January 2012

month 4 status report: procrastination

January 31, 2012

I might never want to actually birth this child. As much as I want this pregnancy to be over, I am a list-maker, and I have one thousand things left to do. When I was pregnant the last time, I was fully aware that I would have no time left, again, ever with which to […]

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virtual excercise

January 26, 2012

  I think part of my problem with the Internet and technology is that it is a BIG FAT TRICKSTER. You may spend four hours on the Internet, and you may feel like you got things done. But guess what? Updating your facebook friends and tweeting and watching the latest Philippine prisoner-dance on Youtube may […]

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men would never get pregnant

January 25, 2012

As Buddha says, “this is temporary.” I’ve said it once if I’ve said it a thousand times, if it were up to men, there would be no more human race. I’m not totally judging men here–it would actually be really smart if women started saying, “you know what? Pregnancy? Not for me.” But it doesn’t […]

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simple times, simple minds

January 23, 2012

WOO HOO! Yipee! Hurah! I have my desktop computer back. Now, you amazing technological geeks out there, you go ahead and make do with your fancy smartphones and iPads. You can go crazy with that stuff. I just want to point out that while I am smart enough to grasp the concepts of new hardware […]

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what did you say?

January 22, 2012

Things you want kids to say: “I love you, Mama.” “I love my sister.”  “Dada’s the best dad.” Things you don’t want your kids to say: -Any swear word. At all. Probably at any age. -“Oh my God.” Again, probably at any age. I sometimes hear kids say it while out, and it always makes […]

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being five

January 18, 2012

  Being five is many things. It’s having a little bit of responsibility. Just enough to make you feel special. Like that you can make your own bed. But also that you don’t have to. Unless your mom tells you. It’s being expected to know right from wrong, but getting some reprieve if you don’t always. If it’s […]

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cootie catcher and the Internet.

January 16, 2012

Sometimes something simple, and maybe from middle school, can help you remember your priorities a little. I got a laptop device for Christmas this year. It’s one of those cool hold in your lap but not a laptop things, and I will say, it’s pretty awesome. In fact, I’m laying in bed and posting to […]

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14 weeks and counting

January 15, 2012

….And counting, and counting… When I was pregnant the first time, 14 weeks seemed like a real accomplishment. It was rumored to be the end of the first trimester, and therefore things like nausea and vomiting should cease imminently. They said some wonderful things about Trimester 2, as well, such as “energy returns!” “sex drive […]

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January 12, 2012

This is the time of year I write, “There’s a FIJI and we live in PITTSBURGH?!” I’ve also been known to lament, “Have you seen Key West? And we live in PITTSBURGH?!” It’s not that I don’t like the ‘Burgh, it’s that there are so many places to settle on the planet. And we live […]

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going places

January 11, 2012

It’s hard for me to admit, (since I like you all to see me as awesome and totally successful, and happy where I am, with what I have, but then if I lied, I would not be humanmama, would I?) but sometimes I don’t want to be a stay at home mom. Shudder. Shockwaves. I […]

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