My first due date was exactly seven years ago.

First off and most importantly, thanks for all of your kind words on my floundering post from earlier in the week. Deep down, I think we all know that I can’t really quit Fluid Pudding. I’m really great when it comes to quitting full-time jobs that involve ergonomic chairs, town hall meetings, and filling out forms in order to obtain a really good pen. (Hence, my complete lack of success when it comes to being a winner of bread.) I’m not so great at quitting the thing that voted on the name of my second child and helped me decide how to proceed with my current form of birth control. (No IUD for me! Ya ya!)

By the way, seven years ago today I was eighty pounds up and looking exactly like this:

Meredith’s eviction papers were being written up, and I was eating gooey butter cakes faster than Dierbergs could make them. (Cindy was based on me.)

Fun Fact: That’s not a stretch mark you see climbing out of my pants, it’s an appendectomy scar! (The appendix was taken out during my tenth week of pregnancy. Luckily, my surgeon scored high marks on “Take Appendix Out and Leave Baby In.”)

Today I’m concentrating on brownies (once again, thanks for the ideas and recipes!), prayer shawls, and Jamie Oliver. Also, how to get a strapless bra this afternoon without leaving the house, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and why this song has been in my head for the past two days.

Enjoy your weekend. I hear it’s supposed to rain. But that won’t stop us.

Jeff's Head

I’m drinking lots of juice and diving into the Tropicana Juicy Rewards Program. (AND giving away a $50 Visa gift card!) You can follow along by following this link!

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5 thoughts on “My first due date was exactly seven years ago.”

  1. That’s a a lot of gut. The kind of thing normally only seen at truck stops and state fairs and usually being carried around by men wearing hats bearing slogans like “John Deere” or “Git ‘er done!”.

  2. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve thought about quitting the whole blogging gig, but I never can go through with it. Glad you’re sticking around though, since I’ve only just found you!

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