Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Finally A New Item on Etsy

I finally got one of Mike's milled soaps up on etsy today.  I've got more coming too.  I've been a bit preoccupied with trying to figure out if I'm really feeling the baby move, or if it's just gas. :0)

Ingredients include pure shea butter and coconut lime fragrance oil.  Only $2.50 plus shipping. Comes with free cotton face scrubbie. Enjoy your visit to Etsy!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Post Easter

I am going to try out somethings, like lavender text to see what happens.  It finally rained after the longest drought since the Dust Bowl-according to Mike anyway.  It was a nice Easter anyway.  And Mike moved all the furniture and cleaned the floors in the living room and the dining room.  It is nice and dust bunny free.  I can hardly believe it.  He's paying dearly for it though with a terrible shoulder blade crick issue.  I actually had to push him out of bed yesterday. Before leaving for work this morning he said that he didn't sleep well and his back still hurt.  The boy needs a vacation but he's saving it for when the baby is born.  My poor boy. 

I personally feel pretty rested after a long weekend and I really need to get my To Do List out again.  I know I keep saying I'm going to do this, but I have been accomplishing more lately and I know I need to take advantage of the second trimester energy levels.  Speaking of which, I checked a book out at the library on natural childbirth so that maybe this time I can have a better idea of what is supposed to happen in the natural world. I have no real regrets, but there are a couple things that I would like to do different this time around. I'm not going to rent a birthing tub and try to have it in the middle of the living room or anything, but I've realized how little I really knew about what was going to happen last time. 

Stuff to do now, YAY! I hope the colors don't hurt your eyes too much! (MOOHAHA!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Couple Pics

A few weeks ago, Molly convinced her Grammy Mary she needed to go bowling, and so we all went bowling.  

And here she is with her baby cousin, Izzy.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Molly Took Her First Shower All By Herself

Molly informed me yesterday morning that she wanted to take a shower every morning and that would be "her life."  She'd just had a bath the night before so I told her to wait until today.  And she just got out.  I did help her with her hair a bit though.  :0)  Now she's going to do some yoga.

Mike has been hand milling his soap to see if it makes it better and adding shea butter to it.  So far it seems to be harder and longer lasting.  But he picked out a bunch for me to put on etsy, so guess what I'll be doing all week.  He just used the molds that he found at Hobby Lobby, but we are hoping to get some better ones later.  

I also spilled coffee all over the desk, so I think it might be time to clean up the clutter. Molly seems to think our desk is for her stuff too. 

And finally, we are the proud parents of our first green bean plant of the year, as well as our first corn plant ever.  I'm getting excited.  


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Can't Believe This Is Still An Issue

So this morning I stepped in runny cat puke and dry heaved while Molly put towels over the offending piles. It's still there.  Guess what Mike gets to do tonight? Because now I have coffee in my stomach and no way am I puking that up.  

In the political arena I CANNOT believe that John Kyl said abortions are 90% of what Planned Parenthood does.  Then he said that he hadn't meant that statement to be a factual one, which I think means, he MEANT TO LIE.  OMG!

I'm not big on abortion in general, don't get me wrong, but it's not like Planned Parenthood is going around telling teenage girls to have lots of sex just so they can later convince them to have abortions.  I went to Planned Parenthood for three or four years, I did not have one single abortion, which is really the point.  It's a place to get health care for young and poor women so that they don't have a bunch of kids that they can't take care of.  I hate to play the feminist card, but is this really about something else?  Is this really about keeping women in a powerless state so that they are more easily controlled?  I really hope not.  

Because frankly, if they do succeed in dismantling Planned Parenthood and taking away life saving services, etc. they will be complaining all the time about single mothers, like they used to do in the nineties.  And since they are trying to get rid of Medicaid as well, all of those unwanted pregnancies that they claim end in abortion will grow up to be unhealthy, starving teenagers without any sense of self preservation who then will create more unwanted babies and continue the cycle.  Is this what we want for America?  

Again, I'm not advocating abortion, but rather health care services of which abortion is a small part for women of all socio-economic backgrounds.  Unfortunately the world is not a perfect place and sometimes women feel the best option for an unwanted (and sometimes wanted) pregnancy is to terminate.  It sucks.  Please don't make it harder for us than it already is.

And my last point is, we mothers make life and death decisions for our children every single day.  Sometimes it's unfair, sometimes it's cruel.  Sometimes we just do the best we can at the moment.  Sometimes you just have to trust us to do what's best.  Sometimes you just have to watch people make decisions that you think are bad for them, because it's just not your business to interfere.

Okay, I'm done.  

I have to go get blood tests this afternoon.  Yay!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why Is Women's Clothing So Offensive?

I'm trying to read about this because I find it interesting that there are countries in which it is illegal for women to NOT where the veils, right?  I haven't found documentation of that part, but it is at least very taboo in some countries.  And now it is illegal to wear them in France and Belgium.  I just don't get it.  As someone who has been criticized for my choice of clothing many times in the past, I just think people should mind their own damn business!  There I said it.  Uptight xenophobic French people included.  And frankly, the whole rule about making women wear the veil in the first place is bullshit too.  If you want to wear it, go for it.  If you don't, don't. What the hell?

Monday, April 11, 2011

So Begins Another Week

I made cookies to take to my grandmother in the nursing home and Molly and I split one for breakfast this morning.  Bad, bad, bad.  

We had a busy weekend.  We planted our garden on Saturday.   We decided to expand a little this year.  I planted more green beans and potatoes.  We did some corn, carrots, parsnips, cantaloupe, squash, and cucumbers. Mike's growing tomatoes and peppers in cups, but I think I'm going to get a couple tomato plants this weekend anyway.  I'm so excited.  I hope there are no crazy hail storms this year. 

