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A Month Late–Should I Worry?

I am 42.  I guess we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.



My cool friend Hopealso at Hippie Dippie Bebe tagged me a month ago for a “Seven Random Things” write-up.  I’m so happy to be tagged by Hope because she is one of my very first bloggy friends, and was the first (and only) person to ‘Stumble’ me.  (I didn’t know what it meant at the time, and I barely know now but it’s lovely and grand.)

Please check out Hope’s blog because she has tons of information on green parenting, nursing and attachment parenting.  (She even makes her own organic butt paste!)  In my town we would call her a “long-breastfeeding-artsy-type.” It’s a compliment, to be sure.

When I first moved to the small Southern town where I now dwell, I had two groups of friends: the “bobbed-hair-bottle-feeding-girls-whose-children-did-gymnastics” AND the “long-breast-feeding-artsy-types-whose-children-did-Music-Together.” I didn’t orchestrate this nomenclature; you can be certain my darling husband did.  And, to make everyone feel less stressed, rest assured you can dwell in both groups at the same time.  (I know I did, and still do.)

I digress.  Most of you know I am all about rules and order.  Yep.

The Rules

Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.  (Wow, I never list rules.  Will people revolt?)

Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird.  (The weird ones should be easy.)

Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.  (My, I’ve done this so many times, who should I choose?  Who have I already chosen? Who cares?)

Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.  (Nahhh, they can find it on their own, right?)

7 Facts About Myself

1.  My mother once accidentally used my pumped breast milk on her All Bran.  She didn’t find out what it was until after she had finished two fiber-filled bowls.

2.  My breast milk always did look like skim milk.

3.  Maybe that’s why my children all had issues gaining weight.  Still I nursed them all until they were over a year old…the youngest one until she was 2 ½.  She called nursing “nernie,” and recently asked me why her “nernies” weren’t as big as mine.  Mine are only a largish A cup.


4.  I used to pump every night at 10:00 p.m. while watching Law & Order reruns.  One time when I was pumping, my husband interrupted me.  I got mad because I missed the important “crime part” before the “cha-chung” sound on the show. He was interrupting me to let me know I had I forgotten to hook the tubes to the milk bottles.  I had pumped a cup of milk into my comforter.  I missed the entire episode changing the bed.

5.  My 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible was stolen in 1993 and torched as part of a gang initiation ceremony.  I found this out because the “gang” was required to leave seven singed one-dollar bills in the back seat.  They did.  The only reclaimable item in my car was a Pyrex casserole dish, which remained unscathed.  I still use that very same casserole dish to make “Cheeze Whiz Spaghetti” for “shut-ins”.  Many times to start that car you had to hit the starter with a large slotted serving spoon.  I kept the spoon in my car at all times.  The spoon did not survive the fire.

6.  I attend a wonderfully free-spirited Christian start-up church housed in a defunct Saturn dealership. Some of these people go to that church.  Don’t they look cool?  Which ones do you think are the “long-breast-feeding-artsy-types?”


7.  My parents are horrified.  (By the church, not the friends.  Well, at least not by some of them…)

OK, who to tag?  I have no idea.  If you’d like to write about this and stay within the strange themes presented, please press on!  If you’d like to write and want to orchestrate your own themes, please do so!

Peace out!

Posted on 10 March '09 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

18 Comments to “A Month Late–Should I Worry?”

#1 Posted by crysm@Memoirs of a Mommy (10.03.09 at 02:35 )

I couldn’t see any of the pictures since I’m on my phone in bed but you definitely sparked my interest. This was a great post. I’m sure your mother was thrilled you spilled the beans on her cereal milk of choice. My mom would have killed me!! Too funny.
Take care!

#2 Posted by JoyMama (10.03.09 at 07:21 )

Nernies! That’s totally adorable! And I love your tales from the pump. My milk got skimmier the longer I nursed, but at the beginning there’d be a half-inch layer of cream at the top of the bottle after it got a chance to rise. Moo.

Hmmm. 42? Does menopause come early in your family? Are you having… symptoms? 😉

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#3 Posted by goodfountain (10.03.09 at 08:03 )

A month late? Ahem, is right.

You know you can buy tests for this…

I cross both categories. I have a bob-ish hairdo and do tumbling class … with my still nursing almost 2 1/2 yr old.

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#4 Posted by Steph at the Red Clay Diaries (10.03.09 at 09:03 )

Loved your list. As for the month late… I’m 41 and my system is going all haywire. The longest I’ve gone is 7 weeks, but I’m told it’s normal at this point. (Of course, the current state of my plumbing makes the other possibility VERY remote, so I don’t get as worried.)

