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Sunday, August 17th, 2008
6:59 am
Still Pregnant!
Yup, I'm getting to the "Am I still pregnant?" phase. Guess all I really need to do is look down and then I can see quite clearly that I still am.

The other day I was challenged to suck it in. You know, I sucked that thing right on in. It was pretty funny. It really ticked off Madison and she kicked the crap out of me. I in response did the triangle tummy on her and poked her feet.

Triangle tummy is when I use what is left of my abs to more or less form a triangle with my tummy. It busts me up and I take my laughs where I can some days :)

Sebastian has been away all week for a vacation with his Dad on the Oregon Coast. Dan managed not to kill, break and misplace him, though he did roll a quad with Seb on it and other assorted delights...

What matters is that he loves his son, spent time with him and that Seb sounds happy, though he is very excited about getting to come to our house after the week with his Dad. I'm cool with that, I'm excited he'll be back with me. I miss him on our off weeks. I suppose Dan does too.

The camping trip went well and Daniel came up with a girlfriend to visit. Daniel got loaded and she refused to share a bed with him. I didn't get involved in that one -- yuck! It's my kid, I don't even want to think about it. By the time we got home from camping he and the girlfriend were happily our for walks and days spent at the river. I guess that means that all is well.

Jordan was camping before we left camping, came out to camp with us, returned home, washed her cloths, aired her sleeping bag and then left for another ten days of camping. She tells me that she is going to look forward to sleeping in her bed when she gets home. I think that maybe she hasn't noticed that her bed is presently lost under a magnificent pile of laundry and mess.

It looks like Mark is going to start a new job next week, unless the posting has been pulled. We will need to wait to find out what happens.

The wedding we went to turned out well. In particular given the fact that due to a couple of drunken phone calls from the groom that Mark went from best man, to regular groomsman, to out of the wedding party. All that aside, we went, we smiled, we wished them well and Mark, at their request took lots of pictures of them and the wedding party with their camera. All either of us want is for them to be happy. It was their day and it went off without a hitch.

I heard from a pre divorce friend the other day. It was a drunken dial mistake. He was looking for Dan, needed somebody to get drunk with. It's a fact that he could have counted on Dan to run that path with him at the drop of a hat. I called to let him know that he had the wrong number and when Dan would be back. I don't hear from many people. Seems most of the people I know weren't who I thought they were.

Well, it's off to breakfast and I am hungry!

Current Mood: mellow
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
4:48 am
Monday, July 14th, 2008
3:17 pm
It looks like I'm going to be able to take a directed studies class in the fall.

Including the fall semester, I should be done with my degree in possibly two, but no more than three more semesters. That is a nice thought.

The visit with my Mom went great. It was good for all of the kids to get to see her. They also enjoyed getting to see one of my brothers and a sister. My brothers wife is about 4'10", Daniel is close to 6'5" now.

When Teresa saw him she freaked right out and told him to sit down. With Daniel sitting, she was just a little bit taller than him!

The teens have given me a run for my money these past few months, but things seem to be coming around. It takes a lot of energy to keep things in hand.

Each of the teens have now stated that they would never send a child of theirs to the school that they attend. Their school is a bit of a joke. The education is there for the taking, but they have to have the initiative to take it, and most of the students who attend do not.

Jordy, as I may have mentioned before is in grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 this year. Me thinks that there is something wrong with this picture...

I'm dreaming of post pregnancy activities. I can't wait to get back into running and longer walks :)
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
7:40 pm
Summer heat.
All winter I dreamed of summer and now that it is summer I dream of winter :)

I think being preggers makes the heat that much more unpleasant.

My Mom got into town last night. She lives in Saskatchewan, so it is a big deal for her to be around. She will stay with My sister, Rebecca till the 6th and then be with me through to the 10th. I'm excited about her being here.

While she is with us, Mark's family is having a multi birthday gathering, so she can meet a bunch of his family members at the same time.

I am sure this will seem like a lot for my Mum. She will have just met Mark and then it will be off to meet the rest of his mother's side of the family. Lucky for me she is a highly adaptable lady.

The weekend should be cooler. They are calling for some rain and I am looking forward to it :)

I have 99 days left till my due date -- not that I'm counting ;) I am all ready excited about being able to work my way back into running!
Saturday, June 7th, 2008
4:02 pm
It is nice to be feeling more energetic again.

I went out for a walk/run and it felt great. I admit that I'm tired right now, but it felt good to be out. It rained and I didn't care at all.

The elliptical is going to make it upstairs this week and then I can get going on that was well.

Fun for me :)
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
10:28 pm
I'm going fishing on Saturday. It will be a week of rain. Wish I could say it would be fun in the sun -- or maybe I don't wish that. Where we are going, the summer temps are beyond what I find enjoyable.

I think it's going to be fun :)
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
6:31 pm
Life is busy.
We found out that the baby is going to be a girl!

I have been off work with a back injury -- Good times (grrr)!

The back injury provoked the pregnancy and the pregnancy provokes the back injury. The RMT says to walk and the doctor says I should be on total bed rest for a week, given my history of preterm labour. Uck!

I just don't want Madison to come too soon. She needs to kick it back in her womb with no view ;)

I've started my summer class. A nice russian lit thing. I know I'll enjoy it. The first novel we are covering is a reread, so that is a bit of a treat. It's the sort of text that you could read time and again. Tis good shit :)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
8:15 pm
Happy Birthday Steve :)
Hey Steve,

It's still a little bit early, but...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
9:59 am
An update.
Life has been interesting.

