Laughing & Holding Hands

baby and books

(Why am I naming days?)
1/4/15, Day 14,524 (Mercena Day 142): Laughing & Holding Hands

A big day for the little human. Mercena has laughed before, but she has never been laughing in that multiple giggle wave that our species is blessed to enjoy. Today, Heather was able to set Mercena on her first short roll, and it was beautiful.

Likewise beautiful was the end of a baby brunch with our fellow new parents and childbirth classmates, Liz and Will (and Otto!) Aquino. As we were leaving, a gleeful Mercena reached toward Otto, and he grabbed back. The two of them held hands for a few seconds, suspended in their parents arms and grinning at each other, almost long enough for me to catch it on camera. Maybe this one is better in memory, the image of their tiny hands clasped in surprise and delight…

As for the rest, I had a great NET-related phone call. 2015 is going to be a big year for NET, and I’m excited to be a part of it all–more specific, less cryptic on that subject soon. I also knocked out more Flux work, plotted the next chapter and a half in the book, and continued my undoubtedly brief perfect streak of checking off all my boxes below. Will this momentum crash on the rocks of a full week back at work? Reader, I do not know.

Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…

Writing: 173 out of 222 days (After Earth)
Spanish: 143 out of 222 days
Music: 73 out of 128 days
Yoga: 9 out of 12 days
No alcohol: 4 out of 4 days

What small things did I do today to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”
)

  • Ate and cooked local, organic, vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena;
  • Asked Speaker Boehner to remove white supremacist Steve Scalise from his leadership position.

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