Feels kinda bare around here, don’t ya’ think?
Ever feel trapped in your own skin? Or your own blog for that matter?
The blog was feelin’ pretty cluttered to me. It felt like emphasis wasn’t where it should be.
i didn’t mind the pink, though i felt there was a bit too much.
feelin’ all zen and shit at the moment. lol
ok, not really, just wanted to say that. hahaha.
So I stripped it down to its bare bones, tacked the baby up in the corner, got rid of the external ad, got rid of the clunky social media icons and just opened the whole thing up.
It may not be permanent, but I needed to shed some old skin before I can try anything new.
It’s the winds of change baby.
I mean, I’m a bloody designer for godssake, why isn’t my recent work more visual?
Why aren’t my services easily found?
You guys aren’t going to be offended that there’s now links to my services in the menu bar.
Hell, my friends and regular readers have been a constant source of support. You guys are always promoting me, why aren’t I promoting myself?
In other news…
I’ve been sucking at socializing online.
I’m sure many have noticed.
I have reasons as you’ll see below.
I’m trying to figure out how to start using Twitter again. LOL.
Get your minds outta the gutter.
I’m the loving sort.
I’m always showering hubby with affection and appreciation.
Lately, I’ve done neither.
Hell, our anniversary was a week ago, on the 4th, and I bloody forgot.
Thank god he did too.
Thank Sabrina for reminding me a week later so at least I was still the first to say “happy belated anniversary”.
That’s self gratifying, being first. It also shows how much I have not been paying attention to hubby.
I’ve spent the last several weeks responding to hubby with mmm hmms.
And sitting at this desk way after he went to bed.
Hell, we always always do the goodbye kiss at the door when he’s leaving for work. Haven’t done that in maybe 3 weeks.
It’s been a long time since we hit the no tell motel and I think it’s time for a visit.
As many know, Vanessa went into the ER on August 5th and was diagnosed with appendicitis. The I’m-the-shit-i-started-med-school-at-age-17-and-got-a-full-featured-spread-in-nymag-for-saving-a-bus-load-of-people surgeon decided to not operate.
Though I do share a lot here on the blog, it’s really not all. I don’t usually share my fears with anyone except hubby. But when I thought my kid was about to get sliced open, I reached out to Facebook for prayers. You can read about how it all went down here.
The newest update, I reached out with my fears again on Saturday, August 11th, when I rushed my girl back to the ER.
She had to undergo another CT Scan because the ER staff just wasn’t “sure”.
The CT Scan confirmed that her appendix was indeed inflamed.
The attending surgeon and radiologists also found that there was an obstruction blocking the damn appendix too.
By God’s grace the appendix hadn’t popped yet, but the surgeon, Dr. Lieb, decided it was coming out now.
No more of this treating with antibiotics bullshit. I love that woman.
My kid was still an interesting case. Never ran a fever, no vomiting. Let this be a warning to you, you don’t have to have “text book” symptoms to be in danger of that organ popping a leak.
As soon as surgery was over, Dr. Lieb came out and told me how it all went. Her bedside manner was impeccable the whole time.
Surgery was at 9:30pm. I sat in the surgery waiting room alone. A big affair with 40 seats and a tv. Just me. I’ve got to thank so many for the twitter DMs and Facebook messages and text messages. I don’t know what the hell I would have done without you.
Vanessa was released less than 24 hours after surgery. She’s doing well and I’m thankful for so many who prayed for her.
So, the recap…
I’ve been sucking at SM.
Hubby and I haven’t been naked in a while.
And I’ve opened myself up to Facebook.
Get your mind outta the bloody gutter.
How’s your weekend been?
p.s. if you hover over the social media icons in my header, you’ll find they change color. sometimes i surprise myself with the shit i know. LMAO
p.s.s. i used http://gpluspic.com/ to make my google plus avatar in the footer. there’s a few cool things you can do on that site for your g+ page.