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from readnglst999 :
Where is clarity25? Recent vacation blog - http://twoshotsoftequila.blogspot.com/ "Eric's" Photobucket account - http://s795.photobucket.com/home/sketchbookshark/index
from theswordsman :
Thanks. When I was growing up without a Dad, I watched a lot of old movies to help me figure out how to be a man. Sometimes when I'm wearing a tie and jacket, I think I channel Cary Grant.
from theswordsman :
Either I've read too much Hollywood gossip. or I'm just a horrible person, but the first half of this sentence totally led me down the wrong direction. "But I’m going to finally let the dream go that I’ll be rear-ended by a big time movie producer..." I'm sure the recording will be great. Cheers.
from theswordsman :
Thanks for the birthday wishes. And, wait, I wrote something funny? I must really need the sleep. Have a great 4th. On my list of things to do when I win the lottery (along with a cake pan and/or Ding Dongs) is a trip someplace cool to see your band play. Have a great holiday
from theswordsman :
I'm glad you had such an awesome week. And congrats on the GCA thing! Should turn out to be a ton of fun. Have a great holiday.
from theswordsman :
Thanks for the note. I use statscounter.com. It's the only one I really know. I tried adding the other one over the weekend but ditched it after I did the research. Apparently it's been a pretty big deal. Your hair looks nice. Take care. John
from theswordsman :
I followed the link to the band Myspace the other day - it was a real treat getting to hear you play. Take care.
from theswordsman :
The new blog is really cool. It's got a fresh look, and it's a fun place to visit. Enjoy
from theswordsman :
The hat is hot. If you also wear the glasses, I honestly doubt that anyone will notice your clothes.
from becca27 :
Thought pictures made me cry. I feel so much for her little boy.
from becca27 :
I keep thinking about you all, I've even talked to family members....I hope everything is well, gee, I guess, I can't say ok,...I just hope you are all well with the situation at hand. I am really praying for you all. My heart hurts for your sister in law. and your brother and most important you nephew, his mommy.
from becca27 :
I'm so sorry to hear about your sister in law, and your brother and their child, well, I guess I should say your whole family. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
from theswordsman :
I used to tell people that I wasn't allowed into Home Depot any more because the studfinders kept going off when I walked in.
from becca27 :
I love reading your diary! You are so funny, I thought I was the only one that used the term Jerkface!
from emu-head :
Oh, you know... she's all poetic and romantic and everyone loves her... by the end of the 6th book you seriously kinda want to set her on fire.
from iamafatgirl :
Wondering what is going on...tia.rawls@gmail.com
from theswordsman :
Got it and deleted it, thanks. My e-mail forwarding must have still been off from when I was getting the rude messages last winter. Take care. John
from camham :
I know I am a johnny come lately, but each time I have tried to get to you, it has been locked and I have thought it was me. Then I just read your profile and found out what happened. I would love to keep reading. My email address is heathy333@aol.com.
from theswordsman :
Hi Reva. Sorry to read the drama in your profile. I hope everything is better now. I had a couple of obnoxious phone calls and taunting notes due to my diary, but nothing like what's happened to you. Notes sections are still public, so I'm not going to post my regular e-mail address, but if you'd send a password to my D-land addy, I'd love the chance to catch up. Have a great weekend. John
from camisado :
Sorry to hear what happened :( I'm camisado@gmail.com
from sugar-punk :
I'm not sure if you remember me, I used to write on here as Sugar-Punk. First off, I am so incredibly sorry to hear about what happened regarding this site. It's disgusting that a person would ever want to do that to someone else, especially someone like you, who seems like the best possible example of humanity that there is. I was so sorry to hear that he had tained this place forever for you, I know you had built a large network of friends and supporters, and it will take awhile to get that, or the feelings that accompany it, back, but I'm sure you will. Anyways, I wanted to let you know that I would be very interested in reading any future blogs you start up for yourself, so if that would be alright with you, please feel free to e-mail me at troublesome_cat@hotmail.com with any blog sites, or just to say hey. Anyways, I hope all is well with you (I'm dying to hear about what new adventures you've worked up for yourself since the last time I visited), and hopefully I'll talk to you soon.
from anita-girl :
OH MY GOODNESS! Your info on your profile freaked me out! 500 messages to kill you? I don't blame you for locking up! If you would like to share the info with me please me at thegreeneyedblond@hotmail.com BTW I am a nice stay at home mom who started reading you when you moved back to the US!
from tfrunner262 :
hope you're ok, my email is TRAKgirl800ATyahooDOTcom. ((hugs))
from moonstrucke :
Hey, it's Meri(moonstrucke). I'm at ms_lemonyATyahoo.com. Hope you're okay!
from lemonscarlet :
Reva - ack! What on earth?!?!?! i thought it was just a tech glitch until i finally checked your profile. email me jessimarsh@hotmail.com
from twttrmchn :
I would like to continue with you. twitteringmachine@gmail.com
from mangofarmer :
Reva! :( I hope you're okay! mangoqueen24ATyahoo.com
from smedindy :
Holy craptacular, ma'am! You know I want to follow. Smedindy - gmail. Use it.
from coexistapart :
oh dear, oh dear. I hope everything is as "alright" as it can be right about now. My email is coexist.ingapartAThotmailDOTcom. Just be sure to remove the '.' from the beginning of the name. *hugs*
from ms-lemony-2 :
Hey hon, it's Meri. That is so awful that someone would do that to you!! What a creep!! My e-mail is on my old journal here. Take care!! *hugs*
from captainron :
Oh man... I'm sorry you got slammed. I don't understand anyone wanting to hurt you. You're such a good person. Please let me know where you end up OK? I think you have the email address. If not leave me a note at my site and I'll send it along...
from portia12 :
Hi reva! Thanks for the tip. I'm sure Jared will look spiffy/and/or European zipping around on his Vespa. :)
from misspinkkate :
Glad I'm not the only one!
