I'm just settling in... but I feel like a bit of a stranger in my own house.Sat, April 7, 2007 - 7:54 PM permalink - 2 comments
Most of the time, I get to stay home and work from home in my work. My job is flexible, and I've somehow constructed my life to be a working mom from home when I am mostly present in both worlds. I can slip off and into the office when I have lots to do (I have a nanny five days a week from 8 am until noon), and if there's anything that ends in massive screaming or crying, I can pop out and lend a shoulder or gi... read more
There is a philosopher, Jacques Ellul. One of the main points of his musings was about the COST of technology. Not like it costs us in dollars, but in the cost of life. For instance, we look at technology as this thing that allows us to go places, to do things, to make our lives more convenient. Ellul thought that the cost of these technologies must be considered when using them. The technologies that were supposed to bring us together, often isolate us - like the Internet. It's easier ... read moreFri, March 2, 2007 - 2:21 PM permalink - 1 comment
A while ago, JFo asked me to write a story of inspiration. I said I would do it, and then I forgot. I saw her a little while ago at a wedding, and it all came back. I said I would do this thing...Sun, July 2, 2006 - 11:42 AM permalink - 3 comments
Better late than never.
Here is my story.
I know that life sometimes give you things you don’t expect. The things you receive can either show up as good things, or bad things. There is more truth than I ever would have thought in the “be careful what you wish for…” saying.
I was... read more
I am not pregnant. But I thought I might be.Tue, June 27, 2006 - 9:17 PM permalink - 1 comment
And that wasn't in the PLAN. I had been getting cramps for a few days, and that was what happened last time. The timing wouldn't have been ideal. We had talked. We wanted to have the next one in about a year. But if it had happened... we would have run with it. I mean, an abortion is simply not an option for me at this stage of my life. I don't think that I could do it knowing that the child that would grow would be the product of me and... read more
Wow.Sun, June 18, 2006 - 1:09 PM permalink - 1 comment
Who am I being that all this that I have been "struggling" for for the last few years is all coming to me, and more?
I forget that I can do anything, that I can have anything. I forget that all I do is decide - make that choice, and it all happens. Six years ago, I would not have seen myself here. I am a mother. Six years ago, I did not know my husband. Six years ago, I only know what was in my very near future. After that, I had no idea. Six years ago, I thought I had exp... read more