’m already worried about who will replace him and tried spying on those checking out the place this afternoon while also feeding Seb. I was only slightly successful. And my worries did not subside.

Maybe I should stop by and ramble more often.


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