So, as you might guess from the title of this post, I’m pregnant! I’ve made the announcement other places online, so it’s high time I visited this blog again to share the news here. Hobgoblin and I are thrilled to be welcoming a little one into the world in late January 2013 (approximately). This has been an odd and wonderful experience so far. It’s only last winter that Hobgoblin and I decided that we might want to have a child after years of not being very interested, and here I am, with a creature growing in my belly. It’s freaky to think about, really. I’ve seen the baby twice through ultrasound so far, and I can hardly believe it. I have to say, Muttboy, although he doesn’t know the full extent of the disaster about to strike his calm and orderly life, has already shown unhappiness with our decision to turn the house upside down to create room for a nursery. But we will do our best to make the transition smooth for him, and he’ll come to love the new baby too, I’m sure.
As for books and bikes, I’m still riding, although less frequently and far less intensely than I used to. I’m hoping to ride for the rest of the summer at least, even if I have to switch from my racing bike to my hybrid, which is more upright and therefore has more room for a growing belly. I get out when the weather is good and I’m not too tired, and the exercise is great. Needless to say, racing is now completely out of the question, something I can’t say I mind terribly much.
My reading is going well, as I have a good amount of time for it these days, and I’ve found some books I love, including Mark Doty’s Dog Years (amazing!), Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle, John Jeremiah Sullivan’s essay collection Pulphead, Edith Wharton’s The Reef, and others. I will try to come back soon and write about recent reading in more detail. To be honest, I’m not sure about the future of this blog; I’ve been very quiet lately, and with a new baby, it will be that much harder to find time and energy to post. But I don’t want to close things up entirely yet, so I’ll just see how things go. I have been reading your blogs with pleasure, and you can follow my reading on Goodreads if you are interested. Hope to be back soon!