from newlywedblis :
Hey thanks! I can only lay claim to the picture--the layout was already made but she said I had to store the image, and I figured I'd just use one of mine. :) He's pretty cute, no? ;)
from captainron :
Hey there. Just checking in... BTW for us non-premuim folks, D-land has been down for three days and I decided to move on. http://captainron1.wordpress.com is the new address. Stop by if you like. Have a great weekend. me
from portia12 :
P.S. if you are ever stuck for someone to talk to, I can listen! add me on yahoo messenger zaraopal@yahoo.ca. Hugs!
from portia12 :
HUG. Thinking of you! I can't imagine how it feels, but the responsibility must be overwhelming. Remember your counsellor said you need to do other things during the day instead of just caring for Solei? So surely, you can plan other things, and surely your mother-in-law could babysit the odd time. I cannot imagine how much work it is. But focus on the positives as much as you can. Solei has improved, like you said. Don't be afraid to open up to some trusted friends. You will feel better. Sending happy thoughts!
from camham :
Good luck on your move. I hope things run smoothly back in the States. Do you mind if I ask, but you have talked only briefly about "the blues" after Solei was born. Did you take something for it and where you able to stop? I only ask cause if you read, I am going to take something to see if it helps with my mood which seemed to get more unmanagable after I had my baby. Although that was two years ago...so anyway, if you get a chance you can e-mail me or not. Heathy333@aol.com and thank you for all the notes you left with support.
from captainron :
Reva, can't you just have you current bank wire the funds to your new bank? Stuff like that happens all the time... Either that or have them write you a big fat check although I have no idea how long a check from Barzi takes to clear in Georgia... maybe forever....
from iamafatgirl :
Both you and Solei look amazing, healthy, and happy. You look a lot happier now, Reva. Look how much you make that baby smile! So glad that you're returning to the ATL! Yay for Mexican food and Target!!!
from sez5 :
just wanted to say thanks for your note.
from captainron :
Don't worry about me. it will work out some how, some way. It always does. Happy Friday!
from iamafatgirl :
Solei is so lucky to have a mom like you. You're so loving and caring...you want to do the right thing for everyone. Don't neglect yourself. When is the last time you did something for you? Even if it is something small, do something. So what if you move back to that house in ATL, you liked the house before you moved, didn't you? Even if it is just temporary, it wouldn't be a bad thing. You have your own space there! Hope things get better!
from libbyo :
lovin your new layout
from iamafatgirl :
Do you think Solei could be allergic to breastmilk? Maybe it makes her sick?
from iamafatgirl :
I thought you were going to old navy and target?!?!? Move back to Atlanta! I'll move there too and babysit, lol!
from iamafatgirl :
So, what all shopping did you do in the states?
from portia12 :
http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily/07_28_2004.html Here is a good link relating to cabbage.
from harri3tspy :
I didn't have your troubles with nursing, but I hear you about the sanctimonious lactivists. My thing was pumping. I couldn't do it. It made me utterly miserable. And reading those sites made me feel like I was evil for not doing it. So I just never went anywhere without AJ. Which wasn't healthy either. Eventually I gave myself the okay to use formula on the occasions when I couldn't be around to nurse. And you know what? AJ turned out just fine. Only you know what works for you and Solei. The hell with the rest of 'em. Parenting has become a culture of guilt. Well, maybe it's always been a culture of guilt, but the guilt used to run between parent and child and now it runs from parent to parent. It's a waste of energy. Nobody knows your situation but you. And even though you may feel inexperienced, you are the expert here, not anyone else.
from lerin :
Isabella just never "took" to breastfeeding the way that Sophie did. Sophie came out of the womb hungry and like she knew what to do about it. Isabella had a lot of trouble staying awake to even latch on the nipple, and she didnt bring my milk in for many days. She was born with jaundice, so she was on the bilirubin bed for a few days when she should have been non-stop nursing and establishing a good milk supply. Nursing was always difficult with her... she would pull off the nipple after a couple of minutes and cry, refusing to get ack on. She had reflux pretty badly, and associated eating with pain. I went on a diet trying to get back into my pre-preggo clothes, and probably cut back on my calories too much. The next week, I got really sick. My milk production literally shut down. I couldn't get ANYthing. I started taking herbal supplements, eating more than I needed to, and trying to get her to nurse again. We had limited success. Adam got her to take a bottle, and she drank the whole thing. After that, she didn't want to "work" for milk from my breast that wasn't there, when she could be a little more "lazy" about it and get what she needed from the bottle. I was just really disappointed with my body (and even with HER) over the whole thing. I know how silly that sounds, but I cried everytime I fed her from the bottle and everytime she rejected the breast. It was just SO easy with Sophie... funny how that works. Different babies, different personalities in every way. Anyway, I hope you can stick with nursing for as long a you like. I had waaaaay too much emotion tied up in the nursing thing. Happy New Year!!!
from mangofarmer :
Happy New Year! :)
from iamafatgirl :
Do you know where you're moving to yet?
from captainron :
Woo Woo Reva added me as a favorite.... Thanks... BTW, I'm not sure why your writing touches me so, but you are one of the first blogs I read every day...
