Tuesday, February 5, 2008

good things

Over the weekend, I finished and turned in the long behemoth of a story I've been working on for the past few months. It felt so good to get that behind me — I literally felt pounds lighter as I bounced down the basement stairs to tell Steve: "Guess what I just did!" And I didn't mention this earlier, but I did end up getting an interview with the company founder. It was actually on my birthday, of all things fitting! The company's PR agency called around lunchtime and said, "We understand you'd like to speak with Mr. X. Well, he's actually in his office for the next hour if you can do it." Yes, Daniel was running around with a big blow-out practically leaking out of his pants, but at least he was quiet for the 20 minutes I needed, and he didn't do anything crazy like unplug the computer or stick his finger in a socket.

What a great Superbowl game! (The end of it, anyway — I didn't watch it all.) As a former Mississippi resident, I'm not immune to the Manning Mystique, and it was so exciting to see Eli Manning lead the Giants to victory just a year after his brother Peyton did it with the Colts. What an amazing touchdown pass to Paxico Burris with less than a minute to go in the game! Part of me wished the Packers had made it to the Superbowl this year, but this game was an exciting end to the season anyway.

Steve and I had been talking all week about going to our precinct caucuses tonight and voting for a democratic candidate. But when it came down to game time, we were tired, and we reasoned that since one of us supports Hillary and the other supports Obama, we would have cancelled each other out. So we stayed home and had a late dinner and gave Daniel a bath. Steve got back from the gym just now and reported that his brother-in-law and sister did go, and it was apparently very chaotic and unorganized. So I think we made the sane choice.

I'm 32 weeks along in my pregnancy, and baby is doing well. He's lying a little sideways, and I hope he gets his head back down in the next four weeks so he can come out facing the right direction. For now, the midwife says, he has plenty of room and plenty of fluid, and he's just having a good old time.


Leonard Alaza said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and the line that reads "sweet and sour things of life" instantly captured my attention. Ah yes, the sweet and the sour, we take them both as they come.

Ahuva Batya said...

I'm so glad you sound like you are feeling better from your melancholy from earlier. We also wanted to go to the caucus but didn't feel up for it last night. Shoot!

Ellen said...

Em, I'm glad you're feeling better and you got the story done. Can you let us know when it runs so we can read it? The fam' and I watched the end of the Superbowl too. Mom really likes the Manning brothers and I think she actually would have been happy watching the whole game if she would have had the whole afternoon off to do that. Poor mom. I wish we could have done a better job giving that to her. Anyway, I'm one of those people who just watches Superbowl to hang out with friends and laugh at the great commercials and iffy halftime performances, although I missed all of those things this year.

Marketing Mama said...

Congrats on finishing your article! I'd love to read it, too!