I'm always amazed at how the cosmos can give you a well-timed and much-needed kick in the pants.
You see---I got an email from Typepad last week saying that DP was going to be highlighted in their newsletters. Additionally, people have been sending me kind e-mails asking if I was OK. Add to that the kind comments and links of the past week, I've been pulled back in to give everyone an update and assuage my big case of blog guilt.
You see--- this third trimester of pregnancy has left me somewhat cognitively challenged and exhausted. Its hard to write a cogent sentence when you have pregnancy-induced narcolepsy. Thank goodness football season makes me a widow anyway... cause the Hubby surely hasn't been able to rely on me for being evening conversationalist.
I've just started my maternity leave and the little one is due to make her much anticipated arrival in 2-3 weeks. With work out of the way and much of my time spent holding down the sofa (you know how they like to dash off at this time of the year), I've got a little more reserves that can be used for writing and cogent sentence construction.
So to my blogging friends... thanks for the gentle prompting. For my new friends dropping by after seeing the kind mention from the folks at Typepad, please cruise around, drop by my "good cause" category, make a donation if moved, and most of all, please come back.
I expect 2008 will be a year of great change and growth for me. I can't help but feel that the journey I started January of 2007 to let go of some of my cynicism (still some work left on that one), has been a preparatory lesson in fully participating in the joys and new lessons that only a child can teach me in 2008.
For those of you going ... OH NO!!!! DP will turn into another historical log of all the Kirshner baby events... I promise you it will not. I promise to keep to the original purpose of the blog. However, I expect that the events and experiences of motherhood will open my eyes to whole new areas and ways of being. As with my journey of 2007, I can't promise that those won't effect my writings and the non-profits I look for and highlight here. In fact, I kinda hope it will.