I guess I sort of fell off the face of the Internet planet for a while there, didn’t I? I didn’t plan it exactly, it just sort of happened. One day I’m all a-flutter about launching Moxie Wife and the next, I just felt an overwhelming desire to unplug. I didn’t think it through—it was more of an impulse—so I didn’t say anything to anyone. I didn’t really think anyone would notice, but you all are so sweet and flooded my inbox with emails asking whether I was okay. Thanks, friends! You make me feel much loved. (And to answer your question, yes! I’m more than okay — I’m fantastic!)
Although I feel kind of terrible, too, because one of the first things I did was to deactivate my Facebook account. It didn’t occur to me that my friends over there wouldn’t be able to tell whether I’d shut down my account or simply unfriended them. How awful is that? I’m so sorry! I love you all! Just not feeling FB right now.
It turns out that the break was just what the doctor ordered. I’d gotten to a place where blogging had begun to feel like a chore which is just silly. This blog isn’t my job. I don’t have to update. It doesn’t have to grow. It’s simply supposed to be a place I come for fun and inspiration and to hang out with you sweet girls. If it’s not that, I really don’t want any part it. I suspect I’m finding my way back to the land of happy blogging, though, and that delights me to no end.
So, what else is new? Big things, actually! First, we up and moved to Charleston, SC! We hadn’t planned on moving again so soon but the stars aligned and God called us back down south and here we are! While I’m going to miss the friends I made in OH terribly, I can’t lie – it’s so good to be back in the south. Everyone has a place that feels like home to them and the south is mine. Everything about this place feeds my soul and fills me with joy. Home sweet home. Oh, how I love you.
But I saved the happiest news for last…we have a new little one on the way! He or she should making his or her appearance in the spring and I can’t wait! I am dreaming of the day I get to hold this tiny bean in my arms and smell the sweet scent of the newly born.
And not be pregnant anymore.
I’m afraid I’m not one of those graceful, glowing women who savors pregnancy. Nope, I’m just praying that the days fly by. Lucky for me I timed this one pretty well (wink, wink). Just as the 1st trimester horribleness is starting to pass (I think…maybe…oh, I hope) the cooler weather of fall is starting to arrive. I suspect the 2nd trimester will fly by as I celebrate all of my favorite holidays in our beautiful new home. And then the 3rd trimester will arrive and though I usually get fairly impatient and uncomfortable by then, at least the weather will still be cool!
So, we’re home. And our home is lovely, and our life is beautiful. And now I must nap.
Hopefully, I’ll be back soon but I can’t say for sure. First comes diving into a new year of school, nesting, baking this newest little one, and exploring our new land. Then I hope that along with the relief of the 2nd trimester I’ll find my blogging mojo again and you and I can return to our fun conversations about love and romance. Thanks for all the love, sweet friends! I may not have missed blogging all that much but I have missed you!