Hi Meltingpot Readers,
So I promised a big announcement on Monday and here it is. I'm having a baby. Yes, after all of our preparations and excitement with our international adoption, life throws us a curveball. But just to be clear, I have not mentioned our adoption journey for awhile because we had actually put the process on hold because of financial issues. We had actually turned to domestic adoption and we were basically in a wait and see mode.
And then, surprise. And I do say surprise but I won't say accident. I don't think any child should come into the world believing he/ or she was an accident. But surprise is definitely accurate.
All that to say, dear readers, come August the Kinky Gazpacho family will officially become a party of five. And today I found out that the party will be a little pinker, because it's a girl! Yes, I'm thrilled because my boys wanted a sister so badly and I'm sure a daughter will provide so much fodder for my blog. Ha! In the meantime, I'm still reeling over the fact that I'm pregnant again 10 years after the first time. It's a strange place to be in. Anyone with tips on 'starting over' I'm all ears.
Sorry, nobody guessed right for the contest, but I loved all of your ideas. Hopefully some of those good thoughts will come to pass.
And how does this relate to my "art?" Well, now, like Kate Carter in my novel Substitute Me, I just may have to hire a nanny. (But because we don't really roll with the nanny set, this poor child will probably be hidden under my desk most days at Temple. But shhhh, don't tell.)