Monday, November 1, 2010


My friend, Melissa @ Finding Joy in the Journey just told me how to fix my comments posting.  YAY!  Thanks for the tip.

I also found out over the weekend that she's another kindred spirit when it comes to hiding out on Oct. 31.  It's not a super big deal to me, but we use our freedom of choice to not celebrate this day along with the Druids (witches) and it doesn't make us special or better than anyone else.  It's hard to explain to people who see nothing wrong with it...  For them it's just a fun holiday, they don't practice witch craft and I don't hold it against them.  They can sometimes get defensive and that's really hard to explain.  So I typically don't discuss it if I don't have to. 

Yesterday my sister decided to FINALLY have her little baby #3 at home after being over 2 weeks overdue.  It was a nice distraction.  We took the family over to see them after she had him at home around 3 in the afternoon on a cold and windy day.  Her house was so warm and her bed was set up in the living room near the wood stove.  He was wrapped in the softest blanket and was so tiny and warm.  Mine have never been that small.  I was so happy for her that she was finally done...I swear it's the best feeling in the world to know labor is over and you have a perfect baby to enjoy.  Our kids stayed in the car as they were just so tired after being up the day before then pretty much all night and then again that whole day.  I'm so happy for them.  I did get that little itch when I was holding him.  I wonder how long we can hold out not having to scratch it.


Melissa said...

Yippee!! Thanks for fixing it for me!
It is nice to know (in a weird sort of way) that someone else stays home too. I've had the same experience too, but I was probably too direct about our decision. It's better to just be quiet about it in my experience.

Steph said...

We stay home too. I don't like the creepy, gory and slutty aspects of it regardless of theological issues so I opt out. But now we sound like super fundie freaks since a kid in Gabe's class announced that Halloween is the devil's birthday and Gabriel has since felt the need to pass that little tidbit on to everyone he knows/meets/sees walking through the store or across the parking lot...