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Car Rides And Childbirth

After wasting a good part of my afternoon reading the entries on, this analogy came up.  I love it alot and wanted to share it with all six of my followers. 

I did NOT write this, a lady named Robyn did, and said anyone was welcome to it:

"There has been quite a bit of comparison between childbirth and car accidents. Thinking about this analogy really shows you the two different forms of thinking. The natural childbirth advocates see the childbirth process as a car ride. They take safe driving precautions (such as proper diet, exercise, and taking their prental vitamins). Most have their seat belt (midwife in the event of minor complications) and air bag (hospital transfer in the event of major complications) in place in the event of getting into an accident (birth crisis).

Modern obstetrics, however, views the childbirth process as a wreck in progress. They make every attempt they possibly can to save women from the wreckage that is childbirth.

In a car accide…

Whatever. I Never Finish Anything I Start, So Something New.

Today I decided to decorate my computer for Christmas.  So I set about getting new wallpaper for the screen.  This was a bad idea.

There were a few Christmasy pictures, quite a few movie stills, some blood covered half naked girls from a movie called Black Christmas, an adorable picture of babies in Santa hats (which I tried to use and I could have avoided this whole burn my eyes out ordeal if it had let me), some weird anime that may or may not have been Christmasy and porn. 

I am not a complete prude.  Okay well mostly I am, but I don't really care about seeing pictures of naked girls, after all, sometimes, like when I take a shower or change my clothes, I am a naked girl.  But apparently naked girls are not slutty enough for some people.  They have to take it about 986 steps further.  What on earth possesses you to put on a Santa hat, spread your legs, stick something in an exit only place, take a picture and then POST IT ON THE INTERNET?  Or to do any of the other horrifying …

Today I Am Thankful For My Sewing Machine & Other Crafts

I spend a good portion of my freetime staring at a screen.  This time used to be pretty evenly split between the television set and the computer, but since we moved out we had to choose between the two for finacial reasons.  Obviously the internet won.

That is my favorite thing about my sewing machine.  Its something entertaining to do that doesn't involve staring at a box of light and pictures.  I don't do it all the time, because I don't always have the supplies I need to make things, but I try to get out the sewing at least once a month. 

Mostly I just make baby things, because stuff for me is to expensive to make, since it requires more fabric.  Plus when I have babies I can make them wear the stuff I made no matter how ridiculous it looks.  Baby stuff is also wonderful because it can usually be made quite quickly. 

Most of sewing is actually cutting and pinning.  I try and use flannel alot because it doesn't really need to be pinned to sew, only to cut out the p…

Today I Am Thankful For Video Cassette Tapes and Goodwill For Still Selling the VCRs to Play Them

I am not a technology fan.  Okay, I kind of am, but its way more of a love/hate thing.  Take the internet for example.  I think its the devil, but have no idea how to function without it.  I also love the ability to bore random people with my random thoughts :)  But I could not get somewhere I have never been before without the internet.  I would never know how much money I had without the internet.  I would never see distant aquantainces babies without the internet.  I see its purpose and its useful.

DVDs not so much.  Blu-Ray?  Not at all.

I love that with a video cassette, it stays right where you stopped it.  I love that you are not forced to watch the FBI warning that no one listens to anyway so far as I can tell from looking at various people's movie collections.  I like the basicness of it.  I like the ease of recording from the TV onto the VHS. 

One good thing about DVDs and Blu-Rays though.  Now all the VHS tapes are super cheap at Goodwill.  $2-4 will buy you pretty muc…

Today I Am Thankful For Books

I love books.

I have 3 bookshelves full of them, in my tiny little apartment. My husband is not impressed with this, or with my habit of picking up more whenever I have the money. I ALWAYS get them used, so its not a huge financial investment, just a space investment.
Some books entertain, some books educate, and some really good books do both.
Although I am mad at Amazon, due to the publishing of a disgusting book, I am going to untilize the little widget thing and list some of the highlights of my living room bookshelf.

Sorry for the craptastic layout... I can't make it work today.

Today I Am Thankful For My Job

I love my job.  I get paid to do exactly what I hope to do for free as soon as my body can figure out how to get pregnant.  Most people can't say that.