from newlywedblis :
Hey--thanks for your notes! I'm coming to terms with not being in control everything. *sigh* Maybe that's why God makes babies... to remind us of how helpless we are? :P Good luck to you and Jared with the job hunt! I admire your commitment to being a mom at this point in your life. I never imagined that this would be a hard decision for me (I always planned to quit work and be at home with my kids full time) and I find myself clinging to every bit of work that I can...at least for now. It's certainly become a big piece of my identity--I get mini anxiety attacks when I think of not being in the office anymore! Can't imagine what shape I'd be in if I was in your place--You're my hero! :)
from iamafatgirl :
You're welcome! I do the same thing. Jeff was sick 2 days this week and I missed one of them to take care of him, PLUS we had to go to Decatur last Saturday for him to take this test to get a better job...so he's missed 20 hours this pay period and I've missed 15, so we both cashed in what little pto we have and that puts me right at 66 hours for 2 weeks....at $8 an hour before taxes and insurance are taken out. :( Also, we work 1 more day, but we're going in on our off day (today) to make up some hours, I guess. I really don't want to go into work though. PLUS, we have lived without tv in our house for almost a year now. Feb 1 will be 1 year...we can't afford it and phone and internet....we have to have a high d/l speed and the cable company only offers 512k. Yeah...so I know exactly how you feel...minus the caring for a baby part. Anyways, you're lovely, wonderful and great, and I hope you have a great day!!!
from captainron :
Send me an email of some of the details of what Jared does and I'll nose around and see what I can dig up. BTW, a nurse could take physical care of your baby, but nobody could love her like you do because she's yours. Cheer up OK? Ron
from iamafatgirl :
I do hope you move back to the states! Maybe even in Alabama, even though there's nothing spectacular about it that I've seen so far in my 21 years. Everything will work out okay, I have read from before you met Jared to now (I'm not sure if I read all of the entries...I read late at night and then I forget...). No matter what you've been through, Reva, you've made it. I mean, c'mon, you're REVA. :)
from harri3tspy :
I'm no expert on Brazilian music, but it's some of my favorite music to teach and my most favorite comes from Bahia, mostly stuff related to Candomble. The West African/South American fusion is amazing. I thought I had somef artists to recommend, but I can't seem to locate my recordings. I'll get back to you if I find them.
from mangofarmer :
I'm still jealous about the mango trees you know. ;)
from newlywedblis :
Ah--I forgot to include the rules! Typical for me. hehe. I never play by them, so I guess I just kinda leave them out. :) So the rules as I understand them are to take the first sentence of each month. Although I kinda fudged it one time, because my actual first sentence of one of the entries was "Here's the update I tried to post earlier (more on that later)." I say that doesn't count, 'cause the update was what was important. Hey--I loved your random entry button a few entries back. It's cool to travel through time and not know quite where you'll land. :) Sorry I didn't tell you which ones I came across--one of them was on getting your hair cut, and had a picture that I think your roommate took? Another was one that must have been locked...
from the-moo :
it never lets me leave comments any more *sobs* but I still love you just as much if not more so!! and as long as you know that... all is gooooood! xxx
from captainron :
For some reason, your comments will no longer lt me post. I hadd a nice supportive thing going on there, but the abridged version is you rock.
from captainron :
For some r
from iamafatgirl :
I read a bunch of your older entries last night. I intend to finish them tonight. :)
from iamafatgirl :
I so never got a notification that you had left me a note. I feel bad. Anyways, do you have a myspace? mine is:http://www.myspace.com/iamafatgirl So, I've tried doing the catchup thing, starting from the beginning and working up, however, I just have to know now, why are you in Brazil? Is it fun? And Tuscaloosa is only 30-45 minutes away from me. :) BTW, you sound like you're a great mom. Solei is blessed to have you as a mom.
from momma-at-17 :
I just emailed the info to you (I hope) so please let me know if you get it. If not my email is duckyngeorge629@msn.com just let me know if it didn't get to you. I may have gotten the address wrong. ;)
from captainron :
You'll play again and you know what, you'll probably be better once you do... You've got something new to add to your music now. You've experienced life like you never did before. Give it time, but when that time comes you'll know and you'll embrace that important part of your life again. Right now, you just have higher priorities :-)
from momma-at-17 :
Wow. You're arm must feel horrible! I'm sorry. That would scare me too. Glad that you're ok!
from anita-girl :
Hey I stumbled upon your diary from Lerin. I feel for you about the nursing. Readiny oru rant reminded me of the begginging! I am here to tell you that it gets better! I am still nursing, my baby is getting weaned now at a year old! Here is why it gets better: it's cheap!; you never have to mix formula and think of how to transport it, and wash bottles and sterlize, which is all a pain in the ass! Soon it seriously gets to be 5 minutes to nurse every four hours! Quicker than a bottle! That sucks that there are no such things as nursing rooms where you are! I often would nurse in changing rooms and later whereever as it's shorter and you learn how to hide it. It gets so much easier! You have done well!
from mangofarmer :
Oooooh, a rant! I can't wait! ;-D
from mangofarmer :
Turkey chips, eh? It actually sounds like something I would eat. But then again I'm partial to ketchup potato chips. ;)
from falo :
Hi Reva! Hahaha, Summertime in Brasil. Your baby is a cutie for sure, hiccups and all. Now, you and Jared, all of the Americans in Brasil and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
from newlywedblis :
AW! Cute video! :) Makes me think I should learn something other than flute.. hard to sing and play that way. Solei looks wonderful! You must be so proud.
from mangofarmer :
Happy monthbirthday Solei! And YAY for Reva! :-D
from the-moo :
for comments... try haloscan www.haloscan.com that's what I use copy and paste the code at the bottom of each entry (and usually I have to then go back in take it out and paste it again not sure why) but yeah it works fine USUALLY!! xxx
from portia12 :
Your baby is adorable in pics too! When I saw the smile I smiled. I think when it's your first baby both of you are overly concerned about everything. My friend's husband thinks their toddler has a big forehead and she is perfect! Thinking of you!
from newlywedblis :
Hey--I just went through and read a bunch of your archives. Didn't want to be another random stalker-person. :) Hope you and your little family are doing well tonight (almost today where you are now, I suppose).
from portia12 :
I love the expression on Jared's face on the Christmas card main photo from 2005. Your whole family are so darn photogenic!
