I showed the lovely alpaca prize that I won from Lynne the other day. All I had to do was leave a comment about what I was thankful for. This is what I wrote:
I am thankful that as of Thanksgiving weekend, when my sister comes to visit, I won't have to keep my trap shut anymore! I can keep a secret along with the best, but there's good news to share that's not my own and it's killing me to keep quiet. Mum's the word, though, so that may not count. I am ultra thankful for three healthy, independent, kind, considerate, talented, and loving daughters.
And now, Thanksgiving weekend, and I don't have to keep my trap shut! What was I holding in (for weeks and weeks)?
My baby sister is going to have a BABY of her own!
It is a long-awaited, much yearned for event. My mother is over the moon! The baby is due in early June.
Guess what that soft, baby blue, alpaca prize yarn will become?
My family history research has been idling of late, but this is the kind of stuff a genealogist loves! My sister will be 40 in a couple of months, and has two stepsons -- one is a sophomore in college and the other a junior in high school -- she, and all of her siblings, could be grandparents (and our knuckles are raw from knocking on wood about that) -- and here she is, having a baby. The scenarios for the future are delectable! The boys' kids could have an aunt/uncle that's only a few years older than them, and it's when these generational shifts happen that all that "removed" business really comes into play, as in "she's my second cousin, twice removed."
There will be baby stuff to knit! But first, there's some shopping to be done...