TMI question(possible tw miscarriage)

How do you know if you are having a really really early miscarriage? My period was late, maybe two or three weeks and I have never had anything resembling a "cycle" so I'm pretty bad at keeping track. The Boy_heathen and I are in funeral service, and have been pulling 60/70 hour weeks and sex has been sort of on the… » 11/20/14 7:50pm Thursday 7:50pm

Self esteem Is such a weird thing. I *like* myself. I'm interesting, and funny and have neat hobbies, but I'm the first to cut myself down and don't think I'm very pretty or particularly smart. So, I find a really healthy dose of validation when someone says "I think you are attractive" or "you're the smartest person… » 11/16/14 2:51pm 11/16/14 2:51pm

Crafting, an economics question

I - like many of you, craft. I mostly yarn craft; knitting and crochet, but I also do some glass etching. With so many craft shows happening right now during the holiday season; this year I got an invitation to join a craft bazaar for next year. It's not a *huge* one, but is biggish, about 75 booths. The buy in is… » 11/16/14 9:33am 11/16/14 9:33am

I'm a 3rd Gen atheist and we always celebrated xmas. Trees and cookies and Santa- yes please. And sure, there is a metric shit ton of consumerism, but there's also hand made gifts and fellowship and xmas parties with tasty little bites. We just dropped Christ right out of Christmas » 11/15/14 5:08am 11/15/14 5:08am

It sounds super tv pop psychologist, but when things got serious with the boy_heathen I wrote him a letter. The ex from hell was physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive and I had no idea how to broach the subject. Writing it down let me figure out the narrative and edit(not in real time) so I wasn't a flubbering… » 11/13/14 6:00am 11/13/14 6:00am

I'm a proud member of the no baby nation, so I don't have a dog in this fight,but amongst my friends with kids, they seem pretty non-judgmental about each others choices and seem more apt to share experiences as a "well, it could go like this..."(one had a really just awful c-section experience and just lays it out… » 11/10/14 4:36pm 11/10/14 4:36pm

Do you craft? I keep a semi-difficult piece of knitting or crochet around for that express purpose. Not so hard that it will be frustrating, but something that requires counting. It helps me block out the unnecessary crap in my head and eventually I'll have a sweater or something. :) » 11/10/14 6:01am 11/10/14 6:01am

what sort of yarn are you using? If it's super wash or acrylic, giving it a spin in an industrial washer will knock most of it out. More delicate yarns require a good furniture roller and a dry cleaner. I've got a Chow mix dog, and pet hair gets **everywhere** but if you CAN wash it, the best way is one of the triple… » 11/07/14 7:40pm 11/07/14 7:40pm

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