from camham :
Don't worry, new mama. You will get the hang of it and you're time will come. What you are feeling is normal. Have you tried a daily walk. Some fresh air. That always helps to regroup. She will grow out of this icky, throw up poopey stage soon and you will be dealing with a new challenge. You are doing great. Don't worry! Heather
from camham :
I wanted to let you know that I added you to my buddy list and if you want to read my diary, it is locked, but you can e-mail me for the PW at Heathy333@aol.com. Heather
from the-moo :
Do you know your diary is my favourite place in the whole universe to be right now.. HONESTLY!! I hope that in a few months or maybe years you can look back on this and as someone outside the situation see JUST HOW AMAZING you are! I can't wait until she's old enough to really start showing you just how full to the brim of adoration her tiny heart already is for you. You think you're lucky to have been given her but WOW... IMAGINE how she feels to have JAREDDADDY and REVAMOMMY - the BEST parents God had on offer!! hhe I feel all teary with love for you I really do you're such a MASSIVE inspiration not just as a mother but just as a woman in general xxx
from phrygian :
Sometimes when I'm feeling especially low I like to check in on you. I know that we've never met and never will, but to see you succeeding at life makes my heart smile. I am so incredibly happy for you.
from mangofarmer :
Reva I would never whap you upside the head! I'll just try to explain that once you hear "All I want for Christmas is you" for the eleventy bazillionth time (because it starts two weeks before Thanksgiving, mind you), you really don't feel very Christmasy anymore, heh. Which is too bad, of course. Oh well. Have a lovely day!
from bitterwineuk :
I'm gonna tell you what I tell all new mums. NEVER FEEL BAD FOR WHAT MAKES LIFE EASIER FOR YOU AND BABY. We all want the best for our babies and it annoys me that too many people spend too much time focussing on the breast feeding stuff. Motherhood is a personal journey. Feeding your baby Formula Milk if thats what you want is NOT a cardinal sin. It was invented for a reason. I did it. I tried to breast feed but gave up after a few days as my son lost over 1lb in the first 3 days of his life. I was desperate to know he was eating ok. I never looked back. He slept better and was a very content baby after that. He even had less colic than his breast fed friends. So don't feel bad if you choose to go that way. There's too much pressure on new mums. My son is healthy and happy. He's brainier that most kids his age too :) You gotta try what works for you!!!! Becca.
from lerin :
I **LOVE** your diary! I added you to my faves, and I'll be back when I have time to browse your archives.
from emaciana :
i just found your diary through zkandaloza and wanted to say, you are so cute. you have a beautiful family and you look so good in your post pregnancy pictures... where's all the baby weight!!? i'm adding you to my buddy list.
from the-moo :
Reva - thank you for sharing this all with us.. seriously thank you for not shutting yourself off and for being your wodnerful brave self and not being scared to tell us the truth I admire you and love you even more for the fact that you can't see how amazing you are. I love the way the love you have for that tiny baby girl just about OOZES out of your words! I WISH so much I could visit I just want to be able to HELP and I can't becuase I'm a million miles away. *sigh* you're doing so well and in sharing like this you are helping SO many other people who have been too scared to say almost your exact words but have still felt them in their hearts! I'm praying for you all and I LOVE YOU MASSIVELY!!! xxx
from sugar-punk :
I can't wait for the day when you suddenly realize you just made a bottle/did laundry/cleaned house, all with a baby in your arm! You are just going to hoot! Soon enough your daughter will just seem like an extension of you, you will know the best way to hold her, to burp her, to change her, and it will feel like you've known how to do it your whole life. Anyways, I didn't really want to come here to tell you not to worry, because I know sometimes the last thing I want is for someone to tell me it's going to be ok, and I thought you might be the same, but I did want to try to make you laugh, or at least smile, so I present to you: My Adventure the First Time I Changed a Poopie Diaper. I don't have any kids of my own, but between 2 of my best friends they have 3, so I've gotten quite a lot of practice. When the first of the 3 was born, I had never in my life changed a diaper, poopie or not, and I really wanted to learn (I was apparently suffering from temporary insanity, I mean, who WANTS to change a poopie diaper?), and so, one fateful day when my neice's face turned all red and she started grunting, I decided this was the day. I armed myself with a clean diaper and a whole box of wipes, lay my neice carefully down on the floor, (she was maybe a few weeks old at the time?) took off her onesie, undid the diaper.....and just about puked. I'll spare you the grossness, (but I bet your daughter won't!) but needless to say, I didn't know poop came in that color, or that consistancy. Now, I don't have the strongest stomach, so I was trying to stop gagging while I wiped my neice's little bum, which is of course covered in the previously mentioned poop. I finally got it all without managing to throw up, slid the diaper under her, thinking that I was almost home free.....and she started pooping again. Now I don't know what to do, I'm out of clean diapers, I don't know if I can hold my lunch much longer, and my poor little neice is now crying her head off because her bum is cold and it's not getting fixed fast enough. I turn to my friends, who are watching with great amusement, and ask them, no, no, I begged them for help, and they just laughed! Finally, I managed to convey that I really did need their help, because otherwise my friends precious little baby was surely going to die, and then when the baby's mother came to help, I took off running down the hall and burst into tears, ashamed that I couldn't even change a diaper, terrified that I would be a failure as a mother. That was almost 3 years ago, and now I love my 3 neices more than anything, and I can now change a diaper almost as good as their mothers can. (Well, except for that time I made the mistake of changing one of the girl's on a rocking chair and her poop started rolling everywhere, we needed 3 people to fix that mess!), and I now laugh about that day, knowing that my neice was never really in danger or being hurt, and that even if my friends hadn't been there to help me, I still would have been able to fix things, it just might have been a little messier. Anyways, just think of everything you do as preperation for the funniest motherhood stories to share at every dinner party, birthday party, & family get-together! And remember, you have all of Diaryland here for you anytime you need a shoulder to cry on. I hope I made you smile, have a good day & take care,
from als-pals :
