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I’m beginning to understand …

… that a lot of my frustrations and feelings of inadequacy about motherhood are:

  1. Normal
  2. Partly due to just how busy I was before Gwen was born (thanks, mom, for helping me see this!)
  3. Partly due to an intense need to do things perfectly Continue reading
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I stole this post …

… from my sister Jenny’s blog. Wuhoo for stolen blog fodder!

I can’t get to sleep without:
Brushing my teeth!! But seriously, at this stage in my life (with a 3-month-old and all), I can fall asleep every night just fine, thank you!

If I were a doll, the accessories packaged with me would be:
Gwen, ring sling (or babywearing accessory of some sort), laptop

I have an irrational fear of:
Being attacked by a man while I’m walking somewhere (maybe that’s not irrational?)

At my grandparents house I usually eat:
Ummm … I remember once eating really nasty soup, does that count?

When I was born I weighed:
7 lbs something (Jenny, you were in the 7’s, too!)

I am most opposed to:
Commercialism, war, abortion, the “cry-it-out” method

On myspace I like to stalk:
Me no have no myspace. On Facebook, I often stalk my sisters =)

I am too old to be:
In grade school – or even high school, for that matter!

I find the thought of childbirth:
Exciting and empowering!

Next door to my house is:
Railroad tracks. Like RIGHT next door.

My feet are:
Flat. I need orthopedic shoes =(

My preferred style of jeans are:
Blue ones that have a bit of flare

I know how to cook:
Quite a bit of stuff!! That doesn’t mean I’ve been doing it lately, though …

I am annoyed at:
The fact that I can’t get anything done during the day anymore. I’ve realized I’m a ‘doing’ person and that not be able to ‘do’ drives me bonkers! I’m also annoyed that our house isn’t completely unpacked/set-up, even after being here for months and months …

Men should always:
Hold the door for women =)

Women should never:
Talk about others behind their backs (please remind me of this)

The scariest sea creature is:
Sharks

The world is over populated with:
Cell phones

I recently broke:
Hmm … I can’t remember!

I last cried because:
A girl I love very much is in a very difficult situation

My favorite shoes are:
My birkenstocks (that’s right. I wear birkenstocks)

As a parent my greatest fear is:
Being too selfish and my kids knowing it

When I think of Full House:
I think of the time I tried to start a club like the one in the book Phone Call from a Flamingo – did you even know there was a Full House Stephanie book series??

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Beautiful Post.

Check out a beautiful blog post here – titled “What Mother Must Sacrifice”. It sure made me stop and think.

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Jeremiah

So in my new Bible reading plan (which I’m going to post about every so often, helps keep me accountable!!), I just finished Jeremiah. It’s a book that’s made me go “Hmmm …”. Continue reading

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5 Things About Me

Chelsea tagged me for this meme, and I quote, “to help her blog about something other than the baby”. LOL Thanks, Chelsea!

What I was doing ten years ago:

  1. Finishing grade eight
  2. Hanging out with my friends watching horror movies
  3. Discovering the internet and messaging random people on ICQ (best. feature. ever.)
  4. Preparing to move to Kingston from Port Dover
  5. Going on car rides with my sister Becky

5 things on my to-do list today (first off, well done on catching me on a day where I’ve GOT a to-do list):

  1. Sweep the main floor of the house
  2. Go through all the gifts from my shower with Brad
  3. Go for a walk with Brad
  4. Knit
  5. Clean up my stuff from Brad’s desk

5 snacks I enjoy:

  1. Plain yogurt with chocolate chips
  2. Doritos
  3. Cookies of any type
  4. Ice cream!!
  5. Salsa and tortilla chips


5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:

  1. Build a Generations of Hope here in Hamilton
  2. Buy up some houses in our neighbourhood to provide lower-cost housing
  3. Pay off the mortgage … and the mortgages of all our family members (maybe student debts as well)
  4. Open a yarn shop on Locke Street
  5. Do some crazy donating to World Vision and other worthy agencies

5 bad habits

  1. Stolen from Chelsea – not thinking before I speak
  2. Being sometimes a little too sarcastic
  3. Chewing on the insides of my cheeks
  4. Forgetting to pray =(
  5. Not putting my stuff in it’s place

5 places I’ve lived:

  1. Port Dover
  2. Kingston
  3. Simcoe
  4. Waterloo
  5. Guelph
  6. Hamilton

5 jobs I’ve had:

  1. Blueberry picker
  2. Non-Registered Nephrology Technician (heehee)
  3. Dish pig
  4. McDonald’s CSR
  5. Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Tag some people:

  1. My sister, Jenny because she’s confused about this whole ‘tagging’ thing
  2. Ryanne
  3. I’m not tagging any more people, because the last time no one did it!

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Gasp!

A post about something other than June Bug! I was beginning to think it wasn’t possible!!

However, my bloggy friends, I’m actually going to write about knitting. I have missed it. I haven’t picked up yarn and needles since Christmas when my sister got me my fabulous metal sock needles and I COMPLETELY lost any amount of time to seriously devote to the craft that I love. However, after receiving a certain email (I won’t talk about it now because it’ll give away my project!!), I was spurred into action. I needed to knit something, and I needed to start knitting it now and finish the object ASAP.

So, I took my butt down to Yarnopolis (aka Ashley Yarns) and there I met a very lovely knitter and yarn store manager, Steph! She helped me pick out my yarn and we had a lovely chat about various women’s studies issues. I loved the store, and I’m very glad I made the venture!! It’s not the most convenient of yarn store locations (try a mighty long 30 min bus ride!), but it’s the closest yarn store to me, which I suppose makes it my LYS (aka Local Yarn Store). They even carry a selection of fair trade yarns!!!

Anyways, we picked out two yarns – a cotton weight and a novelty yarn … I’m knitting double stranded, yo! (No …. not yarn over … I actually meant ‘yo’.)

Can I say how it never ceases to amaze me that you can start with yarn and needles and end with fabric? It’s incredible that I can make something by pulling loops of yarn through other yarn. I’m hoping to finish this object this weekend, if I can, so you won’t have to wait too long in utter suspense of what it is =) The picture doesn’t quite do the hues of purple justice, but it’s all I had to work with … the other pics were either too fuzzy or too blue.

p.s. I finished The Friday Night Knitting Club. It was phenomenal. That may or may not have something to do with the why I was so excited to pick up my knitting again. May or may not.

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Wow.

So, I finished my last day of clinical today.

Which means I’m officially done my University Degree.

My wonderful preceptor (Hi Heather!) gave me a classical music CD to play for June Bug, a hippie (lol – it’s so me) bracelet that she made (she makes micro-macramé jewelery – it’s really pretty!!), and a book I’ve been wanting forever (how’d she know??) – The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. I can’t wait to relax and read it!

The end to my University career feels so anti-climactic. Maybe it’s because I have to go to bed early so I can get up at 5:30 so I can walk to work for a 6:30 – 14:30 shift … maybe it’s because it doesn’t quite feel real yet. Either way, it’s done, and that’s that!

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