Nov 2, 2010

Note from Nat *updated*


The baby I've been baking forever should be making her appearance sometime over the next 2 weeks... so I'm probably not going to be posting much this month or even next.  Maybe a little something here or there when I'm motivated, but I'm mainly feeling lazy and wish I could hibernate. :)  A while ago, I asked a few RA buddies (who aren't already busy with their own blogs) to be featured as guest bloggers with their own posts.  I thought this would be a fun way let others try their hand at it, experience different "voices," and fill in during my absence. (So please do keep checking in since there will be interesting posts appearing.)  If you would like to participate as a guest blogger, please email me: armitageblog@yahoo.com and we'll work out the details.  (Don't be shy... it's fun!)  *Update: I have created a few posts that are scheduled to automatically be published later in the month.  I'll let you know which are prescheduled since I may not be available to reply to emails/comments at that time.

Am I crazy for secretly wishing I won't go into labor until after I see the season finale of Spooks next week? Despite slacking on my reviews, I have seen episodes 6 and 7.  I don't even know what to say about them.  (Me?  Speechless!?  Unheard of!)  I can't decide if I love or hate the story lines.  A bit of both, I suppose.  One thing I know- I have been watching on the edge of my seat (thanks to avoiding spoilers) which is something I love about Spooks.  Highlight to read spoiler sentence: In seasons 7 and 8, at least two of the main grid characters died, and so far nobody has bitten the dust (despite a few close calls) so I keep wondering who/when... because you know it has to be coming.  Oh, the suspense!!!
I'll be around a bit, but until next time... I'll see ya when I see ya. 
Peace out, peeps.

37 comments:

Myrtle said...

Take care Natalie, :)
xxx

kaprekar said...

Good luck - take it easy while you can!!

Colleen said...

Yes Nat, take it easy, get as much sleep as yu can now, cause when the "little lady" makes her entrance - you won't be gettng much rest for quite awhile. I hope you have someone (friend, family member) to come and help you with your other children, etc. We will all miss you! Wishing you the best.
Now, I just finished watching eps 7 and all I can say is "HOLY COW!!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK, THE WAIT IS GOING TO BE KILLING ME!! OH THE SUSPENSE!!

littlevictories said...

Good luck Nat!!

Twinkling Moon said...

Be Well Nat!
And remember, ol' Lucas will still be here for you when you're ready to watch (thank goodness for the internet!)

Teuchter said...

Nat, you will be in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to reading all about it when your little bundle has arrived and you are feeling up to the mark again!!:)
Like Colleen I have just finished watching Ep. 7 and was blown away by the whole thing. Hate what is happening with Lucas or maybe we really need to call him John now? But what superb acting on RA's part! I have to admit that the scene when he *spills the beans* to Harry made me weep! SO emotional! I was totally drawn into how he plays this character whichever version is the truth - John's or Vaughn's. Personally I'm hoping it's John's of course and I'm STILL hoping for another twist in the end that redeems him - or am I just being a hopeless dreamer??

Finally, thank you "littlevictories" for the lovely response to my previous comment. It truly made ME misty eyed which I actually hadn't been when I wrote it - just nostalgic!!

Wishing you all the best in the coming days, Nat.

Skully said...

All the best, Nat. Take it easy!

bZirk said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers as well, Natalie. If you need anything, let me know.

Can't wait to hear about your little girl. :)

@Rob said...

Wishing you all the best. You will be missed!!! Enjoy your time with your maturinity leave.
xoxo

JEMAA said...

All the best Nat - here's to a healthy and safe delivery for both of you.

phylly3 said...

Take it easy while you can. We'll be thinking about you. All the best to you and your lovely family!
By the way, what a wonderful idea to let your readers guest blog in your absence. I look forward to reading their take on things in RA land. :)

mulubinba said...

Thinking of you also, Nat. Safe delivery and I hope you have a baby that sleeps well!!!!

Anonymous said...

best wishes Nat, try and rest and put your feet up if you can , our thoughts are with you, and im sure your little girl will be as beautiful and sweet natured as you

tyme_4_t said...

Sending you good & happy thoughts! Blessings to you and your growing family!
And no it's not crazy to want to have the baby after 9.8 ;) Makes perfect sense to all of us!

diveknit said...

Good luck to you Nat and the baby and yes take it easy. I haven't seem ep 7 yet (stopped reading your comments - will try to do tonight) and can't wait.

Rest as much as you can and a safe arrival for your newest bundle of joy.

Violet said...

Hope the unfolding of your little bundle will be a breathe compared the unfolding of Lucas/John in the final episode! :)

What a nice gesture to have guest bloggers participating in your absence!

Wishing you good luck and lots of rest.

Ali said...

Best of luck with baby Nat, try to take these last few days easy. It's totally understandable to want to wait until Spooks has finished, I hope the baby is listening to your plea!

Nice idea to have guest bloggers, I look forward to reading what they have to say.
Take care x

DEZMOND said...

oh, be sure to call us to the baby shower! :)

pi said...

