I have no desk. I haven’t had a desk since January 18th when I left my advising job at UMBC. These are my random thoughts:

My dear friend Cathy was induced yesterday (I assume she did not go into labor between Saturday and Sunday, though we know that it is certainly possible.) She doesn’t know if it’s a boy or girl, I can’t wait to find out. I’ve been sending all my good karma her way in hopes of a med-free birth, but as I learned the hard way a healthy mom and baby is what’s most important. I can’t wait to hear from them!

My cousin found out that she’s having a girl, and I’m so excited for her. (Secretly I’m a little jealous too because that whole mother – daughter bond is still unknown to me, but no big.) In many ways it was definitely better for me to have a boy first because I didn’t go through that ‘babies are fragile’ thing. That and have you seen how handsome and cuddly my son is?

I love fall! Today is the first day of Fall. I love the leaves and the food and the change in the temperatue which allows for sweaters, and who doesn’t love a good sweater!! I’m very excited also because the change in season means upcoming holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All of which I’ve always looked forward to as a kid dressing up, good food, and basically everything about being jolly respectively…. but now I have a kid… and I get to dress him up in his first costume, let him mush his mashed potatoes in his hands and play in the wrapping paper and boxes until his heart’s content. YAY!