Reva- Ok, first of all, CONGRATS! YOU DID IT! You had a baby, and a beautiful one at that. I'm so sorry that I'm SUPER behind the times on reading diaries and being caught up. Therefore I'm late on the congrats and love. But seriously, she's such a sweet little thing. Secondly, HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY! I realize it didn't feel all that happy, but know that you are loved by many. Now, I'm so sorry that things are so "dramatical" feeling right now. But, I know, AND I have faith that things will truly get better, and you WILL make it through this. You truly are blessed with an amazing sounding husband, and for that you are lucky. You are SO MUCH stronger than you ever give yourself credit. You, Solei and Jared WILL make it through this time, and you'll one day be able to look back at it and realize that you did it! Ok, lastly, LOVE the name, it's so you and so perfect! Hang in there, YOU WILL SURVIVE!!! Much love, Ally
from tfrunner262 :
Happy Birthday!! AND congrats on having a beautiful baby girl!!!! I'm SOO happy to hear that the delivery went well and that the people in Brazil did a good job of taking care of both of you. I think it's awsome that the two of you will have birthdays so near to one another also. I hope that yours was fun and that you got some rest :) Take care!! XOXO
from clairecav :
You don't know me, but congrats on your beautiful baby! =D
from bitterwineuk :
Hey that's ok. My monster child will be 3 in January but I remember what it's like with a new born, you spend the whole pregnancy worrying about being pregnant then birth then that's it. Suddenly there's this tiny person and everything you thought you expected is nothing like the reality. You think, nope, my child does not sleep 18 hours a day like "the books" say, what do I do with this situation etc, it is tough but one day things will just click into place. One day you will just think "Wow, I managed a shower for myself without any assistance, no-one had to keep an eye on the baby for the 3 minutes I was getting clean" and sleep depravation is the worst thing ever but you will get used to it. :) Take care hun and give baby princess a little kiss for me. Becca
from lou-bee-doo :
Hey Reva....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and thank you for the lovely note! I can't believe you have time to do that ;o) hee hee...as for the PP depression...my best friend had that after the birth of her 5 month old. She had a really hard time but now she feels like most of it was based around the fact that her baby girl was so hard to please during the first few months. I think that as soon as you start seeing the rewards of your hard work, the smiles, the gurgles, the games she'll start to play, you'll start feeling a hell of a lot better. You're going to be the most amazing mom...everyone must be overwhelmed like this at some point *hugs u millions* x x x x x x
from bitterwineuk :
I couldn't leave a message in your comments so I am here. Hello, I am Becca and I found you through Mandy (Moo) and thought I would pop in and congratulate you on your new arrival. She is so beautiful, Well done. Being a mummy is just great though the first few weeks really are a big mish mash of emotions and "what do I do?, oh my god, I have a baby" times. And remember you are all adjusting. It is hard but it does get easier. (hugs) Happy birthday to you too. xxx
from the-moo :
I'm not a mother I can even PRETEND to understand and I won't condescend you by giving advice but I will give you love because it makes my heart ACHE to know you are far away and hurting and I would LOVE to be there to do ANYTHING I could to help even if all I could do was do the household chores or something! I love you HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday! your first birthday as a mother and I know it's been hard but you LOVE her... that's AMAZING and I'm sure it'll make everything a whole load easier to slot into place eventually! *hugs* can I do anything? can I send anything? I still have stripey tights for you that I never sent before you could wear them on your head and look in the mirror and it won't make anything easier but it might make it more amusing!! I'm so glad you have jared and his family and your family and all of the love in diaryland... you MORE than deserve it! I ADMIRE you more than you can EVER know!!! xxxxxxxxxx
from mangofarmer :
Happy Birthday!!! I wish I had some wonderful words of encouragement other than it *will* get better soon, because you are truly an amazing person. Amazing like whoa. Yeah. *HUGS*
from libbyo :
I am so sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time!!! Don't be too hard on yourself, that is key. This will all get better with time, I promise and just know that a better day is around the corner. Blake had colic and cried ALL the time. It was hard, and your hormones are freaking and you are not getting any sleep... if ever you are allowed to cry and "crack" it is now. And lean on your husband as much as you need to. That is what they are there for!!! You will be in our prayers! *hugs*
from la-blue-eyez :
Happy Birthday Reva!!! And I didn't get to say this before, but congrats on the BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL!!! She IS perfect!
from sugar-punk :
Happy Birthday! I hope you are able to steal a few moments away for youself, but I know that may be asking a lot with a new baby. By the way, I love the name you picked out, I think it fits in perfectly with your family. I'm glad to hear that you have fallen so hard for your daughter already, I'm sure that's a big relief to you, I know it's something you were worried about. I'm also sad to hear that you are having a tough time now, I'm told it's something that a lot of new mothers go through, but I suppose that doesn't make it any easier to deal with. I am not the least bit worried about you though, because even though you don't seem to think you're very brave, in the last few years you have trusted someone with your heart, pursued musical dreams that brought you much happiness, moved away from your family even though you seem so close to them, embarked on a journey to motherhood with your head held high even though you had your doubts about your ability and your desire, and then moved even FARTHER away so that you could support your husband in his dreams. You have done more than most people can dream of, and not only have you survived, you have prospered. I know your faith has played a very important role in your life, and there's no reason for that to stop. You have said before that you would not have been given this responsibility unless it was felt that you could handle it, so obviously there must be something in store for you! (Personally, I think it will be the 'coolest mom ever' award that's bound to come later in life). You and your husband are both very blessed, and you both seem very lucky to have found each other. Anyways, I should stop taking up all the room on your notes page, I just wanted you to know how much I respect and look up to you, and how much faith I have in you. Try not to worry about the baby, I'm sure she knows how much you love her and once you learn her little quirks, you will be the only one that can make her stop crying! The only thing I will say, which you probably already know, is that the ever present 'they' (who are these 'they' people anyway, and how come they know everything?), say that the calmer you are when holding your baby, the sooner the baby will calm down, even if this means that you have to put the baby down and take a minute for yourself, always remember, IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU A BAD MOTHER, IT MAKES YOU A SMART ONE! Anways, I'm done with the rambling, best of luck and keep us updated when you have the time!
