Seraf—I like them when they’re old and interesting. I stayed with a friend in Germany once who had the most fascinating toilet! It was probably 100+ years old, painted blue porcelain, with a wooden seat and a pull chain. Also! I love that your bump and Ari’s bum are about the same size!
Escher—I’m trying, but I feel like it’s not possible to drink any more water. –sigh-
Sara—sorry about the doctor! They can be so flaky sometimes. How’s it going with the cleaning products—do you have them yet? I bought a bunch of stuff (borax, baking soda, etc) a few months ago when I decided that we’d go all natural, but it just seems like so much work figuring out what to do with each thing, how to do the proportions, etc. I’m just too lazy. Any tips to help me get back into it?
Mizyellow—So cute! I love their smiles! I also love Lennon’s little floaty thing—it looks much better than water wings for actually swimming!
Qmama—yay for another daughter! I loved having a sister—I’m sure S will, too!
Starling—sorry you didn’t get to terrify the kids in the pool—it would have been a good Halloween preview, right? I keep coming back, hoping to hear that your labor has stepped up! (also, every time I mention someone saying anything sexy on the internet DP asks if it’s you. I hope you don’t mind—I think it’s funny!)
Hi Mumquest—congrats! So exciting to get your BFP! I have no good advice, since DP and I are bad about that anyway (we always end up in the same mood. It’s really lots of fun. Really. Lots.). Hopefully someone else will be able to help you out! I guess I’d say that if you know it’s coming, just watch yourself and do whatever you need to do to get yourself back on an even keel whenever possible!
Oh Library! I’m so sad that your stupid Mean Girl is such a moron. Does she actually come in and see what goes on when you have class after class after class in there? Or does she just think that you’re a big holding pen for books? So frustrating! I hope she’s ready for the Titty Ninja attack headed her way!
Mami—congrats! Heading towards the finish line, for sure!
Amanda—oh, I’m sorry about the ticket! Too bad the guy couldn’t cut you some slack! I think it’s funny how much your DP and mine remind me of each other. Not in all ways, but certainly in a lot of them.
AFM—last night was not pleasant. I showed up at home in a terrible, depressed mood (it was raining, one dog looked sick enough when we left for work that I worried about her all day, and being at work all day didn’t help), which would have been ok since DP took pity on me and agreed to come to bed at 9 so we could cuddle and I could bemoan my state. We thought it would be a nice treat to let the dogs come snuggle for a bit (they’re not allowed up there normally) and a second after she put dog #2 (not the sick one) on the quilt, he assumed his pee position and urinated all over the bed. I have no idea why. So we banished him to the kitchen while we changed all of our bedding and finally got to sleep at 10. Then sometime around 4 I had a terrible miscarriage dream. I felt like I was about to get my period and when I went to the bathroom (in the dream, only) I was just bleeding and bleeding. I was hoping that somehow the baby was going to be ok but I knew it wasn’t. And then I woke up. And didn’t have the heart to wake up DP and tell her, since then she wouldn’t be able to sleep either. Ugh. Sorry to go on and on, but it was just so crappy.
DP and I both read as pretty femme—though she must be way more queer looking than me, because she gets hit on by other women pretty much anytime I’m not with her in public. People just think I’m straight. Even with my Justin Bieber hair. Oh well. Our actual personalities are kind of all over the place, although I’m a lot more hands-on, so if it comes to teaching the kid how to sew/cook/use a screwgun/tile the bathroom, that’ll be me. Appreciation of music/foreign films/good beer will be her (though not til they’re older, of course). If we could swing it, we’d both be happy to have me work part time and spend the rest of my days dandling babies, baking cakes, sewing costumes, and figuring out how to can things while DP brought home the bacon (for me to cure…), but that’s unlikely to be our reality any time soon, sadly. Mostly I think we’re going to have to come out again and again and again, because I expect people will read us as friends or sisters or something of that ilk more often than seeing us as parents to the same child.
Other QOT(other, other)D:
I’ve never been good with movie stars. I did have a big huge crush on Guy Pierce when I first saw him in Priscilla. I was also quite taken with the star of Easy A (in fact, if she weren’t so cute there is no way I would have made it through that movie). And I tend to like Julia Stiles. Finally, though not a movie star, I would like to put it out there for the world to know that should Leisha Hailey and I ever find ourselves single at the same time, I would be perfectly thrilled to be kicked off the airline of her choice for making out with each other.
Happy New Year, everyone! Even if you’re not Jewish, have some apples and honey tonight to bring in a sweet new year!