Monday, August 29, 2016

Microblog Mondays - her pain and my pain

So today we brought Lotus to the doctor for her four year old well visit.

She's on target physically and developmentally.

She needed shots, but as she is fighting a cold the Dr. said we'd wait on those.

But she needed bloodwork done and we went to the lab to do it. The tech was as lovely as can be. However Lotus wasn't buying it. She started to cry once the tie went around her arm. "I don't want you to do this! I don't want this!" My eyes started to tear up even as I had to hold her down. Afterwards she stopped crying and even gave the tech a high-five.

My mind went back to when we first brought her home and took her to the international adoption specialist. It took three people to hold my baby down and one to do the test. I was in tears as I listened to her screaming. When the Dr. handed her to me afterwards she stopped in seconds. The doctor looked at me. "Good bonding," she said. It was true.

I think of all the health stuff we've been through since. How her pain is my pain--good bonding indeed.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Microblog Mondays - For My Consideration-A Tattoo


Not the dwarf on Fantasy Island yelling "The plane, The plane" and I realize I just showed my age.

But a tattoo.

I've considered it on and off for a long while.

Reasons for not getting one were twofold.

1) I don't like pain. At all.

2) I never found something I wanted decorating my body for the rest of my life.

Well, I'm thinking the second one might not be an issue.

I might get my mother's signature as a tattoo.  I like the idea. I like the idea that my mother would have completely despised the idea.

But the pain--kinda scary to me.

So, for all those who have made that leap--are you glad you did? Was the pain awful?

Considering minds want to know.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Microblog Mondays-Time Suck of binge-watching

I have discovered Netflix original programming.

Okay, I joined it and then wow.

Orange Is the New Black--not up to the hype, but a kick ass show.

Daredevil - My husband likes it better than me

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Love it. I watched it just for a moment and just got sucked in.

House of Cards - Worth all the hype.

But now I have to get back to writing and blogging and stuff.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Microblog Mondays - Books edition

According to the excellent writer and blogger Traci York tomorrow is National Book Lovers day.

So here are some book related things.

Three Best Book Websites. 
Smart Bitches Trashy Books

Three Best Websites for Buying Books

My Favorite Romances
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
Perfect by Judith McNaught

My Favorite Series. 
In Death Series by J. D. Robb
Valdemar Series by Mercedes Lackey
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter books 1-11 (Seriously after the 11th the quality went way way way down.)

My Favorite Graphic Novels
Sandman by Neil Gaiman
ElfQuest by Wendi and Richard Pini
Books of Magic  (many writers)

My Favorite Comics
Foxtrot by Bill Amend
Baby Blues by Kirkman and Scott
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

My Favorite Fantasy Novels
Magic's Pride by Mercedes Lackey
Dragon song by Anne McCafrey
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

So, in the words of Thomas Jefferson (from Hamilton), what did I miss?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Microblog Mondays - Mammogram

Today I had a mammogram.

I had been having pain in my left breast, and the doctor, after ruling out heart stuff sent me to get a mammogram.

I hate getting mammograms. I really do. My mom had breast cancer, beat it, and died of uterine cancer but I remember that horrible year very much.

I also have large breasts that don't like being squished.

But I have a girl who would be devastated if something happened to me so I went. I am fortunate, they have a radiologist there who will tell me what they see.

Nothing. Scan came back clear.