Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hi Sarah!

We'll, you've drawn me back out of blog-hibernation. Here's a little update for you and for anyone else that is still out there listening.

Anna is doing well. She's 21 weeks pregnant now. Morning sickness is past and she's getting kicked and punched a lot. I've felt Fuzzy kick twice. Yes, we call our baby 'Fuzzy.'

I'm busy with work, and meetings, and an online course. In amongst all that I'm trying to get out for a canoe trip next week. This afternoon, after I get off the computer, I'll head up into the garden and plant some things. The Temagami grocery store was giving away unsold tomato and basil and other plants earlier today.

My sister Lisa was up for a visit. She just left. Was nice seeing her, but too short of a visit.

Of course, Anna and I are moving to North Bay in October. I suppose we haven't mentioned that here. Yes, we're building a house. What made us decide to do that? Price of gas, time commuting, lack of childcare in Temagami, more employment options for Anna.... We're keeping the house in Temagami (to be called 'the cottage'). The new place will be a bungalow, ~1300 sf, walking distance to groceries, work, downtown, park. I'm really looking forward to this, but leaving Temagami will be hard. We love the sense of community here.

I'll put up some photos of Anna (especially her belly!) and the house (aka the hole in the ground) real soon.

I still plan on writing a finale post that will wrap up a lot of my cancer experience (thus far). I'd like to re-read the blog to remind myself of what I went through. Only a few months ago, but chemotherapy seems like ages back.

Oh, and the North Bay Firefighters' Calendar was released yesterday. Again, if you want one and haven't let me know yet, leave a comment here or email me. We might be having a webpage set up where you can order online, but I'll let you know. See here for an article from (That's my back in the middle of the poster on the firetruck.)