Archive for December 23rd, 2013

Expanding the Stable

So there has been news swirling around the household for the past few months, and there’s a bittersweet edge to it. My step-father died in early October from complications after surgery. Two weeks before, right after his surgery, he at least knew the news.

We are expecting.

Hence the subtlety of the title… We made a big deal a few years ago about having a baby dragon. This time around, the delivery will be during the Year of the Horse… Stable… Get it? When MC first made the announcement on her Facebook account, they read it as an actual equine addition.

Only, it’s not just an addition. It’s a pair.

That’s right, twins. But we didn’t find that out until late-October.

For the first pregnancy, we didn’t find out the gender until he emerged. At the time, we said that IF we were to have another one, we would find out. With twins, the decision was guaranteed. Which was today. Would there be a filly and a stallion? A pair of stallions? A pair of fillies? Inquiring family members wanted to know.

We found out this morning.

Officially: A pair of stallions are due for arrival at the stable sometime in the spring.

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Straight No Chaser on MVM

Last year, a version of this week’s selection was getting some pretty heavy airplay on one of the local stations. We liked it enough that after finding out the name of the group, Straight No Chaser, I got the album (at least, the one with that particular version), and it was a regular feature for most of our holiday driving. And they started as Hoosiers, which I just found interesting.

(They also do a version of Toto’s Africa which, if I’m listening to it in the car – if it’s just me – I tend to repeat the song, turning it a little louder each time.)


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