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It’s interesting and alternately a little sad, to see who’s come out of the woodwork after The Big Ol’ Baby Announcement and who hasn’t.

People I haven’t spoken with since high school (ten years ago) have messaged their congratulations, while some of those I’ve been friends with for years have been conspicuously silent.

Hmm.

I’m trying not to take it all personally, but seriously?  It makes me feel a bit like crying.

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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    • As of today, I’m 12 weeks and 5 days and am due Sept 17th.

      I feel like crap, unfortunately, but I’ve been assured that that is supposed to go away ANY DAY NOW.

      ~A

      • I’m so sorry you feel terrible. The second trimester went by so much nicer for me! I hope the same goes for you!! I was terribly sick the first trimester. But as soon as I started week 13 – it was like day and night – all the morning sickness ended and I could function again.

        Sending well wishes!

    • As of today, I’m 12 weeks and 5 days and am due Sept 17th.

      I feel like crap, unfortunately, but I’ve been assured that that is supposed to go away ANY DAY NOW.

      ~A

      • I’m so sorry you feel terrible. The second trimester went by so much nicer for me! I hope the same goes for you!! I was terribly sick the first trimester. But as soon as I started week 13 – it was like day and night – all the morning sickness ended and I could function again.

        Sending well wishes!

  1. As of today, I’m 12 weeks and 5 days and am due Sept 17th.

    I feel like crap, unfortunately, but I’ve been assured that that is supposed to go away ANY DAY NOW.

    ~A

  2. As of today, I’m 12 weeks and 5 days and am due Sept 17th.

    I feel like crap, unfortunately, but I’ve been assured that that is supposed to go away ANY DAY NOW.

    ~A

  3. As of today, I’m 12 weeks and 5 days and am due Sept 17th.

    I feel like crap, unfortunately, but I’ve been assured that that is supposed to go away ANY DAY NOW.

    ~A

  4. I’m so sorry you feel terrible. The second trimester went by so much nicer for me! I hope the same goes for you!! I was terribly sick the first trimester. But as soon as I started week 13 – it was like day and night – all the morning sickness ended and I could function again.

    Sending well wishes!

  5. I’m so sorry you feel terrible. The second trimester went by so much nicer for me! I hope the same goes for you!! I was terribly sick the first trimester. But as soon as I started week 13 – it was like day and night – all the morning sickness ended and I could function again.

    Sending well wishes!

  6. I’m so sorry you feel terrible. The second trimester went by so much nicer for me! I hope the same goes for you!! I was terribly sick the first trimester. But as soon as I started week 13 – it was like day and night – all the morning sickness ended and I could function again.

    Sending well wishes!

  7. It seems that each stage of life has its levelling moments. When I met my husband and we became a couple, several of my single friends dropped me as a friend, then when we got married it happened again . . . we equalized and found new friends, kept some long-time friends, and were generally happy. Then when we got pregnant we went through the process again. It was the oddest experience; and I was very hurt by some who seemed to drop off the face of the earth. There are a few I’ve never heard from again, and I had thought we were close friends.

    I still think your news is utterly wonderful, and I know you’ll be a marvelous mum!

    Take care of yourself and the little baby bump!

  8. It seems that each stage of life has its levelling moments. When I met my husband and we became a couple, several of my single friends dropped me as a friend, then when we got married it happened again . . . we equalized and found new friends, kept some long-time friends, and were generally happy. Then when we got pregnant we went through the process again. It was the oddest experience; and I was very hurt by some who seemed to drop off the face of the earth. There are a few I’ve never heard from again, and I had thought we were close friends.

    I still think your news is utterly wonderful, and I know you’ll be a marvelous mum!

    Take care of yourself and the little baby bump!

    • This makes sense.

      Still depresses the pants of me, though.

      As for the news: We’re pretty pleased ourselves. Time will tell in regards to the ‘marvelous mom’ bit. So far, I’m The Perfect Parent. No mistakes yet. Unless you count the two sips of Frappuccino I had yesterday. Whoops.

      ~A

      • I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing this ‘disconnect.’ It’s really odd, but in some ways it prepares you in the altering focus of your life. Don’t I sound p philosophical? I don’t mean to preach or anything.

        I certainly don’t count two sips of Frappuccino — when you’re infanticipating it’s good to remember to take care of your health too (and that means mental health.)

