7 Quick Takes Friday #13

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Lots of exciting things happening on the blog right now – don’t forget to enter my giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to Diapers, Etc.! And check out their redesigned site, it looks great! I have been visiting almost every day and plotting what I am going to order next. I am trying to make myself wait until after this baby is born and we know the gender, because I am planning on buying some gender-appropriate patterned cloth diapers!

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We are in the home stretch of this pregnancy, and I am feeling it. I’m at that point where I’m uncomfortable and tired at all times. I have prelabor contractions and cramping almost constantly, just like last pregnancy. Frankly, it’s getting difficult to function.

Fortunately, Thursday was my last “real” day of work – I have Friday off due to a vacation day I had to “use or lose” and Monday is President’s Day. Then, on Tuesday of next week I think I might let the midwives do a few things at my prenatal appointment that morning to see if labor starts. If not, no pressure, we will go home and just wait some more. If you want to weigh in on the background of what is going on there, just visit the blog post on my family blog and read the comments. I really am thankful for all the feedback I got from The Feminist Breeder and her birth professionals – I am taking all of it into account, and I learned a lot from them all!

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I am excited to have won a gift certificate to the Elements Spa at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine from She Is Dallas, a collaborative local blog to which I contribute. Friday I will be spending a few hours getting a massage and pedicure in preparation for the birth!

If you haven’t checked out the new She Is Dallas, please do – it was formerly named BurbMom.net. My blog post about meal planning was reposted there last Saturday!

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It’s been rough keeping my attention at work the last few days, one thing that has helped is listening to the “podiobook” Blood Witness by Dave Hitt. A podiobook is an audiobook that is released as a series of podcasts. It’s about a Jehovah’s Witness who is turned into a vampire. Pretty hilarious concept, and it’s kept my attention and made the hours go by quickly! It is NOT a kid-friendly book – there is some sex and cursing in it, so please be aware of that before downloading it, but it is a captivating story overall.

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I am also still working on reading Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Nontoxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money by Ellen Sandbeck. It’s a good book but very long, because the author goes into great detail about the exact methodology of cleaning every room in your house.

I have been reading it on the Kindle and it is taking FOREVER.
I really want to finish it so that I can review it on this blog because there are some things I agree with and some things I DO NOT and I cannot wait to tell you about them. However, I am pretty sure this is going to be a post for after the baby. So feel free to read it now for yourself and get ahead of me!

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I don’t watch much TV, but I used to watch 30Rock regularly. I have been disappointed in how it’s gone downhill. It’s just not funny anymore. But you know what IS funnier now? Community. I love Abed and Troy.

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See, Levar Buton just showed up on the episode of Community I am currently watching on the DVR.
I rest my case.

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Well that’s all for this week, be sure to visit Conversion Diary for links to more 7 Quick Takes Fridays.

5 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday #13”

  1. Lol, I didn’t like Community the first season (or 2?) but it seems to have improved. I could really do without the Chevy Chase character, though. I think I watch it for Abed & Troy and Joel McHale primarily! 🙂

  2. Lol, I didn’t like Community the first season (or 2?) but it seems to have improved. I could really do without the Chevy Chase character, though. I think I watch it for Abed & Troy and Joel McHale primarily! 🙂

  3. Love it! I can’t wait to read your review, as more natural cleaning is right up my alley, but for sure something I need to know more about!

    I haven’t seen Community or 3D Rock; I’m a Glee girl at heart. Can we still be friends?!

    I hope you’re feeling well! 🙂

  4. I agree — 30 Rock seems a little off lately. Community, however, just keeps getting better and better. Have you checked out “Outsourced,” though? It has now officially become my favorite TV show this season. Not what I expected at all. Great characters, great one-liners, and a so-far successful balancing act between poking gentle fun at both American and Indian stereotypes while also embracing them.

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