A little bit of this and that, Q&A, maybe some R&R, a few ZZZZZs even?

I woke up this morning excited to blog.

That hasn't happened in such a long time. It was a beautiful feeling. My friend Lisa, who knew I was in the "family way", noticed my blog funk awhile ago and pointed out it was because I had a secret. She was partly right. I'm a blabber-mouth. It's just too dang hard for me to keep secrets. But after experiencing a miscarriage last Black Friday (ironic much?), I wanted to make sure this pregnancy was going to "stick" before I shouted it out to the world.

So, to answer a few of your questions on my post yesterday...

Oh! and thank you so much for the congratulations and excitement! It makes me that much more excited. Sometimes it's kind of hard to be excited when all you want to do is lay in bed and not barf up your dinner (Nope! Not breakfast this time. "Morning" sickness, my eye!)

Q: Did you just announce you were pregnant through a MASH post?
A: Ummm...yes, I did. It was less expensive than hiring a pilot to fly a banner around.

Q: When can we expect to see Baby #4?
A: The due date is January 17, 2011. Coincidentally enough that was Dee's due date! I love little coincidences. Side note: We sure don't switch things up much. Both our girls were born in July and both our boys (fingers crossed!) will be born in January. I could say so many things here, but I don't think my husband would appreciate that kind of humor on this point.

Q: Is that really your shack house or are you just exaggerating?
A: Yup. I really do live there. Kind of sad, isn't it? Can you believe we were "lucky" to get it? The housing situation in this town is crazy! Living in a trailer, particularly this tiny, old trailer has been a rather humbling experience for me. At first I considered trying to hide my trailer-trash status, but why not embrace it, eh? I figure it's gotta make for some good blog posts someday. That or I can tell my kids when they start whining, "You think THIS is bad..."

Q: How are you feeling?
A: Crappy. But thanks for asking. :)

Switching gears...because really, who wants to hear another pregnant lady whine about feeling sick and tired, tired and sick?

Is anyone else watching SYTYCD this season? What do you think of the new set-up with the All-Stars? I can't quite decide. Sometimes I like it, sometimes not. I am a little heartbroken that my season favorite, Alex Wong, got sent home, especially due to an injury. Wasn't he something?! I am looking forward to seeing him next season! The tour dates have been announced! I went last year and LOVED it!! Anyone busy on November 4th?? They will be in West Valley City, UT that night.

Switching gears again...because really, who wants to hear a monologue about a show they don't even know what the acronym stands for?

I still can't figure out how I feel about blog awards. I am always totally flattered to receive them, but hate that pressure to pass them on. People who get them seem to get a lot. People who don't seem to get their feelings hurt. It kind of reminds me of that whole Wemmicks story by Max Lucado. You know...grey dots, golden stars, wooden puppets, self-esteem analogies...

My point is there are a couple of blogs I love reading that I want to direct you to, but I'm not going so far as to make an award out of it. Just hop on over and see what you think.

Bethany at Organic Enchilada has me in stitches every time I read her blog. Hilarious girl! She's a homeschooling mommy, but not THAT kind of homeschooling mommy. She's got a truckload of stories and a spicy way of delivering them. She's not afraid of covering ANY topic. Just so darn funny and real! Go see for yourself.

Sami at Symmetry in Motion was my blog swap partner a couple of weeks ago so I was "obligated" to tell you how great she was then, but NOW I get to tell you how great she is simply because I want to. Funny, creative, and genuine. I'd like to think she and I just clicked as friends, but I imagine she is pretty good at being friends with most of her readers. Check her out; you won't be disappointed!

iamwoman at The Rowdy Stroudys is another of my favorite blog reads. I love her artistic sensibilities. Sometimes she's funny, sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical, sometimes practical; I always love the variety. She throws fabulous, fresh parties just for the sake of celebrating simple good things (like lemons). Beautiful pictures, beautiful words, beautiful girl shining through the screen.

And by the way, what did you think of Cannwin and our little blog swap? We sure took a different direction on our posts, didn't we? She came across so thoughtful, sincere, and humble (as she is) and I...took a different direction. Not bad...just different. Different is good. Variety is great! So, are you looking forward to seeing that again next week? I know I am!

Yesterday, I let myself get a little too caught up in my computer. The time just sort of slipped away and my kids weren't about to let me forget it. My little brand-new two-year old finally walked up to me, grabbed my face in between her little hands, pulled it towards her, and clearly said, "Listen! Food!" Point taken.

