Wednesday, November 04, 2009


For the last 3 years, I have participated in NaBloPoMo, a challenge to post on your blog every day for the month of November. I wasn't successful each year, but I always got something great out of it. WRITING!

I am not the most skilled writer but what I get out of writing is a form of therapy, improve writing composition and thankfully some great Bloggy Friends. Some days of November I would be really scrapping by on what to write about, and last year I was pregnant during November (ended in miscarriage but that's another story) but we weren't telling yet so that was soooo hard to not write about what was on my mind.

This year, I am pregnant again (small update - 12 weeks... Woo!) but have told people already so I thought I would easily do NaBloPoMo again and just gush baby drivel. But instead I find myself with carpal tunnel and tendinitis in both arms (worse now with the pregnancy), and in a few stressful situations (work, housing, financial fun, etc.) and did I mention I'm exhausted? I find I have little time for reading blogs, let alone writing anything for my own.

I'm only writing this now because I woke up in the middle of the night and meditation and breathing exercises were not helping the insomnia. Probably stupid for me to get on the computer, but there was a work email nagging me to get out.

So this year, November started without me writing a post each day. It probably would have been good therapy for me, so maybe I'll try to write a little more on here anyway even without the official challenge. They may be short posts, as the burning pain can only be ignored so long, but I'll try to post more just the same.

Welcome to my non-challenge yet still challenging November challenge.


C said...

Hooray! I'll be checking back daily!
I don't know if you saw my reply to your comment, so I'm posting it here:

Old Dutch is Canadian!?!?! I had no idea? You know, girlfriend...If you are having a hankering for anything, just say the word and I'll mail you some. What flavour/s?

Autumn's Mom said...

I know you've had insomnia for awhile...I remember having it so bad when I was pregnant. I could only sleep between 5 am and noon uninterrupted. Hugs

Karen MEG said...

Looking forward to more posts from you, and yay, 12 weeks :)!

Tracy said...

Hi Cherry!

12 Weeks! Yea!!!!!

J at said...

Congrats on the 12 week mark, and I'm looking forward to a few posts from you in November. ;) I'm not doing nablopomo this year, either, and I don't even have sore arms.

C said...

"Welcome to my non-challenge yet still challenging November challenge." Okay, apparently I cannot read. I just saw what I wrote in my comment earlier. LOL!

Thinking of you and hope the carpel tunnel isn't excruciating! No fun at all. I remember when I was pregnant, my wrists hurt AND I had ummm...problems going to the bathroom! I don't know if you remember my Metamucil posts. LOL!

J at said...

Oh Chrissy, I had completely blanked on that aspect of pregnancy until just now! But my first three symptoms were (in order of appearance, before I even knew I was pregnant, and very early, like 2 weeks...)

1. Felt like I had eaten a rock.
2. Constipated as hell.
3. Got drunk on ONE glass of wine.

I don't care what people say, pregnancy SUCKS. But...babies ROCK, so it's all for a VERY worthwhile cause. :)

Laura said...

Oh my goodness Cherry! Congratulations... I will keep you in my thoughts for a happy and healthy 9 months. I gave up on writing everyday as my brain became more scattered.