Nope...still not pregnant! (And, hopefully, it'll stay that way!)
What I'm talkin' 'bout, is my mama...spillin' the beans.
See, I used to live this bloggy life of mine, with my family and friends totally unaware. With the exception of Mr. Wonderful.
He knew...I had to tell him what I was wasting all of my time on during the day! Oh, and my bestie Tara...she knew, 'cuz I knew she'd support me 110%!!
But, anywho...for about 6 months, me and me blog (said with your very best Pirate accent...) existed in our own little world. No family, friends, neighbors or grocery ladies knew of my blog's existence.
Then, Keely and I started this thing...this "Hot and Healthy" thing (which, btw...is in it's last week!)...it launched on a day I was shopping at the MOA with my mama.
And, there was a glitch...I needed to find a computer to get the MckLinky up...so, I casually mentioned to my mom that I needed to find a computer, only to have her do a little *eye roll*...a la "can't you give up your computering for just a day?"!!
So, in my defense, I spilled it to her...mentioned I was making a little moulah from it, that I probably had made enough that I could splurge on a cup of coffee for her.
Well, we found a computer (hello, Apple store...), I got my business done and we shopped to our hearts content.
Meanwhile...back at the ranch...(have you ever read that book? I'd forgotten all about it until just now...when I wrote that...), anywho, so we return home, life carries on...and the phone rings:
"Ohmigosh...I found your blog and I LOVE it!!" And so on and so forth with much carrying on and complimenting and "you are the greatest" that mother's do for their daughters.
So, she tells my dad (on the right, with my Old Man Uncle, who said "What's a blog?!"):
And my bros:
(The Great One)
(Everyone say, "Hi, Treehorn!"...)
(And, the Baby Bro...with Baby Girl...fitting...):
And the mailman, the baker, the candlestick maker...
She told her friends, the grocery girl (no lie), my aunts and uncles, cousins...I'm quite certain that when she was sitting on Santa's lap, she was telling him of my blog.
Then...my aunt (I believe I called her "Nature Girl" in a previous post, that's her, above...) told my great uncle...and now, he's reading too (Hi Uncle Louie!! Lemme tell ya...everyone needs an Uncle Louie in their lives...)...that same aunt and my cousin (we'll call her "Filly", 'cuz she loves horses, and I love the word "filly"...that's her below, left...) have been slowly making their way through this beast which is my blog (um...they may want to watch out for posts like Mucous Plugs and #2 in Second stage...Filly might not see the humor...).
Wow. You'd think I'd've been on the Today show by now...what with all the people that know about me. (*snort, cough, choke, sputter*)
Looking back, it's funny...how I was afraid of those close to me "finding out" about my blog. There was a certain level of comfort for me, putting "my stuff" (and, um...by that I mean my blog stuff...) out there when only "strangers" read it. Strangers who have now become friends!
So, welcome...Filly, Uncle Louie, grocery lady, (Santa?)...to this silly little blog of mine! Pull up a chair and a cup of coffee/juice/tea/hot chocolate, have a little look around!
I'm glad you're here.