Nat, you will be missed. May you be blessed with a perfect child and an easy birth.

Having guest bloggers is a terrific idea!

Violet8886@yahoo.com said...

Here is wishing you joy in the upcoming birth of your precious little one. :)I think it is a great idea to have guest bloggers..Keeps the site going while you take a much needed rest. Even if you can't see the last episode next week, it will be out there for you to see when you have the chance...We will be here when you return when you can...You are sweet, kind, helpful, and creative. You will be missed...:)

Violet8886 said...

I agree with many others here in that episode 7 blew me away...Lucas/John is really changing...You know episode 8 is going to be a climactic episode...Something big is going to happen...Will Lucas/John be around..On the run..or something else...This is a big twist to make Lucas not who we thought he was....

Personally, I think he is vulerable that he allows himself to be manipulated by Vaughn...Who knows if Lucas is even remembering the past correctly or just going by what Vaughn says...

It certainly is not boring...

RAFrenzy said...

Nat,

You will certainly be missed! But I wish you all the best and many blessings to you and your family.

Sue said...

Nat, Hope everything goes well with the baby, put your feet up and take care.

BETH said...

Natalie Oh I am so excited for you! I wish you the best for your wonderful adventure with your little girl. Would you believe me if I told you I'm crying out of emotion? I imagine the wonderful time you must be living with the arrival of this new little person in your life and your family. I could not have children and I get excited just imagine the time you'll be living, the preparations, the bag is ready, the car in a position [ha ha ...], in short, everything before that special moment, I wish you serenity and you can enjoy it fully. Besos from Argentina

Violet8886 said...

Beth you have made some sweet comments..I don't have children either, but I love the adorableness of little kids and always wish new moms and not-so-new moms all the best..:)

Nat at RA FanBlog said...

Thanks for your sweet thoughts everyone... it means a lot! :)

Jessica said...

Is next week the season finale already? This weeks' episode was brutal- I cried in anger and frustration :( These Spooks writers have been killing me for 9 seasons, may be my last... though I think I may be falling for Max Brown now too(Dmitri)- haha. Why do British actors have to be so freakin' irresistible? Hope nothing is as it seems with Lucas. Anyway, Natalie good luck in the coming weeks. Hope all goes well with the new baby arrival and you get to watch the finale! Take care and be well!

pollyprissypants said...

After discovering RA earlier this year, your blog has become my go-to home for all things Richard. It's such a fun and happy place to be, and that is due to you Nat. Wishing you all the best with your precious new baby. Many blessings to you and yours!

Avalon said...

Since you do not feel like doing much and have nothing to do but wait....It would be an excellent time to pull out North and South with a bag of chips.

NJTS_refugee said...

Be well and will be thinking and praying for you. Hope all is well. Ann

VABookworm87 said...

I still have to watch episode 7... I'll knock that out this evening :) I love that Spooks is the priority though lmao I would totally feel the same way :D

Violet8886 said...

I think the episode (7) is brutal cos' we really need heroes now..With the economy off and a lot of things uncertain, it's nice to know that Section D is intact...But with Lucas not being himself..Harry distracted by thinking of Ruth and his life and Ruth being in danger and so on...It seems even Section D is in trouble..Those in control are not in control...

Well, we have one more episode to go..Hopefully, we will be left satisfied...Maybe we will still be left wondering...The writers certainly got us judging by the emotions that came out of episode 7...

Katie said...

Take care Nat! I hope everything goes well :)

Jane O said...

Nat,
Belated congrats on your soon-to-be bundle of joy! And just in time for Thanksgiving, too!
I wanted to thank you for this fantastic blog in its entirety, and especially the Spooks reviews--and the Spoiler markings :)
I haven't seen any of season 9 yet (which is horrible of me, but grad school is being rather demanding at the moment). I can't wait till Thanksgiving break--in the evenings, once the family is asleep, I will be reading your reviews and having mini Spooks marathons! (Once I find a way to actually watch the episodes)
Wishing you high-quality sleep in the coming weeks,
Jane

Twinkling Moon said...

@Jessica, love your comment :)

@Violet8886, good insight about needing heroes at this time. I think you're right, maybe at times like these we like to know that things are going to be ok, rather than seeing things going to he** as they are in Section D. Heck, even Harry seems like he's losing it a bit!

Ann Marie said...

Blessings and prayers for a safe and healthy delivery for you and the new bairn..a sweet, lovely lass I am sure. Look forward to your return and your little one's blog debut! She has a lot of virtual fairy godmothers!

B* said...

Best wishes for a safe delivery, Nat ....the boys must all be so excited...and I am sure you are ready ;)
If last week's Spooks didn't put you into labour than maybe the finale will.....!!!
I had to watch last week's ep. twice - I was so shocked after a spoiler free first viewing I needed to rewatch to wrap my brain around it all! Ah, well, let's hope next week gives us some "closure" - in a good way.

Well Nat, enjoy your "time off" and I hope you have lots of helpers around to give you some TLC while you care for your new little one :)