31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: The Simple Woman’s Daybook for October 29, 2017

For Today…

Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window… dark. It started out quite foggy this morning and it eventually burned off in the afternoon.

I am thinking… about my coffee date with a classmate to do work tomorrow.

I am thankful… for typos in the bulletin that lead to mirth during worship.

One of my favorite things… sleep.

I am wearing… jammies. Church this morning was my turquoise/black/white bokeh print dress, black cardigan, black camisole, black tights, and black flats. After that, it was a long-sleeved blue-green shirt and jeans.

I am creating… folders, quick steps, and tasks in Outlook.

I am reading listening to… various things online.

I am hoping… I get stuff done in a timely fashion this week.

I am learning… various things in Outlook.

In my kitchen… pot roast, carrots, multi-colored potatoes, and salad for dinner.

In the school room… I had a great time with Daniel on his class field trip to the pumpkin patch last week.

A moment from my day… Our anthem from this morning.

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Zombie Frappucino

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

I got a few notifications on my phone from $tarbux about their Zombie Frappucino and decided to try it today while I was out with Daniel. (By the way, the $tarbux app for phone is worth its weight in gold. You can order before you leave the house and skip most (if not all) of the standing and weighting around. Best app on my phone.)

My verdict: Not bad. It’s a fake apple flavor (which I actually like) with dark mocha drizzle and pink whipped cream to represent braaaaaaaaiiinnnsssss. I won’t replace my normal order with it until the promotion ends but it was good to try once.

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Hurriedly Coming Up with Quick Takes!

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

Tell me again about how the 50’s were awesome. Guess what? They weren’t if you were a housewife (or really a woman in general).

— 2 —

I love this. A phone number has been created for women to give to creepy men who come on to them. Seriously, I wish someone had come up with this when I was in college.

— 3 —

A reading list. Laurel Muff did a fabulous job of compiling her favorite books about saints for Blessed is She. I may be adding a few of those to my TBR pile.

— 4 —

Interesting. This is thought-provoking. (It also reminds me that I need a haircut.)

— 5 —

Claudia Fragapane. One of the things I do when I’m having insomnia is watch YouTube videos and gymnastics is a favorite. The British have a surprisingly good team and Claudia is one of them. She’s the current World Championships bronze medalist on Floor Exercise.

— 6 —

Halloween. Daniel’s school does a pajama day on Halloween (some of the kids can’t afford costumes but almost everyone has pajamas) and I honestly don’t really feel like dragging him to a couple houses on the cul-de-sac to trick-or-treat. I know… slacker mom!

— 7 —

My theme song. Maybe I should see if I could get this as my new cell phone number? 😀 (Just kidding — I also spell mine as “Jenni” not “Jenny”.)

For more Quick Takes, visit Kelly at This Ain’t The Lyceum.

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: BTL

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

I’ve debated posting on this all day because I know there are some readers who are going to be nasty about this… but it’s my blog and my life, so people are going to have to deal.

I saw one of the OB/GYN’s in town about a bilateral tubal ligation today.

Why did I do this, you ask? Because I have a disproportionately high risk of HELLP Syndrome reoccurring if I get pregnant again and this fact has been causing me mental anguish for 8 1/2 years. I’ve had people point out that I’m in the process of getting divorced and I should just cross the HELLP Syndrome bridge when I get pregnant if I ever remarry… but that kind of defeats the point of doing something to prevent it NOW when it’s messing with me and messing with mental health. Additionally, I am high enough risk that I would be on bedrest for my whole pregnancy and that doesn’t work with a kid like Daniel — I do live with my parents and they do help with Daniel but asking them to pretty much take over his care for 9 months is unfair to ask… and none of this takes into account that there is a 50% chance any future kids would be autistic to the same degree as Daniel, if not more. Given that I already struggle with balancing school (and eventually the need to make a living) and parenting already, I can’t have two kids with moderate/severe autism.

All of these things have been on my mind for the last 5-8 years and I finally talked to my regular doctor about them this summer. This all falls outside her specialty so she referred me to Women’s Health. The provider I saw today has absolutely no problem with going to bat with my insurance company for this if there’s an issue, given the issues I have with my periods and the degree to which I had HELLP with Daniel. I signed a consent form for it today and then I have to wait 30 days, see them again for a pre-op appointment, and they’ll do the procedure probably in the beginning of December.

We’ll see how this unfolds in the coming weeks…