Merry Christmas to all!

Ha! You knew I’d have to sneak in a couple of newborn pics before the end of the year, right?

Here’s my two little kittens, Daniel and Mae Linh. The nurses in the NICU took these adorable pics for us. They are 10 days old and we’re having our first Christmas together today.

They were born on Thursday December 15 at 2:29 am. Daniel was 3lb 2oz and Mae Linh weighed in at 3lb 3.5oz. Daniel has since surpassed his little sister in weight.


Up in the Air, Baby Time & Page 99

After so many flights in less than a week, I find that my brain has jumped into air-space–that limbo where your body knows no time zone, you’re sleeping in different locations all the time, and eating out a lot. To add to the blurring of time zones, I’m visiting Sis and her bawling bundle of joy.

He’s cute, no? Looks exactly like Brother-in-law. I held Baby Perry (Short for Peregrine) through Top Chef last night so Sis could get a little sleep. He’s five weeks old which means the house pretty much runs on baby time.

Traveling does have some other little perks too. For instance, lots of editing done during some forced non-internet time while I was in the air. You know some airlines will sell you wireless up there for an arm and a leg, but I kind of like the no-internet zone.

I also found a cool site in the Southwest airlines in-flight magazine: The Page 99 test. A bunch of authors, published and unpublished, post their 99th page while readers click on whether they’d turn the page. The idea being that you should be able to open up any page of your book and get a feel for the energy and voice of the piece. I dunno–wish I had a fight scene on page 99. Really fun site to waste some time on though!

Page 99 test: Butterfly Swords