oh, hello.

If you read as many blogs as I do, this story sounds familiar: blogger takes a long hiatus; breaks hiatus to announce pregnancy. Reason for hiatus? Exhaustion during the first trimester and fear of revealing their secret.

That's not my story.

First of all, I haven't been exhausted. I've taken exactly one nap. The only time I've felt nauseous was in La Jolla, California, after sea kayaking for 90 minutes on rolling waves with the smell of sea lions thick in the air. (They balance those little red balls on their nose to distract you from their slimy scent).

The pregnancy fairy decided to bestow upon me only the weirdest of symptoms -- tongue zits (which the highly reputable Yahoo Answers confirmed others have had while pregnant) and shape-shifting eyeballs. Oh, and you know how your hair is supposed to be luscious and full during pregnancy? That has held true strictly for the hair on my legs. My head hair is as limp and pathetic as ever.

My hiatus is a combination of visitors, vacations and a sudden job change that's had me working later than our building's janitorial staff. With some upcoming days off, I might be able to get back into the swing of this whole blogging thing because I could use a creative outlet more than ever. 

See you soon,