And on that note, I better not let the same thing happen today. Our men-folk are gone on an overnight camping trip with the Scouts and I promised two very disappointed, left-at-home, little ladies I would host a fabulous tea party/spa day today. Hope I have the patience for it...

Post-Post: Oops! That was a little longer than I intended it to be. Did you make it this far???


Cannwin said...

haha. My daughter says things like 'maybe you wouldn't be so grumpy if you didn't stay on the computer so much.'

I'm not into the whole awards thing either... that's why I made the one I did. It's a no strings attached sort of thing, it's honestly and sincerely only there to help find good blogs to read. No pressure to announce it, no pressure to pass it on, just a way for me to say 'hey we voted and we think you're great.' Shouldn't that be what an award is about?

Sami said...

You make my heart smile!

I think the baby has to be a boy, because then you will be in the same boat as me! Your order will be exactly opposite of mine, but symmetrical, nonetheless!

With Sissy, I threw up no fewer than 5 times a day, every day for 6months. There was also nothing "morning" about it! I hope you feel better soon!

I'm so happy you've been in the mood to blog! I am enjoying myself immensely, my friend!

iamwoman said...

You are preggo?? How flipp'n fantastic is that! Congrats. And one day the nausea will be over. Say THAT over and over;)

Ahh-- way too sweet for the shout out. You are too cute!

And good gosh. EMBRACE that trailor, my dear! I would totally throw the biggest trailor trash parties EVER.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I'm not really sure what a trailer trash party would entail, but it sounds like fun! And I'm totally not calling you trailer trash!

Thank you so much for the blog love! I think that kind of stuff is way better than an award. It's more real. So thank you. :) Made my day!

And I know it's like the most common advice out there in preggo-land, but if you haven't tried taking a Unisom and 1/2 of a B6 vitamin to combat that nausea, you should. It saved me during all my pregnancies. :)

Jodi said...

Congratulations Evelyn! I'm so happy for you!

Lisa said...

Hahaha!!! Thanks for the laugh! And thanks for the little tip in my direction! Maybe someone else will read my blog, cuz I'm sure most people think it's boring right now. :) Glad you are back into the blogging thing!

CJ Sime said...

sorry you feel crappy. That is the worst.

Nothing wrong with having a roof over your head :o)

I agree whole heartedly about the awards.

Sami is awesome. I found you through her, and she is definitely a gem- enough me to come out from lurking you!

{leah} said...

I'm going tohave to check out organic enchilada... I love a good homeschooling blog! And although we are not in a trailer I know what you mean about being humble... we really down sized when we moved so the husband can go to school.

I love coming to your blog... you make me smile!

Wonder Woman said...

Hey I "did things" to get a girl and a got one. I'm assuming you "did things" for a boy? You do what you gotta do!

I think I might actually go to the SYTYCD tour this year. I've never been -- never been to an Idol concert, my concert life is so sad, really -- but I might go this year. Do we have to buy our tickets together if I wanna sit by you?

Myya said...

Totally embrace the trailer! I lived in one as a kid. We were poor & being so definitely gave me grateful for what I do have & make me work hard for everything. I'll never get tired of hearing about pregnancy... I love love LOVE being pregnant, seeing pregnant bellies, and ahhhh the babies don't even get me started! I'd be pregnant all the time if I could, I absolutely loved it! Yeah, I'm an oddity I'm sure.
I am also a little on the fence about SYTYCD. I like it sometimes but others not really. There are a couple I still like a lot. I'm thinking Kent or Lauren would be fun if they won, they just both seem so innocent & sweet or even Jose, he is just so raw. heck, Who knows I can't decide quite yet???

Myya said...

I forgot to say... I'm with you on the awards... I've just been given one & I don't really know what to do with it. Plus, I'm a loser & don't have time to actually do a post on it. Hmmmmmm maybe someday.....

Sarah Smyth said...

Congrats on you expecting! I hope you feel better soon! I agree that for me it isn't 'morning sickness', but 'afternoon, evening, until I go to bed sickness'. Hope things go well for you!

It's great to read your blog and see what you are up to. You are so good at putting things into words, so 'real' and I just have to laugh when I read your blog. But you've always been a genuine person! Good luck with everything!


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