There are about 10 million reasons why I haven’t been blogging lately.
Part of it is because I’m afraid that if I don’t keep up my bookish balance you’ll abandon me.
Part of it is because I haven’t had the energy to bloghop and don’t feel right about writing posts but not read them.
Part of it is because someone at work is watching my blog but I don’t know who. I do have a few coworkers who read, and I’m totally OK with that because I know who they are. But this unknown is really bugging me. I feel like Big Brother is peering over my shoulder and it’s unnerving (and because this person won’t fess up I can only assume it is Big Brother).
Part of it is because I have lots of things I want to say but I fear none of them are particularly interesting. And none of them are really big enough to warrant its own post. And I’m afraid you’ll tire of Trish’s Rambles.
Part of it is because I love responding to the comments you leave but haven’t had the energy. As a result I’ve completely ignored my gmail account and it’s overwhelmingly out of control now.
Part of it is because I’ve been spending my mornings and lunches reading fabulous books and don’t want to give up that momentum.
Part of it is because I’m afraid I’ll become that person who only talks about her pregnancy and/or baby.
There are lots of other parts as well but those are the most significant. And I’m afraid I’ll sound whiny!
Huh. I got so distracted by thinking up all the reasons why I haven’t been blogging that I forgot what I wanted to blog about today! I think mostly I want to say hi.
|33 weeks (two weeks ago)|
Things have been going well. I’ve had the baby showers so I’ve been spending most of my evenings when I get home nesting. It’s surprising how exhausting this is! Even the act of writing thank you notes has exhausted me, but I really wanted to pay attention to what’s what and put everything in its rightful place. We’re still a long way from being ready but we’re getting there.
I’m actually trying not to have the Big Freak Out. I’m just about 35 weeks which means that technically this baby could make her way into the world at any time. I’m hoping she’ll take it easy for a few more weeks, but I’m starting to realize how underprepared I am. Is one ever fully prepared? I’m guessing not, but I’ve been so relaxed throughout the entire pregnancy (Seriously—it’s amazing for how high strung I typically am), that I’m starting to have those “OMG I don’t know anything” moments.
Until I realize how exhausting that is and give it up for another day. ;)
I wish I could say I’ve been quilting but I haven’t been doing much of that lately. Scott did take me to the quilt show in Dallas last Saturday where I ogled over beautiful quilts and his jaw dropped at the prices of sewing machines. He was such a great sport to take me (his idea!!) and all those blue-haireds totally gushed over him and his future baby girl.
I have been reading, though, and it’s been glorious. I’m halfway through The Help and finally had to slow down so that my mom and sister could catch up (can’t remember the last time I read 60 pages in a day until this week!), so I’m also slowly going through Muslim Women Reformers. It’s a fascinating book but certainly not fast reading. I just finished listening to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and loved it. I just can’t seem to figure out how to write about audiobooks. Well, for that matter I’ve seemed to have forgotten how to write about all books!
Other than that, life has been quiet. And part of me feels a little bit guilty for sitting my butt on the couch every night and most of last weekend to watch TV, but then I remember that few are the days left when I will have such lazy luxury. This weekend will be a busy busy one with various company in town and an all day child birthing seminar at the hospital. I’d love to get in some sewing time and maybe even catch up with you all on Sunday morning with my cup of coffee.
Guess that’s it. A post about nothing. But I’m OK with that. I’m guessing the next few months will bring even more sporadic posting, but I’m alive and doing great.
Now off to spend the remainder of my lunch break reading unless I fall asleep!!