Darkness and light

Right now in the depths of winter there's too much darkness around me, Beth died last wednesday and, completely out of the blue, fellow monger DrJolt died, all in the darkest and coldest part of the year in a week where I was down with a nasty case of influenza too.

I only knew DrJolt from IRC. It was pretty weird hearing about his death while he still had a client running in the channel… until Alex killed it.

Yet I don't feel down at all.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is because Mette Marie is pregnant again, scheduled to give birth to a beautiful baby on 2006-09-12. This time we had a scanning after 6 weeks and 2 days, and an embryo with a beating heart (at around 200 bpm) was clearly visible. So it's not a blighted ovum like last time, thank god.

Mette Marie's pregnancy should've been a secret to the world at large for a few more weeks, but since everybody I've talked to seems to have smelled the rat after the housewife post it might as well be public.

So there's a light in the dark.