Saturday, October 24, 2009

500 ** update

I just realized I was stuck at 499 posts. So this makes the 500th! You'd think with blogging since summer of 2006, I'd be further along. But nope. Just at 500. I guess that's because I've been such a blog slacker over the last 3 years.

And to add to that... I haven't been in the mood to blog here lately at all. I have too many things weighing heavy on me right now. A family member with a serious health problem, an immense amount of job stress, the devastation that my adoption might be over (but after many sleepless nights, back and forth debate with my agency, and maybe buying myself an ulcer with the worrying... that issue has been resolved and all is okay), surgery in 3 weeks (which is freaking me out so bad the doctor has to sedate me.... to be able to sedate me), and a major life change that I certainly never predicted for my future.

Sorry to be so cryptic but I just don't even have the mental energy to explain it all. So bear with me as I work through as much of this as I can.... and I'll be back.

To bring a little positivity to this downer post and to somehow mark the big 500 number, I've decided to give something away. I've seen other people do it and it seems like a fun distraction that I could use right about now. What am I giving away? Well, I don't know yet. I haven't thought that far ahead with this idea. LOL! But I can guarantee it'll be something very cool. A mystery surprise.If you're interested in winning, just leave a comment on this post. If you don't have a blog for me to track back to, make sure you leave your email address. Maybe this will encourage some of those lurkers to pop out and say hello, too. I'll draw a name on Weds Oct 28th and post the winner and what the prize is the next day. Good luck!

** I figured out what the mystery prize is gonna be. It's still a secret... but I'll tell you that it's a brand new piece of jewelry. What girl doesn't like jewelry, right? And I'll also include something baby related if you have one, are waiting for one, or just want something to re-gift down the road. LOL!

52 comments:

HuluMama said...

Would love to win a mystery prize!

Sorry you are carrying a such heavy load in so many areas lately. Will send positive thoughts your way. After reading your blog for three years I understand your fears about the surgery and will be thinking of you during that time.

Susie said...

Sorry you are dealing with so much stress right now. Stress is NOT fun. Hope your surgery goes well (and I'm sure it will). Best wishes to your family member and I hope you are able to find some peace at work.

Take care!
I'd love to win a surprise too!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sorry to hear about all the stressful things.. I haven't been blogging like usual.. just tooo busy...
I would love to win a mystery gift.. but I am not a lurker.
Happy 500th post..
Keep us informed on your surgery..
you will do fine.. and probably fill a lot better afterwards..
Hugs..

Lindsay said...

Sorry to hear that life has been stressful - but glad to hear your adoption has not been derailed. Best of luck with the surgery and all the other bad/difficult stuff going on.

GGHadden said...

Good luck on the surgery, better living thru chemistry to keep your mind off things for a bit.....and glad to hear everything worked out on the adoption homefront-whew...that is stress you certinally don't need.
I'm up for a gift, count me in :)
Gina

Shauna and MacLean said...

I have followed your blog for a few years now and enjoy when you post and look forward to seeing all your decorating and can't wait until you experience motherhood. It truly is the best.
I would love to be in on your draw!

Thanks, Shauna

wzgirl said...

Hugs to my dear KristaK. xo Not sure what to do with my blog...but like this giveaway idea to see who may be still lurking around.

I'm holding a good thought for you as you are dealing with a lot of balls in the air. So much can happen during 4 years...its a looonnnggg time. Hoping for the best. xoxoxo

"M" said...

Still here and reading when you post. Sorry you are in a hard spot. Hope all will come out well in the end. My thoughts are with you.

Love the giveaway thing, so count me in.

laurie said...

Not delurking or interested in the prize, but holy crap girl! No wonder you've been quiet on the bloggy front. So glad your adoption is alright. Last spring our agency sent us a spreadsheet with a much later (and incorrect) LID than 5-31-06. I freaked for the entire 24 hours until it was straightened out, and my non-adopting friends just couldn't understand my devastation. Your surgery will be great because really, what would be the odds of anything like your last debacle happening again? Don't know what your life changes entail, but sometimes the things we haven't always planned (like adoption for example) turn out to be the best things in life. Sending good thoughts to your sick family member. Hang in there!

