Thursday, February 23, 2006

Comfortably Numb

Why Pink Floyd? Because, first, Hello? Is there anybody [out] there? I will try not to sound whiny and dejected but in the past week, only one person has posted a comment. Thank you Dr. Deb. But I really worry that I've gotten lame or something because suddenly I'm not hearing from anyone. Please take advantage of the next week to give me a hello or something to let me know if anyone's reading this any more. And if you are reading it less than you used to because of something I've done (is this starting to sound like a relationship talk?) than please let me know. I realize the knitting thing has become something of an obsession with me, but that doesn't mean I don't like hearing about your day or cuddling wi---WAIT! That's the speech I've rehearsed for my spouse.

Also, Pink Floyd because I hope to let my brain do some receeding during the next week. I am going to the wedding of a dear college friend in Durango, Colorado this weekend. From there, I fly to southwestern Florida where I join my family (and I mean FAMILY: spouse, sons, mother, father, sister, and aunt) for a week of poolside and beach-based play. I have checked more books out of the library than I typically read in a year, so excited am I at the prospect of four uninterrupted hours on a plane to read.

In short, you have a whole 10 days in which to leave just one little comment to let me know you're out there. I hope to return refreshed and relaxed.


Anonymous Colleen said...

I read often, but never comment. I enjoy your blog, especially the birth stories. Keep up the good work!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm here too... Same as Colleen (is this DeLurking week for you?) I enjoy reading your day to day adventures :) Keep it up!


j a n e l l e s a t m a c d o t c o m

if you'd like to email :) no spaces

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I check in often... sometimes more than twice a day... lurk a lot... did comment once. I am in love with the knitting obsession! I too knit. Learned at six, haven't stopped since. Fearfully ashamed of not signing up to the olympics, but a nursling and two boys... not a lot of hope for yarn in my home. I found you through T$.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous RG said...

I'm out here, I love it, I'll try not to check too often while you're on vacation. I weaned myself off celebrity gossip with a few good blogs. I'd love to hear about a VBA2C twin birth, if you do take that client. (Yay vbac!) And yes, people should definitely not be having babies in their sixties (esp. if it involves genetic pseudo-incest). What should be the limit? 50? 45?

3:28 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I will delurk and say hello if it lifts your spirits. I started reading about a month ago when I followed a link from Midwife Sage Femme. As a new doula I love hearing what you have to say. I even enjoy the knitting obsession because I'm a knitter too. And your birth on the 13th and mine on the 14th ( were really similar in tone. So now I'm your official stalker, but at least you know I'm here. :)

3:42 PM  
Blogger Pink Lady said...

I'm here and check in everyday :)

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, don't get discouraged! I check in here every day, but I'm not really a 'commenter.' More of a 'lurker.' You know, I came for the doula posts, but I'm loving the knitting stuff, too! I'm an avid knitter and always appreciate reading about people's ongoing projects.
I keep a livejournal, but I don't think I'd have the confidence to actually blog, what with the publicly having opinions and such. Yours is a great mix of commentary and personal musings. It's fun!
Incidentally, I started reading your blog some time last spring, I think it was. I took the birth doula seminar at the Center for the Childbearing Year in November, when you were a guest speaker. It wasn't until I read your post on speaking at that seminar that I realized who you were. I would have said hello!

1:41 PM  
Blogger The Mommy Blawger said...

I'm too busy working on my meme of 4 to comment...

5:03 PM  
Blogger gnarly nanny said...

after reading this blog i commented a whole bunch on your other posts. love your blog :)

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another reader but not commenter, here.

besides, I'm still speechless that you thought we'd beleive you knitted that green cardy - the gauge, the gauge!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I was too scared by the picture of the sexagenarian giving birth to say anything coherant.

Love the list of books. Let us know which ones were good! I've been meaning to read "Beak of the Finch" and "The Historian" myself, and "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood" and "Stiff" were a couple of the best books I read in the past few years. Now I'm off to check "Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me" on amazon - sounds intriguing.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I also want to say that many people probably visit but don't comment.


4:25 PM  
Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

I'm here physically--but not always mentally these days. I have been posting less and having little to no time to read blogs. However, even less time to comment when I whisk over here (which is usually everyday, except the last few because I have been sick.)

I have also been getting so many fewer comments that I thought I was turning people off with my so-little-to-say-since-I-am-so-overwhelmed-posts.

I love you...still and always. ;)

12:53 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

I'm reading. And enjoying. But not commenting. Sorry I suck.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm the same....reader, but don't usually comment. only once, actually. i'm doula in Hawaii and love your blog. it's nice/rare to read someone who writes well, even about...knitting! ;) please keep it up!

enjoy your vacation!


10:34 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hi Doule! I'm sorry I haven't been by to comment before now.

LOL (very loudly) at the green cardigan!

And ooh, you're gonna love Janet Evanovich. :)

10:28 AM  
Blogger doulicia said...

Colleen, rg, tara, gnarly nanny, sandy, casey and anonymous(es): Thank you so much for de-lurking. You do not "suck;" you did lift my spirits.

Likewise to old internet friends Pink Lady, Dr. Deb, Hannah, Bookworm and Mommy Blawger.

I'm happy to hear some doulas are visiting, as well as some knitters (and some knitting doulas!).

And how fun that one of you anonymous writers and I have crossed paths in person. I wish we had been able to say hello.

For those of you who have links to your own blogs, I'm eager to visit (if I haven't already). It just may take a while.

Again, thank you all for checking in. My ego is sufficiently stroked to continue this project for another long while!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Ahavah said...

Hello, I still visit! This was the very first doula blog I found. I am now pretty addicted to blogs, which is why I usually only stop in every now and again. :) But when I get free time, I'll sit at one of my favorite blogs and catch up for a while.

9:54 PM  

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