Friday is a good day, don't you think? It carries the promise of a lovely weekend with the family. And it my case this week it also means no cleaning, because we had our house cleaned yesterday. Therefore I will be able to just live and relax. And I love to live and relax. As a matter of fact, I'm considering going to the Portland Farmers Market. It's that season again, and shame on me, I have not been yet at all! After almost three years in this town... go figure!
This Friday, however, is an even better day. This Friday I found out, that I'll be an aunt in November. My brother is going to be a father, and I can't even begin to tell you, how thrilled I am. Knowing my brother's past (no worries, he wasn't a criminal... just different from the other boys), it is a truly amazing and beautiful thing, that on this Friday in March, he found out, that his girlfriend is pregnant. :) Six weeks.
My brother is an awesome guy. Smart, good looking, funny... all around a nice man. But as little as 3 years ago he was convinced that he'll never find a woman, that he'll never get married. He was also convinced that he was not the kind of guy to be a good father to anyone. He was a bit frustrated to say the least, and back then we had long conversations about it. I remember telling him, that stuff just kind of happens, when you don't expect it. I told him to trust the fact, that somewhere out there is the right woman for him. He met her 3 months later. :) She is beautiful and kind and she somehow just knows how to handle my thickheaded brother.
In addition to that, this is my very first niece/nephew. A visit to Germany is unavoidable now. I hate to be so far away, but I intend on being a very "close" far away aunt. :) Someone pinch me... I think I'm going to cry.
(And now I'm going shopping... you may take a wild guess which department I'll be shopping in.)