Sandra said...

Jewelry is ALWAYS good :-)

Marla said...

Wow, hugs girl! Sorry to hear you have so much going on right now. Take care and come back when you can!

Briana's Mom said...

I'm so sorry you have so much on your plate right now. Thinking of you and wishing you good luck with your surgery!

JoAnn in NJ said...

I echo what Lisa just said (Briana's Mom) wow, Krista, you are going through major life stressors right now. I know you are a very smart, capable woman and have a great support system to lean on. But if you ever need another voice...just drop me a line...I've been through everything you just mentioned (except for the potential adoption derail) and can lend an empathetic ear.

p.s. jewelry? Count me in! Thanks for the giveaway on your 500th post!

Catherine said...

((hugs)) Sorry you're dealing with so much. Praying for you and for your upcoming surgery.

A 500th giveaway is a fun distraction. Would love to be part of it! Count me in!!

Daniella said...

so sorry for all the stress - I've been in a stress zone for the past few months too and I can relate. It sucks and I'm really looking forward to some calm in my life. I'm not a lurker and not adopting any more but hey I'm in for a a mystery prize :) I'm so happy that all things adoption related are ok and I hope that all the other stuff sorts it self out as well.

Rhonda said...

I'd love to be entered into the contest.

I hope that all will be better soon. Thinking of you.

Abby said...

Make sure you let us know the exact day of your surgery, so we can send up lots of prayers and good thoughts for ya. =)

Happy 500th! I know I've commented before at some point, but I'm pretty much a lurker mostly. However, I've read your blog for at least 2 years (since I know you hooked me up with contact info for a Danish reader of yours in spring 2007 before I went to Denmark that fall). You are a fantastic person and I can't wait to read about the day you get your referral and then your little one!!! =)

Better to reach me by email than anything else: abbyindenmark@gmail.com

Liz and Ava said...

Sorry to hear things are so stressful right now. Hoping all goes well with this surgery and you have a better experience with the medical field.
Would love to join in the fun. Count me in.

Michelle said...

I hope things calm down for you soon and I am sending major good thoughts about the upcoming surgery!

Suzie said...

Sorry about all the stress in your life :o( At least we are 99% positive that our crappy agency hasn't screwed us. Hang in there.

Let us know about your surgery - the power of prayer and positive thinking works so count us in!

I went to that seminar today and bought the whole damn set of DVD's - hopefully I can copy them for you. It was awesome but I cried my eyes out.

Sending margarita thoughts your way!

Hedgetoad said...

Glad to hear that things are again OK on the adoption front and my left boob says there is a 100% chance that the surgery will go fantastically (if you didn't get that reference, you need to watch Mean Girls... 'cause nothing eases stress like watching people get hit by bus!)

lesleegp said...

A giveaway! Always fun! Prayers for your surgery and everything else going on.

Randi said...

I am sorry you are having so much stress. Wishing you well on the surgery. I know the wait stinks, but after a 3 year wait they matched me with a little girl who looks so much like me people comment on it all the time. The perfect baby for you is out there. It is just so hard to wait.

Sam said...

Too bad you told us what the prize was! I thought maybe it was a margarita machine, but then I KNEW you would never part with that! Hope things get better for you really soon!!! HUGS!

BTW, thanks for the prayers for Heather's hubby.

Hanne said...

Congratulation on your 500`th post.
Sorry to hear that you are going through such a rough time, and I hope everything will turn out okay for you. I am so happy to hear that your adoption is not in jeopardy, though.
I will keep you in my prayers

Hanne form Denmark

Kris said...

you just earned yourself a phone call this week woman... hope all is okay and i'm thinking of you.

xoxo

Diana said...

Hi Krista..I have been wondering where you have been and now I know..
I am THRILLED that your adoption is back on track. I will keep reading as I can not wait to see your daughter in your arms:)
Good luck with your surgery and I hope you have a better week then what you have been having!!!
You need a vacation!!!
Hugs

Annie said...

