Such Good News

First let me apologize for disappearing for so long.  As usual I’ve been more preoccupied with the real life stuff than the online stuff, and it’s definitely shown up in my blogging…or lack there of.  I’m still way behind on email, too, mostly because I haven’t had much time to get online, and I’m starting to find sitting at the desk for more than a few minutes at a time uncomfortable.  I seriously need to get my laptop up and running…or buy a new one.

Anywho, I’ve got great news!  Hubby’s boss called this morning, and he’s going back to work on Friday.  I’ve been hoping and praying this day would come soon, and it’s finally arrived.  Actually his boss has told him he would probably be returning to work near the end of September, and he called this morning to surprise him with the news that they’d be going back early to get started on a remodel job asap. 

I’ve loved having Hubby home with me, but maybe things can get back to normal now.  Besides I was seriously starting to worry a bit about whether or not his boss was really going to call them back or not.  I’ve even been trying to convince him to see if his bff’s step dad needed any help at his rv dealership.  I’m sure Hubby could try to sell motorhomes if he had to, but I’m sure he’d be very good at it. He’s just not the salesman type.  Thank goodness we don’t have to go that route.

This also means maybe I can get myself some sort of routine setup around here again.  I’ve definitely found myself turning into more of a slacker while I’ve had Hubby home to distract me.  It’s just hard to get anything accomplished with him around because he’s always bored and bugging me to do this or that.  It’ll be nice to get back to the way things used to be even if that’s only for a little while longer.  I won’t be able to get an official routine setup until my baby girl gets here, and then I’ll have to work around her.

Anywho…I need to get some dinner cooked, and then hopefully I can get back here to knock out some of this email.  If you’ve emailed me via my personal email, Facebook, Myspace, or sent me a DM on Twitter in the last 2 weeks I apologize for not getting back to you yet.  I’m going to try to get all that knocked out tonight.

Musical Benefit For The Wylie Brothers

Apparently the post I had written and scheduled to post Friday as well as 2 I had scheduled for this weekend didn’t post like I had planned.  I guess I’ll have to mess around with them later to see why they didn’t post.

What I need to do right now is tell you about something really important that will be going on next weekend that I’d like everyone in the area to check out. I know a lot of my readers live no where near me, but quite a few of you are in the Upstate, and you’re the ones I’d like to speak to right now.

Wylie Boys Musical Benefit April 25, 2009 from 5-10pm in honor of Missy Wylie

Next weekend there is going to be a fundraiser, The Wylie Boys Musical Benefit, in Clemson, SC, behind Columbo’s Pizza. This benefit is very special to me because it’s to honor Missy, our family friend who was murdered on Valentine’s Day this year. The benefit will raise money for her two sons who were left behind with no parents.

My mother-in-law provided me with the press release issued to the local papers, so I promised to publish it.

Musical benefit to raise money Missy Wylie’s sons

Friends of Missy Wylie are holding a Wylie Boys Musical Benefit on April 25 to help provide for her sons who were left without parents following their mother’s tragic death earlier this year. Five local bands will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. in the lot behind Colombo’s Pizza, where Missy worked for more than 20 years. Food and beverages will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. and will include pizza, sub sandwiches, soda and beer. The music begins at 5 p.m. with Detour, The Codependents take the stage at 6 with The Stroll Bums following at 7. Singular Muse is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and Picture Me Free will play at 9. The event is being sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers or pets are allowed. Come out for good food, good music and a great cause. Additional parking is available in the SC National Guard Armory parking lot. Donations to help the Wylie brothers can be sent to the Melissa Wylie Memorial Fund, in care of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 193 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson, SC 29631. Contact person for the Wylie Boys Musical Benefit is Peter Skewes, 864-506-6246.

If you’re in the area on April 25 please consider joining us for this event. There will be some great music, including my father-in-law’s band The Strollbums, and lots of great food including $2 pizza, subs, and beer.

All proceeds will go to the Wylie boys who are learning to deal with this new life that has been dealt to them. One is adjusting to being a 7 year old without parents while the other is adjusting to the fact that he’s not just a college student anymore, but is now raising his little brother. These brothers need all the help we can give them, and I’ll definitely be there to show my support.

If you’re interested in joining us but need directions you can find them on this page. The page will be updated to look more like a website hopefully later today, but I quickly setup the basic page to provide the flier, press release, and an option to receive driving directions if you’d like to join us but aren’t sure how to get there.

There will be a page setup for online donations soon, and I will also be sharing that when it is available.

The Official Announcement

I admit I haven’t done a great job at keeping my secret a secret, but that’s mostly because I haven’t wanted to.  I’ve wanted to tell the world, but Hubby and I agreed not to blog about it until we told all of our parents, mainly because I know my Dad and sister both have access to my blog, and I’m sure they wouldn’t appreciate finding out that way.

So yes, it’s official.  The parents have received the good news, and I can finally announce that we’ll be having our first child around the end of November.  It’s too soon to have an estimated due date yet because I’m not far enough along for the first doctor’s visit yet.  By my own calculations I’m guessing I’m starting week 6 right now.

I know many people choose to wait until later on in the pregnancy to share the good news, but we honestly just couldn’t do it.  Before we didn’t share the news, so when the miscarriage happened we didn’t have support from our family and friends.  We had to deal with it on our own.  This time we discussed waiting at least a few weeks to share the news, but we’re both extremely impatient, so we decided it best to go ahead and tell.  If anything does go wrong we’ll be greatful in knowing we have our family and friends to turn to for support.

I know my life is about to completely change forever, and I admit I’m still a little in shock.  I’m absolutely scared out of my mind and overjoyed at the same time.