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State Fair!

Posted: Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 @ 5:44 pm in Foofy, General, Pregnancy | Comments Off

MFH had to work all last weekend, but he got Monday and today off. So today we went to the Minnesota State Fair. It was nice to go on a weekday for once–not as crowded, so I didn’t have to do much stroller dodging. It was a surprise, though, to see the [...]

Laundry Soap

Posted: Friday, August 25th, 2006 @ 3:47 pm in Foofy, General, Projects | Comments Off

The past couple of days have been very busy, with a lot of running around (well, walking around, actually), and no naps. I can tell that I need to Slow Down. So I’ll hold off on writing about why the feminist push to make Plan B pills available without a prescription to minors [...]

Busy Day

Posted: Thursday, August 24th, 2006 @ 11:06 am in Foofy, General | Comments Off

So far today, I have:
Picked up my car from the shop–it’s a lot quieter with the first pipe in the exhaust system replaced.
Discovered that my car registration card has disappeared. Also discovered that the second license plate tag the state sent me was for the front license plate, and not a spare, so I’ve [...]

Book Meme

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 @ 12:43 pm in Foofy, General | Comments Off

Mommy Life is doing a kind of open tagging for this book meme, so here I go:
1. One book that changed your life: The Joy of Being a Woman, by Ingrid Trobisch, which kind of connects the physical and spiritual aspects of being a woman. It is indeed a joyful book; I [...]


Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 @ 10:26 am in General, Pregnancy | Comments Off

Dr. Sanity has a good post on the psychological defense of anticipation (including a description of a Mars Mission medical simulation (!)):
Anticipation is defined as the realistic planning for future discomfort, and it involves something more than simply making long to-do lists, or even obsessive and careful planning for some event in the future. In [...]

Snakes on a Plane

Posted: Friday, August 18th, 2006 @ 7:58 am in Foofy, General | Comments Off

MFH talked me into seeing Snakes on a Plane on opening night. His review is here. I kind of liked it, although not enough to go and see it again. MFH, ever foofy, dug out a plastic snake to take along. He was the only person who brought a snake of [...]

Birth Supplies!

Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 @ 8:40 pm in Foofy, General, Pregnancy, Projects | Comments Off

Our birth supply order arrived today–our midwife has a birthkit list set up at Birthwithlove, so ordering was pretty easy. There’s a few other things we have to get, but they’re more commonly available items. The big question on my mind now is where we are going to put our midwife’s birth tub [...]

Intercessory Prayer

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2006 @ 3:50 pm in Christianity, General, Science | Comments Off

The June/July 2006 issue of Seed magazine had a little blurb about a study on intercessory prayer, which found that heart surgery patients that were prayed for didn’t have any fewer complications, and that patients who knew for sure that they would be prayed for had a higher rate of complications than those that knew [...]


Posted: Thursday, August 10th, 2006 @ 4:13 pm in Foofy, General | Comments Off

Last night we got another 26-cent goldfish to replace Mr. Fish; I kept walking past our empty fish tank and expecting to see Mr. Fish there doing his “Feed me!” dance. The new one is bigger, and, I suspect, not nearly as smart. Mr. Fish would blow bubbles at the surface to get [...]

Still Pregnant

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2006 @ 8:50 pm in General, Pregnancy | Comments Off

Today it wasn’t quite as hot, and I got more done in the house and the yard than I have in a while. Maybe it helped that I napped all afternoon–my job is back to a non-busy state. I was pretty lethargic over the weekend; some of that may have been from the [...]