Last night was an adventure. My brother-in-law spent some time in the ER and my sister was with him. Therefore, I had seven children in my house. Seven. I had to get everyone ready for bed, find a place for them all to sleep, get everyone dressed and fed in the morning, then get them all to two different schools. Thanks goodness CJ was such a good helper. Seriously, rockstar quality.

Multiple incidents like these have kept me absent lately; only involving my own health. Not all of my health issues were resolved upon SC’s delivery. It has taken me up to this point to even feel like a semblance of myself. I feel the more I continue to follow doctor’s orders and return to my household and writing routine, the better I will feel.

So tonight, while my children snub their noses at my delicious (if I do say so myself) chicken pot pie in favor of peanut butter and jelly, I bring you this update that is long overdue. Thanks for sticking with me.


For about three days I did what I had been trying to do with this blog all along – make it part of a daily ritual to have at least five posts per week. While home on early maternity leave, I attempted to accomplish this goal but quickly petered out between baby prep and just plain being uncomfortable.

I had been taken out of work early and was put on bed rest for gestational hypertension. I worked full-time at the registration desk of a hospital and my blood pressure was skyrocketing along with uncontrolable swelling in my feet and ankles. Being taken out of work was a mixed blessing because I was looking forward to having the extra time to get ready for baby but then not being able to get up and move around quickly became depressing.

One of my resolutions for this year is to make the most out of this blog; I mean, my life can be pretty exciting, I guess 🙂 I want to make the most out of every writing opportunity I have because I would like to be able to stay home full-time with my son. Hopefully between my music lessons, tutoring, and writing I will be able to make this dream a reality.

Here’s to a new year with a new outlook! I hope my experiences can bring knowledge and laughter because I laughed a lot while learning the things I would like to share.