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( Jan. 26th, 2011 12:04 pm)
Well, life is definitely taking a turn for the busy right now. The end is in sight for my degree - my dissertation has to be handed in at the end of April, so for better or worse, it ends there.

I've become involved in a peer support group for nutritionists - offered to set up the IT side and have now been sucked in - but it is actually great to meet with others who are in a similar boat - either just starting out in business, or just finishing like me. Working for yourself can be isolating.

Stanley was telling me all about work this morning and I became nostalgic for office life. It's taken 4 years to get to that point! I used to just shudder and be glad I was out of it. But anyway, I soon realised it was his tales of great sandwiches at lunchtime that I was actually envious of ;)

The other big project I'm working on is that I'm going to have another baby! In July. I don't find out whether it is a boy or a girl until March, although I have my suspicions :-D

We've been preparing Carter for the notion of having a sibling, and also about the foetus growing inside me. He has decided it is an 'orange fishie'. This was all well and good until he became convinced the orange fishie was hiding in the corner of his room at night. Sigh. This parenting lark is hard work.
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( Dec. 21st, 2010 07:16 pm)
Today is one of my favourite days of the year - Winter Solstice. After today, despite the evidence of my eyes at first, I'll know that the days are getting longer and the sun is returning.

It's actually not been too bad this year despite the snow. The sausage made the part of Donkey his own in the nursery Christmas concert. v v v v cute. I was shocked to see a full on nativity play when I got there; I'd be amazed if more than 25% of the parents whose kids go there call themselves Christian and even fewer who go to church. One of the reasons I chose the nursery was that it was so multicultural. Oh well, hopefully the saus will stop spouting about the BABYJESUS soon.

The big debate is whether to go along with Father Christmas. I think not. I can't maintain even the most basic lie for whole minutes, let alone years and years. Plus, some of my friends whose kids are 8 to 11 are getting caught up in betrayed kids telling them that they can't believe they lied to them about it!! Any magic about a jolly bloke climbing through our window at night would soon wear off when the offspring sees Stan blundering about in the dark with a pillowcase.

Happy Yule, everyone :)
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( Feb. 17th, 2010 07:03 pm)
Hello lovely flisters

I come bearing these great pictures of surfing dolphins. I like to think they are surfing for sheer joy.

I had an epiphany about motherhood. It has been a long slog - 15 months, plus 9 months prep time, but I finally accept my changed life (more or less!). My spirit has been crushed, my individuality obliterated; now I can say, "Let's leave that one, that's not a toy", for the 50th millionth time with scarcely a twitch of the eye. Progress indeed - see me revel in the joys of mothering.

I have a friend whose kid is a couple of months younger than mine. We met up for coffee yesterday and laughed long and hard about the trials of it all. I really needed that.

Being Human )


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