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I have time to read right now being on bedrest! I'm reading instead of cleaning the kitchen! Can't say that I mind that..I'm trying to reread the last Harry Potter book but it's slow going..I'm just really restless right now!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My mom beat her cancer, just a month of radiation left and she's done. She lost all her hair and one kidney but she's gonna live.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Excellent news!!
 

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<b>The good:</b> DH and I should be getting new cars on Saturday. He needs a new car for practical reasons, his car really isn't suitable for where we live, though it is a hot little number and fun to drive. I've been driving it for two weeks since my car decided to sh*t the bed and give up on me, so I'm getting a new car too. Neither "new" car is really going to be <i>new</i>, my FIL is footing the bill for a couple of reliable, but inexpensive, used cars. I'm going to miss my Saab, but having something with AWD that I feel good putting my baby in doesn't suck.<br><br><b>Also good:</b> I sent the first of two application essays out today to try and get back into nursing school. It's a long story (the essay itself is 15 pages long) but I left a year and a half ago on bad terms, and I'm trying right now to get back in. I'll be going to a different school, which means doing a lot of classes over, but I really want to be a nurse so I'm hoping one of the two schools I'm applying to lets me in. I'm waiting on an email address for the other school's dean, then I'll send that one in as well.<br><br><b>The bad:</b> My older cat, Peanut, is sick. She's lost most of her appetite, has stopped grooming herself, and is generally having problems. I thought it was fleas, and it might be. I gave her a flea bath two weeks ago and now she's covered in flea dirt again. It's worse because she doesn't groom herself. I've been putting off getting her to the vet because the vet is so expensive, but I don't think I can do that anymore. I'll be calling them tomorrow to see about getting her in on Monday. I'm really worried because she's my baby. My ex got her for me when he didn't want to get me pregnant six years ago, and she's been my baby ever since. I feel like I've been neglecting her b/c I'm pregnant and we got another kitten, and I'm trying to not feel like I'll do the same thing with my kids, yanno?<br><br>
I like this thread.
 

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Here is a picture of dd sitting on her "birth ball" <a href="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/stujenske/MDC/DSC04012.jpg" target="_blank">http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f8...C/DSC04012.jpg</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dh is turning 29yo soon. Holy crap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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Uh, I turn THIRTY-NINE soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Ya wanna talk about holy crap! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
It sucks getting old.<br><br><br>
Well, dd starts pre-school next week. My baby is growing up. Wah. It is a co-op, though, so I get to stay for as long as I want! She has already requested my presence the first day. Awww. I went to the classroom training session today, and am more impressed with the school than ever. And they have a field trip coming up next month to a local organic farm and they get to pick their own pumpkins and pick fruit and dig potatoes. How cool is that?!?! I wanna be three again!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Oh, and one of Sofia's classmates' moms is a natural childbirth instructor and thought the fact Sofie was a homebirth was cool. And several of the moms were talkign about bf-ing, like it is the norm and what on earth else would anyone do with their kids. I am SO gonna like this place!!<br><br>
And right now I am swamped with work because all my clients just realized I would be out for three months. (ok, I guess that is a <i>little</i> pg-related. So shoot me.) I got two lectures from two unrelated people yesterday on saying no to more work and putting myself first. Decided the universe was trying to tell me something, so I put my foot down once, and the fax machine has been silent ever since! Yay!!<br><br>
Oh, and I found instructions on how to do a blanket stitch online today so I can finish the serape I am making for dd. AND it looks like something I will actually be able to do. Bonus. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Ayla, I just read about your cat. I hope she is ok!!
 

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I'm in my third year of law school. I wish I could just think about Baby, but no.<br><br>
In my alternative dispute resolution class, we're studying Game Theory. Think John Nash in A Beautiful Mind. It's pretty cool stuff.<br><br>
We also watched this (to study people's micro expressions), which I just loved. Yes, I cried, and no, not just because I'm pregnant. If you're an opera fan, or root for the underdog, you'll like it, too! So beautiful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA</a><br><br>
I'm also taking Evidence. Right now it's all about character evidence and what can and cannot be admitted. I am disappointed that my favorite TV law shows do not seem to follow the Federal Rules of Evidence.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
What else..oh, we are moving next weekend. I am knee deep in boxes and packing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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We just got back from a visit with our playgroup to a fire station. It was so cool, they showed the kids a Sesame Street video about fire safety and what to do if there's a fire, and they got all dressed up in their fireman's gear, and showed us all over their station... and then they got called out for an emergency, and they RAN OUT and were gone in like less than 1 minute. Which I totally understand, but <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> the kids were like, "Hey, wtf?!?!?!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
However it did make me feel safe how quickly they responded to a call. But the looks on the kids' faces was priceless.
 