from theswordsman :
Happy birthday!
from lou-bee-doo :
I come, sent from Moo to send you love and congratulations and many hugs! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Solei is so gorgeous :o) *much love and hugs* x x x x
from emu-head :
Congratulations to you all. :-)
from the-moo :
AAAAAAAAW just got back from seeing two of the people I love most in the world getting married to find this entry what a lovely end to a perfect day!!! LOVE YOU TONS CONGRATULATIONS AND I'M VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx
from theswordsman :
Congratulations. She's beautiful.
from smedindy :
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
from spacemuppet :
Dearest Reva... I can't even begin to express appropriate congratulations to you and the hubby. I know you two will be wonderful parents, and I wish you two all the best in the world with the little lady.
from newlywedblis :
YAY! Congratulations!! I'm so glad to hear that you had an easy labor--that's reassuring! hehe... I can't wait to hear more about the little one and your time with her. I totally get your ambivalence and look forward to hearing your thoughts as all this happens.
from libbyo :
Reva darling! CONGRATULATIONS! And I love the name you chose Solei... SUN IN FRENCH!!! (The Canadian in me absolutely ADORES french names) or maybe it means the same in Brazilian? Anyway, PLEASE let me know if I can in any way give any advice with the breastfeeding thing. (lizfille@yahoo.com)I did it for all most the first year with both of my kids and Blake was really hard and I went through a lot. Now I am a pro! Proud of yah girl! GO!!!
from clarity25 :
Your comments section limits only five feedback per entry - so I'll have to write it here I relate so much to what you just wrote about childbirth and your fears. It's refreshing to know I'm not alone in these thoughts. Reading your journal is like reading a journey through thoughts and emotions I know I'll be going through while expecting my first child! I'm so excited for you, Reva and wishing you the best!
from libbyo :
Hey Cutie Pie! Hope you have popped by the time you read this! (ALthough it will be awhile before you read this!) I know how you feel, Sydney was a week late and HUGE! Good luck!
from badbadzoot :
hahahaha!!! birds pooping on chairs, who knew? And I was thinking, have you memo-ed the Little Princess to notify her of her eviction? Or is she using her full 30 day notice??? hee hee smile it will turn out right!! ;-)
from the-moo :
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP I wish I could be there to help and to play and to maybe be excited for you because while I would be feeling EXACTLY the same were I in your shoes (though I'd handle it nowhere NEAR as well as you are) since it's not ME I AM excited I love you and I love babies what on EARTH could be better than a baby YOU!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEP!! xxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
it's just TOO exciting I might explode or something!!!! xxxxxxxx
from badbadzoot :
aweeeeee!!! Little Princess needs to come out! Come out come out wherever you are! Well... we KNOW where you ARE, you just need to COME OUT!!! hee hee!!! I'm praying for a safe delivery! much love dearie xoxoxoxoxoox
from libbyo :
Wow! I have missed so much! good luck with everything... I found labor to be so amazing (even though it was really hard) but it feels like Christmas (after the epidural of course) everytime! Just don't have any expectations, and I promise you will be blown away by the entire thing... and your little one.
from falo :
Hi Reva! 10/3/06. Couldn't get your comments to open. You are definitely in my thoughts for the smoothest of deliveries. All my best to you and Jared, O.
from harri3tspy :
Your comments don't seem to be working today, so I'll say it here instead -- good luck! I hope it's soon and easy and fabulous.
from the-moo :
I LOVE YOU REVA!!! so so so so so much thinking and praying and smiling for and about you xxxxxxxxxx
from mangofarmer :
I tried to leave you a comment just now but I think the internet ate it. Grrrr. Good luck! I'm crossing all my fingers and toes for you. Not my eyes, because they might get stuck that way. ;) *hugs*
from la-blue-eyez :
Oh sweetie! You're going to be fine. You'll only feel one pinch when they put in the epidural and that's it. They'll tell you what to do to relax so the pinch is minimal. I call tell you before if you want to know too. The epidural isn't the part that shocks most people. It's the lower half of their body going numb that does. But that's a good thing! That's why people get it so they don't feel the pain from having the baby!
from captainron :
Fo comfort food, maybe you should try fried chicken? Then you can (literally) kill two birds with one stone? Glad to see you are keeping your sense of humor. :-)
from captainron :
Well, I think your doing a great job keeping things together under the circumstances. You're a lot tougher than you realize. That's a good thing...
from captainron :
Hang in there... One day you'll look back on this and smile or at least not wince so much... You've got love and that makes up for a lot...
from bassclargrrl :
No, very very different places. Which sucks. I'd rather be moving with him to where he's going -- the beach!
from la-blue-eyez :
I'm assuming you're having the baby the natural way and not by c-section? If so, there's really not a lot of tips I can give. It'll all come down to your tolerance of pain and if you're going to ask for drugs or not? One thing, DO NOT push until they tell you to! That is the one thing that is HUGE! You'll feel like you're ready to... And you'll want to. But DON'T! lol Tell your nurse/midwife and let her check to see if it's time. She'll tell you when to do it. It can cause the baby to get that weird cone shaped head if you do before it's time. Other than that, you're going to be fine. I can only imagine how frightening it must be. But I promise you, you're going to be fine. AND you're going to be a COOL MOM!!!
