Ugandan Odyssey

Ugandan Odyssey
Me and the kidlets of Uganda

Saturday, March 5, 2011

POST 1: "Houston, we have lift off!!"

Testing...1,2,3...Check, check...Is this thing on?!?
It is???
It is!!! We're rolling?? Holy Sh*t!...
Wow, What an epic achievement...So check it out: Today I actually figured out how to start a blog!
Don't laugh...for a card-carrying ludite who is quite content to be a non smart-phone sporting, non Facebook joining, can't figure out the whole Skyping thing chiquita (yeah, I know it just makes my life that much harder, but let me be a stick in the mud, OK?!?), I'm giving myself a gold star right now! Yeah me!!...

OK, back to the show...How cool...I can just type and then other folks can read my kooky musings??? Who thought of this, it's, like, totally kick-ass!

So, here's the deal, I'm Kara, a 40-something single teacher/artist/musician living in the Bay Area of Northern California, who has thus far had a pretty wild ride on this here life journey and am now trying to get knocked up...Again...

Unfortunately, I've had a few tragedies go down in the baby making department (more on that in the next post). This trying to get pregnant at my age thing AND successfully carry the baby to term without running into more baby losses, serious danger to my health or baby abnormalities is, based on my past experiences, quite possiby gonna suck wind! Not to worry, as I'm once again, up for the challenge... I'm firmly based in reality (most of the time that is, and when I'm not, I'm in my own little world, but it's OK cuz' people know me there :). I'm all too aware that there could be more pain and heartbreak in my future before my dream is finally realized (if it even happens, as no one can predict whether I'll have a baby of my own, however, one thing is for sure: one way or another I WILL become a mommy, (more on that later as well). Jeez, use parenthesies much??

SOOOOOOO, the most important thing I'm going to do while writing this here blog is to try to keep it light, silly and zany...I am consciously doing this because I know at times I'll have to dip my toes into the pond of despair and heartbreak so I'll definitely need light emotions to balance out the heavy...You dig?? Good...Also I know that to really experience it all, I need to, well, experience it all, so I'm going to show up for whatever comes down the pike, damnit! (just what the heck is a pike anyway?!)...With all of that said, please bear with me while I'm ranting, hand me a tissue when I'm crying, laugh with me when I'm chortling, and celebrate with me when I reach a milestone...
I would really love the support!!

My "Declaration of Wombdependence":
Throughout this process, I hereby pledge to be a fierce, fiesty, fashion-forward (just kidding, I was on an F-word roll), introspective, in-your-face, silly, creative-in-my-musings, deep, soulful, authentic, brave and most of all, an accidentally-on-purpose insightful kinda gal.

Are ya onboard with all that? Cool...Right on...and hey, thanx so much for taking time out of your busy life to take this ride with me, I sure do appreciate your presence and welcome all of your comments... Oh and btw- whoever you are: YOU ROCK! No reason, just because you're you and that means you're awesome no matter what...

Finally, I'd like to bring my very dear friend (just go with it!), Rumi on board with this here bloggy thingamajig as his musings are the shiznit!:
"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field...I'll meet you there"...
OK, let's do this thing!


  1. You go Kara! I'm proud of you!

  2. Welcome to the blogosphere, I'm sure you will find yourself right at home very soon. I look forward to following your journey!

  3. Welcome! And Good Luck to you!

  4. Welcome to blogging. Looking forward to many laughs. Good luck with your journey to parenthood.

    Here from LFCA

  5. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! What were you doing in Uganda? I did both the Peace Corps (Cameroun) and SIT (Kenya).

    A "beta" is a blood-test looking for a quant. measurement of free beta-hCG. It tells you if you're pregnant, but it also gives a better idea of if/how the pregnancy is progressing rather than a simple yes/no. So women who suspect ectopic or miscarriage are given b-hCGs, and fertility patients are often given them as well.

    Apparently they can also be done on request by some doctors.

  6. Stopping by from LFCA to welcome you to the IF blogosphere! Love your writing/personality and look forward to following your journey. I've also experienced loss along the way, but have continued forward in my quest to become a mother. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way & holding hope that the road ahead will be smooth ((hugs))

  7. Welcome! I can't wait to hear what you have to say next.

  8. Welcome to the blogging world!

  9. wow! I love your writing style! I feel like I can hear you talking--and yous a funny gal! Enjoy the blogging scene--it is a nice soft place to get out whatever is inside. The ladies are the most supportive you'll ever find. Wishing you well on this journey--with your great attitude--you'll do just fine!

  10. Welcome to the blogosphere! Watch out though, it is addicting! Looking forward to reading more!