Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby Fever

I have been nagging the husband a lot lately... and you can guess about what...

I've got maternal instincts coming out my ears! But even considering having a kid is so overwhelming. I imagine that having one would be infinitely more stressful.

Quick assessment of the situation without giving too much info and making hubs uncomfortable: we may not be able to have kids at all. Hubs had an injury when he was 18, and at that time the prognosis was not good. However, I, being the optimist that I am, have insisted on new tests and new results. It has been 10 years, okay!? The human body is capable of amazing things. So we should get the results this Thursday and find out how the swimmers are doing. But that's not all...

Second problem on the table: Hubs would much rather adopt. It's an over-population thing; a why-bring-another-person-into-the-world-without-taking-care-of-the-ones-already-here kind of a thing. I can understand that. I have always held that opinion. Until the ticking-tocking-time-bomb of HORMONES starting tell me to get preggers.

Additionally, do you have any idea how difficult, expensive and, let's be honest, sometimes sketchy, adoption can be? I'm scared out of my mind to adopt. What if the mom gets her act together and wants the baby back? What if it takes us three years to raise the money we would need? How do you prepare for a baby when you have no idea what is really going to happen?

To further complicate things, I have never been crazy about the idea of being pregnant. My instinct is to care for a child, not necessarily to birth one. I know that some women have that desire: to carry a child, to have that biological connection. Since I've never had that, I can't speak to its wonder. But it isn't something I naturally crave.

So hubs says, "Let's adopt!" To him, it's obviously an easy choice.

And I hate to take the easy road on something like this just because it's easier...

But in my gut and in my heart, there is something telling me that adoption may not be the road for us...

Ugh... thoughts, advice, anyone?

Tattoos I Know

I spend a lot of time browsing pinterest and fyeahtattoos for good ink. I realized that I haven't taken the time to appreciate the tats around me! This will be a 2-post series. Here is a collection from my friends. Keep your eye out for a special post about tattoos in my family. Enjoy.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Poetry magnets

Let's start a new tradition. I would like to regularly share my poetry as written in refrigerator magnets. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vegan Mug Cake

Uh- that's right, fellas and ladies. Vegan... Chocolate... 1 minute... CAKE! IT'S TOO MUCH TO BEAR!!!
(link to the recipe I used )

And to think, Hubs was about to go to the store just to prevent me from having a psychotic episode. What a swell guy.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a secret)

I absolutely love homemade choc chip cookies. Recently I was whipping up a batch and realized I had no vanilla extract! In a moment of panic came a stroke of genius. I used pure maple syrup instead. I seriously suggest you incorporate this mistake into your next batch! The maple flavor is very subtle but you can definitely tell the difference.
If you're curious, here's the recipe I've been using (since I left my Joy of Vegan Baking cookbook at my mom's on Thanksgiving) http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Get baking!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blogger App!

I had no idea there was a blogger app! Now I can share my everyday mundane and/or amazing life with you! For example, today I got a beautiful typewriter at a flea market. Also, my baby kitten sleeps in a very cute way. ALSO also, my Juno cat is as cute as ever.
* Note* I have no idea what the formatting of this post will look like. It's an experiment, for sure.