Sunday, July 24, 2011


I have been MIA for a while and it's been good for me. I haven't shot myself up with anything, haven't worried about whether the tea I'm having is decaf or not, and haven't had any blood drawn.  I've even had a few beers.  It's been good.

Since my last writing, Hubby and I have traveled to have one last visit with his bro's family before they leave for their long-term mission work in Papua New Guinea.  It was a bittersweet visit.  It was so good to see them and catch up, but it was sad because we won't all be together again for quite a few years.  They have three little ones who will grow up on the other side of the world, which will be an amazing experience...just far away.  Thankfully, I found out that they will have access to the internet and I will be able to see their adventures through their blog, emails, and maybe even some Facetime on my iPad if I can figure out how to make it work!

I also caught up with some of my college friends and spent a day with them while they were nearby.  It was good to see them - even the one who is pregnant with twins.  Of course it's the roommate that we never expected to get married, let alone have kids!  They were all so kind and wanted to prepare me beforehand in case she was showing.  I am fortunate to have people that care so much about me and want to protect me

I avoided a baby shower.  I know...terrible, right?  Remember the insensitive girl at my church that I told you about in an earlier post?  It was her baby shower.  I have a gift for her soon-arriving little boy and I will give it to her at church.  I just couldn't go to the shower.  I don't think I could stand listening to her complain about putting on weight, wearing maternity clothes, or any other comment that makes me want to smack her.  Please note, I'd never smack a pregnant woman...not on purpose anyway....

The Youth Program that I run is in full summer-mode.  We completed 30 4-H projects and they all got A's.  We've been to the pool, played on the playground, and enjoyed ice cream from a local shop.  I'm putting together a huge new fundraiser at work.

Life is busy.  It's been a good month.


  1. Good to hear from you =) It sounds like you've been keeping busy! Your friends were very sweet to look out for you and prepare you beforehand.

  2. Sounds like are well distracted.. Don't worry about avoiding a baby shower, I have a few times, and it's always to peoples that I'm not that close to. I think they just want your gift and to be centre of attention. I never had a baby shower when I had my son, I thought it old school and didn't want a fuss. Complaining over trivial shit, especially weight really frustrates me. Stop eating cake and you won't put on excess fat & stop eating for 2...adults! Sorry, bit of a tangent!

    Good to hear you are doing ok..

  3. So glad to see an update from you! Glad life is keeping you so busy. Sometimes thats the only way to go.

  4. Glad you're having a good break!

  5. I'm happy to read you had a good month and were able to recharge the batteries a bit. And welcome back to blogland!

  6. Sounds like you're having a wonderful summer, and focusing on things non-TTC which is always nice. I took a break from my blog a few months ago and really took the time to recharge. Good for you!