Journey in D Minor

Free Time Fail

I thought I would go play The Sims 3 today during W’s nap. I’ve owned it for months and have literally not played it yet. So I got W to bed, got the game going… Except there were two updates and one patch to download.

3.6GB worth.

I did not get to play.

:(

My favorite diaper cover. Ridiculously cute.

My favorite diaper cover. Ridiculously cute.

42 Weeks Out, 42 Weeks In

Today, William has been out as long as he was in. He has 3 1/2 teeth. He cruises along furniture and occasionally stands for a few seconds unsupported. He says mama, dad, and hi. He fed himself a Puff yesterday, and finally chews his food. He likes the Bubble Guppies song. He waves, squints, and sticks out his tongue to mirror others. He has long conversations with other people and his toys. He’s friendly to almost everyone. He sleeps through the night and naps well.

He’s a sweet, perfect little boy. He’s growing up so fast.

I’m planning his first birthday party already. In a few years, I know I’ll think this went so fast. And it is.

mamapef:

im-green-but-im-wise:

raisingrowan:

nicholaiplusone:

bamfmum:

littlehootx3:

babyxwilson:

lavidaperez:

lisajenelle:

mama-maraziti:

livinglifeasgraham:

elektrahartt:

motherbambi:

inmydaughterseyes:

ourislandbeauty:

raising-mymunchkin:

My due date was January 30, 2014, but my baby was born on January 30, 2014 😍❤️
Any Mommy’s wanna participate?

My due date was February 22, 2013, But my daughter was born February 20, 2013.

my due date was July 3rd, 2014, but my daughter was born June 13th, 2014

Due May 9th Born April 28th (2013)

Marissas due date: 12th December 2006
Born: 1st December 2006Annabella’s due date: 14th May 2014
Born: 11th May 2014

My due date was August 26th, but I went into labor August 19th.

My due date was March 14, 2013, but my son was born February 26, 2013 :)

My due date was March 3rd. He was born February 14th.

Claire was due January 22, 2012, born January 16, 2012Sophia was due March 8, 2013, born March 11, 2013

I was due March 22nd, 2013. Jackie was born March 18th, 2013.

I was due March 11, 2013 with Hunter but he was born March 2. I was due May 25, 2014 with Riley but he was born May 26 😄

Due March 8, 2013. Induced and born on the 7th.

B was due feb 24th.. induced the 21st.

Row was due April 7th and born after 22 hours of labor on April 18th. Am I like the only one that went that far past? ? Haha

Aylen was due Nov 28, born Nov 23. Leia was due Dec 1, born Dec 12.

Lilly’s EDD was Dec 21 but then was scheduled for Dec 14 but decided she was ready on the 12th. Isaac’sa EDD was Oct 5 but came on the 8th.

W was due Nov 11. He came on Nov 25.

mamapef:

im-green-but-im-wise:

raisingrowan:

nicholaiplusone:

bamfmum:

littlehootx3:

babyxwilson:

lavidaperez:

lisajenelle:

mama-maraziti:

livinglifeasgraham:

elektrahartt:

motherbambi:

inmydaughterseyes:

ourislandbeauty:

raising-mymunchkin:

My due date was January 30, 2014, but my baby was born on January 30, 2014 😍❤️

Any Mommy’s wanna participate?

My due date was February 22, 2013, But my daughter was born February 20, 2013.

my due date was July 3rd, 2014, but my daughter was born June 13th, 2014

Due May 9th
Born April 28th
(2013)

Marissas due date: 12th December 2006
Born: 1st December 2006
Annabella’s due date: 14th May 2014
Born: 11th May 2014

My due date was August 26th, but I went into labor August 19th.

My due date was March 14, 2013, but my son was born February 26, 2013 :)

My due date was March 3rd. He was born February 14th.

Claire was due January 22, 2012, born January 16, 2012
Sophia was due 
March 8, 2013, born March 11, 2013

I was due March 22nd, 2013. Jackie was born March 18th, 2013.

I was due March 11, 2013 with Hunter but he was born March 2. I was due May 25, 2014 with Riley but he was born May 26 😄

Due March 8, 2013. Induced and born on the 7th.

B was due feb 24th.. induced the 21st.

