What real work looks likeThursday, November 14, 2013
Yesterday, somewhat abruptly, Fin became an uncle. His nephew came 9 weeks early and gave us all a fright. Weighing in at just three and a half pounds, he's a teeny scrap of a thing, with a difficult journey ahead of him. But he's here. He is so loved. He's being given every ounce of care and support that can possibly be given.
Today's topic for the Blog Every Day in November project is "workspace". I had a vague idea to share inspirational pictures of my fantasy working environment: a creative, collaborative space, notable for its excessive amount of windows and abundance of hot pink. The kind of place I could waft around wearing cool outfits and doing unspecified creative things that mysteriously paid me lots of money.
Oh, hello, Perspective. Thanks for stopping by.
Instead of waxing lyrical about some imaginary other life, I'd like to say a very real thank you to the midwives and doctors and nurses (including my amazing sister-in-law) who work tirelessly to bring new lives safely into this world. Thank you for taking care of my other amazing sister-in-law, and thank you for making it physically impossible not to cry at every single episode of One Born Every Minute, damn you.
Welcome to the family, little one. Your auntie and uncle are rooting for you.
Maternity ward in Essen, 1960, by Simon Müller via Wikipedia Commons, courtesy of the German Federal Archive