7 Quick Takes Friday #5

Here we are again for 7 Quick Takes Friday .

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It is sad that most of my recent posts have been only once a week, and most have been 7 Quick Takes Fridays or other writing prompts. This means I have very little “on topic” to share in this blog lately. Sorry about that. I will have to check the site traffic and see if this is affecting my readers…what do you think?

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Yes, I am still pregnant. I have had pre-labor now for 6 days straight. This is a mixture of Braxton-Hicks and “real” contractions. The real ones do hurt, and they are distracting, but since they aren’t consistent, there is nothing that can be done. They don’t get better or worse.
6 days.
If you want to know how I feel about this, read my other blog.

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I think we are going to miss the Texas State Fair this year. It is very sad. We had a tradition of going every year and eating the newest fried thing. This year it is Fried Butter! To be completely honest, I am a little worried about H1N1 exposure at the Fair. My midwife said we are welcome to try it, but it is definitely a risk. I really don’t want to increase my exposure right when I could give birth any minute. And considering how slow I am when I walk, I think it would be pretty boring and frustrating for my husband as I lumber along. Still, I am sad that we are missing the Fair.

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I have enjoyed listening to the B52s this week. If you haven’t heard any of their music, I would encourage you to check it out for some fun listening! The article about them on Wikipedia is interesting too!

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I looked up the Dr. Oz show and it appears that in Dallas you can only get his show if you get one of those special channels that come with satellite or “super cable”. It isn’t on a network. Since we have gotten mysteriously free cable (shhh, don’t tell anyone) ever since we moved into this house, we don’t get any of those fancy schmancy channels. Too bad, Dr. Oz. I guess I will have to get my medical paranoia from the internets.

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Speaking of cable and the internets…We have some kind of higher speed DSL from AT&T, but supposedly they “can’t” give us the fastest speed since we unless we bundle with cable TV. Which, as I mentioned, we don’t have to pay for right now. I don’t know if that is the reason, but every time our phone rings, we have no internet. Since I work from home, this is a problem, because sales people call our house all day long and knock me offline. Apparently our phone number used to belong to some kind of business, because they are always trying to reach someone’s small business. I don’t even answer the home phone anymore, but the mere fact that it rings knocks me offline. What is the deal with that?? It’s not like we have dial-up, people! Does anyone else have this problem?? What is wrong with AT&T anyway?! I would switch in about 5 seconds but there are actually no other providers who offer service in our area at this time.

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I picked up the Oprah book club book “Say You’re One Of Them” by Uwem Akpan from the library today. I’ll keep you posted on what I think of it.

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

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