from badbadzoot :
alrighty, we need to get to the bottom of this Haloscan thingy-of-a-mabobber... I like totally forgot my Haloscan log in junk... but if I remember correctly, I didn't copy the WHOLE code because I noticed that it repeated itself in that box... so I copied it only to the point where it looked like it was repeating itself again... I'm gonna try to see if I can find my log in stuff so I can tell you exactly what I did... much love to ya xoxooxoxoxo
from badbadzoot :
okay so yeah, I didn't go to THAT Stone Mountain... lol! There is ANOTHER Stone Mountain if you can believe it!!! It's in the wilds of North Carolina, it's actually a State Park. People keep telling me about this so-called "Stone Mountain" in Georgia though.... I must go investigate... and I will also investigate into the Haloscan mess-ups... I can't remember exactly, but I don't think I copied the WHOLE thing... much love xoxoxoxoox
from la-blue-eyez :
Keep your chin up sweetie! I'm so excited for you about everything... The baby, Brazil... You're going to be as great in Brazil as you are here in the US.
from badbadzoot :
I did not mean to freak you out and I DO feel bad and I will go put myself in a time out right now!!!! The thing is with c-sections why have it when you can avoid it? If you can avoid it that is great because it's surgery and there are always risks with surgery. But if you CAN'T avoid it, then have it! If it saves you and the child by all means, and plus the French don't know what they are talking about so don't worry about that silly study. ANNNNNDDD haloscan works funny for me too because two readers cannot comment on my haloscan... it's soooo goofy, all I do is copy and paste the code they give me on haloscan.... but if I can help you tell me your problem and I'll see what I can do!!! much love xoxoxoxoxoo
from cellochice :
You are being missed over here in Alabama!! But I am so glad you are adjusting. So can you call me just like I can call you on that internet phone thingy??? Did you get my email???
from the-moo :
*hugs*WELL DONE LOVELY ONE on your first week!!! WOOOHOOO you really are such an inspiration xxx
from badbadzoot :
wellll, I'm ALMOST married, 23 days to go starting tomorrow... and see, from here on out you can blame your child for ALL your brain farts and forgetfulness!! How fun!! My mom blames me for everything!! Parenting will be fun- you wait and see! much love xoxoxo
from smittyclone :
I'm so proud of you, Reva... how scary and intimidating this all must be. But you're so brave to go through it all! Just wanted to let you know that... and that motherhood has done nothing but accentuate your already gorgeous features.
from the-moo :
GOOD GRACIOUS you look STUNNING and glowing and everything people have always told me motherstobe should look like but which I've never really understood until now!! *hugs* REALLY you've NEVER looked more beautiful and I'm so proud of you - I wish I could help more and make you feel more at home and be friendly and safe at you but WOW!!! it's all going to be GREAT I can feel it and I TOTALLY can understand why you'd be scared but you're WONDERFUL and I love you and *huuuuuuugs* xxx
from mangofarmer :
Argh your guestbook hates me. Anyway, I just wanted to say I'm so glad everything worked out and you actually are going to Brazil so you can be with Jared! I mean, of course moving to another country must be so freaking scary, but at least you're not in limbo anymore. Have a safe flight! We will of course be expecting updates from sunny Brazil as soon as you can. :)
from the-moo :
you're wonderful!! I love you so much it makes my brain dance!! *hugs* xxx
from clarity25 :
Your guestbook is no longer working for me, So I'll have to leave a note here. I'm glad you two are together again. Good luck with EVERYTHING, Reva!! I'm thinking about you!
from the-moo :
in case you don't see it on my comments my reply was thus': Reva - I would LOVE for you to come visit.. when you have babyyouandjared you do know I'm THE BEST babysitter in the world right?? and I can travel? ahaha my job isn't important it's just managing the corporate office (which has two members of staff) and keeping the debt down the jobs up and the branches working.. it's boring and it pays well for something so easy but I'd far rather have just an OUNCE of your talent!! haha *hugs* I think you're truly amazing do you know that? I don't tell you enough - in fact it's impossibly to tell you enough YOU'RE THAT GREAT!!! lovelovelovelovelovelovelvoe xxx
from the-moo :
EEEEEK good luck lovely one I am praying and praying and thinking all of the happiness and wonderfulness your way xxxxx
from la-blue-eyez :
Good luck Reva. You're going to be fine. You're leaving a house you love, sure. But you're keeping all of the best parts of it... Your husband. :)
from captainron :
You still look great :-) Happy friday
from tfrunner262 :
I couldn't get your guestbook to load (go internet!) so I'll just leave a comment here... But I LOVED the pics of you and the crawdads! I think that might be the one and only part of pregnancy that I would enjoy -- having an excuse to be eating for someone else. And crawdads are good :) I'm so happy that Jared will be coming back and you won't have to go to Brazil on your own hopefully... geez you get major credit from me though, that would be SO hard. Anyways, take care!!
from the-moo :
ILOVEYOU!!! I hope all is well I am praying for you and loving for you and such xxx
from falo :
hahaha! Hi Reva. That was a great note back. All coded up so that neither of us has any idea what company the other is talking about. It literally had me laughing out loud. Ok, have a great day!
from mangofarmer :
Denial is my favorite place in the world! I'm like, totally the mayor! Heh. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that you're awesome. Or amazing. I don't know. This isn't coming out how I wanted it to, heh. Oh well. You rock. :)
from falo :
Hi Reva. You really have my best wishes for Jared's career move. Believe me, I understand. What's more, because I place technical people for a living I know company cultures and even have a guess as to the company for whom J may work. The one I am thinking of starts and ends with an S and its homeland is one with which Clarity is greatly familiar. Anyway, that would be my guess because that company's culture is very "business first" oriented. By the way, they are a top notch firm otherwise. Anyway, I certainly hope that you and all are well. Oh, and your guestbook would not let me in and therefore I left you a message here.
from teachin-usa :
Thanks Miss Reva!!
