Friday, 25 October 2013
7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 170)
Recently PC idly wondered what it would be like to take a prenatal birth class (after all these years!!) I responded, no way! I'd be hyperventilating instead of using the correct breathing technique!! I don't plan on even thinking about labour till I'm in the car driving in. With my earlier babies I used to psyche myself up, read books, practice breathing etc, now I'm an ostrich, I avoid thinking about labour, all too fresh in my mind.
We've been married nearly 21 years, at the conclusion of this pregnancy I would have been pregnant for 7 years, breastfeeding for about 12 years and for the past 20 years they have all been nights of broken sleep. Just saying...
A question for my fellow bloggers, how many posts do you have in drafts? I've just reduced my possibles down to 8, I'm curious about other bloggers' habits. Are you like me and some of those drafts sit there for months, some you 'peck away at' and finally publish, and some you end up deleting?
Jem's(5) theology continues to make me laugh, take yesterday's conversation.
Jem: "I'd like to swim for 8 hours"
Me: "You'd turn into a prune"
Jem: "Angels could swim for 8 hours"
Me: "But they have jobs to do"
Jem: "Some angels don't, the ones in Heaven who are adoring God all the time, they would have time to swim for 8 hours"
The last few weeks I've been reserving online like crazy from my local library, due to our Leaping into Literature plans. What I'm finding most frustrating, and therefore time consuming is they do not categorise books consistently, nor are they broad in their categorising. I'll explain, if I was in charge;) I would broadly label books, science, then narrow the field to say, physics, then magnets. So one title would have all three labels, easy to find in a broad and in a narrow search. Sadly I have to select magnets only which does not help my broad search, nor can I rely on the library consistently labeling magnets, as they have various staff who are not all consistent in labeling. As I said, it takes my hours to find and reserve books.
On a positive note, our town is finally building a new library and I can't wait!! Building is projected to be finished by Christmas and all is on schedule so far. This library is many times larger than our current library and our librarians assure me they have so many exciting plans for this new library. Starting with a toilet in the same building and not half a block away! and pram and wheelchair access to the children's section are also well overdue. Just imagine how many more books they will be able to display:) Grand opening sometime in the New Year:)
With children swimming everyday now, I'm considering logistics. Some hooks for the towels and swimmers, maybe a cupboard on the deck for swim towels, and a basket for the pool toys. Any suggestions or pinterest pins to share would be gratefully accepted.
Hosted this week over at Clan Donaldson by Cari, so head over to read more 7 Quick Takes.