Remember how I mentioned that I'm going through a site redesign? Yeah, well, that's underway. As of right now (Monday, February 21) we have reverted to a basic template while collecting sparkles for the new one. Thank you for your patience and not pointing and laughing at my blog standing here in its underwear.
(If blogs had nightmares, it would be this.)
IN THE MEANTIME, I have two very important updates:
1. I never, ever, ever, ever ask for votes for stuff. I think if a blogger/person is going to be recognized in a real way, it should be by a panel of judges, not by people who are all VOTE FOR ME EVERY DAY LOVE ME VALIDATE ME!!!!!!! You know? Vote-baiting is the same as link-baiting and I think it's crass.
In fact, the last time I think I asked for your votes was when I was "competing" with the awesome Bethany in a ridiculous 2007 Blog Interview contest and the whole reason I wanted to win was because the prize was a laser pen that came with "The Power To Burn!". I'm not even kidding.
I came in 2nd place. I won a remote-controlled car with a secret camera.
But! Now I'm up for consideration (along with my partners) as a Top 50 Mompreneur of 2011 on Babble. This list actually means something in the blogging world, and would help boost the profile of The Clever Girls Collective and, by association, all the bloggers we work hard to represent.
To vote, just go here and click "like."
2. I failed my two-hour glucose test. Which means I've been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes.
Now. When I stop shoving handfuls of high fructose corn syrup into my mouth for 3 seconds and think about this, it makes sense. But I went through the initial shock and horror and humiliation that one goes through, ugh. Then I did a lot of research. Then I went to a counseling session and upset my counselor so much I thought she was going to kick me out (she practically did).
But until I can give you more details, just know that I AM FINE. I also think calling it "gestational diabetes" is stupid. Also also, since I found out I've made some minor modifications and my blood sugar has been totally normal.
But that counseling session? I can't wait to tell you about it. HOO BOY.