To all my friends at Planet:
I care passionately about 'all creatures great and small' throughout the world. In honor of them, I'd like to cite these two quotations:
"The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin."
(A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)
"The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But: can they suffer?"
(Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
January 6, 2010
abby! Congratulations! I hope it’s all smooth sailing for you and baby through the next 7 months.
And a quick good morning to all my Planet friends before I get showered, changed and off to work. (Still–as always–though, hoping for on call!)
Have a great day, everyone!
Omg, don’t even suggest…arrrrrrrrrgggh!!!
Have an email for you in answer to your long one but it’s only a third of the way done. Just letting you know here so that you don’t think I am ignoring yours…
How was your second day back to work, btw?
This is in the wrong spot, it was meant to be a reply to boomer and her mention of the name Arianna…
I been thru it three times !
What fun you have in store.
Say, maybe we need a Parents Corner here at the Planet, Hmmmm?
As for the name,
anything but, Dick.
LOL! Of course, there can be no Rush, Joe, or Sean either. And I almost forgot the biggest no, no…Arianna!
Abby’s baby will:
speak at six months
win arguments by two years
blog by the age of four
change her mom’s ideas about guns by……..
blog by the age of four
Oh Dog! WTS, you just HAD to go there, didn’t you!! LOL
This child will no doubt be able to frame an outstanding argument early on! We’ll have another member at the Planet!
Do we have a name yet??
I think they’ve decided on Gabby.
what’sthatsound: you are close, with your (cheeky) ‘Gabby’. Unless we change our minds before the time, and apparently people do change them many times, it will, if a little girl, be:
Isn’t it lovely?
Wow! I can add “psychic” to my list of talents. Right next to….uh, uh….
Seriously, that’s a beautiful name, Abby.
Emerald: your “We
Abby: I thought about that last night! Your bambino just might be the first at the Planet! Of course, we expect you to blog during labor and delivery! You simply must keep us all up to date! 🙂
…blog during labor and delivery…LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m starting to get the giggles! We better sort ourselves out and get on some serious topic; I think some of the big guns are on thread right now…
“Big Guns”…I like that! LOL
I believe I know exactly who you mean! But we are all “big guns” around here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the likes of what I found here on the Planet. A truly amazing group of people!
‘Big guns’ is not mine, it’s a well-known metaphor.
I was cutting up.
You just wait, what’s. I’m nearly done with my argument on nukes and when I publish it, if I ever do and right now I’m not so sure, I’m going to dedicate it to you.
Btw, can I use your ‘Nukes Don’t Wipe Out Cities; People Do’ brilliant comment? I will credit you. I can’t say enough about that comment, I can’t stop thinking about it, it is that neat.
(And so are you.)
Be my guest. And if you want, you can call it, “Dr. StrangeAbby; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Heart the Bomb”.
(the article, not the baby)
Congratulations to you and Tom, Abby. That child is going to have some dynamite parents.
Congratulations, Abby. It’s so good to be reminded of the happy things in life.
I think Rocket Dog is a great name! He/she will be the coolest kid in school. All the kids will want to hang out with Rocket Dog.
Pepe: I hope you won’t mind if I use this space under your comment to thank not only you but all who left me congrats; if I do each one separately there will be about 14 baby chicken avatars, back to back, showing in the right margin of the Home Page and I can just imagine what Admin would have to say about that . (Not to mention any visitors that might be perusing this place right now; they might think it’s a Chicken Welfare And Protection site…).
Yes, ‘Rocket Dog’ is a fine name, and so unusual. Right now I’m torn between it, ‘AdLib’ (see AdLib’s comment, below, where he himself suggests the latter), and ‘boomer’.
Emerald: it’s ok, says the doctor, if I stay up late sometimes, provided I get plenty of zzzzzzzzzzzs (good long naps) during the day, which I have been doing. I like to be on thread during the night (UK time) because that’s the liveliest time for Planet, usually. When the wit is really sharp and the observation, political or otherwise, is really keen, etc. Not that extraordinary things don’t happen at Planet in other timeframes, but this place just explodes into life between midnight and dawn, UK time, (that would be between 7 pm and 2 am, New York time, of course).
To you all: thank you very much for your sweet… and funny too…congrats about the baby. We told everyone right away, which is of course a mistake; it makes the time inbetween almost eternal. Not content with that, I made a cyberspace announcement, the one above. Amazed, is what I mostly feel. I.e. brand new life is amazing. We didn’t plan to have a baby this soon, we were planning to wait at least two more years until I graduate, before even attempting such a thing. I’m not sure what happened, but in the end it doesn’t matter: we are happy about the baby.
Now back to the home page to see what you guys have been writing by way of articles and saying by way of your usual lively, sometimes truly outrageous, posts.
Being a mother and a grandmother, I can pretty well tell you “what happened”! LMAO
You are so special, Abby! And I know your baby will be too!
“boomer” — I’m flattered 🙂
Congratulations, abby. Very good news, indeed.
Planetary-sized congrats to you and Tom!
BTW, may I suggest “Adlib” as an excellent name for a baby?
Nah, I think escribacat has a nice healthy ring to it. Can’t you just hear it; “E-cat, time for dinner, angel!” 🙂
But…but…but Emerald is so much more elegant! LOL
Wonderful news Abby!
OMG!! This is wonderful news! Thanks, Abby, for sharing with us! Of course, we will want to be updated as time goes by! 🙂
Is this your first?
Congratulations! Now, just take good care of yourself…no more staying up on the blog all night long and not getting your rest! 🙂
Congratulations, but you new that already! 😉
Thank you boomer… you were the first person in cyber space to know!
I screwed up the graphic, I have two images now,I want just the bottom one, but KQ is busy with K7… is Nellie around, to fix it?
I owe you an email…and how was your first day back to work or dare I ask?
Not too bad, which is saying alot having almost 2 weeks off.