I've followed your journey for some time now and if I've learned anything, it's that you are a strong and amazing woman and NOTHING keeps you down. Sending prayers your way!

Wanda said...

I'm glad to hear your adoption is back on track. And hoping your surgery goes well and you're feeling much better very soon.

Wanda (At Last...)

Luna said...

Wow, I didn't realize you had ALL of that going on...When it rains it pours!! I hope your surgery goes well & everything else turns out okay too. Sending you good vibes.

Mystery prize?! Heck yes, put me in the drawing! ;)

Kristy said...

K I really hate that you are having a rough time right now, you will certainly be in my prayers.

I will play so put my name in!!! Happy 500th post!!!! Good luck everyone!

Love and blessings, Kristy

3D said...

The blog world would not be the same without you.

Keep smilin!

K said...

Sounds like you've got a lot going on right now. Think how nice it's going to be on the other side of this huge bump in your life's road. I'll pray that your surgery goes well and your healing quick and uneventful.

Kayce said...

Love me some jewelry! Glad to hear from you...you're missed and in our thoughts!

Dawn said...

That's just to much junk for anybodies trunk. Sorry life is so heavy for you at the moment.
Go spend some time with your nieces and nephews, they'll make you giggle.

Joy said...

I love surprises! I'd love to be entered in the drawing:)

Congrats on 500 post~ Amazing.

joyjake99@aol.com

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sorry you are dealing with so much right now....that stinks! Thinking of you:)

And Congrats on 500 posts!! Don't worry, I think we have all been kind of slackin lately!!

Count me in, you know I love jewelrey!

Lisa

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Special K said...

Anonymous - thanks for the support. Seriously.

I removed it though. Mostly because I don't know who you are since you posted it anon. And also because I've decided at this point to keep it off the blog. There's an e-mail link in my sidebar if you want to chat. I welcome it. Cuz I think you and I both know what you were talking about.

:)

Miche said...

I'm sorry to hear about all the stress; I'm thinking of you and praying Mia gets to come home soon. Also, how FUN to do a giveaway for your 500th post!

Betsey said...

I like to win stuff. Count me in!!

Laura said...

Sorry you're dealing with junk right now. I'll certainly be thinking of you and hoping things get better!
I'm in it to win it!!!! :-)

Natalie said...

I'm sorry you're having stress and problems. I have been a reader of your blog for about a year.
You are an awesome gal and I hope that things will soon become smoother for you.
Keeping you in my prayers for your surgery and the adoption of Mia.
I am a bio mom of 5 and an adoptive mom of 3. I am also a grandma.:)
Hugs

Shannon said...

UGH. All of this equals no control. I hate that. Thinking of you. Let me know if you want to get away "at the beach" - I'll include some physical rehab for you (i.e., chasing a 22 month year old).

La-La-Liene said...

If you want to come over, I'll mix up a pitcher of margaritas :-)

Congrats on the 500th post.

Stress definitely sucks and I'm sorry you have so much of it. Surgery is never fun and should never be taken lightly no matter how minor. Hoping that the one scheduled 3 weeks from now goes smoothly.

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Congrat on your 500th post!!Good luck with your surgery.
Donna

Anonymous said...

wow - I've recently discovered your blog and enjoyed reading about your journey. Good luck with your surgery, I can imagine how anxious you must feel!

Rhonda
mcrae.rhonda@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Special K, We emailed a few years back (the blog security stuff)...Still following along and wanted to delurk long enough to also encourage you to keep your shoulders square and chin up!!! Blessings to help you through this tough time... Not2cold@hotmail.com

Dawn said...
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Debbie said...

Sorry life is so YUCKY right now!!! Hoping the sun comes out and shines on you and brings you a beautiful rainbow!!! Keep smiling!!!

k1 said...

Sorry life's not all rosy right now.

Hope all the crap gets flushed soon and things get better.

Stay safe.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

sucks about the surgery and the needing to be sedated to be sedated but I'd be right there too.. I get all worked up and can't relax.