1. I'm an Englishwoman married to a Texan mathematician, living in Mississippi. We have one daughter who's at the local residential Math(s) and Science School and about to leave for college, a sixth grader, and a (surprise) baby on the way. Normal? Where's the fun in normal?
2. I teach English part time at Mississippi State University, homeschool my younger daughter, and try to cultivate a writing life that is continually interrupted. Somehow a new baby is going to fit into all that.
3. People keep asking us how we're going to cope. We think we're pretty organized: we have a family cradle - and we've even removed the mattress to dissuade the cat from sleeping in it. Add a nightgown, socks and a packet of nappies (daipers), and we're ready.
|Now the cat is forced to sleep on a king-sized bed|
4. Rain, rain, rain - here in Mississippi, we seem to get about two pretty spring days, then it rains until the weather is hot. Five members of our household are very happy about that - however, they also happen to have webbed feet and waterproof feathers.
|OK, not my photo - but we do have Kahki Campbells|
5. They are joined by chickens, two cats, three rats (good combination) and the various fauna that takes up temporary residence on our breakfast bar - currently one tank of bullfrog tadpoles and another that's a mini wetlands ecosystem.
6. I really enjoy editing. Maybe one day I'll get paid for it. In the meantime, I get to make my tiny contribution to authors such as Amy Dupire, Anita Davison, Maggi Anderson and Katherine Pym.
7. Online: Blogs I currently keep up with are Zero Waste Home, Liturgical Time, and This Ain't the Lyceum. I keep up with British news by perusing the Daily Telegraph (I've given up the Daily Mail for Lent), but am still wasting too much time on Facebook.
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