Sunday, August 22, 2010
Just a little update from the hills...
First off, for those of you who might be biting their nails in anticipation (*smile and wink*), I'm still pregnant. I think it might still take some days until baby makes its big appearance, however, I do feel that the clock is ticking nearer - I'm getting very restless and it's difficult to sleep or concentrate on anything. I remember feeling the same way at the end of my last pregnancy.
In the meantime I'm trying to keep our home reasonably clean, the freezer well stocked and the laundry from piling up. I mean, any day now we might leave and come back with a new baby, so it's better not to let things go because I know I won't have time for anything after the baby is born.
The photo above (from our archives) is of a male sunbird on our grape vine. Last year and the year before that, we were pestered by huge deadly-looking wasps which were attracted to our grapes in such swarms it was next to impossible to go out. This year I hardly saw any. I regarded this as a miracle until I found out one of the neighbors found and destroyed their nest. So it felt much safer this year, and we did enjoy some supreme quality honey-sweet organic grapes... not a lot, unfortunately, because the birds ate away most of them while they were still too sour for us (though apparently not for them!).
Soon, I hope to post about our Big Baby Update. We're mighty excited around here!