Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Guess It's Tuesday

I woke up this morning thinking it was Wednesday. Bummer.

Ever since we've gotten this desktop computer set up I find myself spending TOO MUCH TIME on the internet. But with the warmer temperatures all I have to do is put on a big sweatshirt to come back here and be cozy and I am sitting in a real chair at a real computer, which is much more comfortable than the laptop in our ultra-comfy red chair, because every ultra-comfy chairs can get to your bum after awhile. Plus, it was always so hard to move around with the laptop pinning you down. But this is a great setup! So if you're wondering why I suddenly have so much time to post on my blog, the answer is: I don't. I'm just wasting waaaaay more time than I should. Hopefully the newness will wear off soon and I'll get back to being productive.

I've started a new Pandora station: Anonymous 4 Radio. Love it! Perfect mix of Sprituals, bluegrass and folk. I wasn't quite sure what I'd get when I made it, but I have made no changes to it so far because everything it's played so far is PERFECT.

I went to the poopy doctor this morning. He told me there's been absolutely no change in anything since last Monday. Arg. Also, the storms that were predicted to move through tonight have been majorly downgraded for our area, so I doubt I'll go into labor tonight either. Tomorrow is the full moon.... my doctor says if I go into labor any time after tomorrow we can just say it was because of the full moon! I sure hope this baby comes soon. I'm losing my enthusiasm. Especially since now Anja seems to be on a sleep strike.

My mom came over to watch Anja while I went to the doctor, and since I've been home I have noticed about ten hundred little things she did to clean up, one of which must've been to move all the kitchen chairs out from around the table and sweep that dark corner where the dog hair collects. It's not that I'm not grateful... it's just that she's such a weirdo. After my appointment I went to get a cup of coffee, then remembered that I'd left my debit card in my coat pocket last night! So I had to go back home. When I texted Martin that little bit of sadness, he suggested I take my mom out to coffee. I didn't think she'd agree, but she did! We went to Vienna and got vanilla chais, a cream cheese brownie, and a scone for Anja. A fun little date, and Anja was practically asleep when we got home she'd had such a fun morning.

Last night I went with my sister to another CHOICES meeting. This one's topic was "vaccinations." It was very interesting! And exactly what I wanted it to be. I was a little bit afraid that it would be soley focused on the hot topic of vaccines & autism, but in fact, he pretty much stayed away from that. What it really was was telling what was in the vaccines, how they work, and ways to make informed choices about them. I found it to be less balanced than the last one we attended, but it was still very informative and really enjoyable. I'm SO glad I was able to go. After a rocky day, I didn't think I'd be able to make it, but I was able to, and Martin took Anja so I was even able to give the talk my full attention! I know people have their own differeing opinions on vaccinations. This talk was mainly attended by people who lean more toward anti-vaccinations, I think, which is fine. I think people who vaccinate are fine too. I have my own opinions about them for my own children, but who am I to judge what other people do for their kids? I drink caffeine while I'm pregnant, I allow my daughter to put some real garbage into her body, and I think eating stuff off the floor, for the most part, is fine. I know there are plenty of people who don't agree with me there, but I do hope they won't judge me for it! Anyway, I would like to have heard a little more from the pro-vaccination side of the argument, but that's okay. It was still very informative! And afterward Sarah and Bella and I met up with Martin, Anja, TusaRebecca and Mrs. Schap at Vienna for an art opening. Yay!

Sarah invited me to story time out at the Ivy Tech library today, but it starts in three minutes and Anja is still asleep, so I guess we're not going to make it.


Beth F said...

Annie! I am glad that you went to the CHOICES meeting. I wish we had something like that here! I recently went to a vax discussion at church. It was very informative without being scary. I think that no matter what choice a parent makes regarding vaccinations, the decision needs to be informed and not because someone was scared in to it or out of it.

I hope you go in to labor soon! We will pray the baby out from here!

(And do you wanna send your mom my way, she could do some more cleaning at my house!)

Annie said...

Exactly! Either side can be argued using scare tactics, and the really helpful stuff is just the flat facts and information on both sides so you can decide for yourself to do what you believe is best. It does seem like both sides (when they are heatedly being given) are just in to scare you.

Ugh, I hope I go into labor soon too! So far, nothing tonight. :( But maybe tomorrow on the full moon!

Anonymous said...

I hope you don't have a Friday the 13th baby...ekk scary!

I was going to call you tonight, but then it was really late. I will call tomorrow!