A few important updates ...
First of all, what did I tell you guys? Yeah, remember that?
We still have not decided on a prize for The Winner (which is how I wish to be addressed from here on out), but I'm ok with that because now I just tuck it away for when I need it most. Like when we're out shopping and I find something irresistible but unnecessary (according-to-my-husband)...that would be the perfect opportunity to remind Z that a bet must be settled.
Secondly, Z and I have a brand new, less-than-a-week-old nephew and we got to Skype with him (AND his parents--such a happy time) last night and it was THE BEST. He was completely asleep during the entire conversation, but I'm confident we've created a strong bond. I've been telling him that I'm his favorite aunt since he was in the womb, so I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of time before he believes it. He'll just grow up KNOWING that I'm his favorite aunt and he won't recall having ever made a conscience decision about it. And that's ok. His other aunts just need to accept it and be ok with it because they live way closer than we do and will get to see him way more. COMPROMISES, people.
So that's the latest and greatest on our end. It continues to be cold and dark and dreary.
We press on.