Monday, July 22, 2013

It's Monarch Monday!



That's what it is around here, anyway, because I'm on royal baby watch.  Unfortunately, I'm standing in the waiting room all by my lonesome.    Apparently, it's silly to care about the royal baby,  but it isn't silly to care that I care about the royal baby.

Go figure.

Such is the selective reasoning  of the snickering testosterone that  I married,  and it looks like he's in good company.  My twitter feed is all... well... atwitter  with the battle between those who care and those who don't care. 

I don't care that they don't care.  I think that makes me the winner in the Silly War, just in case you care.

So why do I care?

Well, aside from apparently being a silly woman,  I'm also a hopeless romantic who loves nothing more than a happily ever after, especially when said happily ever after involves a prince and a princess and a palace. What could be happier ever after than a royal baby carriage?

Bet you can't think of a single thing.

I care because it's fun.  I care because it's nice to turn on the news once in a while and not find myself sputtering about the home place like a grumpy old man or stockpiling munitions.

So I care, and I'm watching and waiting for the royal announcement. I'll be pleased as punch no matter what color the baby blanket  is, but to be honest here, I am kind of rooting for a pink one this time.

In my head, I've named her Victoria Elizabeth Diana.  (Not that anybody cares...)  Of course,  the name HRH Princess Deborah has a nice ring to it too.  I haven't picked out a princely  name yet, but I imagine he'll have three or four of them by the time the christening is complete.  One thing's for sure, though. If His Royal Highness takes after his daddy, they won't be calling him Sir Lotsa Hair for very long.

Anyone else in the waiting room this morning? Have you picked a name?

*****
Of course, you all know by now that it's a prince!

His Royal Highness Christopher Rupert, Windemier Vlandamier, Carl Alexander, Francois Reginald, Lancelot Herman, Gregory James...


If you *get* that, Hello kindred soul! 

50 comments:

Mevely317 said...

I'm right there with you, Debbie! Hoping for a girl, as well! ... perhaps a Charlotte or Alexandra... definitely a Diana somewhere in the middle. Exciting,, isn't it?!!

Denise said...

Yes sirree I'm watching and waiting, too. I'm rooting for the pink blanket and I think Dianna and Elizabeth will be part of the name mix. Have to run a few errands and I hope she doesn't have her until I can return.

Tell your snickering testosterone to go watch a golf match or something and leave us alone!

Sharon said...

I just hopped on over here AFTER googling the baby watch news. Yes, I care - and probably for the same reasons you do. And I care that you care. Do you care that I care?

I'm kinda rooting for a girl, too. And I'm thinking they might name her after Kate's sister - how does Princess Pippa Squeak sound to you??

Oh...I just had to say it.

xo

Ruth Kelly said...

I agree with you. I'd rather have some worthy news, not war news.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Debbie,

I love your post, and I certainly do care!!! I really like Kate and William, and Harry too, even though he's always getting into scrapes (bless his heart). He's just so cute and likeable; he seems a really good-natured fellow. :)

Men are all the same -- they think in America we shouldn't be interested in the Royal Family. But I think it's all very romantic, too. I LOVE the picture of Kate in the pale pink maternity coat and hat that they keep showing in the news. She is just lovely, and she has such fashion sense!

I'm in the waiting room, too. I haven't picked out a name, personally, but I agree it makes sense that Elizabeth and Diana would be in the mix. Have a fun day!

Hugs,

Denise

Ann said...

Count me as one sitting with you in the waiting room, too, Debbie! And, I too am thinking pink.

I would love to see Victoria as her name. There has only been one Queen Victoria. I also love the name Alexandra, which seems to be #1 on the British bookies list of names.

And yes, Elizabeth and Diana are apt to be on her long list of names for her Baptism!

Next, I'd like to see the Christening gown! Will the baby wear her daddy's, or perhaps even her gran'ma's gown? (Diana's). Or will it be new?

Cheers!

Ann said...

LOL! Too funny, Sharon! Love it!

Vee said...

Is she in the hospital? Well, I do care, but I am no good with hospital waiting rooms. Please let me know when it's all over!

