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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Remember me?

Hello? Is this thing on? Anyone out there?

When I wrote that last post on June 20 (God, that feels like years ago!) I had no idea it would be more than 2 months before I made my way back here. Little did I know at the time that my blogging days were about to be few and far between. Little Ricky was still primarily a sleeping machine and I was (foolishly) thinking that he wasn't going to really change my routine too much.

(Okay, all you more experienced moms, STOP LAUGHING!)

But I quickly learned how wrong I was. Little Ricky quickly woke up and started needing more than just my boob and a place to crash. So my days are spent making silly faces, changing diapers, singing silly songs, changing diapers, reading books, changing diapers, going for walks, changing diapers, dancing to Michael Jackson (Little Ricky LOVES MJ!), changing diapers, rolling around on the floor with the baby, changing diapers...

I think you get the idea.

When I do have a few minutes to myself, there is laundry to be done, bills to be paid, etc. And sometimes I just need to stare into space, so the blogging has fallen by the wayside.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love my new life, but I have missed blogging. So here I am, ready to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully it won't be another 2+ months before I write my next post!!

Because it has been soooo long, when I first sat down to write today, I thought "how the hell do I do this again?"

So let's start easy, shall we?

The week we got home from the hospital with Little Ricky, a blog buddy, Lesli from Pretty Random Thoughts, wrote me to tell me I had won something from Smart Cookie. She had a little contest where she gave away some of her favorite things and I just happened to win. Check out my fun goodies...


My package included Yes to Carrots cream (I'd been wanting to try this!), a Harlequin romance (good reading when my brain is too fried for anything serious!), a pedicure set, lip gloss, hair rubber bands, cute flower clutch, yummy soaps and a zebra mini frame.

Seriously, how cool is all of that? And it's as if Smart Cookie knows me--I love all of it!

Then just a couple of weeks later, Cassie from Southern Domestic Goddess was giving away a book, Baby Smarts: Games for Playing and Learning and I won that too! It's a great book with fun activities for babies and Little Ricky and I have thoroughly enjoyed trying them out!

So how lucky am I? Not only do I get a precious baby, but I also get a box of goodies and a fun book!

Now I would like to return the favor. Leave me a comment no later than this Friday, Sept. 11 (Little Ricky's 3 month b-day! Where has the time gone?) and then I will randomly pick a winner and send them a box of my favorite things. Because I've been gone so long I've probably lost most of my readers, so the few of you who have stuck it out may have a very good chance at winning!

So leave me a comment this week. I'm excited to hear what you all have to say.

It's good to be back.

15 comments:

Kristi Stevens said...

Oh... NO WAY have you lost your readers. Great writing rocks and readers will wait for it. I'm so happy to hear you are settling into motherhood so graciously. I had a much rockier road and am thrilled you decided NOT to do it the hard way :-). Welcome back, I look forward to reading a lot more!

Love,
K

Katherine said...

Well, a contest is the perfect time to stop lurking! I've been enjoying your writing since I found you on facebook. We'll move back to Valparaiso in January, so I'd love to see you when I'm back near the city! --kat kuster

Lola said...

Glad to see you back!

Bobby said...

I was beginning to think you fell off the planet! Glad you're back and I know the feeling my posts have slowed way down, but at least I'm not two months behind!

Jacquie said...

Well, I definitely missed reading this blog! I check in every day! I don't get to have babies, so I live vicariously through my friends! :)

MissSearles said...

Yay, you're back!!!
Glad to see that your all setteling in well with the new addition.
So glad you're back!!
xx
P.S since you've been away my blog has moved and changed quite drastically, stop by when you get a chance :-)

Karen said...

Welcome back! We definitely hope you won't be away for 2 months again, too :) Glad to hear you're settling into life with Little Ricky -- and to have a winning streak too?!! Awesome!

Lucy said...

Thanks for all the kind comments! So nice to be back in touch!

Kat, I would love to get together once you're back. Keep me posted!

Mighty M said...

Welcome back!

Contemplations of an Army Wife said...

Lost us? You silly goose!

Congrats on the goodies, and happy three months to Little R.

Jess Noel said...

YAY!! You're back!! I missed you, Lucy :) Welcome, mama!

Andie said...

Well I just happened across your blog because I noticed you were following my wardrobe blog and I figured I should stop by and check you out!

So of course, enter me in! And it appears as though you have added a new reader!

Nanny Dee said...

So glad you're back! Those first few months of parenthood can be a blur. Becoming a mom instantly transforms you into a super multitasker as you only have short periods of the day to get things done.

Lesli said...

I just realized you are back to blogging!! And, of course, I missed your Favorite Things contest--but glad you are back!

Lucy said...

Thanks, Lesli. Don't worry about the contest. I had so much fun doing this one that I'm sure I'll be doing more!