fredag, november 30, 2007

Weekiversary Celebrating

O.K., I admit it, I have a rich inner life (literally, in fact, but in this case, I refer to the metaphoric). Sadly, the main manifestations of my inner life are things like a penchant for naming inanimate objects (like my thesis, for example). On a more useful note, it also enables to me to find interest in even the most mundane things, like pregnancy. Yes, you may say what you want about the joys of growing a new life, the miracle of birth, and I'll believe all that you say, but at this point, nothing much is happening. I'm slowly expanding, but not yet so much that my condition is obvious (at least not to anyone who doesn't know already). My dashboard pregnancy countdown widget (yes, I have a pregnancy countdown widget) shows well over 150 days left, and this, quite frankly, bores me just to think about it.

The only solution is to celebrate each and every single mundane workaday moment of this experience. Particularly on Fridays, when I find that I slowly creep over into the next week of pregnancy (as in, 'I'm now in my xth week'). Thor and I have been commemorating Weekiversary for something around 10 weeks now, and it's become a serious habit. We each get a present, normally something small, almost always something edible (past items include ginger tea, Italian candies, sweet potatoes, a jar of koorma sauce and alarmingly large bag of basmati rice, a single-serving container of sake). We often cook up a special dinner. For today's Weekiversary, Thor's taking me out to the movies, and I'm then taking Thor out to dinner.

It just seems like an idea that should be shared with the rest of the world, insofar as the readership of this blog represents the whole world (which it does, depending on how you define things). So, Happy Weekiversary! Go out and buy yourself something nice...not so nice that you won't be able to then get yourself something for next week, maybe some nice food or drink that you can love and cherish, at least for as long as it takes to consume it. And then let me know what you got and how it was.

*Photo: This statue girl is in The Hague, pointing at the prime minister's office. Or maybe at something else. I think she is saying something like, 'Look at that woman with the gigantic stomach!', or possibly, 'Hey, it's Weekiversary. Maybe I'll go over there and buy some nice treat to carry home in this basket.'*

7 kommentarer:

Devil Mood sagde ...

Oh you two are sweet :)
Happy Weekiversary! Even though I don't have anything really noteworthy of celebrating I bought myself an astrology book this week and it makes me happy.

Vesper sagde ...

how come i didn't know you were expecting? i must have missed the post where you shared this!!!!

kimananda sagde ...

Ms. Mood, thank you! I'd say a good book is always worth celebrating. I got a couple of long-desired English baby books when I was in the Hague, and it was one of the high points of my weekend. And weekiversary is all about not having anything of note to celebrate...the idea is that nothing much is happening, and the wait itself needs to be broken up a bit, to make it more bearable.

Vesper, it's cause I was posting everyday in November (and hope to be almost that prolific in coming months, too). I made an official announcement post on the 1st of November, but it got pushed out of top billing really quickly, so a lot of people missed it.

aka_Monty sagde ...

What a grand idea! I cannot resist the lure of a book every payday, so I will turn that into a Weekiversary celebration.
Of course, I guess that means I'll have to buy my kids something too...

jdbauer sagde ...

Sounds fantastic. Enjoy them now because in like 150 days you might not make it to the movies so often or enjoy the little dates like you do now. They'll just be different weekaversaries!:) Not to be a killjoy! Parenting is wonderful, but all the same...different. Sure you're aware of that.

And did you get my Hanukkah party invitation? If you 3 are up to it it's a nice drive down to Ribe!

kimananda sagde ...

AKA_Monty, books are great weekiversary presents! Or any event presents. Or presents for no event at all. It sounds like you understand the weekiversary spirit already....

Jonathan, I know that Thor and I should enjoy our private time while we can. So, you're not a killjoy in the least. But please don't burst my bubble about vacation. I'm still convinced that we can travel the world, just at a slower pace, and with earlier evenings. I'm sure it won't work out that way, but I'm not ready to hear it just yet....

roro sagde ...

Weekiversaries are a wonderful thing to celebrate! What a delightful tradition. Thanks to you, I'm calling my recent eggnog bender a weekiversary event. We'll see if Katr buys it.