My cousin Steph Houston and her husband Paul Ribbing are now the proud parents of a girl! The baby's named Eloisa Blayz Houston Ribbing, and she's 7 pounds 13 ounces. "Her name's longer than she is," Mom said when she called me with the update. Steph and Eloisa are both fine, and will go home Tuesday (taking longer because an unplanned C-section was needed).
Meanwhile, I've left a phone message for my friends Matt and Gerry, on the east side of Hawaii's big island, across from the earthquake and aftershocks off the west side. I'm sure they're fine, but they're in my thoughts.
Back on the definitely-good side, yay Seahawks!