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#241 of 504 Old 01-27-2009, 04:59 AM
 
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hi poxybat!
majikfaerie land is pretty exhausted. we did a MASSIVE shopping mission in town today, and I started bleeding, after not sleeping much... but at least the weather is warm and pleasant, and I'm home now with my feet up.

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hey you unschool...and go barefoot... awesome...

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hey you unschool...and go barefoot... awesome...
I even do both at the same time

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i dont get the whole girls into shoes thing... i have three pairs of shoes... boots, backup boots and a pair of heels for when im feeling sassy

i wish i knew more unschoolers, radical unschoolers even, in my area... i feel like an odd duck most of the time...

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mmmm odd duck


that's more shoes than I've got.

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Oh man.... i wish I would have found u guys last night when Iw as up bored. We have a whole family of owls over here....although sometimes I suspect my man is a possum. It is 9 am now and my DD is still sleeping!!
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i still havent gone to sleep...
im never sleeping again bwahahahahahaha!

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okay, so it *is* daylight now, here, but this is the first time in, well, awhile, that me & my kids are up before 1 in the afternoon. may i join? i promise i stay up until at least 3 or 4 every night! and i do wear shoes sometimes but i never, ever wear socks. and we usually hang out mostly nekkid at my house. i'm glad i'm not the only mom who serves breakfast at 2 or 3 in the afternoon and dinner at midnight!:
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my kids have taken a vow of nakedness too...
i had to make a rule of keeping panties on. especially while eating.

i always get people asking 'youre eating!? now!?'
i think its lunch time here...

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i need to join you guys... I am always awake til 4-5 am sometimes right when the alarm clocks goes off for my husband who is a middle school teacher.

I wake up at 11 sometimes 1, it depends... I tried to 'fix' my schedule but the baby has a strange pattern so I end up sleeping the way he does

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Evenings ladies!! We had to pack up and head to a hotel tonight. I'll probably actually sleep because there is no distractions of home.

i am still pretty upset about the events that got us here.... i got the carpet steam cleaned today. i ended up getting the carpet protecor put on at the end.
we stayed locked out in our enclosed patio room all day. several hours after he left, I walked int he house, got a headache, and started vomiting.

Apparently he accidently sprayed some on my fireplace and didn't tell me about it. I lit the fire to help dry floor.....and sent the chemicals burning into the air in the house. Luckily the patio room is totally closed off from the rest of the house and my DD wasn't touched.

i opened windows and ran. Geez.......
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oh my!
glad youre all safe.

what is everyone doing tonight?

i was going to wash some dishes but it is freezing cold in here!
dp is the thermostat czar.
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i hate how some people are so warm blooded all by themselves that they can wear tshirts in the dead of winter...
im freezing!

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hmmm....lets see, it's 1 here and we just finished folding some laundry and now it's time for baths/showers. the only one *really* clothed is the baby and his cd. and dh wears boxers as a rule, or else dd just laughs hysterically. she's 3, so bathroom humor is huge around here.

maylanna - i'm so sorry! your dd is chemically sensitive? or worse??? i personally can't even read a new book, because the ink smells so strong i get a bad headache and tunnel vision and nausea.
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Evenings ladies!! We had to pack up and head to a hotel tonight. I'll probably actually sleep because there is no distractions of home.

i am still pretty upset about the events that got us here.... i got the carpet steam cleaned today. i ended up getting the carpet protecor put on at the end.
we stayed locked out in our enclosed patio room all day. several hours after he left, I walked int he house, got a headache, and started vomiting.

Apparently he accidently sprayed some on my fireplace and didn't tell me about it. I lit the fire to help dry floor.....and sent the chemicals burning into the air in the house. Luckily the patio room is totally closed off from the rest of the house and my DD wasn't touched.

i opened windows and ran. Geez.......
goodness! are you okay?
that cleaning company is in big trouble from me! :
feel better mama!

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How about tonight? Anyone awake?

I love my nighttime work hours....I've missed them...

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I'm up

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but not for long - didn't sleep much last night; had a client go into labour and birth early in the morning. I'm beat.

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Good evening.

I'm currently writing a 25 random things about me thing on facebook. Because I moved on from the research project I was working on. Its my break before I move onto the other research project.

What are you up to?

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yay for a new baby. Are you a doula or midwife?

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did you just tag *me* with that 25 random things? I just got another notice from facebook about that one minute ago
if it wasn't you, it's freaky coincidence.

and I'm a MW

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lol, it wasn't me. Not unless I don't know that you are on my facebook friends list. That is an odd coincidence.

Very cool that you are a midwife. What was your journey to becoming one?

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okay, just to compound the weird facebook coincidences, someone called jen just friended me, and I don't think it was you. :

I don't even do facebook very much


and my path to midwifery was basically a long, difficult, and unplanned unassisted homebirth (well, the homebirth bit was planned, but everything went haywire), followed by doulaing for some friends, meeting a mw and assisting at a few births, and deciding that's my life... 5 years of independent study including 3 years of practice later... here I am

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Amazing, it really can be done that quickly with a small child. How expensive was the process? The cost of midwifery school is daunting to me.

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if you do an off-site school like AAMI, it's really very affordable

and I'm blessed enough to have a *very* supportive DP who works at home, and we're unschooling, so we have the flexibility to make it work quite effortlessly

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Really? How affordable?

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have a look at their website. the other thing is that they often have specials and drawings for discounted rates, etc. ancientartmidwifery.com

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It's 1125am and we are off to a friend's house for lunch and to squeeze her chubby babe We've had a little but of breakfast just 5 mins ago so we don't eat her out of house and home in half an hour
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The whole thing is under $5,000. Wow. That is accessible to me. I've got the Seattle Midwifery School right down the road from me and I think its like $30,000. I just finished a M.Ed. that in total was less than $15,000 and even though I paid that entirely out of pocket, I still thought it was a good deal. Woah...something to think about...

Are you licensed?

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