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post #21 of 133
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Dh just left for his trip. He's been really cranky lately, maybe a break from routine will help
Even if it doesn't help him, the "break" will probably help you
post #22 of 133
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Dear God Mary Beth!!!! A biopsy from your vulva? am I reading that right?
mama, I am sending you some very serious 'hope it sounds worse then it is' vibes

sorry everyone, I'm stuck on that\





crap now I can't seem to uncross my legs!
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Hi, I am a SAHM. Right now I am a zombie, actually. I have been awake since 4:30 because I was cold and too tired to turn on the heat. So the kids are watching Clifford while I am zoning out. In a couple of minutes, I plan to peel my eyes away from MDC to make bread, do circle time and a couple of projects, and clean up a little (dishes, litter boxes, vacuum).

I also have about 50 books to go through before they need to go back to the library.

Last night I knit a sheep and a pumpkin for dd, and got the head to a waldorf doll done for her.

Ok, gotta go for now. DD is insisting on mixa mixa to make bread.
post #23 of 133
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dnw826: Last night I knit a sheep and a pumpkin for dd, and got the head to a waldorf doll done for her.
WOW! you must be very very fast. I'm impressed.

I don't knit, but I do everything else (sew, smock, that kind of thing) OK I don't crochet either. But I would really love to learn to knit. The problem is I don't know anyone to teach me. My Gram used to knit, but I don't think she's up to teaching anymore. So, is it something you can learn from a book?

Also, what do you mean by "circle time?"
post #24 of 133
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Even if it doesn't help him, the "break" will probably help you
very true!
post #25 of 133
Hi everyone! And welcome to all our newbies.

It's vax day for our kittens today and we're all going to walk there. As it turns out, the kittens love to ride in the stroller. I wonder if they'd like the bike trailer option??

I cleaned for a couple of hours last night so this morning, I have a couple of loads of laundry to put away and that's about it for the day. I think this will be a big walking day. It looks lovely out.

I just finished An Iliad last night. Now I can finish the Waldorf book and start a book about the Underground Railroad.

Mary Beth, my thoughts are with you.
post #26 of 133
I have to be honest in that I'm still trying to get into the swing of the SAHM thing. I stopped working at the end of August (I had been working 20hrs/wk, days) when we moved, and then the entire household was ill for what seemed like an eternity, then one of our cars crapped out, so I'm still trying to find our stride. I'm trying desperately to get involved with other like-minded mamas in the area, but without a car it's been terribly difficult, not to mention there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interested parties/resources in this specific area

But anyway. I'm home with my little guy, and I really couldn't ask for any more than that. Our mornings thus far have been pretty boring..breakfast, he tortures the cats and dog, I try to get my head together for the day...and before I know it, it's lunch time already!!!

Anyway, yeah. My best to you all!
post #27 of 133
today is my first day on my own with both our little guys!!!!!!!!!!!! holy crap, it's only 9:35am!!!
post #28 of 133
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Originally Posted by lilylove View Post
Dear God Mary Beth!!!! A biopsy from your vulva? am I reading that right?
mama, I am sending you some very serious 'hope it sounds worse then it is' vibes
sorry everyone, I'm stuck on that\
crap now I can't seem to uncross my legs!
Thanks lilylove. It's supposed to be painful but I don't know how bad it will be.

I keep telling dh how awful it is, then I remember he was circed so he had worse done to him when he was a baby (and probably without anesthesia since it was in 1957)
post #29 of 133
I'm newly loosed on the realm of being a full time SAHM. It is weird, to tell you the truth, to know that I'm never going back to my office to work, only to pack it up and sell off a bunch of equipment.

I have been homeschooling for a year, but still being a midwife/community healer. After much prayer and fasting I came to the decision to stop doing that as well. When we made the decision it was so 'right' but the farther we get from it into reality, the more I realize how truly monumental a decision it was.

I may never have another solitary moment and frankly that is weighing on me enormously. When things would get too crazy here, I could go to the office, clean, do some paperwork and put that part of my world into 'round.' My house is never 'in round' and I'm not sure it ever will be : and the more out of order it gets the crazier I feel.
post #30 of 133
Morning everyone! Another overcast day here. Really hoping it clears up later so DD can go to the park. She's been asking a lot & I feel like a big cheeser having to say "When it stops raining..." over and over again.

marybeth -- Good luck with the biopsy!

midwifetx -- For the organization thing around your house try checking out Flylady. The Mindful Home Managment board here is also a really great resource for support & ideas.

