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I was in a very lousy mood this morning. I decided to embrace my… - Karen's Musings
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estherchaya
estherchaya
I was in a very lousy mood this morning. I decided to embrace my lousy mood and eat junk food. Unfortunately, that amused me and cheered me up, so there was no lousy mood to embrace. What's a girl to do?

I had to postpone the Pampered Chef Party until October 10th. If you're in the area and want to come, let me know. :)

I have a snippet of a piece from The Mikado stuck in my head. The funny part is that I just heard my boss whistle the same snippet. I think I must have been whistling it all day. He didn't even realize what he was doing. Heh.

Yom Kippur starts tonight. I guess that's all I have to say about that.

Maybe Sunday morning we'll be able to get the sukkah built. We'll see.

I feel like I'm perpetually three steps behind where I should be and I really resent that feeling.

We had dinner with Jen and Seth and their baby, Eitan, last night. Eitan didn't like the restaurant much toward the end, so I took him outside. HOLY MOLY DOES MY BACK HURT from holding him and walking him and rocking him. Kid only weighs 13 pounds but I was DYING. Clearly there's a reason I have not been blessed with children yet. I need to learn how to carry them without complaint! Still, we had a great time, and we'll miss Jen and Seth (and Eitan). They are moving to Uzbekistan right after Succos. I am determined to visit them while they are there. Now if I can just swing a work-related reason to be there...

I am strangely unmotivated as of late. This is annoying to me because I feel useless. But I want to be allowed to be useless without guilt for a month or so. But I can't be. Because I'm a grown-up. Stupid adulthood.

Right. I'm even too lazy to write a substantive LJ post. Either that or I'm too boring.

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cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: September 24th, 2004 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I am strangely unmotivated as of late. This is annoying to me because I feel useless. But I want to be allowed to be useless without guilt for a month or so. But I can't be. Because I'm a grown-up. Stupid adulthood

Twins separated before birth, again.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 25th, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I have friends who are twins that argue all the time about who is older. At least if we were separated before birth, we can't have those arguments! I'm pretty sure that chronologically you are older, though physically, I probably win. (I'm a 70 year old man inside a 28-year old woman's body)
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: September 26th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
That's OK. I'm a 70-year old woman in... (no, that's not right).

I'm lucky to say that physically, I'm OK. Not great (and certainly no "stud", as my daughter likes to remind me whenever she takes out our stud detector). Allergies, asthema, and I need to lose about 25 lbs.

In any case, given what you are saying, I do wish you find health this year (although I have met some pretty vigorous and healthy 70-year old men—my cousin in St. Louis, who was going vigorous and strong (although he had to give up tennis) was in his late 80s and looked the same as he did when he was in his 50s.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 26th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
The reason that I joke about being a 70 year old man is that I have had nine kidney stones in the last 9 years (19 year old girls are not the typical kidney stone sufferer...usually it's older males, though it is by no means unheard of for women to get them), but also because I had a very teeney tiny stroke when I was 23. Well, the neurologist at the time said it was a stroke. Subsequent neurologists have not classified it as a stroke. But it was a complicated migraine that came along with a week or so of not being able to feel or use my whole left side and it sent me to the hospital for three days. That was when Seth and I were first dating. In some ways, it was a bonding experience. In other ways, the stress drove us away from one another. In the end it worked out fine, though.

Anyway, based on those two things, I feel sometimes justified in feeling like a 70 year old man. ;)
From: gittygiggles Date: September 24th, 2004 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
mmmmmmm junk food!!!!


what is Uzbekistan????

also....you REALLY need to learn to hold a baby....b/c seth looks tall. dan is 6'2". asher is mr fat. chances are....a seth baby would not be small either. (fear not! at birth they'd be small...but later....hooooeeeee!)

i dont know what i'm going to do. asher is close to or over 30 lbs. he needs to learn how to walk...like...yesterday.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 24th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uzbekistan is a country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union.

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/uz.html
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: September 24th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
By the way, what did your doctor say yesterday? I remember you had an afternoon appointment.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 25th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah. Forgot to write about that, didn't I. Oh well. I'll post about it eventually. But in the meantime, I'll just tell you. I have, apparently, some kind of chronic dermatitis (he gave it some fancy name, but I couldn't remember it) that is apparently not uncommon but is likely to cause chronic ear infections for the rest of my life. Yay me.
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: September 26th, 2004 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Is there anything you can do to reduce the likelihood of such infections?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 26th, 2004 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Sort of. He gave me a steroidal/antifungal cream that he said to put in my ear whenever it starts acting up. So it doesn't exactly reduce the likelihood, but should nip them in the bud when it starts. Here's hoping. I'm just annoyed about it.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: September 24th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
>> I feel like I'm perpetually three steps behind where I should be and I really resent that feeling.

Umm, me too.

>> Clearly there's a reason I have not been blessed with children yet. I need to learn how to carry them without complaint!

I like slinging them over one hip. (Spread the kids' legs and get them to "sit" right above your hip while you hold them up with one arm. That usually keeps my back from getting involved too deeply (and it leaves the other arm free).

>> They are moving to Uzbekistan right after Succos. I am determined to visit them while they are there. Now if I can just swing a work-related reason to be there...

Uzbekistan? Oooh oooh oooh, I wanna come ... can I hitch a ride in your suitcase? ;)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 25th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
This baby wasn't quite at the hip slinging stage. He needed a little more support than that. It wasn't so much the way that I was holding him that was a problem. It was that I carried him up and down the street for a LOOOONG time. No matter what I did, my back felt out of whack after a while. And he was happy as pie if I was standing, but sitting was not acceptable!
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: September 26th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
>> And he was happy as pie if I was standing, but sitting was not acceptable!

Yeah, I've never understood why babies do this. I've known plenty who were thrilled if I was carrying them around facing outward, but heaven help me if I turned them around to get a better grip or sat down because they got heavy ...
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 25th, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
it wasn't a problem with the WAY I was holding him. It was the extended period of time.
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