Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just stopping In

Well, as I suspected, pregnancy has been pretty rough. I spend a lot of time on the couch, ignoring the feeling in my stomach. Or at least trying to. Pregnancy has a sort of selective amnesia associated with it, I think. I never remember until I'm in the middle of it just how sick I get. I get a shot every two or three days, take an anti-nausea pill every day, and can't cook at all. It's a lot of fun. And next time I start to think "Oo... a baby might be fun" I'll have to remember the first four months of pregnancy.

I haven't worked on anything at all in more than two weeks. I haven't even opened a word document. I just can't focus on anything. It makes me a little sad, actually. I was really in the groove and pushing forward. Now, I have no idea what kind of time line to attach to anything. I just don't know what to expect.

I miss all of you. That's one of the most surprising things. I wanted to stop into the blogosphere today and catch up a little, since it's a relatively better day, and I miss you! I hope that you are all doing well, that your journeys are fulfilling, your work is rewarding, and your days are enjoyable. I'll stop in again on a good day and see what you are all up to.

PS. I have a few awards that I've received and I haven't forgotten about them. I'll get to them when I can.

Friday, May 7, 2010


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their comments and support. It's a really exciting and strange time for me right now and I'm glad to have the blogging buddies that I do. You each have blessed my life. I wish I could take the time to thank you all individually, but really, that would take a long time.

Watch for occasional updates from me. Maybe in a month or so when morning sickness starts to slow down and energy starts to come back, I'll have more time to say something. Love you all. Have a great weekend.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Well, life is strange sometimes. I hadn't anticipated this moment coming so soon, but it has. It's been an eventful couple of weeks... okay. Several months, really. And it's all taking it's toll on me right now. We found out a few weeks ago that we're pregnant. We're expecting our third baby sometime in December. It's pretty monumental and life altering and just ... I don't know how to describe it.

Pregnancy hits me pretty hard, at least at first. Morning sick and I are friends all day long. And with a three year old and an 18 month old, it's pretty exhausting. I've tried to keep up with writing and blogging and all the stuff that comes with it, but I just don't have the energy to devote to it right now.  It makes me kind of sad, but I've decided to take a break for a while. I'll still fit in writing time when I can, but I really don't have any idea how often that will be. I don't want to put any unrealistic expectations on myself. I want to cherish this time with my kids and getting ready for a new one.

It's funny. I'm sitting here crying about it, but I'm really happy. It's exciting. I just never expected to have such mixed emotions about taking a break. Blame it on the hormones, I guess. So, I'll see you when I see you. Stop by every once in a while. I'm sure that I won't be able to just back out completely. And I will be coming back as soon as I feel more balanced and energized.

Thanks, every one, for being part of my life. I hope you stick around. I like you!