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« Reply #500 on: December 06, 2007 05:22:03 AM »

Wow you guys- I just spent almost 2 hours reading everything in this thread. It's amazing how so many of us share the same secrets...Even though I didn't participate in this swap, I feel better knowing that most of the secrets I hold the closest- thinking people would look at me differently if they only knew...are probably some of the same secrets that they have themselves. This was better than my regular $150 an hour therapy session!!!! (Maybe I should skip this month's appointment and spend the cash on new beads and findings!!!!!)  Wink

I agree!  Some of my biggest secrets are out now, and I feel SO much better!
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« Reply #501 on: December 06, 2007 08:17:24 AM »

If I may ask, how did you find out you were missing an enzyme that made your milk indigestible? I'm presuming there was a problem, as I never had anything tested.

With my oldest, he would VIOLENTLY throw up every time he nursed so they tested my milk along with the other tests to see what was wrong.  It doesn't always affect a kid, so I tried with the next 2 as well, with the same results.  My 4th, like I said, couldn't latch well enough to nurse, but I pumped and we tried it and no luck there either.  They described it to me as if my milk was almost soured.  Lovely!  It is apparently genetic, because I found out in the process that my mom couldn't nurse me for the same reason.  I can't say I am necessarily upset since they ALL were born with at least one tooth!

Isn't it interesting how many unusual family traits you *don't* find out about until you find out it's relevant to you?  I didn't find out about the history of cervical cancer on my grandmother's side of the family *until* I had an abnormal pap smear.  Then my mother blithely said, "Yeah, why do you think your grandmother is so paranoid about cancer?"  Gee, I dunno, I thought she was just naturally a hypochondriac.  Roll Eyes 

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.  Smiley 
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« Reply #502 on: December 06, 2007 08:19:01 AM »

If I may ask, how did you find out you were missing an enzyme that made your milk indigestible? I'm presuming there was a problem, as I never had anything tested.

With my oldest, he would VIOLENTLY throw up every time he nursed so they tested my milk along with the other tests to see what was wrong.  It doesn't always affect a kid, so I tried with the next 2 as well, with the same results.  My 4th, like I said, couldn't latch well enough to nurse, but I pumped and we tried it and no luck there either.  They described it to me as if my milk was almost soured.  Lovely!  It is apparently genetic, because I found out in the process that my mom couldn't nurse me for the same reason.  I can't say I am necessarily upset since they ALL were born with at least one tooth!

Isn't it interesting how many unusual family traits you *don't* find out about until you find out it's relevant to you?  I didn't find out about the history of cervical cancer on my grandmother's side of the family *until* I had an abnormal pap smear.  Then my mother blithely said, "Yeah, why do you think your grandmother is so paranoid about cancer?"  Gee, I dunno, I thought she was just naturally a hypochondriac.  Roll Eyes 

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.  Smiley 

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« Reply #503 on: December 06, 2007 12:07:20 PM »



It says: "There are very few pictures of my childhood... because after my father died my mom was too depressed to care." The words under the pic say "This is not me."


"There is a war inside me between 'feminist me' and 'traditional fundamentalist me'. I don't know who will win in the end..." The back says, "Traditional = modest dressing (no pants, long skirts); long hair; quiverfull (as many kids as God blesses us with); woman of proverbs."

Thank you for sharing your secrets with us. I feel too uninformed to comment on either, other than to say, I hope you are happy.
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« Reply #504 on: December 06, 2007 12:34:45 PM »

To the one about the war inside between fundamentalist/feminism: I think feminism is just the right to choose your own life.  I do things that make hardcore feminists roll their eyes.  "You SEW??!"  But I don't want to have children.  There was a time when it wouldn't have mattered if I didn't want kids, I would have them anyway.  Feminism has brought me the choice, the freedom to be as I wish.  So you can choose to be fundamentalist, if that is what makes you happy, but still be a feminist.  Does that make sense?

Edited to add:  My mother was born in the 40's, in a rural area.  She once confided in me that she had never wanted children, and that she only had them because it was expected.  (Feminism hadn't got to rural California when she got married.)  She never got to make the choices that would have made her happy.  She supports my not wanting kids, and I expect she is the only mother in the world who isn't chomping at the bit for grandkids.
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« Reply #505 on: December 06, 2007 01:54:53 PM »

To the one about the war inside between fundamentalist/feminism: I think feminism is just the right to choose your own life.  I do things that make hardcore feminists roll their eyes.  "You SEW??!"  But I don't want to have children.  There was a time when it wouldn't have mattered if I didn't want kids, I would have them anyway.  Feminism has brought me the choice, the freedom to be as I wish.  So you can choose to be fundamentalist, if that is what makes you happy, but still be a feminist.  Does that make sense?

To me that idea makes perfect sense and i think the actual idea of feminism has been lost and replaced by this idea that to be a feminist you have to renounce anything and everything that would emulate being a homemaker (i.e. cooking, sewing, crocheting, staying at home with kids) and male bashing. I refuse to take women studies courses at my university for that very reason. The classes are just male bashing. But i have always believed that feminism is about treating women equally within society and allowing for them to make thier own decisions based upon the way that THEY want to live their lives. I think that a wife who is a stay at home mom can be just as much as a feminist as a woman who is the head of a major corporation. Growing up that is what I learned from my mother, who was a stay at home mom. I really think the true idea of what feminism is has been lost and constructed into a very negative connotation, and to me that's sad.
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« Reply #506 on: December 06, 2007 02:14:20 PM »

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There is a war inside me between 'feminist me' and 'traditional fundamentalist me'. I don't know who will win in the end..." The back says, "Traditional = modest dressing (no pants, long skirts); long hair; quiverfull (as many kids as God blesses us with); woman of proverbs."

I know what you mean, although my family was never that traditional. Forgive me for assuming, but it seems like you've been raised in a very strict, Christian fundamentalist church. There is a middle ground that is honouring to God without going off the deep-end. I know, cause I live there. I hope you find peace.
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« Reply #507 on: December 06, 2007 04:20:50 PM »

I've gotten three over the past few days.  Here they are!



The writing says, "I don't take a political stand because I'm ignorant and I have no idea what the heck is going on in Iraq or in the White House!"  I'm not sure anyone knows what's going on in the White House at this point.   Huh



Pardon my thumb in this next one, I had to hold it at an angle to avoid extreme glare. 



And the back...



This was a great batch of cards, thank everyone for sharing!!!
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« Reply #508 on: December 06, 2007 04:26:33 PM »

I got 3 more today!


"I like outperforming others."
The picture is so cute! I think that's a good trait to have as long as you don't rub it in people's faces. aka be humble. =)


"The last time I saw my grandma alive, I was glad to be getting away from her."
I'm sorry to hear that. I don't have a close relationship with my grandmothers either. I hope this doesn't happen to me. =(


"I love to steal other people's mail" (sorry it got cut off)
Haha that's funny but I hope you don't steal their personal mail. Circulars and other junk are okay but credit card info and paid magazines are not.

=D Thanks for sharing your secrets! They're interesting.

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« Reply #509 on: December 06, 2007 04:29:23 PM »

About stealing mail-- I've never done this, but sometimes I think I'd like to steal a UPS truck and open everything, like it was Christmas.    Cute new avatar, CrochetWitch, by the way!  I was confused at first-- "Who the heck is this?" because I usually just look at avatars to see who posts.    Smiley
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