Being pregnant has ruled rugby out of things. I miss that bone crunching contact. However, I would not want to risk playing. It's too easy for the baby to get hurt by a sport like that.

I had a little worry at the start of the pregnancy and cut out running, but things are better now and I've entered back into a run/walk routine. It feels really good.

I can't believe how quickly I've rounded out with this pregnancy. I had got used to being slim -- so much for that!

It's all good though. I know that I'll trim down after the birth and being rounded out is part of being pregnant.

I've got amnio on the 5th and will feel a lot better when I now that everything is okay.

We had a sunny day yesterday. It was amazing! I've missed the sun and will now miss it some more. We had the one sunny day and then the rain was right back.
Friday, April 11th, 2008
7:06 pm

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Saturday, December 29th, 2007
7:02 pm






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I wonder if I can clean it up to 100?
2:27 pm
2:17 pm
Life is rolling along. I'm starting to feel more relaxed about everything. That's a good thing.

The hardest part of all of this, is knowing that Sebastian will spend every other week away from my home. That was a hard one to swallow, but it is what is best for him.

My ribs are feeling a lot better, my ankle is more solid, but I'll still need to cast up for the game in the morning. I can now run without the extra support. That is nice.

Sebastian now rides his bike out on most of my runs. I'm trying to think of how to get him up all of the hills. I thought I might tie off a rope with a pull bar of some sort. I'll have to see how he does.

I once again have let myself fall out of doing weights/strength training and I once again am going to get back into it -- Yikes! -- It shouldn't be that bad.

Work is going well and I am keeping busy. I think that is the key right now.

I find that I'm looking forward to having a place of my own.

Wow, I started that post quite some time ago.

I am now moved and have shed some tears over not having Sebastian with me full time. It is what is best for him though, and that is what is going to matter. It matters to Dan and it matters to me.

The transition has been smooth, as has the introduction of my boyfriend. He was a friend and surprised me by turning into something more. I'm delighted :) He adores my kids, the teens and young ones.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2007
12:03 pm
I am livin' I am breathin' I am doin' just fine :)

Got beat up pretty wicked in the last rugby game. One girl had a neck injury, another a broken sternum, me a bashed in face, bruised ribs and blown ankle, Jordan a bruised sternum and other assorted fun things.

So, since we are all feeling so fit and fair, we will be off for another game in the morning :)

I think we are all a little brain injured...
Sunday, September 30th, 2007
5:32 pm
YAWN!!!
I'm looking forward to bed tonight!
Sunday, September 16th, 2007
3:58 pm
First Rugby Game :)
I had so much fun!

Jordan and I are locks in the second line.

I don't know if I have ever hit so many people in my life. Okay, I know I have never hit so many people in my life. I loved it! I think I may have found something that will almost use up all of the aggression/energy/ that I've got boiling away 24/7.

I got my lip split (it's not very pretty) and I don't really care. I've got some sort of bruise/abrasion on the side of my face from all the sand being ground into my face in the scrum. Somebody ran over my head! I of course made the choice to protect my face (grins/laughter).

I believe I would qualify as a human bruise. I think the funniest ones are the ones where you can see the cleated boot marks on me. I've got some nice cleat drag marks, that sort of stuff.

I now know that I tackle right, thus the left side of me is exposed to being run the hell over. My right side is not quite so bad.

Jordan got belted in the face by one of our own team mates (not with intent). When next I saw her, she had half a tampon shoved up her nose -- that's my girl :) We were a pretty set!

The blisters that I got from lifting for line outs did the rip open thing again, but I think the constant friction on them did something to cauterize them -- they aren't bleeding any more and they just sort of sting, but when the game is on, like I said, I don't even notice. It's just about lifting her up strong, steady and straight.

I think the hardest part of scrums is getting low enough for the first row. We have two small women in the front line and I lock my shoulders sort of under their thighs and get my head between their thighs and it's honest to goodness, all kinds of hard to get that low, but hey, I'm doing it and will get a lot more comfortable with it as my muscles get used to what it is that I'm asking of them.

I really think I'm going to hurt in the worst way come the morning.

On the life front I am fascinated. I often back away from people and I've encountered a person who is much like me. All the false fronts and the quiet back up and tuck in. I don't think I've ever met another person quite like that and the fact that said person is this way makes me keep looking closer to see what they are doing, when in most cases I would be backing up and tucking in myself.

It's almost like getting to have a look at a side of myself that I don't fully understand. Maybe I'll get it better from the outside.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
9:54 am
 
 
 
 
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6:37 am
I went for a walk last night instead of a run. Found some common sense :) I also saw a friend along the way and hung out for a bit while the rain really picked up. That was kind of nice.

Today is the first day of school for all of the children, aside from FCM2. FCM2 will go back next week, after I've had meetings and support services have been set up. Yup, I need to meet with the -- SS (grin/snort/laugh).

Yup, going to meet the SS at the SSD to fill out the IEP and talk about LTP and SRG and how the CCW and the SEA and the BT will be doing this and that. Should be fun. All the while I'll be thinking WTF?
6:36 am
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415 BC: Artist/Sculptor in Egypt
764 AD: A trophy wife
1612 AD: An astronomer
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