Yay -- blog resurrection! I feel a little like Seriously So Blessed, who is always apologizing for not posting in forEVer. (As she wonders, chillingly, "if I don't blog it, does it even really happen?")
So I have been an epically bad blogger. But I figure with a bouncing baby boy due in just under 5 weeks, it's time to reestablish an online presence. Because I'm pretty sure we're going to have the adorablest, best-behaved, most darling baby of all time, and everyone will want to see millions of pictures and read about horrifying diaper disasters and so on. Amirite?
What have I been doing besides blogging? A little bit of traveling (let's see: Syria, California, London, Barcelona, Utah), a little bit of teaching, millions of projects (I even finished a couple dozen), writing a novel and a half, gestating in general. Oh and thinking up lots of Things I'll Never Do When I Have Kids. They're pretty much like this list from the ever-hysterical Pregnant Chicken.
As a present to you for actually reading this far, let me gift you this lovely image of a sweaty man crammed into a mouse costume selling balloons outside the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. I'm not sure if he's an homage to the martyred Hamas Mickey Mouse look-a-like, or just some random woodland creature, but trust me he was super creepy in person. When I Have Kids I solemnly swear I will never let them near sinister possibly terrorist mice.
That's one promise I think I can keep.