Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'm Not Dead (Yet!)

I received a very lovely comment from a reader the other day asking if I had moved blogs. Well, I have not. And I apologize, dear readers, for my absensce. I owe you all an explanation (because I know I want one when someone stops blogging for no real reason)!

I had gotten myself into quite a funk with the HHS Mandate and the election cycles and stuff going on in my day-to-day life, that I found myself only wanting to write scathing posts about how stupid the world was and why we (the Catholics, of course) were just oh-so-much smarter and I really couldn't quite get anything out charitably. And I suppose that's what happens when your blog doesn't really have a niche. I like to say I write about the intersection of faith and daily life, but when your daily life has become consumed by chatter that makes you nuts, there's not much to blog about. So... I didn't. And I didn't tell you why. And I'm sorry for that if that upset anyone.
Cooler than you and we know it. 

That being said, I'm having a baby!! So that should distract you from my bitterness for a little bit. S/he's expected to make a debut June 29, but we'll see. My co-workers predict I'll go 10 days late. Because they are jerks. But honestly, for all the fear and anxiety and sleepless nights that went into this, being pregnant is so much better than I thought. I had very little morning sickness with my first trimester, so the worst of it was the bone-crushing fatigue that hits you. And the eating. I literally got tired of eating. Now I'm 18 weeks along, in the second trimester and nesting, which is awesome. The only thing I can really complain about is the horrendous transition between normal clothes and maternity clothes.
I'm also still teaching RCIA, and I'm sponsoring someone this cycle. So there's that.
And make people Catholic!

That's an update on me, and I think I have a few posts up my sleeve. Hope to see you all soon!!


  1. I completely understand where you are coming from on this front! The beginning of last year sent me into a tailspin and I hated everything. I had not started blogging until May though.I turned that into my outlet so that I didn't keep hating everyone I knew.

    1. I had originally started this blog for its snark outlet purposes, and then I felt kind of bad that I was being a bad witness, so I tried to reign it in. Sometimes it still gets the best of me.

  2. Thank you for sponsoring someone! What a blessing. :)
    As we all mostly know, my boyfriend is entering the Church at Easter. We were just discussing his need for a sponsor (and how very few Catholic people who knows) and I was all "NOT ME PLZ I'LL BE REALLY BAD AT IT". But hey, if need be, I'm thinking the Holy Spirit could make it alright. Right? Thanks for the encouragement. :)

    1. You could totally do it. It's not that much work, and I'd be willing to guess you're filling in that role right now anyway, since I bet you answer a lot of his practical questions and keep him on track. If you're really worried about it for one reason or another, I am sure your parish has a sponsor list for people who are willing to sponsor people when they don't have anyone who can.

  3. YAY!!!

    A variety of YAY!!! :)

    What exciting news! I, myself, was wondering about you as I'd stopped by now and again. Glad to hear things are going so splendidly for you and your family. Best wishes to you and yours!

    And welcome back. ;)

    1. Gina, I am "blaming" this partially on you. Hope you don't mind! ;)

    2. For the record, I've been coming back here routinely to hear news of how your pregnancy is going. *Grin*

      And good. I'm hoping I AM at least part of the reason to blame. <3

      As I said, intentions like yours are hard to forget. Blessed be the Lord for His goodness! <3 <3 <3


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