I've been blogging for seven years now. My first blog was in February of 2004, shortly after my seventh miscarriage (weird to think it was that long before I finally broke from message boards to my own platform.) I began after the prompting of Julia (Uncommon Miscarriage) and after falling madly in bloglove with Getupgrrl and Julie (a little pregnant). It has served me well. It saved my sanity during a time when the old sanity was starting to look for coins to pay the boat to Valhalla.
In these seven years, a lot has happened. The two most important happenings being two pregnancies that didn't fail, but flourished into healthy, kooky girls (the oldest of which, Lauren, just turned four this week.)
Speaking of Lauren's birthday, it was a week of way too many cupcakes and now I need a diet.
But I digress...
The time is nigh to let it go. I am horrendously slack at updating the blog these days. It's not that I don't have much to say, it's that I either don't have the time time to gather my full spectrum of thoughts into one coherent entry, or that I just don't feel as raw inside as I did for so, so long. The need to push my thoughts outward is now limited to Facebook entries (of which I am HIGHLY proflic, lemme tell ya. If you aren't over there on the old fb, you're missing out on my brain party... or maybe you really aren't missing much, it's a tossup.)
So here's the gist of the matter. This blog expires November 8. It's costly, and let's face it, I am a starving artist. I work for the love of my art, not for money.
*pause for Opheliaesque laughter while opening can of cheap refried beans*
But seriously, I'm letting the blog go. It's melancholy. I've loved it and relied on it (and all of you) for so long, but its time. There's a chance I might regroup and start something new and design'y over at (free) blogger, but that has yet to be determined.
But if you can't stand the thought of never hearing my sweet, sweet words again, I will always be found at facebook. No joke. I'm there A LOT.