Monday, August 31, 2009
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
I have to say, I've been totally intrigued with this movement ever since my first conversation about it with a good friend of mine over 2 years ago. I've had friends do it and I also watched a dateline or something to that effect and was quite impressed, but I've been skeptical because I have had a ton of preconceived notions about birthing and hello, I've been through it! BUT I have been reading the book "Hypnobirthing, The Mongan method" ( I believe it's the 3rd edition) and it's done nothing less that change my life and totally open my mind to birthing, strengthen my testimony and give me a new sense of confidence about the whole process. And I know this is bold, but I think that it could be an interesting book for any reader needing to deal with stress in a better way. I feel totally empowered and better able to cope with having a baby in Germany! Totally recommend this book!!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So, we have had our fair share of vermin this summer.
Last month we came home from California to find a good size wasp nest outside, right by the kitchen window. These guys managed to find a way inside the wall and make it home. Oh, and did I mention that the German government lists wasps as a protected species? Very cool and predicable... so we couldn't call an exterminator! The good news is that we were able to kill them ourselves and they are all gone!! Thank goodness!! I hate wasps!!
Last week we had a surprise visitor leave animal prints all over our car and then we found out that he got in ate some wires in the car and made a home for himself as well!! Turns out it was this cute guy--a stone marten. It'll be an easy fix--we just have to get a marten shocking device and some new wires. HA. I have NO idea what makes these guys drawn to car engines.
So, last night Andrew and I were in horror reading about this guy:
YES, that is a bird!!! We vowed never to go to Australia after that. As if microscopic killer jellyfish in their oceans wasn't enough to keep us away. So this morning, right after reading about that horrifying spider, Andrew was putting on his army costume and a German "house spider" ran up his pants up to his neck!!! EWWW !! I guess these spiders are pretty common here, but it was a little smaller than my HAND and the freakiest "house spider" I have ever seen. Spiders suck so bad.
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