Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Fragments

I spent most of yesterday thinking it felt like Friday.

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Mommy's Idea

I had a dream about brownies on Wednesday night. Brownies of all shapes and sizes and flavors - dark chocolate brownies, blondies, white chocolate macadamia, fudge brownies. I woke up so hungry for brownies and so sad that I didn't have any.

Tonight I'm meeting with a group of local people to try to start a secular parenting community group. I'm really excited about it. Part of my excitement is because our meeting will be at the cupcake shop down the street, and the rest of it is because I'm anxious to get to know other parents in our non-religious situation. It seems like we're really few and far between. I hope this will be a good resource for us.

I read an awesome book this week - Oryx and Crake. It's from the same author as The Handmaid's Tale.

I started it on Sunday afternoon while Charlie was napping and quickly found that I didn't want to put it down. I stayed up late, reading with a flashlight, and read on my lunch breaks so that I could continue the story. I finished it on Wednesday and I'm sad that it's over. I must have a "thing" for dystopian novels. I can't recommend either of those books highly enough.

I ran 2.5 miles on Tuesday. It was so nice to be exercising outside again. I can't wait until we're done with our first round of P90X - I'm going to trade some of the cardio for running in the second round. 41 more days to go!

I'm loaning out most of Charlie's old clothes to a friend of mine. They're just sitting in tupperware in the basement going unused, so I figured they need to get some use. Part of me is sad about it, but I need to get over it since we're still uncommitted on whether we'll be adding a second child to the family.

I know we're doing the responsible thing by not having a second kid right now - we want to save more money, we want to wait until Charlie's daycare tuition goes down a little more, we want to make a bigger dent in our mortgage - but I can't help but feel bitter that there are so many people who go off and intentionally get pregnant when they clearly can't afford to have kids and then complain to everyone about how expensive things are. Yes, having a baby costs money. That's why we don't have another one yet.

I'm also tired of people asking when we're going to have a second one. Like it's just automatically assumed that we will.

In an effort to end on a positive note, we're going to a birthday party for a 3-year old girl tomorrow and I'm super excited about the present we picked out. I kind of want to buy one for myself Charlie!


  1. Your better than me loaning out C's clothes. I'm still hoping J changes his mind, but I feel we have a long road ahead.

    And I hate the when are you having a 2nd question. It is like when after you get married everyone asks when you are getting pregnant, then you do and then you give birth and 5 minutes later everyone wants you pregnant again. Bah!

  2. Omg...that PlayDoh set RULES. I want one!!! :) you live here in Florida?

  3. It's a long time since I last bought PlayDoh, but that set could well have me doing so again!

    Good luck with the secular parenting group, not that you'll need too much, I mean how can you go wrong if you're meeting in a cup cake shop? :-)

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. Ah, that's so cool, she'll love it!
    My parents will be in town but let me know how the meeting tonight goes.

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  6. Play-Doh is so fun! I remember my Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop!

    Good job on sticking to the workout. I just can't seem to get off my butt these days. Maybe this summer...

    I hope your group got off to a great start! :)

    Sorry it took me so long to get here! Better late than never, right?! Hope you had a great week.

  7. I'm dying to read that book!



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