Anyone every heard of www.dooce.com? I had never heard of the "queen of mommy blogs" until Brent mentioned the New York Time magazine article...

Here's the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/magazine/27armstrong-t.html?pagewanted=all

Former Mormon, almost killed her self because of post-partum depression...great story.



weekend away

The last month has been a roller coaster of emotions.

1. I am pregnant. The little monster has to eat all the time!
2. My dear father-in-law died unexpectedly.

Since all the drama, I have been instructed to "stop thinking" by Brent. Right. Ok.

My college girl friends spent the weekend with me out at our cabin, www.lostrivermodern.com. It was great to spend time with them. I needed a break. I slept all of Saturday and a lot of Sunday.

But what I could not understand was why they seem so opposed to the new health care law. I tried my best to persuade...but failed. But Brent and I discussed it at home and we both feel Obama failed to explain the new law to the American public. I still can't tell you exactly why I am for the law other than I felt a change, some change, ANY change was needed for the 40 million uninsured Americans out there. As a human being on this planet...a blessed human that is, it is my duty to help others.

It seemed that my girl friends objected to being forced to buy health insurance. Aren't we all already forced to do that? You have to have insurance. I tried to make the analogy with car insurance but that did not seem to work.

I am not really sure what to say. No one liked Social Security when it was passe either...


a long time

This is the longest I have gone without posting since starting the blog...did anyone notice?

Read this new GAO report hot off the presses: Defined Contribution Plans: Key Information on Target Date Funds as Default Investments Should Be Provided to Plan Sponsors and Participants, GAO-11-118, January 31, 2011.

Good times.


Tolstoy's 10 Rules of Life

From Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, via BoingBoing, this list of Tolstoy's "10 Rules of Life." I think this is a pretty good list, well all except for the keep away from women...thoughts?

Get up early (five o'clock)

Go to bed early (nine to ten o'clock)

Eat little and avoid sweets

Try to do everything by yourself

Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a goal for every month, a goal for every week, a goal for every day, a goal for every hour and for evry minute, and sacrifice the lesser goal to the greater

Keep away from women

Kill desire by work

Be good, but try to let no one know it

Always live less expensively than you might

Change nothing in your style of living even if you become ten times richer