Friday, December 21, 2007

Too good not to post immediately

I want to take the time to write something more reflective for the holiday season, but I just got this in my inbox and I have to share it with the world. It is, perhaps, the greatest thing ever.

Grandpa often has Walker: Texas Ranger on when I get home from work. It's is the highlight/lowlight of my day.

The other day I caught part of an episode where Walker stared down a wolf, because he was able to channel some sort of American Indian ancenstral cosmic connection with the animal.

I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. I think I did both.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Random jottings

The wedding is moving along. Right now I'm just waiting for the next month to elapse. I can't believe it's only 35 days away. Zac will get here a few days before that, which is more important than the wedding anyway. I miss him a lot. But the next few weeks are going to fly by. Megan is about to have the baby (any day now) and Christmas and New Year's are in there to boot. It's going to be an exciting, fun time.

My bachelorette party is on Saturday, but I'm worried Megan will go into labor that night and I'll be drunk and taking a taxi to the hospital. That would make for some great pictures. Here's Megan, exhausted but glowing after giving birth to a beautiful baby. Here's Kate, dressed up like a tart, with raccoon eyes because she's been bawling about the new baby. Welcome to the world, Baby. I'm your Aunt. I swear I don't always smell like Vodka and look like a weeping Tammy Faye.

It's not all sunshine and rainbows, though. We recently learned that the newest member of our family, my cousin's seven-week-old baby girl, is sick. She's going to need a lot of medical help to get through this, so in the meantime I just sit and think happy thoughts for her. She's an amazing, tough little peanut, so I've got hope that she's going to make it through this. I could easily sit here and wallow in the sadness, but I just can't do that tonight.

Zac and I were kind of hoping that we'd be heading to Memphis for his next duty station, but we found out today that he didn't get the position. So now it's back to the drawing board, looking at open postings and debating the pros and cons of each location. It's an odd process. It would be nice to have some answers before the wedding, just because "Where are you guys going next?" seems to be one of the main questions people ask.

So no matter what the major life event is right now, it's just a case of wait and see . . .