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What About Mom?

I love to learn.

I don’t always have the time to do it.

One day, my oldest daughter told me she wanted to learn how to do everything in the world, and as silly as that sounds, I understood it. I have so many interests, that sometimes it’s overwhelming. So much to do, so little time.

Anyway, I wanted to share the things I’m learning/reading now. I learn a lot when working with the kids. More than I ever expected. But these are things I’m doing on my own.

How to Think and Argue
Intro to Philosophy
Intro to Digital Sound Design
Guitar
Reading: The Well-Trained Mind, The Iliad/The Odyssey

How do I fit that in when I homeschool full-time, work at home and have a toddler? It’s hard. I have to MAKE time. And unfortunately, things that a lot of parents can get through quickly, take me quite a bit longer. But, it’s okay.

Do you do any self-education? If so, what things are you learning or reading?

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Will Make Up a Title Later.

I’m a procrastinator. I thought I was the worst procrastinator in the world. Now I know better. But, that does not remove the fact that I am a procrastinator.

Many times in our lives we will put off the hard things, the mundane things. Until a later time. Until there is no time left.

I have a new job now.

My body has the tough job of creating life. This is not a job that allows a break. I can’t call off. I have no control over how and when things are done. I am along for this ride. Men, do you hear this? It’s a job. 24/7.

I have had mild symptoms. Tons of time in the bathroom, tighter fitting bras, mild twinges in the uteral (if it’s not a word, it should be) area. But today…today, I woke up and there was a monster within me. THE HUNGER MONSTER. Wow.

Have you ever gone a while without eating? Maybe even all day? You get hunger pangs. Your stomach kinda makes all these weird begging noises. Maybe even you just FEEL empty? Yea. THAT, dear Internet, doesn’t compare. I felt like there was a black hole in my stomach. I was being sucked into it. Soon I’d disappear and the kids would have to say, “Oh our mother? We have no mother. Her stomach ate her.”

That feeling is not normal. Not good. Then I remembered, my body is working all day and all night. She is deserving of a meal as often as she’d like. The thing is, there is no:

  • Oh, I’m a little hungry.
  • Okay, now I’m pretty hungry.
  • Yea, I’m kinda starving now, haha.

Total time passed = 4-5 hours

This is not funny, Internet. There is no HAHA. This is not a game.

This is the order of a pregnant woman’s hunger thoughts:

  • Woooooooo, I am STARVING.
  • MAY DAY, MAY DAY, I need food NOW!!!! OH EM GEE!
  • Ughhh, I didn’t get food in time, now I’m feeling pukey.

Total time passed = 30 minutes

Yep. Not eating can make you feel pukey. In my case it WILL make me feel pukey.When you get hungry, you must eat.

So, all this is to say, I am currently a slave to my own body.

She says, “Eat!”, I must say, “eat what?”

She says, “Sleep!”, I must say, “ZZzzzz.”

She says, “Puke!” Well, you get my drift.

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You Love Me.

So, I have an announcement. But I’ll save that until later.

I will admit, I am horrible at updating my blog. I have always been and I think I should just surrender to the notion that I may never be a daily (weekly/monthly) blogger. At least I’ve been consistent in that sense, eh?

There are so many IMPORTANT things that I seem to leave out. Here’s a short list:

  • I was dating a guy for 5 years.
  • We got engaged.
  • I got a dog. (Is that really important?)
  • We got married.
  • I moved to Maryland.
  • *insert other stuff that I left out while I was updating on the mundane crap*

If that isn’t the definition of a BAD BLOGGER, I dunno what is. At any rate, consider yourself updated.

Now that you know my life story, let’s move forward.

I am currently in Maryland, and so far I like Maryland. I will like it more when we move into our “own” place, but let’s not let that ruin the picture I’m painting. I like Maryland. I like Maryland for us as homeschoolers too. Yes, we are still homeschooling. I’ve researched tons, as geeks tend to do, and I can’t wait until we are settled and able to do more activities around the state. The kids like it so far, although they miss home. I miss feeling physically closer to my family and friends, but not sure if I really MISS Cleveland. That’s probably the feeling the kids are having. The kids love his family and his mom takes them places (and that gets them out of my hair for a bit), and they come back with treats and they want to go again.

So, we’re here and we like it and…what’s next right?

Oh yea. That announcement.

Once upon a time there was a man and a woman. The man loved that woman. And he married that there woman. And that there woman became with child.

Became with child?

That’s what I said.

Yep.

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Ipod.

I added a wordpress app to my iPod. Do you think this will help me blog more? Maybe. Probably not.

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This Is Going To Make Me Sound Like A Nutjob, But I Don’t Care.

*Update*
3 of them have faded to a pinkish color and are smaller. Just 12 hours earlier they were dark purple. Healing fast. I’m still keeping my eye on the one with the halo.

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So, all day I’ve been obsessing over these bites.

Because, like…what if they are bed bugs? Then I have to live with them into the complex decides to exterminate? No way. And I’ve read they are hard to get rid of. Very hard.

Last night (or this morning) I went to bed at 6AM and woke when my mother called me just a couple hours later. I couldn’t sleep thinking there may be bugs just waiting for me to doze off.

But then, what if I’m being silly? What if it’s not bed bugs? I mean, I haven’t seen ANY signs of them. But what else would explain the randomness of the bumps? By the way, a new one (actually 2 close together) popped up on my foot. I noticed the itching around 2AM. And I was wide awake and walking around. Did I get it the night before? During the day? I’m going nuts!!

On top of wondering HOW I got them, I’m wondering if they look bad. I have 4 (including the 2 new ones) that are only slightly red and are very small. But then there are 6 that were rather large. Yes, I measured them. They are all about 1/2 inch across. One of them has a flesh colored halo around it that measures 2 inches or so. The ones that I got the first night started to turn dark red/purple (like a bruise — I also bruise when giving blood). The very first one I got is already fading. There is one that is bright red (the one with the halo), but if it follows the same pattern as the others, it will turn dark and hopefully fade w/o scarring. Honestly, it looks like I have hickies on my legs. *sigh*

I have not allowed myself to scratch since yesterday. This has been very hard, but I’ve stayed armed with alcohol, cortisone and Benadryl. Also, the fear of infection has stopped me from scratching anymore. I will NOT be sleeping tonight (since apparently they come out late night/early morning .. 3-5AM). I will instead sleep early and stay up! Tomorrow morning I will call the office and see if they’ll send someone over to check out things.

So yes, I’ve been obsessing. I probably know everything there is to know about bed bugs. And watch, it will turn out to be something else.

Okay, let’s talk about something different.

I wasn’t able to focus too much on the book today. But SM sent me a draft of what she had been working on (yes my daughter and I often email or IM each other from across the apartment). She rushed it a bit. What she did in 15 pages, needs to be expanded on. So I’ll be taking care of that over the next couple days. But things are going very well. I’m excited!!

Kitchen
And just more fuel for the “she’s nuts” fire. See that picture above? That’s my kitchen. I know…small. Whatever. Anyway, do you see anything off in that picture. Something in that kitchen is OFF and it’s been driving me crazy!! (See that closet? My washer and dryer is in there. It’s small too. UGH!) <—-that’s not the off thing I’m talking about though. LOL

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