Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Safe Port in the Storm of Life

Lightning @ Fay Lake PSJ by GunnerVV, cc license
Can I just reiterate how wonderful it feels to be writing again (especially in lieu of battling nausea all day)?!?!

Often when I share, here, my struggles with anger, strong emotions, and intense reactions, I'm met with some disbelief from friends and family. They have a hard time reconciling the "good Mary" they typically see with the other sides of my personality that make me who I am.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reboot (and Happy News to Share)

I need to fix daddy's photos by Irargerich, cc license
Well, hello there. It's been a while.

My unexpected leave of absence has been due to something pretty wonderful, actually. I'm pregnant and looking forward to welcoming our new family member in October.

The first trimester was pretty rough. When I was pregnant with Cadence, I experienced the dreaded morning sickness - or more accurately morning, noon, and night sickness - along with general fatigue. Through that period, I was able to function well at work and then just crash the minute I got home. This time around, the symptoms were either worse, or the different circumstances of taking care of a toddler all day made them seem worse. Either way, February through April is a bit of a blur and I am just now finding the time and energy to think and to write a bit.