– of both light and darkness?
I am talking about Jay’s birth, of course.
Everything was going so well, we were so full of hope – and then: operating table, cesarean, trauma.
We have cried a lot about that, but fortunately we are doing well overall. And we are more and more able to take joy in the important things – that Jay did well and does well, even if the birth wasn’t what we had hoped or expected.… Read more
Today I was supposed for the first time to go back to my own office space and rake in more customers to my web consultant business. I was supposed to start, after 3 weeks of leave due to the birth of Jay, to plug the whole in my credit account.
But instead I went to my office space and did a lot of thinking.… Read more
I’m writing this post Thursday, because Wednesday we were out all day – to another city, to get Char some treatment for her trauma after the birth. She is doing well overall, but can still get very sad and down about it.
Everything had looked good until everything suddenly turned around and she got her stomach cut open.… Read more
But of course I couldn’t. I could just go to Big Client no. 1 and take up the reins again after my leave due to the birth of Jay. And then go catch up with other minor clients and find new clients.
And what a real bug of a day. While yesterday wasn’t so bad as I feared, today gave me reminders all across the board about why Big Client is a real challenge to work with.… Read more
I was thinking this morning, as I sometimes do, with a vague nostalgia about the time I lived in the second largest city of the country. Over 20 years ago …
We lived three young people in a shared apartment and the days went by with me working in an after school club and then in the evening the two of us sometimes went to the cinema and to events about comics and movies.… Read more
Sorted 5 bags worth of old letters not so long ago. Some of them from 1989. Most from the mid- and late 90s. Back when you still wrote letters …
It’s actually some months ago, but since I’m continually revising and cleaning up both my house and my life, these days more than ever with baby-Jay as our new family-member, I figured this experience still is relevant to recount.… Read more
When it is the right time – if they are good friends. That was what happened today.
JO called. And it was not too late, or too soon. We were able to breathe again, and talk about it all. And share.
Other persons sent me invitations to their parties, without noticing or acknowledging that we had just had Jay, and a rough time.… Read more
And over-population. And climate disaster looming. And pesticides in the milk. And …
That old question … I feel strange watching the world’s news while raising my newborn son. What kind of world has he come into?
He came without planning. We had long given up fertility treatments. They didn’t work.… Read more
… when it comes to earning money in a way that’s better than now.
Not news, really, although this time it came to me while walking Jay in his carriage Very Early this morning, dead-tired and wondering if I was ever going to get time enough to get some of the (other) successes I craved in life.… Read more
And my attempt at Internet detox becomes a lot easier. Here’s the secret:
Jay is asleep for max 2 hours at a time during day, then he wakes and needs to feed or take a poo or get a little attention. And Char is already heavily sleep-deprived and steeling recovering from the not-so-fun circumstances of the birth.… Read more