January 12, 2011


I think this past string of days without posts has to be the longest my blog has ever seen since June of 2005 when it was created. The few of you who are left - reading here - please let me apologize to you for the neglect.

And yes. My Christmas tree is still up, too... precariously close to the Jan. 15 deadline I have to get it down.

I can't seem to sit at my desk (or stand up) for very long any more without wanting to go lie on my bed or the couch. My swollen belly is on the brink of explosion. I can't reach my feet. My kids are zipping my boots and putting my socks on. It's rather pathetic.

What is keeping me from blogging?

I've been busy keeping...
*my sugars monitored
*the laundry in motion (since I'm down to just a few outfits that are comfortable now)
*the kids on task
*the bills and paperwork up on my desk - since I'm bound to slip some after baby arrives
*the menu plan scheduled and making sure we have food to eat (minus all the wonderful fruits and carbs that I'm forbidden)
*my list checked off when there is energy to get up and down the stairs
*appointments - to doctors and homeschool events... before they have to cease for a while

I'm getting anxious about labor and delivery, changes in our routine and family dynamics... the weeks that are to come.... and soon. Doc says she'll induce me a week ahead if my body doesn't do its own thing first. I'd love to deliver on the 21st... but that's only a week from tomorrow! Not sure it would be the best thing for baby if his due date is right, either. We have birthdays on the 20th, 27th, 28th, and 30th in our family... and I'm sure there are some in early February, too. All I know is that the dates are closing in on the grid - and my hospital bag isn't packed yet.

SO. I thought I would drop in for a second and leave you with a link today - to a real article - about homeschooling HIGH SCHOOLERS - or preparing yourself to do so. That, and finding a college to plan ahead for... so you can know what they require and make sure your kids have what it takes to get in. That's next up for us in the coming school years - which makes having an infant all the more ironic!

I've always been one to bite off more than I can chew. Thankfully God isn't encumbered by my abilities... isn't He awesome?

Stop over at the Post today and have a read. And don't forget to take your A B See photos for this week! Tomorrow is the day we pick our next 5!


Andrea said...

I will have to check out that article:-)
I would take a break if I were you as well, you have right to lol.

Beverly said...

It's okay, sweet girl. We forgive you. ;) No, seriously - you have to do what is best for you and the baby Gladiator right now. We'll be here when you get back. ♥ ya.

Steph @ Wild Crickets said...

Funny that you linked to an article about high school planning. I'm posting tomorrow about coming up with the high school plan for our youngest! Third time around to high school for us, but first time planning it. (The first two came home in 9th and 11th grades, so we didn't plan... we scrambled.) Looking forward to your beautiful photography of the new little one when the time comes. I rarely post, but I read so I know to expect great photos. :)

Sherry said...

Praying for you, Heather. I had my last child at age 44, and I know from experience that the body that sailed through pregnancy at 20-something was not the same body that managed to get through it at 44.

God is good, though, as you said.

Sam said...

((hugs)) You'll be okay!

Tracy said...

Soon!!! You can DO IT!!!! Praying for safe delivery and QUICK recovery.

Dawn Camp said...

Girl, you have absolutely nothing to apologize for, you're doing what you've got to do. Don't let them force an early induction on you unnecessarily. Your sweet boy will be here soon! :)

Angie Foltz said...

Heather, don't tell anyone, but my tree is still up, too. I have company coming on Sat. and hope to have it out by then. sigh. And I'm not even a pregnant mamma! Try to get some rest and get ready for the newest little one. Can't wait to see pictures of his sweet face!

LizyBeth said...

I'm praying for you! Don't worry about all your readers we all love you and know how crazy and hectic life can be just before you deliver and even worse just after. :) Get as much rest as possible! We'll be here when your life returns to "normal".

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Goodness, girl. You know you still have loads of readers. You're well loved in the blogosphere, sweetie. It's perfectly okay to neglect the blog a bit right now - you have other, more important things on your plate.

Praying for everything to come together well. It will all work out - in His time. Love you!! :D

MommyLydia said...

The only reason we don't still have our tree up is my son insisted we take it down right after New Year's! "Christmas over mama" he told me.



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