Why I’ve Been Away . . . Again

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Q. What’s sweet and darling and approximately the size of an avocado this week?


It’s me again.

Remember me? The odd chick who used to blog about all that old fashioned mumbo jumbo?

I know what you’re probably thinking . . .

Where the heck have you been, woman?!

Well, actually . . .

As often happens when I disappear for a while . . .

I do have a good reason.

(Several, in fact.)

Here are some of them:

  1. Facebook & the rest of the Interwebz. Yah, I know. It’s a time suck. It’s rotting my brain. And it’s not really even that fun anymore. I’m just a junkie, plain and simple.
  2. Books. Yum.
  3. Work. It got crazy for a while there.
  4. Kids. Ditto the above.
  5. Long spring days filled with lots of activity.
  6. Company. We had fifteen people sleeping in our house last Friday night. That’s a lot . . . of FUN! 🙂
  7. And speaking of sleeping . . .
  8. I’ve been sleeping  a lot lately. . .
  9. (Like, a whole lot), mostly because . . .
  10. Baby #4 is due in early December!

HEY-OH! There it is.

For the sake of efficiency, let me go ahead and answer as many of your questions as I can right away, so I don’t have to do it one at a time later:

  1. Yes, Ken and the kids are super excited.
  2. No, we don’t know yet whether our baby is a boy or a girl.
  3. Yes, we do plan to find out whether our baby is a boy or a girl — in about a month’s time. If you’re really good and eat all your veggies between now and then, we might even let you know, too.
  4. No, I haven’t had much morning sickness.
  5. Yes, I am feeling pretty good. (Of course, since I don’t like to announce a pregnancy until after the first trimester, chances are good that by the time you know, I’ll already be well past the worst of it.)
  6. Yes, we are talking about names, but no, we haven’t decided on any. If our baby is a boy, he will likely be Kaleb Something-or-Other. If our baby is a girl, we’re currently toying with the idea of calling her Amelia Rose. (Let the Whovians understand.)
  7. No, we wouldn’t actually name a child Amelia Rose, although it is a pretty name. That would be dorky. It would be akin to naming a daughter after an obscure flower in The Lord of the Rings or a son after the High King of Narnia. I don’t know what self-respecting parent would do that.
  8. Okay, yes, we totally did do both of the above. But that doesn’t mean we would (necessarily) do it again.

Anyway, all of this rambling is to say . . .

Hello! I’m back — bigger, rounder, and better than ever, in fact.

I’ve missed you.

And I really hope to stay back this time. After so much time away, I’ve got a large stockpile of old fashioned goodness to share with you in the coming weeks and months . . . at least until the company, kids, work, pregnancy, baby — and yes, even Internet frivolity — conspire to drag me away yet again.


7 thoughts on “Why I’ve Been Away . . . Again

  1. Congratulations Rachel! We’re so happy for you!
    Even if you don’t go with Amelia Rose, I’ve always loved Rose as a middle name! Before we had Evelyn’s name decided we were thinking of Emma Rose as a possibility.

  2. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! So glad to hear about your new expectation! And since I read these out of order, I was a bit confused, for a split second only.

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