Friday, January 2, 2009
"That secret issue" and new years eve happenings
So did you all have a good New Year's Eve? Did you get WRECKED??* I didn't but I DID manage to stay up until THREE THIRTY which just NEVER happens to me on New Year's Eve. I'm usually snugly tucked up in bed or indecently sprawled in a gutter somewhere by ten o'clock, latest. But this year went out with some mates to dinner and then on to an open house party (we're still kinda new to this town so didn't know heaps of people but enough). Had fun and kissed lots of drunk strangers (not with tongue, you understand!) and told lots of people that I'm pregnant.
Which is true incidentally.
Oh the lies and deception in trying to keep THAT one a secret. (I'm still not exactly sure WHY we were keeping it a secret. I know, its risk of miscarriage the sadness that brings and all but I still wanted to shout it from the rooftops. They don't call me The Foghorn for nothing). But it's not a secret anymore and I'm FINALLY feeling able to breathe in the evenings without wanting to vom (and it's called morning sickness....why?). My sister of course knew immediately and called from South Africa about half an hour after I’d done my (third!) pregnancy test and said “So, you pregnant yet.” Heh heh.
So anyway, my brain has been a little fuddled of late as my posts have probably shown you, and I apologise for future fuddledness – I’ll try not to use pregnancy as an excuse. I’ll also try not to become one of those mothers that tells you all about the baby’s spit and poo, and tiny perfect fingers although I can’t promise that. If I do would please just cyber-tap me on the shoulder and say (pssst you're BORING us). Thanks. Appreciated.
It's really going to hurt isn't it? There seems to be a general conspiracy against actually saying how painful childbirth is, have you noticed? Everyone says "oh yes it hurts a bit, but then the baby comes and...." and they get all glazed over and talk about the miracle of life and spit and poo and perfect fingers and toes. Ah blast. Except Janelle that is who said she bellowed and I will too. She said with her first child she yelled at the doctor "PULL IT OUT, JUST PULL IT OUT!" So that's comforting.
So pregnancy aside I have heaps to do; a years worth of finances to sort through for my company in Zambia, fundraising to get them out here in the next couple of months, oh and I need to meet with the people who have commissioned four plays from me for next year - I mean this year - to tell them I have a thinglette growing in my tummy and try to figure out how to fit the 4 plays in before July. Eeek.
Anyway blab la bla. There I go slipping into the boring already.
Hmmm, now is there anyone I haven’t told who is going to get offended by reading this news on the Internet, I wonder?
Well, only one way to find out.
*This is my war-cry. "Lets get WRECKED!". Oh how very childish