Thursday, January 9, 2014

Nothing to See Here...

So yeah. It's been over eight months since I blogged last, and I can't say that I'm too sad about it. I needed the break. I still need it. But I must say, I'm getting awfully tired of seeing my "I'm fat" post on my home page! So for that reason, and that reason alone, I am writing this. How sad is that?!?!

I do plan on returning here on a regular basis, but man, the little hiatus has been so nice.

And don't you think that I have been sitting around eating bonbons. No sir. This hen has been nesting!

That's right. After my last post in May, we had my sister's bridal shower, which I spent about 85,732 hours planning and creating all kinds of hand-made decor and favors for, then her wedding in June and simultaneously finding out that I was five weeks preggo. Which explained why it felt like it took 85,732 hours to make all that crap. But man, it looked good! Then recovering from all that work in July, Eric's birthday and our beach trip in August and his Nana's passing, mixed in with lots of trips to Fresno and back and registering for baby stuff, and planning baby showers. That's right, showersssss - I had two! Eric was gone racing with friends during September, October and November A LOT! Which left me home to nest (and feel a little lonely, if I'm being honest) and plan for baby boy-to-be. I had lots of help from the Mamala, which was awesome, and had amazing baby showers which produced a mountain of stuff to organize. Love that! I continued to work the California Scrapbook Expos with Scrapbook Grammie, which I love and miss, and tapered off with the rent-a-kidlets, which I miss even more.

Mom was sick all of November and so we spent a ton of time together and that was nice. Not so nice for her, but it was good to have a co-nester for baby Reed to help me get tons of projects completed.

My belly popped in December, and I am officially a housewife. We got a new driveway and closets in the house, had a pre-eclampsia scare, and completely forgot our third wedding anniversary. Then the madness of Christmas and New Year's and now am finishing up the very last of the baby projects so that I can spend as much time relaxing before this chickadee gets here as I possibly can. And can I just say that I'm good to go anytime? Because yeah, if I thought I felt fat before, I had no idea what 35 weeks preggo would be like. Nevermind all the body changed and crazy nipples and heartburn, I just want to be able to fit in my damned bathtub comfortably again! I'd like to be able to reach my toes without feeling like I just ran a marathon. Is that really so much to ask? I didn't think so....

So that's life right now. And I plan on being MIA from here for a few more months. I'm thinking to take a nice round year off and be back sometime in May. With a new baby. And lots of projects to show and talk about. And hopefully a Project Life album that has more than just the first two and a half months of the year filled up in it...

Hope you are all doing great and enjoying this New Year!