It's been a really nice day and a busy one which I needed since I'm waiting to hear news of grandchild #10 being born; it's a girl and her name is Alice.
Waiting is interesting; it's taxing on one's mind, but filled with a little excitement and anticipation all at the same time, except maybe waiting for surgery or something unpleasant in which case it's just dread.
The only time I enjoy waiting is when I'd rather be sitting in a chair in a waiting room able to sit in peace with nowhere to go, since I'm waiting. That kind of waiting isn't too terribly awful, but this kind of waiting (waiting for a birth) doesn't feel as relaxing as reading a book or magazine while waiting.
I remember as a child waiting for Christmas or my birthday or a family vacation. That kind of waiting is filled with anticipation so it's a mixture of excitement and anxiousness.
It was a great distraction to have a girls' camp planning meeting at my house today, and it was fun to actually make lunch and play Martha Stewart for a few hours.
Now the meeting's over, the house is straightened and my daughter-in-law will most certainly be having baby Alice by tonight sometime. If I lived in the same town I'd be participating more as in helping with their 3 year old. As it is, I am a long way from California and will have to find things around here to keep me occupied. I think I can do that; I have a bridal shower to get planned with invitations to fill out and address which will have to be mailed tomorrow.
I have to admit that it does feel a little like Christmas eve; a little excitement, nervousness and anticipation all wrapped up in the waiting. And in three weeks we'll make the trek out to California to meet little Alice in person. More waiting....