26 September, 2009
I'm sure most pregnant women can relate to this question. And I wonder how many of them actually have "weird cravings"... or if that is one of those Pregnancy Legends. I've had a very lucky pregnancy so far - rare morning sickness (that actually did only occur in the morning for the first 3 months), not too many aches and pains (... yet!), and no real cravings for anything weird (or at least not enough to send my partner out on a special late-night shopping trip).
The things I do crave: dill pickles, all kinds of cereal, and most recently - apples.
Today alone I've had apple juice with my breakfast, 2 Macintosh apples as snacks, and a Caramel Apple Spice... and with at least 2 more hours of tech rehearsal to go, apple pie sounds like a great bedtime treat.
20 September, 2009
This song was in my head as I awoke this morning... I love it - how simple and beautiful.
Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free
Tis a gift to live just where you want to be
And when we find ourselves in a place just right
Twill be in the valley of love and delight
When true simplicity is gained
To bow and to bend, we’ll not be ashamed
To turn, to turn will be our delight
Till by turning, turning we come ‘round right
19 September, 2009
18 September, 2009
Armchair, check. Newspaper, check. All this guy needs is a cup of coffee and he'd be good to go!
(Apologies for the poor quality picture, but had to get a quick shot with my out-of-date cell phone.)
12 September, 2009
But tonight, as we had a long and detailed discussion of how to begin combining our finances, I suddenly felt my heart beating in my chest - and I got a little nervous! It wasn't a fear of things not working out or the complications that can come with joining together multiple bank accounts... I think it was the fear of money - and the profit (or more realistically, the debt!) that surrounds that money.
No one talks about money - my family certainly didn't discuss how much of it we had or didn't have while I was growing up; my friends and I dance around the subject not really feeling comfortable discussing whether or not we got that raise we wanted and for how much; and my partner and I really didn't discuss it either... until tonight.
There's the notion of who has a bigger salary, who has more debt, what bills you consider "required" and what you consider "discretionary", figuring out how much your joint monthly income is and what your joint monthly expenses are... and then, there's actually putting a system in place to voluntarily SHARE those incomes and expenses. To say what's yours is mine and what's mine is yours...
I suppose they're just different parts of the same whole: joining your heart & head; and then - with or without trepidation - your money. Profits and debts included.