you have a very good ear, which will help you with your piano study. 4 days ago
good advice, its amazing. Its evidence that you are already a good mother, since a mother that isn’t taking care of herself, isn’t giving her baby everything he/she needs.
I learned similar techniques but it took many years of therapy for me.
Congratulations on a good job. 4 days ago
certainly can be difficult to manage. I don’t see any mention of a partner, so it sounds like you are going this alone?
You have to do what is comfortable for you of course, but La Leche League may be able to offer support that will help with the stress. All the women in it are mothers and they understand. And while the information they provide is professional and sound advice, each local chapter is just women like you, trying to do what is best for their children. The meetings are informal and I believe usually have children present. I have never actually been to a meeting myself but I went with my wife to one to pick up something (probably the pump) and it was a group of mothers, many with babies, sitting and talking. If you do connect with them you might consider offering to meet at your house, to reduce your stress on going out somewhere. I don’t know that they would take you up on that, but they might.
They might be able to turn you to professionals (doctors or nurses) who could give you lactation consultation (since your hospital apparently didn’t have that). La Leche League isn’t a miracle cure, but they might offer you something that will reduce your stress just enough to help.
I wish you well. 4 days ago
I purchased Adobe Photoshop Elements, version 12. It was on sale for half price during this week amongst all the other things on sale. I had PSE version 11 before, so this brings me up to the current version. Still need more practice with using it. But I purchased a DVD course in it recently also, so I can use that. 6 days ago
with this goal. I have a similar goal, i.e. to donate 10 gallons, which is 80 donations. I recently gave my 35th donation, which is just over the 4-gallon mark. So I am well on my way. Once I achieve 10 gallons, I might well, go for 100 donations.
Keep up the good work! 6 days ago
this, but for further support see if there is a local chapter of La Leche League in your area. My now ex-wife and I turned to them when our daughter was born and they give valuable tips, advice and other resources. I see you mentioned pumping. When my wife went back to work after the birth we rented a breast milk pump from La Leche League that my wife took to work with her. She pumped milk during breaks and lunch and stored it in a fridge at work, then brought it home. As you probably know, breast milk freezes well, so on the days I was home alone with our daughter, I would thaw and warm some milk to feed her.
Its sad to hear about your experience with your hospital. When our daughter was born, the hospital scheduled a lactation consultation with my wife and I, which we attended together.
Our daughter was almost 3 years old when my wife stopped breast feeding. 6 days ago
realistic, which is admirable. Its even more admirable with a baby in tow.
I don’t know the age of your baby, but practicing with her/him, while disruptive to some degree to your progress, will actually be good for the baby.
Also, in addition to having a regular practice schedule, I suggest that you do more than just so many hours per week. In his book, “Practiceopeida” author Philip Johnston advocates not practicing a set hours per day or week but instead practicing to achieve a specific goal. So if your goal one week is to play a short passage without any errors, then practice as many days you need to achieve that goal. Or another week the goal might be to memorize a line. Again, practice as much as you need to achieve it.
Since it sounds like you are learning on your own, you can take as many days or weeks to achieve each goal. The key though is to choose goals that are achievable in a reasonable amount of time, given your current skill level. If you choose a goal that is too difficult it may take too long and you may get discouraged.
Do you have music books you are using? If not consider getting a few method books designed for adult beginners. 6 days ago
biking a century? Is it biking for 100 miles or 100 days or something else? 1 week ago
I joined a photography book club. The book we are reading now is Sketching Light by Joe McNally.
I have also read the following
1) Photographer’s Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age by Edward Greenberg
2) The Lens – A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer by NK Guy
3) The Perfect Photo, 71 Tips from the Top by Elin Rantakrans
Of these the 2nd one was the best. It covered all aspects of camera lenses. The 1st one was very good too, it just covers a very specific subject matter.
The book I don’t care for is the one we are reading in the photography book club, i.e. Sketching Light. I do not care for the prose style that author McNally uses. Its difficult to figure out just what he is saying. 1 week ago
I have studied music a lot, though not much vocal work, mostly piano. Still, I do have a pretty good ear. So with that background info, here is what I have to say.
You have nice tone overall. Your very lowest notes are a problem for two reasons 1) you tend to be slightly flat on these low notes. It may well be because they are at the bottom of your vocal range, which is understandable. 2) You tend to cut the lowest notes short, ever so slightly. For some of them it may be due to the note value (i.e. quarter eighth, etc.) I am not familiar with the song so I can’t say for sure, but even if these notes are short, you are shortening them even further ever so slightly.
So I think voice exercises will help you with both of these. I really wish you well and hope you pursue this dream to the fullest of your ability. 1 week ago
move in September if you had the money. Did that happen?
Have you been to Corvallis before, is that why you chose that place?
I went to college in Corvallis. Its a lovely small town that has a university in it (OSU), which you probably already know.
Just wanted to let you know that it can get up to 91 in Corvallis also. It isn’t common to reach that high, but it has and can happen.
You didn’t mention it but it sounds like you never made it to Burning Man and then to California. Did that ride fall through for some reason? 1 week ago
either, but my ex-wife, who is a medical professional, told me that only about 30% of women are able to achieve orgasm from vaginal intercourse. 4 weeks ago
who emotionally supports and nurtures the other person to be a better version of themselves. And you do this by being yourself at all times. 1 month ago
to this goal. One of the skills I have developed over the course of my life is to choose gifts for friends and family that is especially suited to them. I do this by thinking about who they are and what they like. But my gifts also reflect a piece of who I am as well. Its taken many years to hone this skill but its one I enjoy a lot and like practicing.