Hey! I had a cabriolet too! But it didn’t get torched. My husband said it was a chick car.

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#5 Posted by kim (10.03.09 at 11:21 )

Ha – that made me totally laugh and that pic of us with our 3D glasses in is HILARIOUS!
Love you

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#6 Posted by elaine @ peace for the journey (10.03.09 at 15:54 )

I’ll go out on a limb here, probably to much disdain on the part of the breast-feeding club, but I bottle fed all four of mine without a single regret, and, no, we didn’t do gymnastics. We barely did much of anything in those days, as I recall. I’m 42 with a hysterectomy and without weeks of wondering!

Now, I’m with you on the glasses…100%.


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#7 Posted by Helene (10.03.09 at 17:01 )

#4 had me cracking up!!! I love when you write posts like this…just random facts about yourself. Always makes me laugh!!!

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#8 Posted by Kia (GoodEnoughMama) (10.03.09 at 20:26 )

I think when you said a “month late” you were referring to the fact that you’re a month late doing the meme, no? I sure hope that’s what you meant. Doooood, you’re too old to give birth. HAHAHAHAHAA! Kidding. But really, that IS what you meant, right?

You had a veedub at one point, huh? Veedubs ROCK my world. I loves ’em. I’m on my fourth one. 🙂

I take back the nasty “too old” comment. Can we kiss and make up? We should. Then you could write a song about it. And earn tonnes of money. And dance on stages in your skivvies. Or something.

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#9 Posted by Laura (10.03.09 at 21:05 )

so….did you take the pee test??? don’t leave us hanging!!!

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#10 Posted by Ashley (10.03.09 at 22:48 )

This is not something I want to hear about first on your BLOG! We’ll talk in the morning after you TAKE THE TEST!

Oh I need a baby to love!!! Ashley

#11 Posted by mrsbear (10.03.09 at 22:49 )

A month late with what????????? If you’re a month late paying the bills they tack on a nasty surcharge.

Well don’t leave us hanging you long-breast-feeding-artsy-type.

The breast milk mishaps are comically tragic. The comforter story especially. Ugh.

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#12 Posted by Elizabeth (10.03.09 at 23:17 )

Oh gracious! I’ve really started something. Even H turned pale last night and started asking me all these questions when he read the post. My hormones are whacked, I am ‘off-schedule’ and I was a month late on the meme, but I’m sorry to disappoint everyone: I won’t be nursing anyone anytime soon unless I re-lactate and donate milk to lose the 15 pounds I gained since I stopped nursing a year ago!

#13 Posted by Hope (of hippie dippie bébé) (11.03.09 at 13:02 )

Laugh out loud! As always! Especially at your Law & Order story! I hate it when I miss the part before the “cha-chunk”! Although I might describe it as more of a “da-dunt!” In fact, one of the most dreaded moments for hubby is when he realizes, while flipping channels in the morning, that I have stumbled upon a Law & Order marathon. He knows that I will be forever lost to reality, mired in the world of surprise endings and desperate criminals played by desperate New York actors. Fun, fun!

You must tell me the entire story of 3D glasses in church, or send me a link. I am entranced!

Thanks for responding to my tag! And, wait, are you…late?

Heart (picture the kind you make with your hands cupped in front of you, fingers touching),


#14 Posted by April ~ EnchantedDandelions (11.03.09 at 16:55 )

LOL at #4. So funny!

Sorry about being out of whack.

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#15 Posted by Peanut (12.03.09 at 02:15 )

Wait! What? I’m going to gain weight when I quit nursing???? That’s it. I’m not quitting.

My husband was always stressed he would accidentally drink some breast milk. He has been pretty much terrified of my “girls” for over 3 years now. Yes honey, you will instantly die if breastmilk touches your skin. That’s why I feed it to our babies instead.

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#16 Posted by Patty (12.03.09 at 09:54 )

OK, it wasn’t til I read all these comments that I even realized what you meant by “a month late.” I can’t believe how dense I am, especially since I am over 9 months late with my period….

I loved the gang initiation story with your car and that the Pyrex dish survived. You should write the company–maybe they would have you in a commercial for them testifying to the durability of Pyrex. You could make millions as the face of Pyrex. Well, ok, maybe a few hundred at least.

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#17 Posted by the domestic fringe (12.03.09 at 14:54 )

Your poor mom!


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#18 Posted by Carla (17.03.09 at 12:08 )

darn it…I was starting to get all excited for you. LOL

I think those glasses make you all look very cool.

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