Best parts of my job:
1. Playing is pretty much my main activity.
2. An awesome excuse to buy toys and books.
3. My job literally consists of me relaxing on the floor for a portion of the day.  Babies like to play with you on their level.  And use you as a human jungle gym.
4. I can keep my house clean(ish) and husband fed while being "at" work. 
5. Babies sleep half the day.  Although I love playing with her while she is awake, the fact that 4 out of 9 nine working hours I am free to be doing pretty much whatever I want is certainly a perk.
6. It makes me feel very loved.  When her mom drops her off and says she gets all happy and excited when she says they are going to my house it makes me happy :)
7. Sometimes kids really do say the darndest things.  Like yesterday when the 4 year old said (regarding the just turned o…

Today I Am Thankful For Totaled Cars

This is actually all about my husband, who I might not have ever married if it were not for a totaled car :)

I didn't really date much before I got married, I wasn's a seriel dater like most high schoolers, I was more of the obsessed with one guy that doesn't really have any interest in me type. 

Even my husband and I didn't date very much.  Mostly we were friends that made out alot for a while (I'm only a tiny bit of a whore, not really a whore I promise), like a month or two.  Poor Michael asked me to be his girlfriend like 3 times and I kept telling him no.  Not because I didn't like him, but because I had not really dated much before and had always gotten bored after like a month or less the two times I did have a boyfriend.  Plus he was supposed to be moving to Washington for school in a few months, and I didn't want a boyfriend that lived in another state. 

My family lives in Idaho, and Michael and I were going to go over to visit one rainy night al…

Today I Am Thankful For Underwear (and Socks and Bras)

Okay, whenever my family would go around the table and say what they were thankful for, I would always say socks or underwear.  It kept me from having to get all sappy, plus they are really great.

Reasons that undergarments are wonderful:

1. Less laundry.  You would have to wash your pants everytime you wore them if it were not for underwear.  Or at least I hope you would wash them everytime.  Washing your pants less makes them last longer, so underwear actually save you money (well unless you buy $20 underwear or something, but thats your own bad since you can buy them for about $1.25 at Wal-Mart)
2. Jeans.  Think about it: jeans would hardly exist without underwear.  No one in their right mind would ever want to wear them if underwear were not around. 
3. Aestheically pleasing.  Lots of underwear are pretty adorable, especially if you go with the cheap ones at Wal-Mart.  Cartoon charactors, seasonal designs, they are pretty awesome.
4. Boobs that don't hit your knees at 25.  I …

Today I Am Thankful For Not Having A Baby

I want children very much.  But had I conceived when I first started trying, both my birth experience and my life would be much more stressful.
Since I have had all this time to study up on birth practices and statistics, I now know things that will make it much safer and gentler to give birth.  If I had immediately gotten pregnant, I would have given birth in a hospital, on my back, probably been given pitocin, and possibly an epidural.  My babies would have been vaccinated (a controversial post on that coming after Thanksgiving) on the regular schedule.  I would have used disposible diapers all the time.  Now I feel like I know better (this is NOT an insult to people who do the things I have just listed.  I just have learned the dangers of these things and feel its best to avoid them).

Michael and I are much more settled right now then we were three years ago.  We have an apartment, he has a full-time job that pays decently and he loves, I work at home, so I can keep doing that onc…


Today in church the pastor was talking about thankfulness.  I am not good at being thankful.  Well thats not entirely true.  I am very appreciative of gifts I receive.  I am just not good at having a thankful spirit is more accurate.
I tend to whine and complain about every little thing, driving my husband insane.  Apparently when Moses and the children of Isreal were complaining God smote them.  I don't remember the verse, but it said he was displeased.  I am thinking that whining still displeases God, so I am going to make an attempt to be more upbeat.  Especially since when I have kids I will expect them to have a cheerful disposition even when doing things that are less than entertaining. 
So starting today, and ending on Thanksgiving, I am going to write about something I am thankful for everyday.  These will be in no particular order, except for the one I am planning for Thanksgiving is the most important, but otherwise, its just whatever seems the easiest to write that day. …