        Again, I’m just thrilled for you. Have you been knitting things like mad?

  9. It seems that each stage of life has its levelling moments. When I met my husband and we became a couple, several of my single friends dropped me as a friend, then when we got married it happened again . . . we equalized and found new friends, kept some long-time friends, and were generally happy. Then when we got pregnant we went through the process again. It was the oddest experience; and I was very hurt by some who seemed to drop off the face of the earth. There are a few I’ve never heard from again, and I had thought we were close friends.

    I still think your news is utterly wonderful, and I know you’ll be a marvelous mum!

    Take care of yourself and the little baby bump!

    • This makes sense.

      Still depresses the pants of me, though.

      As for the news: We’re pretty pleased ourselves. Time will tell in regards to the ‘marvelous mom’ bit. So far, I’m The Perfect Parent. No mistakes yet. Unless you count the two sips of Frappuccino I had yesterday. Whoops.

      ~A

      • I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing this ‘disconnect.’ It’s really odd, but in some ways it prepares you in the altering focus of your life. Don’t I sound p philosophical? I don’t mean to preach or anything.

        I certainly don’t count two sips of Frappuccino — when you’re infanticipating it’s good to remember to take care of your health too (and that means mental health.)

        Again, I’m just thrilled for you. Have you been knitting things like mad?

  10. It seems that each stage of life has its levelling moments. When I met my husband and we became a couple, several of my single friends dropped me as a friend, then when we got married it happened again . . . we equalized and found new friends, kept some long-time friends, and were generally happy. Then when we got pregnant we went through the process again. It was the oddest experience; and I was very hurt by some who seemed to drop off the face of the earth. There are a few I’ve never heard from again, and I had thought we were close friends.

    I still think your news is utterly wonderful, and I know you’ll be a marvelous mum!

    Take care of yourself and the little baby bump!

  11. It seems that each stage of life has its levelling moments. When I met my husband and we became a couple, several of my single friends dropped me as a friend, then when we got married it happened again . . . we equalized and found new friends, kept some long-time friends, and were generally happy. Then when we got pregnant we went through the process again. It was the oddest experience; and I was very hurt by some who seemed to drop off the face of the earth. There are a few I’ve never heard from again, and I had thought we were close friends.

    I still think your news is utterly wonderful, and I know you’ll be a marvelous mum!

    Take care of yourself and the little baby bump!

  12. Maybe some folks missed hearing about it? I tend to be fairly cut-off from most of my rl friends. Unless they tell me things themselves, I usually don’t find out…..

    Don’t cry. It’s your birthday! Try and celebrate, and don’t think about those folks if they aren’t thinking about you! 🙂

  13. Maybe some folks missed hearing about it? I tend to be fairly cut-off from most of my rl friends. Unless they tell me things themselves, I usually don’t find out…..

    Don’t cry. It’s your birthday! Try and celebrate, and don’t think about those folks if they aren’t thinking about you! 🙂

  14. Maybe some folks missed hearing about it? I tend to be fairly cut-off from most of my rl friends. Unless they tell me things themselves, I usually don’t find out…..

    Don’t cry. It’s your birthday! Try and celebrate, and don’t think about those folks if they aren’t thinking about you! 🙂

  15. Maybe some folks missed hearing about it? I tend to be fairly cut-off from most of my rl friends. Unless they tell me things themselves, I usually don’t find out…..

    Don’t cry. It’s your birthday! Try and celebrate, and don’t think about those folks if they aren’t thinking about you! 🙂

  16. Maybe some folks missed hearing about it? I tend to be fairly cut-off from most of my rl friends. Unless they tell me things themselves, I usually don’t find out…..

    Don’t cry. It’s your birthday! Try and celebrate, and don’t think about those folks if they aren’t thinking about you! 🙂

  17. First of all, OMG, WTF, WHAT???? Preggers!?????

    *dances*

    OMG! Sorry I haven’t been trawling the f-list lately (or, much at ALL since late Jan, it would appear) but….

    get ready for it…

    S Q U E E !!!!!

    Pregnant people!!!! Uh, I guess that the shiny feel of that ‘pregnant’ result is somewhat dimmed by all the hormonal side-effects of first trimester, but still…. I must squee!

    and squee s’more.