Row was due April 7th and born after 22 hours of labor on April 18th. Am I like the only one that went that far past? ? Haha

Aylen was due Nov 28, born Nov 23.
Leia was due Dec 1, born Dec 12.

Lilly’s EDD was Dec 21 but then was scheduled for Dec 14 but decided she was ready on the 12th. Isaac’sa EDD was Oct 5 but came on the 8th.

W was due Nov 11. He came on Nov 25.

Internet Stalking

I’m really good at it. You’d be surprised the things that are either public record or easily Googled.

I was house hunting tonight in a city where I used to live. For fun, I checked out the nearby listings and Street View for a former friend’s neighborhood. Odd vehicles were in the driveway. I know people buy new cars, but these were out of character. Come to find out on the county GIS and court records that they divorced last year. And a RO was filed. And she got the house. And he had a shitstorm of court dates afterward. I found his info and saw he didn’t go to jail or anything. So the court dates had to be civil… But the two that I needed to see were in counties that charged to access the record. Not even poor counties! (I’m looking at you, King Co. WA.)

Anyway, my stalking provided more questions than answers. But hours of entertainment.

1. Former friends. They deserve my shadenfreude.

2. If you create a LinkedIn to view someone’s profile, lock it down before you stalk. I wasn’t as covert as I would have liked.

3. Property records are a great place to start if you want to get stalk-y.

carrying-hope:

Because I am trying to be truthful and have an open and honest relationship.  It would be terrible if he found out for some reason. Then he will be even more upset because he would feel like I was trying to hide it and he might not even believe me at that point if I said that we only spoke one time.

Trust me, i’ve definitely thought about it. But my lies have always found a way to bite me in the ass.

journeyindminor

It just seems selfish. You had to unburden your conscience to the fuck buddy, disregarding how it may affect him. You disregarded a promise to your husband, and are going to tell him, to unburden your conscience regardless of how it will make him feel. That burden on your conscience should have been your cross to bear. You did a shitty thing. Adding collateral damage so you get to feel like a bigger person is yet another shitty thing. It’s creating victims in a victimless crime so you don’t have to feel the guilt.

@carrying-hope

carrying-hope:

Because I am trying to be truthful and have an open and honest relationship. It would be terrible if he found out for some reason. Then he will be even more upset because he would feel like I was trying to hide it and he might not even believe me at that point if I said that we only spoke one time.

Trust me, i’ve definitely thought about it. But my lies have always found a way to bite me in the ass.

journeyindminor

It just seems selfish. You had to unburden your conscience to the fuck buddy, disregarding how it may affect him. You disregarded a promise to your husband, and are going to tell him, to unburden your conscience regardless of how it will make him feel. That burden on your conscience should have been your cross to bear. You did a shitty thing. Adding collateral damage so you get to feel like a bigger person is yet another shitty thing. It’s creating victims in a victimless crime so you don’t have to feel the guilt.

@carrying-hope

pacaprincess:

theoriginalspike:

andro-saurus:

violentxfemmes:

kirkwa:

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

This is absolutely ridiculous.

I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.

Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.

No. They don’t.

They don’t because the SECOND someone tries to change the healthcare system, all the old conservative as fuck white men in congress pitch a goddamn fit.

What’s so crazy is that these prices on anything else would make them seem like a luxury or a “want”, not a need. Hospitals are a need and you don’t just choose to break something or come down with something horrible. You can be broke poor and something happen and they expect you to pay them like you wanted some fancy service.

Party leaders scare ordinary citizens by painting universal healthcare as the devil. They use the fear of taxes, of waiting periods, of “death panels” to make us think that we would be DOOMED to have subsidized healthcare.

Yet we pay astronomical premiums with thousands of dollars in deductibles for private health insurance.

Insurance companies determine what drugs you take, how long your hospital stay is, and what tests and treatments you have… and whether or not and to what degree those will be covered.

We are brainwashed into believing that people who get sick deserve it. Should have driven more carefully. Should have eaten better. Shouldn’t have had a c-section. Shouldn’t have gotten cancer. And that we shouldn’t pay for others’ mistakes.

But who deserves to file medical bankruptcy because they got sick? Because they got cancer, because they had a premature baby, because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time?

No one.

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