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Mitterndrin- wonderful about your mom!<br><br>
FYI- <i>Kite Runner</i> is a beautiful book, but not <i>light</i> subject matter by any stretch of the imagination.<br><br>
Yuma-about the tooth thing. Did I tell you about how my Russian Neighboor throws the teeth and says something(it might be a Japanese thing though, she's kind of an expat), instead of the tooth fairy thing. She thinks it's gross that Americans save them.<br><br>
I'll stop bringing it up now
 

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Oh...also...anyone got any good recs for a novel? Nothing too heavy. A good juicy read would be great right about now. There's only so much "Hop on Pop I can do. It's mama's turn!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></div>
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I have been OBSESSINg over Philippa Gregory's books. They're hostorical fiction about England primarily in the 16th century. Henry VIII and his 6 wives. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Other Boelyn girl</span> was the first I read, then <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Boelyn Legacy</span>. Now I'm on to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Constant Princess</span>.<br><br>
Dh birthday is on Sat so I'm suprising him with steak dinner tomorrow w/ friends. Fil invited himself too what was I suposed to say?<br><br>
I bought him a soda maker. Our friends have one. It's fun to use and tasty.<br><br>
Now I'm in the mood for a bubble bath and a good book<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I got bit on the REAR END by a MOSQUITO!!! I realize that those annoying little buggers think I'm a tasty treat... but seriously!! This one bit me WHILE i was sitting in a lawn chair and through my pants.<br><br>
There is NOTHING good about having a mosquito bite on your rear end... it's not like I can scratch it for relief either!
 

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FYI- <i>Kite Runner</i> is a beautiful book, but not <i>light</i> subject matter by any stretch of the imagination.<br></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I meant to say that last night. I would NOT recommend it to anyone who is late in pregnancy.<br><br>
I'm reading something cheesy right now, some story about an Amish girl being courted blah blah blah, it's not Shakespeare or Jane Austen, even.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have been OBSESSINg over Philippa Gregory's books. They're hostorical fiction about England primarily in the 16th century. Henry VIII and his 6 wives. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Other Boelyn girl</span> was the first I read, then <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Boelyn Legacy</span>. Now I'm on to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Constant Princess</span>.<br><br>
Now I'm in the mood for a bubble bath and a good book<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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I was going to suggest Philippa Gregory as well! Glad that the work of looking up the books is done for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
She writes great historical fiction, with just enough 'fluf' to keep you really engaged. Fun stuff.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here is a picture of dd sitting on her "birth ball" <a href="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/stujenske/MDC/DSC04012.jpg" target="_blank">http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f8...C/DSC04012.jpg</a></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: OMGoodness! Sitting on a birth ball and reading the auto trader! Looks like my DP!
 

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Ayla- sorry about Peanut. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Vivian- You rock mama! I just finished school so IKWYM about not being able to think about anything else. Now, with this short baby interlude I'm still thinking about it- crazy me is thinking medical school!!!<br><br>
This thread is fun!
 

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If you want a really juicy read, I cannot recommend Jennifer Crusie enough. Just about anything she's ever written will make you happy. Welcome to Temptation or Crazy for You are a good place to start. Her characters are real, they show growth, they are funny and smart, there's a lot of really hot chemistry... The stories are great. I've read all of them at least four times.<br><br>
Or there's always David Sedaris. Me Talk Pretty One Day makes me laugh out loud, and it's really hard for me to find reading material that is <i>that</i> funny. His books are non-fiction essays, which sounds really dry, but it's not.
 

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almost everything in my life is somehow related to birth and babya nd pregnancy but ...<br><br>
i am eating the best watermelon i have ever had. i woke up dreaming about food to hungry to sleep and this is so good. and my calico cat cosette is being adorable she always sleeps next to me and since i am awake early she is running around the house acting silly. my other pets have been doing very well lately to but are asleep right now. my cockatiel franky has been especially entertaining and cute lately. i got hi some new toys and he has fallen in love with one of them and sings very pretty songs for it and dances around it then attacks it. and my younger cat echo who is a lack cat has not done anything new or interesting but is still the most laid back relaxed cuddly cat ever and is sleeping on his favorite rocking chair in the living room which always makes me happy because he is so cute and he really does feel that it is HIS chair.<br>
oh and we went to this towel outlet place yesterday and got a new set of towels and they are organic cotton hand loomed bath sheets and hand towels and they are the biggest softest towels i have ever felt and they where really reasonably priced because it is an outlet store and everything is sold at the whole sale price plus they where on sale for 50% off and i can't wait to see how soft they get after a few washings. the lady said it only takes 3 for their full softness and fluffiness to come out. or anyone living in the san francisco bay area check out the turkish towel outlet they have really nice towels.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mitterndrin- wonderful about your mom!<br><br>
FYI- <i>Kite Runner</i> is a beautiful book, but not <i>light</i> subject matter by any stretch of the imagination.</div>
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Nope not light at all, but a fast read.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have been OBSESSINg over Philippa Gregory's books. They're hostorical fiction about England primarily in the 16th century. Henry VIII and his 6 wives. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Other Boelyn girl</span> was the first I read, then <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Boelyn Legacy</span>. Now I'm on to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Constant Princess</span>.</div>
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I LOVE David Sedaris. I think I've read all of his stuff though!
 

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If you want a really juicy read, I cannot recommend Jennifer Crusie enough. Just about anything she's ever written will make you happy. Welcome to Temptation or Crazy for You are a good place to start. Her characters are real, they show growth, they are funny and smart, there's a lot of really hot chemistry... The stories are great. I've read all of them at least four times.<br>
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ITA!! I love Jennifer Crusie books. They really do make you happy! I never would have thought to describe it that way but it's soooo accurate!<br><br>
I also read a lot of Nora Roberts books too. Oh, and Jude Deveraux is also good.
 
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