There were many, many reasons that I stepped back, albeit none of it was planned. Well, I shouldn't say that. Things were planned that had unexpected consequences that led up to my blogging hiatus. There. That's better. A bit confusing, but better put. See, my husband and I decided it was time to try for a bambino. The biped kind as opposed to the four legged kind we usually refer to as being our 'children'. In order for that to happen, I had to come off of all the prescription medications that I'm on. You can call my husband and I hippies (you wouldn't be the first), but we talked it over at great lengths and decided to come off all my medications completely and try it that way, instead of attempting drugs in lesser pregnancy categories. We want to minimize exposure of any risks to our baby.
Okay, yeah. Good intentions aside, that shit just didn't work. Notice the title of this post isn't something sickeningly cute like "2+1=3!!!!" or something similarly nauseating. Yeah. That would be because we didn't get pregnant and I'm back on my pills. Sometimes life just throws you a one-two punch...and then a roundhouse kick...and uppercut...then it takes you down in a choke hold...and then puts your ass in a half nelson, and a quick side mount... Well, you get my point. As soon, as I came off my medication a bunch of crap blew up in our lives! Not trying to be dramatic at all. Life seriously took a sharp right turn down some bumpy ass country road...and all Todd and I could do was look around and wonder where the hell we just ended up! I might talk about some of these things at a later point...most likely because life is still taking us for a bit of a bumpy ride and we're in the midst of some pretty emotional family stuff. Despite all our setbacks though, know this, we're resolved to try to extend our little family again in a year!!! Come hell or high water. Until then, Mister Man and I will enjoy being just the two of us for a little bit longer. :D
Things might sound a bit different around these parts of the blogging world. I might be using this space as a little more of a personal sounding board and I'm still up in the air over whether or not I'll be opening my etsy store back up again. My Facebook page is starting to look like a blog though, so I figured I might as well hop back over here and at least give people the choice of reading my ramblings, instead of shoving it on their home page every day. (You're very welcome my Facebook friends, but let's face it...ramblings on Facebook will still most likely continue.)
And I hope you've noticed that things look a bit different around here too! I thought the other way was starting to appear really cluttered, and maybe it's because life's been so tangled lately but I just felt the look needed to be cleaned up. At any rate, I'd love to know what you think of it! I'm pretty proud of myself because I figured out how to do it all by my lonesome! Social media buttons and all. That means things will probably get tweaked, because I can never leave well enough alone. And truly don't be surprised if a link is broken here or there because I'm complete crap at html.
Also want to mention look for the Photo-a-Day Challenge for May coming in just a couple of days! This is a little fun exercise I'm doing to explore photography and push myself into getting in front of the camera more. I'm going to post everything a few days early to give anyone that feels like joining me time to look it over. And I really hope a few of you do join in! Half the fun is in sharing and interacting over the photos.
Until then my friends...stay thirsty. ♥