Maryann said...

I'm interested..is that the same thing as caring...it's just nice to have some pleasant "news" for a change and I am thinking pink as well

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i like it will be a girl & her name should be Elizabeth after ME & the Queen. what is better than that. ha. ha!! have a good week. ( :

Lorrie said...

I'm watching with you - it is fun to anticipate good news for once in this tired old world - we don't get much of it.
And what's sweeter than a newborn baby?

Mrs.Rabe said...

I've followed the Royal Family from before Diana days but mostly after see appeared on the scene! She was just a few years older than me!

I got tired of the drama - really people get it together, but I do like William and Kate and think that they have a real marriage. I've read that they are only having a part time nanny, they are actually going to raise their child themselves! Amazing! ;)

I've heard they were leaning toward Alexandra if it's a girl. What ever the sex of this child, it will be heir to the throne, since parliament changed the rules of succession.

I'm happy for William and Kate, and wish them and their baby the best!

Deanna

Debbie said...

Oh how can you not be excited knowing a baby is on the way! just such a miracle. As for names..I agree with you, princess Deborah has a nice ring, lol. Enjoy your day Deb!

Sonja Goodson said...

So cute Debbie! Me too, love it all... and I am going with Sharon... Pippa Squeak. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am waiting on her baby! I heard she let it slip and it was a girl, but that just could be the press. My niece is due today too! It would be fun to have it on the same day!
sandie

Sharlotte said...

I'm waiting too! On pins and needles!!
I think they are such a great couple...they seem down to earth. Thanks to Diana,(who I just loved) that she taught those boys to think for themselves. Remember when they had to pay for their own meal? Was it McDonalds? I forget. Then there was the picture of Kate, newly married shopping for her own groceries! I was so impressed that she seemed to be taking her own strides in making her new family her own.
Then there was their wedding. Wow, beautiful...
Ok...I could go on and on...

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Hoping for a girl.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm happy for her and William and I hope all this media scrutiny doesn't impact negatively on what should be one of your happiest days.

I'm interested but not actively looking for info.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Lovely post and yes, why not anticipating something good in this often dreary (and violent) world of ours? I agree with your choice and love the name!
P.S. The comment in the post is hilarious! Outch!

Sharon said...

OK, I had to google that name - but a perfect reference! Yes, Prince Charming indeed!!

Pull out the blue crown.

(Could he still be Master Pippa Squeak??)

:)

Debbie said...

Yes, Sharon... we'll let you.

After all, once you've gotten to the point of adding a Herman, you might as well add Pippa Squeak.

Lady Dorothy said...

Yep, I totally *get* it. ;-)

Gina said...

An heir to the throne! I care, not sure why, but I do!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I think they are an adorable couple, I loved the wedding and a new baby is always exciting:@)

Sue said...

"Do I love you because you're beautiful or are you beautiful because I love you?"
Oh, the memories.
I, too, would have loved a girl, and I loved your names! But a little boy will be fun and I haven't a clue about the name. Maybe one of them will be Spencer? I think Will and Kate are the real deal and I couldn't be happier for them. Good news for a change.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Well, I know now that it's a boy! I'm happy he's arrived safe and sound. I've always been interested in the royals for some reason. Maybe because we don't have royalty in the states.
Have a good week!

Mary said...

I get a kick out of your witty banter :) I was hoping for a girl too, darn it.

Miss Char said...

I was sitting in the waiting room right next to you yesterday Debbie. With all that is wrong in our world today its nice just to enjoy something like the birth of a little prince.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Just now getting here, but YES, I was waiting with you yesterday ... ever since my own Prince Charming (who slipped out quietly for an early day at the office and left me sleeping) texted to say: "Kate is in labor." What nice news to wake up to! (He must have felt foolish sending that text, but he knew I'd want to know.)

I'm thankful the newest little prince is here safe and sound, and I can't wait to hear what name they choose. It will be fun watching how they raise the little guy. I suspect they'll continue to "push the royal limits" like Diana did.

kitty said...

