I haven't posted here in a long while, one because I've been so busy with our little guy, and also because I was in the first trimester of my second pregnancy! Yes, we're expecting number 2 in June. :-) First trimester hormones just *kicked* my you-know-what.
Another reason I haven't done much here is because I've wanted to do so much *more* with this space than I have to date, but I haven't had the energy or the motivation (re: first trimester and being a busy mom). My niece Shelley has a very cool blog (that she hasn't had time to devote to it much lately, being the mother of two which I must admit makes *me* feel less lame). She has very interesting and eloquent reflections on motherhood, her dad (my dear brother Rick who I miss so much), and life in general. My blog 'til now has been very much like my old website, just links to stuff I like (or otherwise have an opinion on) and some short commentary by me. My brother Rick actually commented once that he would have liked to have seen my blog reflect my *thoughts* in more depth, instead of just a bunch of links.
So I hope in the near future to blog on my church's "revisioning process", our undertaking of the study of what it would mean to become an "Open and Affirming" congregation (I'm on the committee), my support of Barack Obama for president...and of course, life with baby Evan, and looking foward to the arrival of his little brother or sister. But I suspect that once I *really* have the time to reflect on this miracle, my thoughts are more likely to end up as poems on my Poetry Blog instead.
I don't think anyone even really reads this, but I wanted to put it out there that Yes, I am still alive, and yes, I still have thoughts I want to blog about. And hopefully sometime soon I'll have the time and energy. ;-)
Travelling the Road,
Reading: just finished "What we Keep" by Elizabeth Berg...hoping to get further into "The Audacity of Hope" by our next president soon.
Listening: Dixie Chicks "Long Way Home"
Stitching: Noah's Ark (but not really...not stitching anymore than blogging these days ;-)