QuietLikeRain -- We only have one vehicle as well. It really does blow on some days. Is there any way you can drive your DH into work or wherever one or two days a week so you can have the car? It takes some extra planning, but works for us.

mummy marja -- Yes you can teach yourself to crochet from a book! I got one of those teach yourself kits from the craft store.

mamamore -- Laundry is my nemesis. No problem washing/drying it. It's getting the darn stuff folded & put away that kills me. We've even been putting DD in sposies lately to help cut down on the laundry. : Right now the kitchen table is covered in piles of folded stuff, plus I have another load in the dryer waiting to be folded. How the heck do 3 people create this much laundry anyway???? :
post #31 of 133
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I may never have another solitary moment and frankly that is weighing on me enormously. When things would get too crazy here, I could go to the office, clean, do some paperwork and put that part of my world into 'round.' My house is never 'in round' and I'm not sure it ever will be : and the more out of order it gets the crazier I feel.
Allison, I completely understand what you're saying I, too, crave order, and when things start to get out of order I feel more and more unsettled. It has taken me a long time to just let some things go, in the interest of my sanity (and that of my family!). But, I do have my "routines" that keep me sane. I would suggest picking one or two things each day to keep in order. That's doable (even if it doesn't get done till the kids are in bed), and the sense of satisfaction you'll get from just having your one or two tasks complete will help with the craziness you feel at the rest of the disorder. Congratulations on starting this new chapter in your life!
post #32 of 133
Hello everyone. I am SAHM to my little ones. I have been lurking on this particular forum for over a year. I'm not sure if I have ever posted . But the water cooler chat looked like fun.
post #33 of 133
Good morning all. This morning has been alright. Although I have already allowed too much tv. Grrr. But I did start on seperating out their summer from their winter clothes....only to discover is must be like 80 degrees outside so immediately had to go through their summer clothes to find something for today. *sigh* Laundry is definetly my nemesis. Well, that and dishes. I need to get back into Motivated Moms. I really liked the concept and it seems soooo easy!

AmyLaz, I would love any tips! I will have both kids there "all by myself" and I'm sure I will go : Dh is having a really hard time dealing and he "must be at work since I just started" so I don't expect much from him. I, on the other hand, am in complete denial and my dreams show that.

Yay for the dishwasher!!

I gotta go shower. Dh took kids to the chiro this morning. Yay! So I can go shower. Instead I'm on here. Better run!
post #34 of 133
Wow, new thread and new mamas (at least to me!) Nice to meet you all, I've had so much fun chatting and listening by this here MDC water-cooler, whenever I log on, I head over here first!

Whew, this week-end was a whirlwind! My parents left back for the States today, and on Saturday we went to see my SIL's dance recital. Yesterday was my birthday, and it was really bittersweet to spend it with my aunts and parents. I made up for it after DS went to sleep and had some wine and listened to some of my favorite records.

I translated yet again all day today, I barely saw DS, DH took him out and they ran errands together. I ignored a call from the agency that sends me stuff to translate because I still have some on my plate, and last I checked I was a SAHM, not a WAHM, so I want to keep it at a minimum.

But I'm glad for the work, it's a great way to supplement DH's income. Plus, he got robbed on the bus and he had quite a bit in his wallet. That was a bit if a setback for us, but my parents are really generous and they gave us a really nice donation before they left. I was really touched and a little embarassed. I'm sure you can imagine.

Midwifetx, I can relate a little, except that I only have 1 child and a relatively small place to live. But it gets messy around here easily and sometime I feel really overwhelmed and stressed even though I get so much support and help from my DH. I think it really helps to take a deep breath and when you're feeling that little sense of panic coming on, just closing your eyes for a moment and asking yourself what is most important for you do to that moment/that day. And you can always come here and chat about it, we're all in the same boat!

Okay, off to my yoga class! to all!
post #35 of 133
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WOW! you must be very very fast. I'm impressed.

I don't knit, but I do everything else (sew, smock, that kind of thing) OK I don't crochet either. But I would really love to learn to knit. The problem is I don't know anyone to teach me. My Gram used to knit, but I don't think she's up to teaching anymore. So, is it something you can learn from a book?

Also, what do you mean by "circle time?"
I have gotten faster with time, but I am nowhere as fast as most experienced knitters! They were small items. The curly purly pumpkin, and a small (3.5" high) sheep that ended up looking like some horrible freak. DD's bday is coming up and I promised to knit her some animals. She has 3 dolls I have already made her in different sizes, but I like making them, so I started the head to finish today. The body takes forever, though.

