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A day off
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- Someday I would like to go to the comic book store and spend less than $40.  Of course, that really just means I should go more often because I've managed to pick up a few more titles without cutting anything in the last few months.  <sigh>

- I have no idea what to get my brother or my sister-in-law for their birthdays next week.  (Last year I sent SIL flowers.  So it's lame to do that again isn't it?  Even though it would be spectacularly easy?  Maybe I should send my bro the flowers instead.)

- My interview is Wednesday morning.  I'm rather Zen about it right now, but we'll see how anxious I get as the time draws closer.

- My frustration with Sunday's rehearsal was entirely out of proportion with the issues at hand.  But still, the show ran 2:56 without an intermission.*  Looks like I'm going to have time to knit.

- He said 'I love you too' for the first time in person.  \o/

- I'm still catching up on therealljidol intro posts.  I really want to read them all before I write my week 1 entry (topic - saying goodbye).  I may be putting the book I just started reading on hold for a while, as it looks as though keeping up with all the entries will fill my casual reading time for the near future.

- One of J's best friends just announced that he and his wife are expecting a child in April.  I am thrilled and excited for them, and, as seems usual these days, experienced a little pang of longing.  I'm 98.8% certain that I don't want to have a child **, but as the biological clock ticks down, and this becomes less a matter of choice I still wonder sometimes.



* The play will get shorter, this first run had a lot of misremembered blocking and line calling, as well as general dumbshittery.
** I know I don't want to raise a child - at least not without drastically changing the life I live right now to be the mother I would want to be, and that tradeoff doesn't balance for me.  But I wouldn't mind having a child for someone else.  Yes, that is strange.

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He said 'I love you too' for the first time in person.
Aw.

Totally aw. It is a very happy thing.

Someday I would like to go to the comic book store and spend less than $40. I don't think that is possible. I think that if you were going to go more often, you would just spend that much more often.

I'm 98.8% certain that I don't want to have a child **, but as the biological clock ticks down, and this becomes less a matter of choice I still wonder sometimes. I'm going through this in the worse way right now. I love my partner, who already has a family and wouldn't like more kids, I can't support a child in an appropriate way but somedays I think I'd like to be pregnent and go though the birthing process.



Yeah that is exactly the problem. One large visit a month does not necessarily total less that a weekly visit times four - especially because the more often I am at the store the more I see that I want.

I'm going through this in the worse way right now. It's good to know its not just me. My boyfriend is also very certain he doesn't want any children, he's happy to be the 'uncle' to his friend's kids. I know I couldn't be the kind of mother I want to be right now, but biology seems to trump brains occasionally.

You are really not alone in this. A friend was reading a book of essays written by women who didn't have childeren. I don't remember what the title is, and my quick google search yeilded too many titles. So I'll try to remember to get back to you.

Maybe you could do your opening lj essay on saying goodbuy to having childeren? or would that be too personal?

I would be curious to read that book, if you can remember the title.

Using this for my lj essay is a really interesting idea - it is personal but I don't mind that. Hrmmm - my problem with this topic is I have too many ideas, I plan to sit down and write later tonight and see which one flows the best.

Hi

Hopefully, you'll see this. Maybe I'll try to figure out how to use LJ mail.

The book is called Nobodys Mother.


Luckily my alerts are working these days. Thanks so much for tracking the title down for me.

I feel the same way about kids! I still have a few years left to think about it, but given certain problems it's very very difficult for women in my family to have babies post-30 if they didn't have them pre-30. I have been thinking about this more and more lately.

I would totally have a baby for someone else, and offered such services to my sister who is 37 and having a very difficult time getting pregnant.

Aww, he loves you!! That's so exciting!!!

Officially I still have time too - but I am not excited about the idea of having a child at 40, even if it is possible.

Thanks for the awww - I'm still floating a bit from that.

Oh and an edible bouquet is a great idea, my SIL is very health conscious and eats lots of fruit. Now I have to find out if there's a shop in their area.

Oh! And I just saw a commercial for the edible bouquet. Maybe they need fruit in the shape of flowers :D

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