Married, moved, and getting it together.
Also, news. Still very early on in the process, have a good thought, wish, prayer, smoke signal, what have you.
September 9, 2006 7:27am
Dude, that’s awesome! Congratulations!! I wish you all the best.
And as for, unseen circumstances (rhymes with “disparage”), my wife and I went through that too, more than once. If it helps, you’re not alone. It helped me to realize that you just do the best you can, and let go of what you can’t control. If that’s helpful, then great. If it sounds like horse shit, then ignore me, and celebrate this exciting time every chance you get!
Happy for you,
Douglas E. Welch
September 9, 2006 7:55am
The things you learn reading someone’s blog (SMILE)
Should I start knitting booties now?
Good thoughts coming your way! Can you feel them?
September 9, 2006 9:24am
🙂 sending you some good juju too!!
September 9, 2006 9:28am
@Tom — I appreciate any and all advice. I may be a stepdad, but actual dadness is new to me.
@Douglas — we accept all knitting of any kind. 😉
@Jenn — we’ll take juju, namaste, best wishes, vibes, 220, 221, whatever it takes.
September 9, 2006 9:42am
Congrats dude! Oh, and Bertrand Russel rules!
September 10, 2006 6:37am
Awesome news! Congrats and I’ll send tons of positive vibes.
September 10, 2006 6:48pm
what’s 220 and 221? Where do I acquire it and how do I send it to you? I checked Wikipedia and it said, “In the Holy Bible, the number of goats Jacob gave to his brother Esau (‘two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats’) and the number of sheep (‘two hundred ewes and twenty rams,’ Genesis 32:14).”
You want goats and sheep?
September 10, 2006 7:35pm
220, 221 is a reference to Mr. Mom.
The boss of Mr Mom’s wife (Martin Mull) visits the home, and Mr Mom (Micheal Keaton) pretends to be a serious handyman (an excuse as to why he’s home all day) He talks about how he will be rewiring his house. The boss says:
“Oh, so are you going to use 220?” (i.e. 220 volt commercial wiring)
Mr Mom says:
“220, 221, whatever it takes…”
My old man still loves that line.
September 10, 2006 9:20pm
Ah, thanks for the explanation! Leah and Joe, I am sending my strongest high-voltage good energy your way!!
September 10, 2006 9:29pm
@Susan: That Mr. Sassy knows what he’s talking about. I think I was alluding to my naivete and blind, dumb confidence. Or maybe I just love that line as much as Sassy’s Pop.
Mr. Mom is a genius movie. I miss Michael Keaton. Quotes from Mr. Mom.
September 12, 2006 11:37pm
Congratulations! We will be sure to sacrifice a small goat to ask that the fertility goddess grant you a healthy and masculine child.
September 13, 2006 11:19am
I told my family about this and we all wish you and Leah the best. To be a parent is a profound experience. I hope all of the remaining planets align for you. 😉
September 14, 2006 11:51am
More congratulations! … sent from Venezuela. Steve says it well and I second his thoughts.
September 16, 2006 9:44am
@Jukebox: Kudos for the Godfather reference!
@Steve: I hope so as well.
@oso: well-wishes from Venezuela! That’s so cool. 🙂
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