I taught myself how to knit. I had never even seen anyone knit, but I crocheted when I was young. So I watched knittinghelp.com and got some stuff and started in on the tinybirds soaker pattern. It was a disaster. Horrible needles, yarn, and knitting. It was so embarrasing, but I actually stuck with it and it is easy as pie now. I had a little WAH soaker knitting biz, but I ended up with no soakers for dd, and making very little money ($20) for 2 weeks of work.

But I am sooo jealous that you sew. I have a machine, my gma is a hand quilter and taught me. I can sew up the dolls, but I couldn't sew a pillowcase to save my life. I get add or something and can't concentrate with the machine.

janerose-I hear you on laundry! I love to wash it, I am addicted to gain (it's evil, I know, but I'm addicted). But putting it away? I would rather scrub the toilets.

wendy grace-I hear you on weather. I am used to midwest winters, and here in NC it is still HOT!

east carolina-That sucks about your dh getting robbed. I can't even watch the news anymore b/c of the ridiculous amount of violent crime going on right now. I am glad he's safe.
post #36 of 133

Biopsy Done-Update

It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. The worst part was the needle with the local anesthetic. Not a fun place to be injected. (They had to do a biopsy on my vulva-both sides).

Now I'm sore but okay.

I've had three unmedicated labors (one with pitocin) I can handle anything

I'll have the results in a week. the worst case is that they'll have to operate remove some tissue.

My pap smear and mammogram are normal.

I've given dh back his book (I'm ediitng it for him). Now I get to nag him

I'm taking a few days to try and get caught up around the house and to relax a little.
post #37 of 133
Glad it wasn't too bad. Hope the results are good news

east carolina, that awfull about your husband getting robbed


I picked up Dd from preschool and happened to look at thier breakfast menu. You can buy breakfast for your children, for wrap around daycare. That's not anything I need to use, but I looked anyway, curious as to what they serve. I couldn't believe it. It was all junk. Poptarts, trix ceral bars...... Absolute crap that has NO nutritional value. Nothing healthy, not even a banana. And they wonder why kids can't sit still? Why there is such a high percentage of learning and attention disorders?!?!?!?! Good god, you might as well poor food color and high fructose corn syrup down thier throats. Grrrrr :


sorry rant over
post #38 of 133
DH is home today (he often gets Mondays off), and we're doing laundry. We walked over there with dd in the stroller (it's like, the third time we've used it), and she was ok, though she kept trying to sit up instead of lean back into the seat. In the last like, two minutes of the walk, she suddenly started to scream, and I was freaked, I though a bug had stung her or something, but as soon as I took her out of the stroller, she was ok. So I guess she was just done, but it was weird, it wasn't like "fuss fuss cry", it was like "nothing- SCREAM!". So, anyway, we're done with the stroller for a while. Today is our day to just hang out and relax. We've had a busier weekend than usual. Oh, but I do have Pilates tonight, which I'm looking forward to.
post #39 of 133
A good friend dealt with the whole school lunch mess last year with her son's preschool teacher.

The teacher cornered her one day as she was picking him up and demanded to know why she packed her DS lunch that day even though he had "the exact same thing" that was on the school menu. First, why she thought it was her business I have no clue? Second, the school menu was white bread, with generic, hydro oil PB and high fructose corn syrup jam, non-organic milk, a bag of chips, and a fruit roll up. Umm....my friend send her DS with a PBJ made on whole wheat bread with natural PB and homemade jam, a thermos of organic soy milk, a bag of organic rice crackers, and (gasp) and actual piece of fruit.

"The exact same thing..." Yeah....right....

ETA: This was at a private school too. And an expensive private school at that.
post #40 of 133
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Originally Posted by lilylove View Post
Glad it wasn't too bad. Hope the results are good news

east carolina, that awfull about your husband getting robbed


I picked up Dd from preschool and happened to look at thier breakfast menu. You can buy breakfast for your children, for wrap around daycare. That's not anything I need to use, but I looked anyway, curious as to what they serve. I couldn't believe it. It was all junk. Poptarts, trix ceral bars...... Absolute crap that has NO nutritional value. Nothing healthy, not even a banana. And they wonder why kids can't sit still? Why there is such a high percentage of learning and attention disorders?!?!?!?! Good god, you might as well poor food color and high fructose corn syrup down thier throats. Grrrrr :


sorry rant over
I hear you! That's the same crap they give to the kids for breakfast at dd's school.
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