I am not a witch. I am Sally Brown. Or I was for Halloween this year. I am also a mother, writing this with a distracted four-month-old on my lap who keeps hitting the tray table.
I am not superwoman. I am doing my best to balance the important things in life, and often this means making choices, which is why I'm not competing this year. It also means that changing a diaper takes precedence to just about anything else.
I am no longer an "after" picture. After maintaining a weight loss of 70 pounds for five years, only regaining 15, I regained the rest while pregnant. I am currently working on losing the remaining 40 pounds of pregnancy weight. It's a lot harder the second time!
I am going to have to cut this off soon, so that I can check my little Kung Fu Panda's diaper and strap him into the car seat before going to the YMCA for a Zumba class. I am optimistic this will make a difference in my weight-loss efforts.
I am grieving the loss of my doggie, Una, who died a little more than a week ago of cancer. She is the beautiful, sweet doggie in my icon picture, and while I considered changing it, I decided to keep it as a tribute to my faithful friend and nurse dog.
I am not a publishing success story... yet. Currently, I'm completing work on my book of essays, which I hope to make available soon.
I am running out of time, so if you want to find out more, read the Intro to Alyce I wrote for Season 5 (where I came in fifth place out of a field of almost 200), check out Who's Who on Musings or read last year's intro.
I've got to go.
Babies have a way of reordering priorities.