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May 18th, 2012
03:41 pm
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birth announcement
It's a boy! Benjamin Linus Gobert arrived at 8:51 PM on Tuesday, May 15. He was 9 pounds, 1 ounce and 22 inches long. He was born via VBAC in the water after 22 hours of all natural labor. We were home from the birth center and in our bed with him less than five hours after he was born.

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December 1st, 2011
03:22 pm
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Look I am posting
I can post from my fancy new phone! It's a while new world!

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October 19th, 2010
11:23 am
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out of the darkness AKA livejournal, i miss you but have no time for you!
So people are always like, what do you DO all day?! This is a typical day for us:

6:15 Eric wakes up and gets ready for work and makes all of us breakfast. He makes me an egg on an English muffin, and he makes himself and Jack eggs with spinach and cheese.

6:30-7:15 Jack wakes up at some point and Eric comes and takes him away from me. I sleep in the bed alone. It is awesome.

7:30 Eric brings Jack back to me and leaves to go to work. I hide under the covers for as long as possible (usually about 30 seconds) before Jack is getting into something.

7:30-8:00 I get dressed and check my email while Jack runs around.

8:00 I make green tea and eat my breakfast while watching something trashy (usually some variation of The Real Housewives). If Jack hasn't eaten yet, he eats now too, or he runs around and plays.

8:30 - 9:30 Playtime, or doing laundry and various other chores

9:30 Jack goes down for his morning nap (takes 10-30 minutes to get him to sleep)

9:30-11:00 I work at my Leapforce job, check all my mystery shop boards looking for jobs, do other Internet things

11:00 Jack is up by now or earlier. We run errands (HEB at least once a week), go do mystery shops, sometimes go on a walk if we have nothing to do.

12:30 Lunchtime. I eat tuna or peanut butter or leftovers. Jack eats various things - sometimes cheese and bread, apples, pears, vegetables, avocado - whatever I scrounge up for him.

1:00 - 3:00 Playtime, maybe go on a walk or run another errand

3:00 Afternoon nap. Usually doesn't take as long to get him down for this one. During this nap I do the dishes, clean up around the house, possibly do more Leapforce work. Sometimes I do nothing and lay on the couch reading magazines.

4:30 Jack is usually up by now and we start making supper.

5:30 Eric comes home from work. I lay on couch while he plays with Jack. Or go work on mystery shopping reports, or finish supper, or go to the gym.

6:30 We all eat supper. Sometimes we watch Wheel of Fortune.

7:00 Go on a walk.

7:30 Low lights playtime/story time/sometimes a bath time.

8:00 Eric puts Jack to bed while I play on the computer.

8:30 - 9:30 Eric and I get to watch tv and spend time together.

9:30 Jack wakes up and I nurse him back to sleep and then sneak out of the bed.

9:40 - 10:30 Evening snack/TV/cleaning up

10:30 Eric and I go to bed

So that is what we do all day. Jack also nurses about 4-5 times throughout the day and I change about 4-5 diapers. Sometimes we see other people and that is fun. Tomorrow we are going to our very first play group so I hope that works out for us as something else to do and other people to interact with.

Perhaps more posts to come?? Who knows!

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December 31st, 2008
10:37 am
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2008 Year in Review AKA a real update coming soon!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
 Got pregnant (twice);had a miscarriage; had an ectopic pregnancy; got a “new” car that wasn’t really new;started composting; taught summer school; went snorkeling; joined a CSA (two actually); went on a couples vacation

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions and will you make more for next year?
 I don’t think I made any last year and I won’t make any this year. I resolve not to resolve.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Several friends and my sister

4. Did anyone close to you die?
 My great-great Aunt Jessie Mae

5. What countries did you visit?
 Mexico, on a cruise

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A healthy pregnancy that results in a healthy baby

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 9 – my last 20-something birthday    July 8 – First positive pregnancy test. July 25 – miscarriage #1. August 9 – Niece Hallie was born. 

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
 “Greening” my life and becoming more of an advocate for buying and eating locally. Looking at tags and not buying things that said Made in China. Voting with every dollar I spend for the future that I believe in.

9. What was your biggest failure?
 Why do all these questions seem to have the same answer?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
A miscarriage. An ectopic pregnancy. Several small colds. 

11. What was the best thing you bought?
20 sessions with a personal trainer; Wii and WiiFit

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
 My friends. My husband. 

13. Whose behavior made you appalled?

My family off and on (as usual); “Republicans” who love Sarah Palin but can’t tell me why; every low-life I read about in the news who did something terrible to a child or an animal; Spencer Pratt

14. Where did most of your money go?
Paying off credit card debt that belongs to someone else.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going on a cruise.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Anything by ABBA; the Texas Lotto jingle they play on the radio

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier in some ways, sadder in others
ii. thinner or fatter? Unfortunately probably exactly the same
iii. richer or poorer? Richer, though not by much

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
I am pretty happy with the balance I struck last year.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Worrying about things that are beyond my control. Maybe watching a little less trashy reality TV.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
 We spent it in Lumberton alternating between Eric’s family and my family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

I think the love I have for Eric grew even stronger.
22. What was your favorite TV program?
The Office, LOST, Top Chef

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nah, I still hate all the same people :)

24. What was the best book you read?

My 2008 Top Five: The Fire & Ice Series, Breaking Dawn, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Whirligig

25. What was your greatest musical discovery of 2008?
I have no idea.

26. What did you want and get?
A new laptop, a new car

27. What did you want and not get?
Aside from the obvious, a Blackberry

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
 The Business of Being Born, Sex and the City, Mamma Mia

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 29. On my actual birthday we discovered one of our favorite restaurants, Main Street Grill. The next day we had a (sweltering) dinner with all my friends at Z’Tejas and then back to the house for cake and fun.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
 Aside from the obvious, less stress. 

