Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wake up and smell the...BLOG

You all know how my life these days has been, what shall we say, boring? sickly? nonexistent? OK ~ I still have a life but it consists of lots of time in my PJs ~ short trips between the bed and the couch ~ mad dashes to the fridge to ward of puking ~ games and more games with my four year old ~ way too much TV ~ and not enough friend time. I'm afraid to get more than about 15 steps from the bathrooom. It's hard to change any of that when my insides are constantly threatening a revolt. Such is life as a pregnant girl in my body.

I had a sweet friend bring dinner over to us this evening. I know Emma and Tim will cherish the meal because it's not the same leftovers we've been shuffling through for the past week; but I was even more excited to see the magazines she brought me. I've been desperate for literature this week. I've finally gotten to the point where I can concentrate long enough to read more than the ingredients on my Maalox bottle, so I've been reading, on average, one to two books a day!

One of the magazines I received had an article about mommy bloggers. It was interesting and it reminded me of why I started blogging in the first place. What initially was a way to stay connected with friends evolved over time to a showcase for my handmade cards. And since I am not up for cardmaking at the moment, my blog suffers with long periods of postlessness. I realized I could get back to my roots. Blog for blogging sake. Write what I'm thinking. Post about the not-so-funny days I'm surrounded with. Even if no one reads it, at least I'll be alive and well in blog-land.

And because I want to leave you with at least one worthy thing from this long rambling of a post, I offer you two new blog sites I discovered tonight:
Dalai Mama
Breed 'Em and Weep

Happy reading!


Lorie said...

What a great idea Cristina! I hope it is okay if I continue to get updates on your blog as I consider you a great bloggin' friend. I really wish there was some way I could help you out but since I can't be physically there for you...I'll pray for you instead. Hugs and smiles to you! :o)

Courtney said...

Awwww.... aren't friends the bestest? I am so happy you had that wonderful meal/entertainment brought to you.

I am so sorry your insides are still against you. Rest assured you are still being prayed for and thought of.


Diane said...

I'm glad you're letting us know how you've been feeling,that's what friends are for! Your daughter's story made me laugh,it's
funny how they are so small and have their own little mind and ways.
Just want to let you know I check often to see if you've been posting
and will keep checking,just wish there was more i could do for you!
Hang in there girl! You're in my thoughts and prayers!!
((((HUGS TO YOU!!)))