Wow, this is awkward. So I like disappeared for a couple of months. Okay, it was more like 5 months. This I am not proud of. I had lots to say and stories to tell and felt like I was getting the hang of this thing when...life happened. I've made no secret that I hate my job, it's a dead end, a soul-sucking venture to which I must submit myself every day for the good of my family. I applied for 5 jobs within my company over the summer and early autumn and was rejected for each one. Each declination a little bit more of me died, feeling that I would be trapped in this dead-end place forever. I still feel that way though I'm working on a plan to get the hell out. Then I had good, scary, and exciting news to share and that was just ripped away, literally and figuratively. Suffice it to say that this has not been a good 6 months. But damn it, I'm going to do my best to turn this year around.
So I don't know if anyone is still out there or is even interested but I'm slowly coming back.
And I'll finish Noah's birth story. I promise. I just can't do it yet.