    Congrats to you both, my sweet! *dabs eyes*

  18. First of all, OMG, WTF, WHAT???? Preggers!?????

    *dances*

    OMG! Sorry I haven’t been trawling the f-list lately (or, much at ALL since late Jan, it would appear) but….

    get ready for it…

    S Q U E E !!!!!

    Pregnant people!!!! Uh, I guess that the shiny feel of that ‘pregnant’ result is somewhat dimmed by all the hormonal side-effects of first trimester, but still…. I must squee!

    and squee s’more.

    Congrats to you both, my sweet! *dabs eyes*

  19. First of all, OMG, WTF, WHAT???? Preggers!?????

    *dances*

    OMG! Sorry I haven’t been trawling the f-list lately (or, much at ALL since late Jan, it would appear) but….

    get ready for it…

    S Q U E E !!!!!

    Pregnant people!!!! Uh, I guess that the shiny feel of that ‘pregnant’ result is somewhat dimmed by all the hormonal side-effects of first trimester, but still…. I must squee!

    and squee s’more.

    Congrats to you both, my sweet! *dabs eyes*

  20. First of all, OMG, WTF, WHAT???? Preggers!?????

    *dances*

    OMG! Sorry I haven’t been trawling the f-list lately (or, much at ALL since late Jan, it would appear) but….

    get ready for it…

    S Q U E E !!!!!

    Pregnant people!!!! Uh, I guess that the shiny feel of that ‘pregnant’ result is somewhat dimmed by all the hormonal side-effects of first trimester, but still…. I must squee!

    and squee s’more.

    Congrats to you both, my sweet! *dabs eyes*

  21. First of all, OMG, WTF, WHAT???? Preggers!?????

    *dances*

    OMG! Sorry I haven’t been trawling the f-list lately (or, much at ALL since late Jan, it would appear) but….

    get ready for it…

    S Q U E E !!!!!

    Pregnant people!!!! Uh, I guess that the shiny feel of that ‘pregnant’ result is somewhat dimmed by all the hormonal side-effects of first trimester, but still…. I must squee!

    and squee s’more.

    Congrats to you both, my sweet! *dabs eyes*

  22. This makes sense.

    Still depresses the pants of me, though.

    As for the news: We’re pretty pleased ourselves. Time will tell in regards to the ‘marvelous mom’ bit. So far, I’m The Perfect Parent. No mistakes yet. Unless you count the two sips of Frappuccino I had yesterday. Whoops.

    ~A

  23. This makes sense.

    Still depresses the pants of me, though.

    As for the news: We’re pretty pleased ourselves. Time will tell in regards to the ‘marvelous mom’ bit. So far, I’m The Perfect Parent. No mistakes yet. Unless you count the two sips of Frappuccino I had yesterday. Whoops.

    ~A

  24. This makes sense.

    Still depresses the pants of me, though.

    As for the news: We’re pretty pleased ourselves. Time will tell in regards to the ‘marvelous mom’ bit. So far, I’m The Perfect Parent. No mistakes yet. Unless you count the two sips of Frappuccino I had yesterday. Whoops.

    ~A

  25. I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing this ‘disconnect.’ It’s really odd, but in some ways it prepares you in the altering focus of your life. Don’t I sound p philosophical? I don’t mean to preach or anything.

    I certainly don’t count two sips of Frappuccino — when you’re infanticipating it’s good to remember to take care of your health too (and that means mental health.)

    Again, I’m just thrilled for you. Have you been knitting things like mad?

  26. I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing this ‘disconnect.’ It’s really odd, but in some ways it prepares you in the altering focus of your life. Don’t I sound p philosophical? I don’t mean to preach or anything.

    I certainly don’t count two sips of Frappuccino — when you’re infanticipating it’s good to remember to take care of your health too (and that means mental health.)

    Again, I’m just thrilled for you. Have you been knitting things like mad?

  27. I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing this ‘disconnect.’ It’s really odd, but in some ways it prepares you in the altering focus of your life. Don’t I sound p philosophical? I don’t mean to preach or anything.

    I certainly don’t count two sips of Frappuccino — when you’re infanticipating it’s good to remember to take care of your health too (and that means mental health.)

    Again, I’m just thrilled for you. Have you been knitting things like mad?

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