Scared Shitless for No Good Reason

Two things: Turns out, my biggest fear regarding international adoption (namely, that a child will be “placed for adoption” without his/her parents’ consent) isn’t just a problem in parts of the world where running water, electricity, and knowing where your next meal is going to come from are luxuries.  I saw this tonight, and I’m […]

Happy Talk

I hope I’ve gotten that song from South Pacific stuck in a few heads, as it’s been stuck in mine for the last 24-or-so hours. I’ve noticed around the blogiverse that people occasionally do posts entitled “Thankful Thursdays.”  This is not that, exactly, but this positive thinking shit seems to be working out, so we’re […]

Infertility on Film

Thank you all for your kind and supportive comments on yesterday’s post.  I’m not the first to experience pregnancy- and baby-induced anxiety in a public place–it’s not even a first for me–but it helps to know I’m not alone in feeling this way. After our trip to hippie mama heaven–or, in my case, wanna-be hippie […]

“I prefer the darker ending.”

Hubby and I recently watched two versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  The 1978 version with Donald Sutherland and the original black-and-white from 1956.  Each of the story lines were similar, each had its own “special” effects, but the endings were very different. ***SPOILER ALERT*** In the original, the invasion starts locally, in a small (fictional) […]