Yes, I was in the waiting room with you, Debbie. It would've been nice for them to have a girl, but I'm sure they're thrilled. I liked your girl names, btw. Anyway, congratulations to the royal couple for babies are a time for joy.

corners of my life said...

So . . .
I care too.
I'm thinking "Arthur" {of Camelot}

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

How about Dianathus? (insert snicker)
but, sincerely - I DO CARE too- you are not alone!

Thanks for visiting my first ever home tour part 1.

Hav e a fabulous day!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

I announced to my sweetheart that Kate had a boy, and he asked, "Kate who"!! Testosterone living under a rock!

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

I'm with you Debbie! It's so good to hear good news isn't it? Nothing silly about that at all.

Alycia Nichols said...

I was sitting in the lobby of my surgeon's office waiting when the news broke on the TV there. My Mom had just texted me at the very same moment. I'm very happy for the royal couple!!!

Denise said...

You added the prince charming (who was of course "giving a ball") after I posted. I couldn't understand Sharon's second comment so I reread. I actually sang the names and I'll bet you did, too! There was not a George on that list...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm a romantic too and love all the royal news too, especially the baby! I was hoping for a little girl too, but that little guy will be a cutie. I hope they give him a nice name!

My interest in the royals started back when Diana married, my two daughters set the alarm for 4 a.m. to get up and watch the wedding! (me too!)

Katherine

Creations By Cindy said...

Enjoyed your post. Gave me a good little laugh and I'm with ya sister...I don't care that they don't care! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Yeah, I was a Little dissapointed, as I wished for a girl named Little Princess Diana too. I also loved the names they had in mind for a girl...Alexandra, (like my daughter) or Victoria, (like my grandgirl)...lol.. Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Hugs,
FABBY

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amen to being excited about some GOOD NEWS!! ;) I'm with you 100% on that one, Debbie!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I love good news..cute post! With two pregnant girls around here we are all waiting on announcements also..number 1 is a boy..now for us to find out number 2!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

It makes no sense but I was all atwitter waiting for the royal baby! I was happy to turn off talk radio and the barrage of bad news and anticipate something happy if only for a little while.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

love the pic...so cute. As for the babe...guess you know by now...no princess Victoria or Diane but a little George. The romantic in you is fun.

Sooner Laura said...

I totally agree that any HAPPY news on the telly is in itself reason to celebrate. I'm normally right there muttering along with you and vowing to stop watching news. And a baby, royal or otherwise, is always reason to be excited and deserves a celebration!

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

I have been MIA, (read about it soon), and missed the whole thing! Hear we got a boy, yeah. I'm with you, in a dark and often dreary world, a new family member is always reason to celebrate. After all, we are all royals, sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father and Mother who love us.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Well the comments surely tell the truth. A lot of people were anticipating this wonderfully royal event.

Have a wonderfully lovely day!

Marcia Pilar said...

Well, too late now, but I had hoped and guessed on a girl. I think many of us in memory of Diana. George...oh boy, I'll hold my tongue on that one, but along with friends, I had hoped for Spencer to be part of the name.
Read your most recent post too. Wish all correction came as our Father's. He makes it so irresistible, by typically extending His mercy which we know we do not deserve.
Anywho, come on over. I have something for your (our) tongue. :)
Happy Sunday, friend.
xoxo's

Debbiedoos said...

Oh I could not agree with you more. It was fun and refreshing and so exciting. I loved every bit of it!

Kathryn Ross said...

Hail to the Queen and her new great grand-baby! Check out my Royal Baby Shower Tea Party - for someone who cared to a degree - and spent an afternoon with some Anglophiles who cared even more. Truly - love the British pomp and tradition - something comforting there - and all that grand history. Now - let's see how fast time flies for this little guy - weren't we just oooo-ing and ahhh-ing over Diana showing off William??
Joy!
Kathy

Kathleen said...

Only just read this post but yes, I cared too. Seemed like the whole world wanted to know about this baby. It was so good to tune into the news programmes for a bit of good news.

I love all our pomp and ceremony too. I've been to London and seen the Changing of the Guard but I got to see it from start to finish on one of the news programmes and it was all fully explained too. Fascinating.

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