Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Baby, A to Z and Turning 31, Oh My!

I'm starting this post at 3 am because there's a hungry newborn baby in my arms. Severian Wolfe, born March 20th, continues mine and my husband's insane tradition of naming our kids after literary characters. Our first two are named after Elves from Tolkien's Middle-earth. The two after that are named after a prince and princess from Roger Zelazny's Amber Chronicles. Severian, number 5, is named after the main character from Gene Wolfe's (you see what we did there) The Book of the New Sun series. (Wolfe is also a reference to the lupine character from The 10th Kingdom movie.)

Who's the precious? You are!


Needless to say, this had made daily life rather busy lately. Hence my relative silence. And yet here I am signed up for the A to Z on Monday. I've been trying to come up with a good theme for the past month or so. I've tried several out and sat down to work out what to use for each letter and hit upon about 5 or 6 dead letters each time. Anyone who thinks blogging by the alphabet is easy should be shot. So in the end I've decided to fall back on the theme I picked for last year. The year when I signed up for the A to Z, put out 6 posts and then abruptly failed to do anything for the rest of the month. I guess this will be my opportunity to finish what I started since I had a lot of positive feedback on A through F. (Of course, I'll be using different words for those letters this year.)






The A to Z Fantastic will examine 26 qualities of fantasy literature that I think make it unique and wonderful. And I promise I'll finish it this time.

If all this weren't enough, today is my 31st birthday. Which means that I've been 30 for a whole year. I can remember when the thought of being 30 was horrifying, but the truth is it's been a surprisingly good experience. I've learned a lot more about myself in the last year than I have in a long time. I've noticed many changes from my younger days and I think that it's fair to say they were universally good changes. It's almost shocking, but I'm enjoying getting older. I feel like a better person than I've ever been before.

So all in all I am looking forward to April. I've always loved the Spring with its feeling of growth and potential permeating the air. This year I feel particularly hopeful about the coming months. I feel like I'm in a good place to really accomplish some things this year. Now how do you keep the evil spirit of procrastination away?

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations! And happy birthday. Looking forward to your theme this year. You can do it.

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  2. Baby...A to Z...I'm getting that deja vu feeling all over again. :P

    Congratulations! And happy birthday, Severian!

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    1. Ha. Tell me about it. Spring is busy baby time in our house. ;)

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  3. Baby and a birthday! Oh my gosh!

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    1. At least I didn't spend my birthday in the hospital this year, like I did two years ago when number 4 was born. :)

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  4. Congratulations! Good luck on A to Z!

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  5. Happy birthday! And congratulations on Severian. Two March birthdays will make for a lot of cake every year at this time.

    Oh, this means you have to change your About Me section again.

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    1. It's even worse than that. There's three of us now with birthdays in March. The two younger boys and me. :)

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  6. What a cute idea naming your children after fantasy characters. I want to learn more about fantasy so I hope i can find you again.

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    1. Thanks! My mother doesn't appreciate it so much. She keeps calling him "Caesarian". ;)

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  7. Hey Sarah......Chris McCabe here from LA....just learned about your wonderful blog from Brian's Aunt Rita McCabe.
    Love the photo of my newest Great Nephew. Belated Happy Birthday...I hope you are well and that my wonderful nephew Brian is giving you a few nights of rest :)
    Love
    Chris [to Brian and the kids of course...Uncle Chris :) ]

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