I missed this Secret Santa last year, so when I saw it reappear this year I decided to do it early. 1 month ago
too late. I asked to join in late November. I will do it earlier in 2013. 1 month ago
I have been through that experience. Good to hear that you know it too. 1 month ago
worry that I like and say to myself at various times. It is
“Worry is a misuse of your Imagination”.
A good use of you imagination is to think about come up with ideas that will address real life situations. And those times when you can’t come up with anything to address a real life problem or situation, there is another quote to follow. See the entry under my goal #39. Look at no. 2 in that list.
I hope this helps. 1 month ago
there is no way to back up your 43 Things list of goals and entries.
You can, of course, type them into a document of some sort. Cutting and pasting from your 43 Things list would cut down considerably on the time to do that, though it would still take some time.
You could also display each goal and entry and screen print it, either to paper or to a file.
If you have a lot of entries, which some people do, this will take a lot of time.
You can contact the 43 Things admin and ask them, and they may well, back up the entire system (that’s a huge number of people and I don’t know for sure if they do or not) but even if they do, I doubt they will provide individual account backups for people who ask for them.
Still, it wouldn’t hurt to ask them. 1 month ago
to a dermatologist if for no other reason than to allay your fears and worry. You wouldn’t even have to have the dermatologist remove it, though you could of course.
I wish you well. 1 month ago
because it was bothering me. It was on my right arm about halfway up so when I had short sleeve shirts on I would see it frequently and tended to pick at it. So it was a psychological type of bother. It didn’t hurt or look bad.
The size, it was smaller in diameter than a pencil eraser. The height, I don’t recall for sure but about 1/16 of an inch (3 millimeters) maybe.
I only had it removed because I happened to be at my dermatologist for another problem (a rash on my leg) and while I was there I asked him if it looked okay (some moles can be the beginning of skin cancer but a dermatologist can tell just by looking at it if that is true or not). He said it was not a problem but then asked me if I wanted it removed. So I said yes. If I had known the price I probably would have said no.
So he went and got a fancy looking spray bottle-like device and sprayed it with liquid nitrogen. This shrank it slightly and turned it a dark brown. He said it would take 3 to 4 days and would finally fall
off, which is what happened. 1 month ago
Because if you want to have your mole removed, I recommend that you have a dermatologist do it. Don’t go to a regular doctor, go to a dermatologist. A dermatologist can look at the mole and give you an assessment of whether or not its something to be worried about. They can do this just be getting a good look at it. A regular doctor might have an opinion about the mole, but she/he won’t have the skill to assess the mole accurately. And if you have the dermatologist actually remove it, it might be a little expensive. So having health insurance would be a good thing. Of course, even if you do have health insurance, it might not cover mole removal.
I had my dermatologist remove a mole from my arm because it was bothering me. I was visiting him for something else but decided to ask him about the mole. He did it right then and there at that office visit. He sprayed it with a very cold spray (I think it was liquid nitrogen). He said it would take 3 to 4 days for it to finally fall off and that’s what happened.
Imagine my shock when I got his bill. The mole removal part of the visit was about $200. It was a quite a while back, so I don’t actually recall if my insurance covered it or not. I think it did, but I don’t remember for sure. My main point is I wasn’t expecting a procedure that took less than 5 minutes, to cost that much.
So don’t take my experience as the standard cost of mole removal. Every dermatologist is different and charges different fees.
My main point is go to a dermatologist for the mole. She would be the best qualified to look at it and to remove it. Don’t go to anyone else to remove it and don’t try to remove it yourself. And my 2nd main point is see if insurance will cover the removal (do this by talking with your health insurance company AND to the dermatologist). If you don’t have health insurance, then look into getting it. With the new health care law its a good idea anyway. 1 month ago
How I did it: Do a centering exercise if necessary, then check in with myself about the choice I am about to make. Sometimes I use an Ignatian technique I learned where I come to a point of indifference. Its been quite a while since I needed to do that but the times I have its amazing how powerful it is. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
before I can complete this goal. I still want to do it, but there are several factors that are slowing me down with it. At the last Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes that I attended in Olympia, Washington, I spoke with one of the singers. His group had competed in the National Harmony Sweepstakes the previous year and so had been to San Rafael, California, which is where the National is held. He told me its a small stage and not very notable. I had always pictured it as a big stage with a certain amount of grandeur to it. The PNW in Olympia is nice and of moderate size, but its not huge. I was a bit taken aback by the singer’s comments.
But the primary reason that keeps me from going is cost. 2 months ago
referring to is “Sexual Intelligence” by Marty Klein, I have read it and found it to be the best book on sexuality I have ever read.
My review on Goodreads for this book is here
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/297093868 2 months ago
count school work. You don’t want the experience of feeling bad when you are doing something you need to do simply because it involves the computer.
Set the limitation of computer use to non-school activities. 2 months ago
the living on the farm? Did you find this farm through the WWOOF site?
What kind of farm was it and what did you do there? Where was this farm?
Where I live we have advertised on WWOOF for 2 years now and have had 6 interns over that time to help us. We are a diverse farm in the state of Washington.
Hope you enjoyed your farm experience. 2 months ago
that I have joined. I have been a member for only about 2 months now, but so far these are my favorites –
I like each of them for different reasons. Most of them have a Forum page where, once you have joined, can post questions in various topic areas. But most of these sites also have educational articles, often written by visiting professional photographers. Some of these articles are quite good. The Digital Photography School as well as some of the other sites I mention, also have courses you can purchase and do online. I haven’t taken any of those yet. I want to learn as much on my own as possible and I don’t really have the kind of money they are charging.
The Craft and Vision site, I just joined and they have some free eBooks as well as others that you can buy. I haven’t purchased any yet but they are incredibly inexpensive, e.g. $5 to $10 each. I did download a couple of their free eBooks. I am going through them now. 3 months ago