Thursday, October 26, 2006

sugar and spice and all things nice

I have a new niece - finally! Before she came, there were six nephews and only two nieces. Yay! The balance is evening out again. Her name is Ruby and I think that is very pretty. Her middle names are Ellen Joy and she was 8 pound something and she was born on the 24th of October - that's all I know so far and I haven't seen any photos yet. I probably won't get to see her until about July next year, as they live in Australia. It's my sister's first baby so it's extra exciting.

Because Ruby was about a week and a half late, my sister Felicity and I have been exchanging impatient text messages saying "when is she going to pop this sprog?!" So a few days ago, I sent Felicity a text saying "You're an aunty eight times!!!!!" Actually she already was an aunty eight times, without Ruby, but I thought I could trick her into thinking the baby had come. Felicity got all excited and rang up Dad to check if it was true... and it wasn't. So to get me back, she told me she was going to hide our U2 tickets, and then she sent me a text saying number 10 was due in May. Obviously I'm a bit too sensible to fall for that - so she told me to check with her husband Mike. Now, Mike is a very nice guy who is very genuine, and to be deceitful wouldn't even occur to him - so when he texted me back saying "yes, she is - it's a bit earlier than expected but we're really happy", I assumed she was telling the truth, and I told Dad, and he told our whole church home group.

The next morning, when Dad rang Felicity to tell her that Ruby really was here, he found out she had stolen Mike's phone, and sent me the text!! She even spelt every word in full so it would look like it was from him! I felt very stupid and gullible, as you may imagine! :)

I am in the middle of exams and finding it very stressful. They are very dense this semester - usually I have them spread out over a couple of weeks at least but I had one on Tuesday and I have two on Saturday. I just can't wait for them to be over; then I have my birthday and two weeks holiday... before I start summer school at uni. Sigh. But they are going to be two good weeks, I promise!

My camera has gone bung. It won't open even though it's fully charged. So I am either going to have to get it fixed or buy a new one, meaning I probably won't be taking photos for a while, which is a pity.

1 comment:

slskenyon said...

Congrats on the new family member. It must be nice to be in the midst of all that happening around you. I'm the oldest in my family, so it is very different for me (and I am not anywhere near being a parent).
Exams are a pain in the butt--and on Saturday, too? At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but that doesn't mean you won't dread the process of getting there.