7.25.2005

Diaphragmatic Release for posterior babies.

So, I've been reading up on posterior babies, and the best ways to encourage them to move into a better position, and I ran across an article by Judy Kay Jones, CPM which talks about Diaphragmatic Release, and her success rate in using it. She claims that it has worked in every single posterior presentation shes used it on and that its been years since shes had a posterior baby born that way. Its totally non-invasive and involves little more than mom laying on one of your hands while your other hand gently rests above her pubic bone. There is no manipulation or forcing of anything and its relaxing for the mom too. A friend of mine is pregnant, and has a posterior baby...or rather, she HAD a posterior baby until today. *grin* I went to her place today to do a belly cast and took her what info I had on posterior babes as well as a few knitting books. Before I left, she asked if I would try the D.R. to see what woulde happen and since it doesn't seem to be anything that could possibly cause any harm...I figured, what the heck? If anything, i will leave with an arm thats asleep. About 15 minutes into the (procedure?) We saw a large rolling movement and she said oh wow i felt that. Several minutes later, the movements of the DR began to fade and We stopped. I felt around, and she felt her own belly and sure enough that baby had turned to an LOA position. YAY! I hope it stays that way but I told her I'd be happy to go over and sit with her again if baby goes back to posterior. I just felt so excited by this because when I initially read the article, I sort of thought...oh yeah whatever. Im a believer now. :D

7.23.2005

for my family

I made the most delicious cherry cobbler tonight for my family. bubbly and hot from the oven with the delicious brown sugar-oat-butter crispy topping, a large scoop of french vanilla ice cream, and a dollop of homemade jasmine scented whippedcream. Decadent!

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you are indigo
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Your dominant hues are blue and magenta. You're the one who goes to all the parties but doesn't quite fit in at every one... you know what you want, but are afraid of what the world might think of it. You're a little different and that's okay with them, and if you're smart it's okay with you too.

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
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7.21.2005

What is your stand on.....

Created by spyndakitrose and taken 21820 times on bzoink!

Abortion?Leaves a woman feeling empty and guilty.
Death Penalty?For people who habitually rape and kill children. YES. and you can just take yourself right off of my friendslist if you don't agree.
Prostitution?legalize it!
Alcohol?Its a sad drug. Sad people abuse it. i love getting drunk once in awhile though.
Marijuana?Legalize it. Use it sparingly.
Other drugs?Legalize it. Don't use it.
Gay marriage?Of course.
Illegal immigrants?in a utopia, there are no borders. unfortunately we live in a world with terrorists and religious right. Keep them out.
Smoking?YUK. Ashtray breath.
Drunk driving?Don't be a fuckin terd. Call a cab or walk.
Cloning?Ethically wrong.
Racism?been there, done that...its not worth it to hate.
Premarital sex?Old enough to bleed...old enough to breed. (this is according to my redneck brother in law.LOL)
Religion?if it pleases you. Dont push your shit on me.
The war in Iraq?Its time to end.
Bush?Shave it baby!
Downloading music?If only I had cable.
The legal drinking age?should be 16
Porn?mmmmm Mama likes.
Suicide?its the final clue that someone needed some help.

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Overall, Your Observation Skills Get: A-
Hardly anything gets by you...
You have a great memory and eagle eyes

7.19.2005

5 rooms, 50 minutes...*grin*

ok, so you pick 5 rooms, and in each room is a person of your choice. You get ten minutes in each room, with each person and you may spend it anyway you like....
Here are my choices:

first...in the kitchen, I would have Brad Pitt (shirtless and sans facial hair) feed me chocolate covered strawberries with his hands. *grin*

Second...in the Music room (assuming i had one of course) I would have Ewan MacGregor play my baby grand and sing me something deliciously sad.

Third...in the Basement I would have Kiefer Sutherland roleplay with me, a particular fantasy of mine...Its too harsh to mention here so those that do and care to may see it at the other blog. I will say it involves a gun and leather gloves...woot hooooo*grin*

Fourth...in the bedroom, I would have Angelina Jolie and those LIPS...all to myself.

and fifth...in the bathroom, I would have Antonio Banderas bathe me gently and whisper delicious things in my ear in that amazing accent of his.


WOW that was alot more fun than I thought it could be. MUAHAHAHAHAHAAA

Face to Face

Face to face
my lovely foe
Mouth to mouth
raining heaven's blows
Hand on heart
tic tac toe
Under the stars
naked as we flow
Cheek to cheek
the bitter sweet
Commit your crime
in your deadly time
Commit your crime
in your deadly time

It's too divine
I want to bend
I want this bliss
but something says I must resist
Another life
another time
We're Siamese twins
writhing intertwined
Face to face
no telling lies
The masks they slide
to reveal a new disguise

You never can win
it's the state I'm in
This danger thrills
and my conflict kills
They say follow your heart
follow it through
But how can you
when you're split in two?
And you'll never know
You'll never know

One more kiss
before we die
Face to face
and dream of flying
Who are you?
who am I?
Wind in wing
stwo angels falling
To die like this
with a last kiss
It's falsehood's flame
it's a crying shame
Face to face
the passions breathe
I hate to stay
but then I hate to leave

And you'll never know
You'll never know . . .

