Saturday, January 30, 2010

awkward moments

Watching my stomach move in large and unusual ways makes me nervous. I don't think my body was *supposed* to move like that...i don't care how big the baby is getting!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

As perfect as my dog is, she has one or two flaws. In normal conditions these flaws could be addressed in a calm manner. Under super hormones, her life is in danger.

Her current favourite trespass is stealing rolls of toilet paper and shredding them on the lawn so it looks like it snowed outside.

Now i recite my mantra: I am MAD but i can control myself....i am mad but i CAN control myself...

Friday, January 15, 2010

hate world

It is no surprise to those who know me that i am often offended and frustrated by those claiming to be from the right wing (emphasis on *right*). I cringe when some talk about how "God hates gays" or "the Obama administration turning America socialist".

The video above is a response to 2 right wing commentators who suggested that the devastation in Haiti was bought on by devil worship and communism. The response is done in the same vein that the right wing commentators spoke. It was all hate.

The use of inflammatory words by either side creates an emotional response by the viewer. Do we really want more emotionally hate filled people? Perhaps the only real response to this kind of hate is to ignore it...but then again, does our silence suggest agreement?

I can't help but believe that i can disagree with someone on an emotional level and still respond to them without wishing them dead or in hell. But maybe that is just the pregnancy hormones talking. What do you think? Can we respond to vocalised hatred without resorting to the same rhetoric?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

preparing for 2010

It might seen strange that i'm setting about preparing for a year that has already starting, and i can't really deny that it isn't. Last year (or at least the last 5 months of last year) are pretty much a wash for me. I spent more time aquainting myself with the bathroom than i did pretty much anything else. (not fun)

With the start of a new year brings so many things. The obvious one is bub, who is still a few months away. So before she gets here there are a few minor things that need to be done. (in no particular order)

1. Replace carpet
2. update kitchen
3. clean cupboards
4.assemble baby room
5. teach Faith to sleep on command
6. prepare birth plan
7. stock up on pet all pet supplies i will need for the next 6 months
8. entertain guests
9.pick out a name for newest family member
10. remain calm so bub has a happy environment

The list continues....

When the church ladies said i would start the 'nesting' thing soon, i honestly believed it was an old wives tail...apparently it is a bug that has moved into my house and attached itself to my brain!

26 weeks!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I got inspired to be more artsy crafty today...until the cat started stealing my crafts.

And that put an end to that.

Sunday, January 03, 2010


Checking out Mount Taranaki...strangely the signs seemed to apply to me.

The awesome lawn art saw on one of many trips where we weren't quite sure where we were or where we were going...the sheep were too cute though! so it was all worth it.

The New Plymouth's lights in the park was inspiring. Very beautiful!