It’s November 1st, and if you’ve been anywhere around here for the past few million years, you’ll recognize this as basically the only month out of the entire year that I blog. Yeah, how about THAT for dedication? At least I’m consistent!
I’m also incredibly rusty, so bear with me. I also am incredibly pregnant, so bear with me more. When you have a baby that they’re saying is already the size of a full-term baby, but you still have a month to go, it suddenly explains the exhaustion that you previously didn’t have.
Also, there are so many changes and issues that you start to deal with that I forgot were actually issues in the nine years since I’d last given birth.
Getting up from a sitting position
Coughing without peeing
Sneezing without peeing
Eating food that doesn’t cause heartburn
Getting more than three hours of sleep at a time (I slept for five hours straight the other night, and I felt like I could run a freaking marathon!)
Staying up past 9:00 p.m. successfully
Getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off without throwing up
Eating in general… if it sounds good now, by the time it’s been made, it’ll probably make me sick
Not crying when Jason looks at me weird
Not getting crabby when Jason looks at me weird
Remembering that that is probably just Jason’s face
There are other things going on too. Like my great job. Like the kids being back in school. Like fall being here and giving us a break from the intense heat of summer (HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD SINCE THE ’50s!). Like feeling like there is so much more I should be or could be doing but just not being able to get to it (write, paint, fold laundry, exercise more, remembering what it was like being able to see my feet…). But I am doing the best I can, and that’s important, right? And part of doing the best I can will be jotting down a few words here every day for the month of November! How’s THAT for promising? AND maybe it’ll get a little bit more exciting than this stream of consciousness I’m giving you now. Oooohh, just pins and needles waiting to see what happens…