~Danny Elfman/Siouxsie and the Banshees

7.18.2005

torn

Have you ever seen something coming a mile away and felt helpless as to how to avoid it? (or to help someone else avoid it?) But you know that you cant tell people things, they have to learn it on their own. But did you ever wish, in hindsight, that someone could have warned you? That you would have listened? But you wouldnt have...
Thats why they say that thing about hindsight.
Cryptic huh? Well, unfortunately, thats how it has to stay. Forever.

I learned how to do it!

Im so excited...I went into my template area, and screwed around in there until things started to change. Im so happy I figured this stuff out and can now make my blog look really cool. :D

Its gonna be such a hot day.

I just really don't like heat. I would move to alaska in about 2 seconds if I had the ability.

7.17.2005

Missing Wendy.

Sometimes I think of her and it just brings down my whole day. Wendy Wiseman was the best friend I ever had, and I totally fucked it up. I write her letters sometimes, telling her how sorry I am and how much I love her and her family. I always end up crumpling them up and throwing them away. Something reminded me of her the other day, and I just haven't been able to shake it. I wish I knew where she lived now...I would send her a letter. We had just about everything in common, really everything. It just fucking kills me that its been 6 years since we last spoke. Six fucking years. I miss her so badly and I hurt inside so much because shes not in my life. Her youngest child...Sydney was about 6 months old when I last saw her. Her son (and my daughter) were 5. I wouldn't recognize either of them if I saw them today. I feel really terrible for being such an awful friend to her. Maybe thats why I kept my distance from people for so long...I didnt want to ever lose another one like that. I've managed to gather a friend or two in the last year or so, but its so hard for me to feel like its ok to really let someone like me. I feel like I don't deserve anyones friendship, whichI know isn't true, we all make mistakes...Its a subconcious thing I think. I'm trying to get over it and move on with my life but its so hard. She really was the most amazing open loving cherished friend I ever had. If I ever find another relationship like that again, I would know for certain, that God was smiling at me. I miss her so badly.

Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2

So, I went today and finished watching the Kill Bill Volumes with Emily. Before I saw volume 1, I had seen only the trailers on tv and I honestly thought I was going to be disappointed with the movies. I avoided seeing it for so long, because I absolutely adore Quentin Tarantino, and I think everything the man touches is pure gold, and I just couldn't stand the thought of being less than thrilled with one of his movies. These movies kicked my ass for not seeing them sooner. Quentin is PURE genius. Absolute perfection these movies were. I can hardly wait to watch them again and again. Two very different movies, both pure gold. YEAH!

Doin' hair.

So, It's sunday again and I'll be down at the salon doing hair again. I don't know what ever made me think I would want to do hair forever. I really truly enjoy doing haircolor for my friends and family, and a few close clients, but I can't imagine going back to that full time EVER. I know I have mad coloring skills and I think the idea of finishing the garage into a studio where I could do color would be really fun. It would also be really cool to open a really saucy little knitting cafe, AND to be able to afford midwifery school, but damn damn damn...shit costs money.

7.15.2005

Art Fair fun

Hunter and I spent the day down at the art fair. It was nice out, not too hot in the shade. We ate a delicious organic black bean burrito, and drank YUMMILICIOUS organic lemonade. We also shared a chocolate dipped ice cream bar with nuts. MMMM. I got a pair of earrings from Jodys uncle Joseph Brinton, who has a booth (2 this time) at the art fair every year. They are really pretty earrings, with a purple bead and spiral thingies. I love spirals. I saw some really interesting metal sculpture...specifically, this one piece. A metal mesh small womans figure from the chest to the mid thigh, and it was covered in chainlinks, and bike chain things...very bondage-y looking and it reminded me of the time we...oh, perhaps thats for the private blog. *grin*Anyway, there were some lovely garden stake thingys which had goddess figures on them. Really nice. There was an artist who makes glass jewelry and there were these glass hearts for making necklaces or whatever...I kept getting caught by one of them as it glinted in the sunlight. It looked very much like a slightly abstract vulva...all red and delicious like, So I bought it. I stuck it on a satin rope and am wearing it from my neck now. All I need to do is get a proper clasp for it. Next year I am going to have a booth there. Im going to have my knit stitch markers and knit items for sale. This is my plan.

7.05.2005

oh, my knitty disappointment.

I just have to say...the new knitty SUCKS. ass. The patterns are just absolutely craptastic.

7.02.2005

Doctors:
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services.

Now think about this:
Guns:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) Accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.
Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!

7.01.2005

yummy midday snack

So, I had a can of chick peas, and felt like making a snack. I have carrot sticks and so I decided to use the chick peas to make some hummus. I used the peas, sesame oil (since I have no tahini)lemon juice, olive oil, LOTS of garlic cloves, salt and pepper and whizzed it all up in the food processor. It turned out really punchy and flavorful. What a perfect mid day snack.