Aug 4, 2011

Forgotten Pleasures

I have been just too boring for words lately. The usual mix of baby showers, hanging by the pool and cruising a little on the new boat (an unsinkable pontoon, thank you insurance).

Libby's lovely baby shower Sunday.

The most exciting thing that I've done recently is sign up for a library card, and bring home a fresh stack of unread books. Just waiting to be devoured.  Such promise!

When I was a child, once a week before Wednesday night supper at church, we would stop first at the neighborhood library.  I would load up with my maximum amount of books each week, and simply throb with the thrill of anticipation  knowing that I could read them that night.  My thoughts while playing with my friends and eating Miss Eloise's pork chops would wander to which book would be the lucky one I cracked upon first.

This week my first choice was Nanci Kincaid's Balls- very timely with football season just around the corner.  I also have read Eat, Drink and Be from Mississippi, as well as As Hot as It Was, You Ought to Thank Me- great reads!

So this weekend might consist of poolside reading at my parents' house, interrupted by shady porch reading and puppy petting.

Now this picture brings me to another facet of my life, that is has been,well, burgeoning in recent months.  You might look at the above photo and think "Goodness!  She has really let herself go!"  And the truth is, I have been eating far more french fries than I normally allow myself.  However, it's not because I'm chunking up (although I am), but because I'm 14 weeks pregnant!

I get so awkward everytime I tell someone that.

Luckily you cannot see me over the interwebs, because I am likely blushing furiously or tearing up.  That's what happens every time I inform someone of my condition.  Hormones have taken over my mind and body, ya'll!

So now I give the truth for my lack of cooking (smells are just now allowed back in our home), lack of party-attending, and lack of much of anything.  However, I am getting back in my normal swing of things, or should be, like, yesterday. So glad to get this off my (absolutely ginormous) chest, readers.  Please forgive my boring-ness and get ready for a storm of cooking and decorating, I swear.

38 comments:

  1. You really snuck (er, sneaked) that in there! Congratulations =)

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  2. YAY YAY Samma Faye! Hip-Hip-Hooray!

    {That's all the congratulatory rhyming I could think of... I am so thrilled for you!}

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  3. I was wondering when you were going to spill the beans! I'm so crazy-excited for you, just super-thrilled :-)

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  4. Love it! Hope you are feeling well! Congratulations!

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  5. I am so happy the beans have been spilled! Yay for a sweet winter baby with a beautiful mommy! We are so happy for you in the Carroll house!

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  6. Oh my goodness, what exciting news!! Congrats!!!

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  7. Congratulations! I hope you can feel great and enjoy this very special time in your life!

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  8. YAYAYAYYAYAYAYAY! HUGE HUGE CONGRATS

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  9. Fantastic news!! I am so happy for you. Best of luck for an easy pregnancy.

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  10. what lovely news! congrats to you both! :)

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  11. Congratulations Samma! That is just wonderful news! I couldn't be happier for you!!! Hope you're feeling well!

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  12. Congrats! You have such exciting times ahead of you!

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  13. Such exciting news! So happy for you and all the fun that is to come. (I assure you that the second trimester is much easier than the first.) Congratulations!

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  14. What an amazing blessing you have before you! Congrats!

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  15. Yea! What wonderful news. Congratulations!

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  16. Yeah! Congratulations, you're going to be a wonderful mom!

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  17. Wonderful, a little VOL on the way!

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  18. Congratulations! I am 22 weeks along and well remember the bannishment of smells. It did pass and I have gone from cringing at the thought of food to being hungry ALL OF THE TIME. A much more pleasant place to be, unless I'm hungry, then watch out.

    Anyway, yay for the baby. It is such an exciting and emotional time.

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  19. Congrats a million times over!

    I get embarrassed about weird stuff too that I should be proud/excited about too! But you look great in the pictures and I hope you feel great!

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  20. Congratulations! I'm 14 weeks, too, there is a banishment of smells in our house too. I even told the hubs I didn't like the way his deodorant smelled-ha!

    Wishing you all the best for 26 more safe and healthy weeks!

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  21. Wonderful news!! Congratulations!

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  22. Hooray, that's awesome news and yall are in for one heck of a ride! Congrats Samma!

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  23. Congratulations!!!!! Very happy for you and your fam!

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  24. Congrats Samma! So happy for you and Morgan! xoxoxoxo

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  25. Congratulations! So exciting!

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  26. What happy news! Congratulations!! Your baby is bound to be the best-named kid on the block. Can't wait! :)

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  27. OMG! Bury the lead girlfriend - eeee! So exciting! Already looking forward to your nursery posts, your being pregnant posts, etc. - you crack me up so I know it will be fun!!

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  28. OMGoodness!So happy to see your news. Sorry I'm late but I'm ecstatic for you nonetheless. Look forward to the upcoming baby bump pics. You're such a little cutie and you are going to be adorable in maternity clothes!

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  29. Congratulations!!! What exciting news!

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  30. A very belated CONGRATULATIONS to you! You're looking terrific, by the way, and I hope you're feeling well.

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