But you might want to say something nice. And people like to read nice things. Pregnant ladies studying for the Bar love to read nice things, especially from strangers. It makes us feel like something other than hormonal freaks of nature, and distracts from our unnaturally large ankles. Just today, I had a nice older woman say to me, "you look so good! so healthy!" and I took it to me I looked trim and fit, and in the sense that I had gained enough weight so that my child could emerge clutching a driver's license and possessing a full set of adult teeth.
If I avoid enough mirrors and keep repeating what that woman said, I will convince myself I look like this...despite the fact that my maxi dresses now look like circus tents and I'm on 5.5 months
Realizing that 50 Shades might bring up a whole host of questions about sex, I wrote a rather long post yesterday on (ahem) "marital aids" (do you get what those are? No? Ok sorry, it's a nice way of saying sex toys) and the morality thereof. But then I thought, is this what my readers want? Do they want me to discuss the moral licitness of sex toys, oral sex, etc.? You let me know if that's something you would be interested in reading: some spicy Catholic sex chat, if you will. Let me be clear I always adhere to Catholic teaching and I try not to be gross, but I don't mind discussing the nitty gritty (in the abstract...no personal stories here). Blogs are supposed to be interactive - I have given you full room to comment! Anonymously! Please take advantage...of asking me stuff.
I have long wanted to create a website for married Catholic couples about sex. I wanted to write articles on issues people actually have questions or struggles with, especially since I lack the ability to blush and I so enjoy reading my darling prim Mr. Oram whatever I have written, so he can cough irritably and mutter "you are something else, Mrs. Oram." (I got the award for Offending Midwestern sensibilities at pre-Cana classes!) Well anyway, this little dream looks like it's coming true - and this website being headed up by the lovely Ashley Dill over at A Dillightful Adventure! She generously invited Catholic writers to submit articles on various subjects and I naturally dropped a pastrami sandwich to do so (which at this point is a pretty big deal). So stay tuned for that because it promises to be mucho fun!
Thank you also to those of you have sent me such well-wishes about the Bar. It is definitely a dastardly beast, but I shall slay it! (and apparently, I shall do so at a Renaissance Fair!) And please keep your prayers for me coming because lets face it, I'm pretty lazy right now. Thank you!