Monday, March 31, 2003

Today's Dr. Phil moment: Your body image is not the same thing as your self image. Don't let your view of your body drag down your view of yourself.

Wow.

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Cha ching! ePregnancy accepted my query. Once again, the quickly written query wins. Lessons I have learned so far:

Don't think too hard.
Don't write too hard.
Send the first draft.
Once it's gone, fuggedaboudit.

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Friday, March 28, 2003

I just fired off another query to ePregnancy Magazine. Strangely, the queries I write in one sitting are always accepted, while the ones I labor and craft and research are always rejected. And I don't use the word "always" lightly -- I'm talking 100% in both cases. I may break my record here, though -- I wrote it quickly (2 hours), but I'm not so sure it's a great idea.

I need to turn my attention to some genealogy queries, but I have a harder time coming up with ideas for those. "Researching Small Town Probate Records" -- like, who cares?
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003

To quote Adrian Brody, "Whoever you believe in, whether it is God or Allah, may he watch over you and let's pray for a swift resolution."
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Monday, March 24, 2003

Woke up with a headache today, after a night of bad dreams and restless sleep. We are moving to a new house, but have to live in a temporary apartment for about 6 weeks between houses. I'm worried about my Little Guy transitioning to two new places in two months. He will celebrate his third birthday in the apartment. He will also be moving out of his crib to a big boy bed, and thinking about toilet training. Plus preschool will be coming to an end. I have a month to worry about all these transitions before the first move.

Meanwhile, this damned war is on my mind. I can't stop thinking about the parents of the men who've died or been captured. How could I spend day after day pouring my entire heart into my Little Guy, only to see him taken away at 18 or 19 in such a senseless way? I don't think I could survive it. Meanwhile my Big Guy watches CNN and talks about the "brilliant military strategies," like it's a big playoff game or something. We had a disagreement -- he said he just doesn't personalize war that much, whereas I can't not personalize it. So I left the room and read "Little People School Bus" to LG.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003

I have such mixed feelings about the war in Iraq. I know the government manipulates the media. And I know the media manipulates public opinion. I feel lost -- I don't know what information to believe or trust, and therefore I have no idea whether I am for or against this war. And here exactly is the intersection between Mom and Brain -- I am simply too tired to figure it out. I can't bear to simply watch CNN and swallow it whole. But I don't have the time or energy to read several newspapers, history books, and online news accounts to form my own opinion. So I stay on the fence -- I guess I'd rather starve than eat pablum.
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