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Home stretch

November 28th, 2007

This NaBloPoMo crap is almost done! I post frequently but this daily requirement has been a bit of a thorn in my side.

I started this blog a little more than 18 months ago. At the time, I felt a little silly. I couldn’t imagine who would care what I had to say. I had no idea how cathartic writing to my stranger friends could be. I didn’t realize the kind of relationships that could be developed in this forum. But I’ve reached a point where it is part of who I am – I am a blogger (which makes me feel like I should have “GEEK” tattooed on my forehead). There are occasions when something happens that I don’t feel like I can share with the whole world wide web and the longer I blog, the stranger it feels when that happens. I look forward to the cheering or support from my blog peeps. I point this out because I’ve been keeping a big old secret for about a week now. It has taken a lot of will power to keep this secret from all of you. Tomorrow I should finally be able to discuss this piece of news. We will either celebrate a little or you can all mop me up because I’ll be a big old puddle on the floor.

Blame NaBloPoMo for the suspense…if it wasn’t for my daily posting requirement, I wouldn’t have said anything until tomorrow. But I have nothing else for you today so you get a little cliffhanger. Tune in tomorrow afternoon!

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40 Responses to “Home stretch”

  1. Mama K Says:

    so not fair!
    Hope it’s good news.

  2. carla Says:

    I used to do things like this with family (the “ooh Ill tell ya later”) and they always guessed baby 🙂



  3. Dirkey Says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m so bad with suspense what are you doing to me!!!

  4. Type (little) a Says:

    I have 2 guesses. But I will refrain for fear of guessing wrong.

  5. Kelly Says:

    I have a guess and will refrain as well.

    YOU BOOGER, I wanna know now!

    Kelly -AB

  6. Bobbi Says:

    OK, that is cruel. But, guess that is how you keep us coming back–huh??

    Maybe I won’t check tomorrow——-yeah right, I’ll be stalking you!!

  7. chou2 Says:

    OK, you are KILLING me. What is it? WHAT????

    (congrats on being a blogger – we fellow geeks like that about you)

  8. tonya Says:

    Sooooooo……….what time are you planning to post?!?!?!?! geeez

  9. Alleen Says:

    oh my gosh………………. I have a guess, but I too will wait to see if I’m right.

    Being a blogger has become part of who I am too. I often find myself taking a cute picture and the first thing that comes to mind is to see if it came out good to put on the blog. Yep, that’s a geek.

  10. Tricia Says:

    Personal Email
    At Ya!!!

  11. Kim Says:

    I think that there are many of us that are happy that you are a geek -I mean blogger!

    And – this post – just mean. Espeically since I’m on vacation and my internet access is very spotty. I hope I can get on tomorrow!!!!

  12. Ginger Says:

    That is soooooo wrong!!! I will be stalking tomorrow.

  13. Debra Says:

    so now you have turned us all in to stalkers – proud to be one!

  14. jenn Says:

    Damn NaBloPoMo! I don’t want to wait until tomorrow to read your news!

    – jenn

  15. DD Says:

    I know your secret! I know your secret!

    I hope we both get to celebrate…just a little. 😉

  16. stacie Says:

    ooohhh, I don’t know you but I feel the same about my blogging world, it is GREAT. It is like having friends that really can’t talk back to ya, or interject their opinions except in comments that I can either delete or read ;).

    I will check back to hear your news because I am nosey like that. 🙂

  17. carla Says:

    are you getting a monkey?

  18. Beth Says:

    Dear Michelle Smiles,
    What you may not know is that you were the 3rd blog I ever came across when beginning our adoption process and deciding to jump into the blog world. What you need to know is that I, too, am a blogger and have come to depend on a daily check in at your site with my morning coffee. What you should know is that when you tell the truth and share you emotions, it gives the rest of us strength and inspiration to do the same. Now, this! Now… a tease?!?! Well, I never! Ha, ha!!!! Well, M.S…. I will be right here with the rest of the blogworld tomorrow. Kuddos on the suspense post.
    Warmly, Beth
    PS- I completely relate to feeling weird when you have news, but keep it out of the blog… it’s hard to keep secrets from friends!

  19. Steph Says:

    I’m with Beth. What is coffee without my strangerfriend Michelle to enjoy it with? It wouldn’t be the same. And I’m dying to hear your news! Can’t wait!!!! Darn NaBlowhatever!

  20. karen Says:

    So based on DD up there, I’m sure I know the secret you are keeping. Hmmmm. That is very big news.

  21. Dottie Says:

    Awe Michelle……
    Please don’t leave us hanging.

  22. Julie P Says:

    This is killer. I hope you post in the morning and don’t keep us waiting all day. I agree with many of the PP about really enjoying your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Tracy Says:

    Not fair to keep us hanging. Be back tomorrow bright an early now that you have left me so curious. And yes, I would miss my bloggy buddies.

  24. Kerry Collins Says:

    Now that’s just cruel.

  25. artsweet Says:

    Mean. Mean. Mean.

  26. Soltana Says:

    HURRY and tell us!!! I can’t wait to find out!!!

    You tell it how it is girl… if people don’t like it TOO BAD.. read something else!!

    Your’re awesome and I love reading about all the cuteness….. I’m still stalking to find out what your news is

  27. Muriel Elrod Says:

    Girlfiriend, I hate secrets. I will be stalking tomorrow.

  28. Tera Says:

    A baby? A Monkey? A baby and a monkey? Hmmmm… Okay, a puppy?

    I am dyin’ here. : 0

    I pray that it’s something good…hoping you’re okay!!

    God bless, Tera

  29. Sarah Says:

    So not fair… but hey… only two more hours until tomorrow… can you just stay up late and blog at 12:01? Go ahead, write it now, then push POST at the strike of midnight!!

    You are good to kep secrets that long, especially fun ones!

    Sarah and Sophie~Bug

  30. Ashley Says:

    SERIOUSLY??? Like how am I supposed to visit with you tomorrow and it not be the first thing I want to ask… SERIOUSLY???

  31. Jenny Says:

    aw, come on…….

  32. Andrea Says:

    I also have a few guesses, but I’d probably be wrong 😉 Can’t wait to read the big news!!

  33. Rhonda Says:

    Ok, you got us all wondering now………………….LOL Will anxiously await your BIG news!!!!

  34. carla Says:

    it is a monkey isnt it.

    Im jealous, thinking of you and sending bananas.

    xo xo,

  35. Jennifer Says:

    Can’t wait to see the big news… you really got us all curious!

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  37. Shannon Says:

    DUDE! No fair to leave us hanging like this!! At least we don’t have to wait until next May like they make you wait with your favorite TV shows!! I’ll definitely be tuning in tomorrow!!

  38. Ani Says:

    Good thing I’m behind on my blog reading, so I’m reading this TODAY – just a couple of hours of suspense for me 🙂
    Hope the news are good and that you can share them with us SOON.

  39. Jennifer aka Lurker Says:

    Ok, come on now!! LOL! It’s 10:07 am in New Orleans and I’m waiting anxiously! The afternoon can’t come quick enough! I’m dyin’ ova here! LOL!

  40. Cheryl Says:


    It is now noon on the East Coast. Shouldn’t Little Miss Cutie Pie Pants be going down for a nap . . . so her mommy can post and stop torturing her cyber-friends.

    Seriously though, I know you found it painful at times to post daily, but I found it not only enjoyable but inspiring to try and up the frequency of my own posts. I just don’t know how you find time, much less subject material!!!


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