Monday, March 3, 2008

Large and (So Not) in Charge


Leora was telling me recently about how Barbara Kingsolver went out and put down sod during the early stages of labor with one of her children. Sod! What a hack, yes? A total slacker.

I am officially a week overdue. The most I can muster up is a walk here and there. Today is a gorgeous 60-degrees. So a waddle will be in order. But, do you think Barbara also found solace in a bowl of ice cream? I hope so. 'Cause I certainly will.

The sounds of spring, the mountains and the sun urge me along today. Peas to plant in the raised beds. Seed starting in my miniature herb greenhouse. Enjoying the hyacinths and fresh-cut delphiniums from Mom. And a catnap under the sun in one of our south-facing windows - in between glimpses of favorite seed catalogs.

And maybe, just maybe, an early spring baby.

6 comments:

lotta said...

Tracey, hang in there. Before you know it your little one will be here. Best wishes, Lotta

Robin's Nesting Place said...

It is so hard to wait isn't it? Hope your little one arrives soon.

kate said...

I bet she ate lots of bowls of ice cream ...

I hope you deliver soon ... the wait is not an easy one. I remember that clearly - Please let us know as soon as you are able!

Tracey said...

Thanks so much for each of your thoughts. I had always hoped I would be a better waiter, more patient. Sheesh. The little one is already teaching me a ton about myself . . .

Steph said...

Oh, the waiting - the dread and the excitement!
Hopefully, as I write this, you have begun....

And yes, I bet B.K. ate lots of ice cream!

Sue said...

Silly Barbara Kingsolver. What was that girl thinkin'?

I was just thinking about your Bean.I think Cherry Garcia might just make her want to leave the womb and enter the world. I know you can't wait to meet her.

I've been in Fayetteville NC with the troops. The 82nd Airborne is coming home and I get to be there.It's a huge deal. They have been there for 15 months. I am a total peacenik but I have to say the combo of testosterone and guns is making Big Mama want a boyfriend! Here's the link:
http://susiegoesonatrip.blogspot.com.

Take care!