Like Carrie, I have been a bit busy lately, so now I will try to catch up.
First of all, the dreams/anxieties have stopped. I think I finally worked through them - came up with what was probably a pretty good guess as to what they meant - and since then haven't had another one. In fact, go ahead and shoot me, because I've been about as happy as it's possible for me to be lately. I'm enjoying it while it lasts.
The orchestra concert went of superbly. I cannot quite believe we pulled off Ein Heldenleben, but by all accounts, we did. Thanks to many last-minute hours of practicing, I probably only had 6 or so measures that I didn't have nailed (but faked quite well, thank you)! I'll take it - that thing is so beastly hard. Other than some horrendous rushing by my dear section in the second movement of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, even my nit-picky self can't really complain about the performance.
Of course, we also had a really fun trip up to see Carrie & Steve and meet their darling Dahlia!! She is soooo adorable - I just wanted to squish her! Of course, she's still too much of a peanut for too much squishing, but she has the bluest eyes and the cutest little button nose you ever did see. It was so fun to hold a wee one again! It was also neat to see Kate worry about her when she'd whimper and bring toys over to her, etc. A fun preview for our lives in a few months. It was great to catch up with Carrie, and it's always nice to have more chances to get to know Steve. All in all, a very fun day!
And I noticed that Carrie outed me today - yes, it's true. I am now a knitter. I took a class in September hoping to have the blanket done by her shower in November. Sadly, I got about half done and then morning sickness struck and since that's gotten better I have issues with my hands swelling and going numb, so the blanket is not yet done. I can't wait to not be pregnant anymore so I can get back at it. I love to knit. It's wonderful to have something to do while watching TV or a movie that is actually productive (instead of my usual cryptogram/sudoku/karkuro habit). It's also tremendously relaxing. So if you feel like talking knitting, I'm in!!
Lots of other stuff has happened, but I think this post is long enough for now. Off to do something productive while Kate naps. (After MONTHS of not napping at all, she has been taking 2+ hour naps nearly every day the last couple of weeks. Not convinced it will last, but I'm loving every minute of it.)
Have a happy, sunny day!