Believer in Balance awarded me a Rockin' Girl Blogger award and it was amazingly sweet of her to do so, what with me being a totally boring, complaining bitch as of late. Still she liked my, "Dear Second Trimester," post and I have to admit, I'm a fan of that one too. It's just too bad I have to suffer to write anything worth reading.
I've always been one of those lucky people who seem to get away without experiencing depression. I rarely find myself feeling down and if I do the feeling dissipates in a matter of hours. That is, until recently. Maybe it's the morning sickness or the plentiful acne. Perhaps it's the fact that this is supposed to be summer and all we seem to get here are rainy, gloomy days. It might be the fact that I'm still weirded out that we're going to have another baby and I'm not sure how that new, little life will fit into the one we've already carved out for ourselves. I'm sure it's got something to do with the fact that I'm either too tired or too sick to have sex with my sweet, understanding (if not blue-balled) husband and my formerly lively libido seems to be fading into nothingness. And no doubt it's got to do with my two-year-old who's started going through a "push mommy's buttons" phase that Roger assures me won't last more than a few decades or so. It's probably a combination of all of those things along with the raging hormones that threaten to turn me into a screaming banshee at any moment over something as stupid as spilled water. I think I'm really experiencing it: depression. And frankly? It sucks.
But, on to things that don't suck: namely Rockin' Girl Bloggers. As one recently bestowed this award it's my duty to nominate at least five other bloggers who rock. This task's easy as pie even for someone who's cradling herself in the dark waiting for the lights to come on so she can pull her head out of her ass and away from her incidental mood swings and ridiculously trite problems. I haven't been keeping up too well with the blogging community at large lately so it's quite possible I'll nominate someone who's already received this esteemed honor. That's OK. If it happens to you, just know that you're rockin' many and loved by more.
Arkie Mama (slightly south of sane but still hitting the mark with humor)
Reason Enough (she's always got great parenting advice for me)
Bun in the Oven (raising three girls in Texas and still finding time for gorgeous photography)
Mrs. Flinger (cracking me up with every single post)
Just a Heartbeat Away (and about to have that baby too!)
Dylan & Co. (living la toddler loca just like me)
Problem Girl (a mother who's also a surrogate for a gay couple - my new hero)
Life as a New Mom (sassy and southern and well worth the trip)
MamaSutra (taking [m]OM to a whole new level)
Red, W(h)ine and Boo (two mamas, two toddlers and a new baby - whew!)
Through the Eye of a Hurricane (raising three kids while still working to get past Hurricane Katrina and back into their home)
Voyages in Parenthood (a lovely island-like approach to parenting and life)
Mudlark Tales (tales of motherhood and searching for things of value)