Still got lots to do. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday, Friday, Friday!

It's grocery day.  Yay! 

Molly said last night, "I miss the real you."   Cute, but  a little sad too.  I reminded her that I wasn't trying to be mean and that I still loved her.  I just get kind of crabby in the evening still.  I have been playing baseball with her in the back yard quite a bit, but I guess it's just not enough.  :0)   Mike explained to her one day that while it looked like I was laying around all day, I was actually really busy on the inside.  

I actually enjoy the blogging, but I think I need to try and spiff it up a bit and do more planning. Just sitting down and typing whatever is on my mind isn't working out to well.  Maybe?  I don't know. And while my inner critic is not so vocal-mostly silent- I'm having a hard time focusing still.  I need to focus on an etsy plan too.  

And even though I am paying an exorbitant amount of money each month for health insurance, we still have to pay the doctor and hospital a lot.  Ridiculous. And I don't want to give out too many details, but I would just like to say that if you are not willing to pay the fees in total, than maybe you just shouldn't be in the health insurance business.  Profits above human life is a ridiculous and morally reprehensible strategy.  And we are going to be able to pay our bills, baring any unforeseen financial tragedies, so I think we'll be okay, but I just can't believe it. 

However, I like my doctor.  She is very nice, but that's how they get you isn't it?  Anyway. Whatever.  I'm glad we do have the insurance in case things don't go well, and in case Molly gets hurt or anything like that. I guess we just fit in that lower middle class area, where we can't quite afford health care but we don't qualify for assistance.  And that should all get better in time. Oh, yeah, I think in a couple years we can get the subsidies or whatever that business is.  I've just been reading over the wikipedia entry for it, and I am so confused now.  Sometimes I wish I had studied a little law somewhere along the way.  

Anyway, got to get to work again.  :0)
Happy Weekend and all!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


The guy I voted for for the city council won.  I'm so glad.  Although it seems that the other three people that won were backed by the same special interest groups that Shadid's opponent was backed by. At least we got one person. Power to the people and all that.  

I am crazy about this yarn made from recycled blue jeans at SWAK.  Unfortunately, they no longer have a shop by my house, so I either have to drive to Gutherie or order online.  I hate paying for shipping, but I hate paying for gas as well.  

Some middle aged guy sent me a message on Facebook that started out, "Hey Gorgeous."  Wanted to start out friends and see from there.  I actually responded, but it was only a quick, "No thank you."   So then he sends me another message that was like, "Why?"  Do I have to spell it out?  No, I don't.  The best way to handle these things is to:  DISENGAGE.   I hope anyway.  Ewww.

I have to get my uterus measured tomorrow. I have been feeling so much better.  And I've even been getting up between 8 and 8:30 in the morning, and having trouble going to sleep.  Sleeping less, feeling better.  Yay!  I wish bras weren't so expensive.  Then I could get more and everything would be perfect. 

Molly didn't get into the Dove Science Academy, so she is very happy.  She gets to stay at her school.  I'm glad we'll still be able to walk to school, although I don't know if I'll be able to walk that early in the morning next year. I want to, but.... 

So, I have to try and start a schedule for myself. This lack of prioritizing thing isn't working for me, really.  And you know that whole "breakfast? What's that?" thing isn't working out.  Molly is, right now, drinking Orange Crush at nine thirty in the morning.  On an empty stomach.  

Got lots of work to be doing!

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Resolve

So, at New Year's this year I was all ready to take over the world. I knew where my self doubt came from, and that it did not actually have anything to do with me or my abilities, but rather with the fact that I believed in the wrong people throughout my life.  It sucks and it still makes me a little sad, but it stopped.  I stopped listening to those people and repeating to myself the things they said (and didn't say) to me.

Then I found myself playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook for hours.  Am I depressed?  I thought.  Then I found that things started tasting funny.  One night when I asked why the chicken strips my husband so lovingly made for dinner tasted faintly of poop, he said, "You are too pregnant."

Last year I spent a lot of time learning about etsy and blogging and trying experiments with the knitting.  And I did learn a lot.  But I also held back a lot. I don't want to make a million dollars, I said to myself. I just want something to do, and to possibly add to the family income.  And the excuses kept coming. 

And I did stop making excuses... until the listlessness and fatigue of the first trimester hit.  

Here's the good news.  Fourteenth week this week, which means most of the fatigue and gassyness has dissipated.  I'm ready.  And you know, I do look ahead to October and think, oh the work in involved with the baby.  But Molly will be in school all day then.  And much as I have loved staying home with my girl, and much as I will love staying home with the next one, this is not the end of what I want to be.  And I'm pretty sure I still don't want to work for the man.  So, more sacrifice is needed to live the life I want to live.  I still feel a little timid about all the things I have yet to learn, but I'm ready.  I just have to find a way to fit things into an already busy schedule. That's all.  

Oh, happy day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fool's Day!

After baring my soul yesterday about my kitten from so long ago, I felt immensely better.  However, some of it was physical.  I think the morning sickness is going away.  Knock on wood or whatever.  I'm a bit afraid today though that my body is really just playing an April Fool's joke on me, and tomorrow the real trouble will begin.  :0)  

So, hopefully I can get back to work.  I will start with the house, because I cannot concentrate with all this dust and clutter.  Errrr!  

I hope everyone has a good day and weekend.  May all April Fool's jokes be in good fun and taken the way they are meant to be taken!