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
 It seems like I traded out my usual pajama pants for the more socially acceptable work-out pants. I stopped using makeup almost entirely because of my acne. 

32. What kept you sane?
 Eric; having to go to work every day and keep focused on a task at hand; the girls in my Pregnancy Loss group

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Barack Obama

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
 The (lack of) care of the environment/animals

35. Who did you miss?
 I miss a lot of people I used to spend more time with.

36. Who was the best new person you met?
IRL, Carol, the newest member of my team at school. I’ve gotten to know and love [info]tikifreak, as well as the girls in my loss group.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
 I'm still working on this one.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said that it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start…



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November 24th, 2008
06:52 pm
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One of the many reasons why I don't support the commercial poultry industry


The holiday season is upon us, but for turkeys on factory farms, there is nothing to be thankful for. We have just released footage from an undercover investigation that reveals a rarely seen side of the turkey industry. I must warn you that the cruelty to turkeys that we found is horrifying and heart-wrenching.

Men shoved feces and feed in turkeys' mouths and held turkeys' heads under water. One worker bragged about jamming a broom stick 2 feet down a turkey's throat because the turkey had pecked at the worker's back. The same man mimicked raping a turkey hen whom he had pinned against a shed floor.

Others told PETA's investigator that they had killed turkeys, including by hitting them with pieces of lumber and pipes. Workers broke turkeys' necks, sometimes leaving them to suffer for several minutes before trying again or stomping on their heads. A supervisor said that he saw workers kill 450 turkeys with 2-by-4s. Many of the workers kicked and violently threw turkeys, and hens' beaks were cut with dull pliers. You can watch video footage from the investigation here.

Now that our undercover investigator has exposed what the turkey industry does not want America to see, we need you to help turkeys on factory farms by writing to the National Turkey Federation (NTF) and asking it to support PETA's seven-point animal welfare plan, which will help reduce the suffering of turkeys.

After writing to the NTF, please consider other ways that you can help birds during this holiday season. You can keep them off your plate this holiday season by choosing mouthwatering vegan options instead, and you can support PETA's work so that we can continue to investigate and stop animal abuse worldwide.

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Very truly yours,

Ingrid E. Newkirk

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November 18th, 2008
06:00 pm
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shallots: one part onion, one part devil
I was cutting up some shallots for the first time today and I don't know what the deal is with these shallots, but within about 10 seconds my eyes and actually my entire face hurt so bad that I wanted to TOTALLY FLIP OUT and maybe I did a little.  The pain just got worse and worse but I was determined to cut them up.  And I did.  But that will never happen again.  I have learned my lesson about the evilness of shallots. 

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November 9th, 2008
06:06 pm
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felt purse

Today I made my winter purse.  It is made of items I found at Goodwill.  The outside is a 100% wool  green/brown Ralph Lauren sweater ($4.99).  I washed it about 5 times until it felted and then cut the pieces.  The lining is a dark brown Victoria's Secret nightgown ($2.99).  The silver medallions came off an old belt ($2.99).  They have little fleur-de-lis on them that you can't see in the pictures.  Also, the purse is much greener in real life.  All of my necessary items fit into it.  I made a LOT of mistakes and it still is not perfect but I learned a lot and my next one will be much better. 

Everyone is getting old-sweater crafts for Christmas this year!  Whoooooo


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October 23rd, 2008
03:47 pm
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This affects everyone, not just those in CA.

As you know, I love animals. That's why I'm asking you to join me in a critical effort to help reduce the suffering of 20 million -- that’s right, 20 million -- farm animals.

Basically, on Election Day in November, people in California will have the chance to vote on a commonsense measure that will help animals suffering inside factory farms. These animals are crammed into cages and crates so small that they can't even turn around, lie down, or stretch their limbs. Proposition 2 will give them these basic freedoms.

If passed, Prop 2 is expected to have a huge impact on reforming factory farming practices nationwide -- which is why you don't need to live in California to help. It's also why the agribusiness industry is spending millions to fight this reasonable reform, making it critical that animal protection advocates raise money needed to reach voters.

So...today I'm asking you to join me in reaching my goal of having 20 friends donate $10 each to help 20 million animals. Will you join me, and help me reach my goal?

This is a very important cause to me, so thank you -- from me, and the animals! Please click on the red "Donate Now" graphic to donate to my $10/20 Campaign!

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October 15th, 2008
11:49 am
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October 15th

Remembering Baby Patty, EDD 03-17-2009 and Baby G #2, EDD 06-01-2009


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July 14th, 2008
02:50 pm
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please vote in my book poll!
Poll #1223267 The Sword of Truth series
This poll is closed.

Should I....

re-read the entire Sword of Truth series so I can properly enjoy the final two books that I have not yet read?
read recaps of Books 1-9 online and then read books 10 and 11

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