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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Be It Ever So Humble; or, Two Weeks Later


Did you hear that? That is the sound of a relaxed Sloper following two massages, four islands, and ten days away. I am tan(ner, anyway), rested, and ready as I'll ever be for the upcoming semester.

Did you miss me? Because I missed you guys! I missed hearing about your treatments, your pregnancies, your plans. It was good to be gone, but I'm glad to be back.

I'm also glad that I got my period on the trip, just a little. Oh, I cried a bit when I first started spotting and moped on the day she showed up. But unlike my last "period", which may have just been further post d&c spotting, this was unmistakable. (Honestly, I've never bled that much in my life!) I feel like my body is finally back on track, I feel good about where we've been and where we're going, and hopeful about the trip to get there.

I've got some exciting plans for the next few months: health and fitness ideas, school and teaching goals, home improvement projects, and a big-ass 30th birthday in May. It's going to be a good spring, and I'm ready for what comes next.


  1. Welcome back (though I reserve right to remain jealous about your splendid trip)!

    You were missed :o)

  2. Ah, you sound rejuvenated :) Welcome back!

  3. Welcome back! Your attitude is great...I guess vacation will do that to ya. Nice!

  4. You're back!!! We missed you so much!

    Glad to hear that the trip was so wonderful- you deserved every relaxing moment!

  5. Welcome back! Glad you had a safe trip! :)