7 Quick Takes Friday #2

Well, I missed 7 Quick Takes Friday last week because I had accidentally scheduled another post.

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I have to say that I really haven’t had a lot to blog lately… It’s really boring being on partial bed rest. I can’t do a lot of work on taking further steps to be more green, (even though a post by Crunchy Domestic Goddess really made me want to try) because I can’t really go to stores, and I was told not to cook or clean. Argh!

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I am getting to the point where I am ready to have this baby, because I can no longer depend on my body as I have in the past and that drives me a little crazy. I love doing yoga, working out, and walking around the lake near our house with Christian. But with this up/down schedule and whatever my body is doing right now in the gestation process, just going to the grocery store for 2 hours takes all my energy for the day. How lame is that?! We used to ride our bikes 13 miles around the lake with no problem, and now I can’t walk through Babies R Us for 30 minutes without having to nap the rest of the day?!

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I have been told that one of the advantages of a natural birth is that a woman will feel much more in awe of her body, and realize it is much more powerful than she thought. I sure hope this happens for me, because right now I am feeling like my body isn’t being so very fun or helpful, and definitely not powerful.

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Last weekend I really needed to go to the grocery store, it is difficult to give the list to Christian when there are some things I just don’t know that we need unless I am there in the store. Since the midwives told me not to go shopping, I compromised and rode one of those little automated scooters for disabled folks, while Christian did all the picking things up and putting them in the cart. It was a very interesting experience. I felt like people were staring because I don’t look obviously disabled. But at the same time, I am not someone who cares what people I don’t know think about me (people I do know, however, are a different story…I have issues with that), so I really just ignored any possible reactions from the general public regarding a seemingly thin pregnant woman driving the disable person scooter in the grocery store. I will tell you, however, that the aisles in the supermarket are much narrower than you would think if you are walking on your own 2 feet, and that people are absolutely NOT willing to move out of the way of those scooters. They would rather hit you with their shopping cart.

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I am sorry that this post has been about pregnancy or the effects thereof. I try to keep that stuff out of this blog, but this post is really more about random things right now and, hello, I am stuck on the couch most of the time. It’s hard to ignore being stuck on the couch.

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I have caved in and started reading the Twilight series. I have to say that I was kind of dragged into this, kicking and screaming. Teen crush books are not my thing. I had been told that the books were absorbing and I my goal was to read something distracting just help to pass the time. I have already finished the first 2 books – have you seen how large that type is, and how wide the spacing is?? The books look like huge tomes, but if you put the text in a regular size font with regular paperback spacing, they would just be small paperbacks. Killing trees, anyone??

There are several times in the first book (although fewer in the second) that I had to set down the book and just marvel at how cheesy some of the lines were. Something about his ” beautiful, tortured topaz eyes” or something… I can really only take so much of that. And most of the first book seemed to be going on and on about their relationship, which was not very interesting to me. I find the character of Edward difficult to believe. Not because of the vampire aspect, but because no man is that noble all the time, I don’t care if he is 90 years old. And I believe very few people who are 17 and claim to have found the everlasting love of their life. Everyone thinks whoever they are going out with at 17 is the everlasting love of their life!

The plots seem to kick in about 2/3 of the way through the book in the first and second books.. When that finally happens, then I had trouble putting it down and it was indeed distracting. If the rest of the books continue to have some kind of plot along with the teenage angst, I think I can enjoy them. But the emo undercurrents are just kind of a beating sometimes.

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My friend Millie sent me some songs on a thumb drive this week and some of them were from Newsboys, does anyone remember them? Well, technically they are still around in the Christian music scene, but what I remember about them is from the mid-90’s when we all wore giant baggy clothes and I crowd-surfed at their concert at Six Flags. For some reason the music just cracks me up with memories.

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

3 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday #2

  1. This Heavenly Life says:

    I have to say, I do feel so much more confident of myself as a capable and valuable *woman* after going through natural childbirth. Whether or not that’s logical, I don’t know, but – there you have it. And it was amazing to be carried along by my body in such a powerful way. I hope you get those feelings too!

    Also, I must admit that I fell hook line and sinker for the emo undercurrents in Twilight 🙂 I’m a sappy, sappy sap who loves some teen angst. The third book was my favorite though and I think it had the most interesting plot overall, so maybe that one will keep you more interested?

  2. Vanessa says:

    I know I’m not here for much longer, but if there is anything you need, please let me know. I know the frustration of the grocery store event.

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