I have this big, time consuming, tedious spreadsheet project I'm supposed to be working on. I'm about halfway through the first part and that's taken me about 12 hours spread across a couple of weekends and on top of my normal daily work. I still have the second half of the first part and then the second part. And it's supposed to be done before Friday if possible.
But I'm writing a blog instead.
I unconsciously put myself on a blog strike these last few weeks. Partly because it's annoying to not be able to work on my blog at work, partly because I didn't have a lot of inspiration but mostly because I needed to keep my mouth shut. I know how you all are – analyzing everything I say or don't say, the tone I said it in and any other variables you can add to the equation, in a valiant attempt to determine the gender of Bonus Baby before I'm ready to reveal. I'm ready to reveal! In fact I've already revealed to the people closest to me, geographically speaking and a few not so close geographically speaking. I've mailed out the cute gender reveal cards to those far and away and am waiting not so patiently to hear that they've all been received. When that happens I can publicly announce the gender and name of our last child. See! I couldn't even add an adjective to describe our last child for fear you'd all read into that too!
I'm mostly posting this out of impatience and a desire to not work on that gigantic spreadsheet – not cause I have any real thing to say. So if you're reading this and you've already received your card in the mail (which would be a miracle since it's been less than 24 hours since I put it in the mailbox) and you HAVEN'T called to congratulate or commiserate or just out of pure courtesy….well, how dare you! I'm waiting anxiously by my text inbox for your comments. I'm about to draft an announcement post with the dashingly beautiful name of our next and final child.
*I only said "dashing" and "beautiful" to throw you off.
I'll stop rambling for now. Look for my next post in approximately 20 minutes full of new pictures.