Aaaaaaand we're back!
Whoa...Guys...Guys, it's been almost a year since I've written anything. Also, happy 2016! A new year is upon us once again!

I don't even know where to begin. I've been bananas busy...traveling at least a week each month to NY for work (sometimes several weeks), getting into other creative endeavors (short stories and painting, anyone?), trying to stay physically active, taking on studying other subjects to enrich my life (because I have SO much time), and trying to have some semblance of a stable and happy marriage with an equally busy husband.

Oh, and not neglecting my dog:

Merl being a furry, dog loaf this holiday season
Better busy than bored, right?

And just for kicks, to add to the list, I'm also 6 months preggers! That's right. I decided that doing all of the above just wasn't challenging enough and that I really needed to push myself by taking on everything with a dash of morning sickness (which has since subsided, THANK GOODNESS), a lot of pregnancy brain (I thought it was a myth...such is not the case...what was I talking about again?), and a healthy dose of hormonal fluctuations that make me cry at really inconvenient times...or odd times (like when Ripley has to destroy her vicious, slimy, alien baby that wants to kill everyone on the ship in Alien Resurrection...that happened last week.)

Merl having a moment with his future sibling
In all honesty, hubs and I didn't do any hardcore planning. It was one of those "we should start trying" situations. I went off the pill and then we let the chips fall. What does that mean? I downloaded a fertility app that didn't get much use, life continued to stay busy and we found time where we could to attempt baby-making when we weren't both either tired or traveling..which, as it turns out, was fairly often (being tired or traveling, that is). In short, no marathon baby-making sessions for us.

But after hearing a lot of stories of women stressing themselves out about getting pregnant (and it seemingly affecting their ability to get pregs - stress is a harrowing, unpredictable and vicious mistress), I wanted to try not to think about it much. I cried once while I was making my morning yogurt about how I wasn't getting pregnant, but that was about it. Funny enough, looking back, I might have already been pregnant at that point.

Whatever the case, we were lucky. I'm no spring chicken by human biological standards, but all tests have come back clear and we're expecting a baby girl (YES, A GIRL!) around tax day this year...which would certainly make that day a bit more celebratory.

So, that's the update.

I've also decided that I should get back on track with my blogging and will attempt to be back in action. If there are any readers out there that still remain (thank you so much for being patient with me and sticking around), give a holler and let me know if there's anything you want me to yammer on about. Happy to take requests!

Missed this. Fingers crossed I can keep up! xo!


  1. Glad you're back! Congratulations on having a baby! I wish you the best this new year.

    1. Awwww! <3 Thanks, love!
      Cheers to a new year! xx!

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  3. Happy New Year and welcome back!!! OMG you're gonna have a little girl; she is going to be stylish AF! Congrats to you, Charles, and Merl ♥♥♥

    1. My darkside sister, it's good to be back!
      As for the babe, I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT (in a good way, I think.) <3