Tuesday, November 30, 2010

this is the end...

The blessed end of NaBloPoMo.
Dear God, what was I thinking?
My blogs sucked.  I was busy and uninspired.
NaBloPoMo made blogging feel like work. Ugh.

That said, I'm feeling somewhat inspired to continue NaBloPoMo into December. The theme:
The theme for December is ZEITGEIST. You have 31 days to try to capture the mood of your culture and your life as they exist right now. Use every tool in your blog box: words, photos, music...?

Now, I don't really know what Zeitgeist is.  I mean, it's a movie, right?  In reading the description, my first thought wandered to the change in my life right now with regards to the childbirth culture I'm involved with.  Big changes in that arena right now--as far as administration goes.  Principle of philosophy remains the same.  It might keep my fuels fired to spend the month writing and researching about normal birth.  It might bore the hell out of anyone who stumbles across this sad sample of my musings, but I blog for purely selfish reasons anyway.  

I feel like maybe a theme will be helpful as I at least attempt to post something of any depth. 

Maybe I need to begin December trying to figure out what the heck "zeitgeist" means.  
I really should get my ass back in school; my brain is atrophying.  

Monday, November 29, 2010


I'm just taking up blog space today to fill a void with crap because I simply don't have time to fill the void with words of substance.

The next few weeks look to be mildly chaotic, but that's about normal for the holiday season. I'm not so sure how festive my family feels this year since this will be the first Christmas without my grandma.

Tomorrow I plan to create an epic post for my NaBloPoMo finale!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Night 3 of Thanksgiving leftovers.

So awesome.

This morning Maya didn't even wake up until after 11:00am; I was awake earlier than that, but I laid in bed watching Hoarding: Buried Alive on TLC.  I much prefer Hoarders on A&E.  Hoarding feels more exploitative to me.  Yeah, I know that sounds ridiculous.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we're gearing up--like most everyone else--for the holiday frenzy.  We have our tree-hunting date on the calendar (12/8), and we still have to get started on Christmas shopping.  But really what I have on my mind most is our New Year's Eve party.  Decor, food, beverage, attire...  I really want to have a great party this year!  Wayne already has the music picked out, which we were listening to today.  Awesome.

Wayne and I think we're going to join the boot camp class at the Y that begins this week.  2x per week for 1 1/2 hours per night.  There's only space for one more person in the class time we want, so I have to call the Y tomorrow to see if we can both get in.  It's an abbreviated boot camp: only 4 weeks. That shouldn't be so bad, right?  Ugh.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Today has been the perfect day.  I didn't even get out of my jammies!

I watched numerous episodes of Deadliest Catch Season 6 right up until Captain Phil Harris has his stroke, and then Wayne had to watch the USC Gamecocks football game.

Seeing this as an opportunity, I took a three hour nap.
Last night we were at our friends' house, and I had a bit too much to drink.  The effect is typically that I sleep hard for awhile and then wake up burning hot and unable to sleep anymore, so I was awake at about 6am--burning hot with a mouth so dry it was painful.

Hot, huh?

To finish off our perfect holiday weekend (extended weekend due to the snow earlier this week), tomorrow we will bring down the Christmas decorations.

Oh, how I love the rare unscheduled weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010