Wednesday, March 01, 2006

It's a Boy!

I've been on a blogging hiatus, as is painfully obvious to anyone who still has the RSS feed for this blog. I've also been on a WW hiatus, as is painfully obvious to anyone to has seen me recently. There's a lot of pressure associated with reopening a blog- will your old audience still be paying attention? Will you live up to the witty, insightful or at least readable posts of old? If the blog was nicely wrapped up with a final post full of inspiration and achievement, is it appropriate to continue with that blog or to start a new one? And most of all, what will you say in your first post?

I've been pondering this first post back for some time now. I've come to the conclusion that posting it is the first step in overcoming the uncomfortable silence I feel between me and my online audience. I feel much as if I'm sitting across a Starbucks coffee table from an old flame with whom I've lost contact. So.... um, hi. I've meant to keep in touch, it's just... I mean... I think about you from time to time... Do you remember me at all? Life? Oh, yeah- life is going great, just great. Yours? Going great? That's great. Really... great.

Alas, here I am. The past year has been full of wonderful and terrible happenings, as most years are. I'm sure the events of the past year will come out as I post, so I'm not going to list them out here- I don't feel it would do justice to the gravity of each event to simply give a chronology. I will however, mention the reason I've been on hiatus: That's right, kiddies, I had a baby. Avraham Yosef was born on January 16, 2006, the 16th of Tevet, at 2:16 p.m. He's beautiful, perfect, and we are all just thrilled that he's here, me most of all.

Seeing as how I'm no longer pregnant, it's time to reenter the measuring, counting and tracking life of a Weight Watcher. I've actually been on program for near a week now. I'll get into all that in future posts, but I feel good about it. I'm able to eat OP quite easily considering I get as many points as I do- I could have 40 points/day, and still have a handful of flex points to spare! I'm looking for a new meeting, and contemplating exercise.

Here's the other uncomfortable point. How to wrap it up? Well... it was great seeing you! We should do this again real soon. Right. So... I'm going to get going now. I'll call you...