from la-blue-eyez :
I loved the Q & A. Those were great questions and answers. {{{HUGS}}} to everything working out really soon!
from mangofarmer :
Hehe, no, it's the anniversary of me having a permit for a VERY long time. In fact, I have to go to the DMV just to get a new one, even. Now that's special. ;)
from littlemiss07 :
hey princessreva--send me your email address. mines is littlemissblogspot@yahoo.com (i don't share information openly on the internet) we're moving in a few weeks, and I'm pretty sure already know all about our new place. ; )
from misspinkkate :
Thanks baby doll!
from skibigsky :
I'm about ready to give up on guestbooks... Anyway, my friend traveled in Spain (and most of southern Europe) with a Eurail pass, a few bucks (not many) and his guitar. He met so many people just through playing his guitar that he learned to speak Spanish fluently, and has more friends there than he can ever hope to visit again. Take your violin, practice outside, and you'll be amazed how many people you'll meet in the process. Really. And I am so totally excited for you - this will be an adventure that will change your life, and change is always good, no matter how frightening it seems at first. BTW, I think your hair is very cute!
from tfrunner262 :
My computer couldn't load the guestbook page (stupid internet I have here!!) but I think you have some really good ideas for hairstyles!! However, DON'T wish for wavey, trust me, I did that and I (somehow) got it. My hair used to be really straight, now I find myself sitting around with a straightening iron every time I want it to look half-decent. I think that either of the last two hairstyles are really cute if you don't want your hair too short.
from tfrunner262 :
...I also can't type, that was supposed to be an "it."
from tfrunner262 :
I just came across your diary and hope you don't mind if I read. I certainly sounds like a big step to be moving to Brazil, but I hope you like it there -- lots of good soccer :)
from sugar-punk :
Hey hey, I'm so glad everything is going good for you, I'm so jealous because you get to have all these amazing adventures, and you're kid is going to be so lucky to get to experience another culture like Brazil. And I'm sure you'll do great with the language once you've been exposed to it more. Anyways, just wanted to write you a quick note about getting your hair cut (I know, of all the topic for me to write a note about!), I was just going to say be careful about getting a cut that needs to be maintained often, as hair usually grows like mad when your pregnant. But just think, you could have that super long, glamerous hair if you wanted to. But have a great time with your mom, and I hope your husband has a safe trip, and don't worry, I'm still scared of the dark too.
from la-blue-eyez :
Congrats!!! Its so good to see you excited about her.
from la-blue-eyez :
Oh! I can't wait to hear what you're having!!! Oh and I wanted to remind you that in all the chaos, don't forget to breathe! :)
from evababy777 :
hey reva, i left a note with my full name in it a while back, and it's popping up in google. would you mind deleting it? just go to "edit your note settings." thanks!
from evababy777 :
you've been tagged...read my diary for info!
from la-blue-eyez :
Your band sounded great! I was going to say that it sounded celtic, but then I remembered that you ARE a celtic band! lol I was recently introduced to Mari Benari. Have you heard of her? (I may have spelled her name wrong, but that's how I was told it's prounounced)
from smedindy :
I sent an email. Hopefully the spam monsters didn't get it. My addy is Smedindy AT sbcglobal DOT net.
from la-blue-eyez :
Oh wow! Brazil! I know you're scared and everything, but this sounds like an adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy it. You're doing something that many of us dream of doing. It's going to be fine, and you're going to have a great time. I can't wait to hear about your adventures.
from smedindy :
Woot! Brazil! You better send me that email so i can get a couple of mix CDs to you toot sweet!
from badbadzoot :
thanks for the advice, yeah, he needs to show some restraint... and I should cook him some steak. I haven't cooked for him in a while... heard anything about the whole "moving to Brazil" thing?? That would scare me half to death... much love xxxooo
from la-blue-eyez :
One of the teachers at the school my mom teaches at is pregnant also. She had been very sick throughout (she's 3 months). She went to the pharmacy and purchased some wristbands called "SEA BAND" and she has not been sick one day since she started wearing them. You might give them a try. It couldn't hurt.
from hip2bme :
Right now I live in a small town on the mountain range in the state of Rio de Janeiro called Resende. I say right now coz my dad's a military so we're always moving. Oh, don't be afraid to move to Campinas. It's much safer than other places and still is a relatively big city. It's going to be alright. If you have any questions or need anything just let me know. Also if you really come get in touch with me so I can help you with something, I don't know. Take care and most important - embrace the changes. This way you won't have time to be afraid and will see the beauty in this all. Much love to you! Anele
from hip2bme :
I hope you feel better soon! Love, Anele
from misspinkkate :
Thank, I worked and slaved over that line :-D
from harri3tspy :
You're right about Nelly. But she's been coopted by the teeny-bopper set. Whenever I find myself listening to the same thing my nieces in middle school swoon over, I'm a little embarrassed. But maybe it's time for us grown-up Nelly lovers to fess up!
from captainron :
Even when the insurance runs out, they have to cover you under Cobra... It's a federal program... You pay the premium, but they HAVE to continue your policy. In your current Um "condition" it seems like it would be a wise thing to do. Good luck!
from smedindy :
Oh, honey! **HUGS** I'm so sorry, but I'm sure everything will work out for the best. You have love, and that's all you need. (Don't forget to send an email soon!)
from misspinkkate :
See, and regret is the worst feeling in the world! hahahaha!
from misspinkkate :
I think he's just prematurely gray... I like it! Although I hear they're going to get him to dye it, which I totally hope is not true!
from goddesskiki :
Alright, so I meant to write this after you commented last week, but I'm a slacker. The Serendipity soundtrack is one of my favorite CDs of all time. It's SO GOOD. Also? I wish I could have seen you perform on St. Paddy's Day. It would've been SO much better than the mullet-sporting bands that were playing in my area. But at least there was green beer!
from evababy777 :
haha! my husband saw that magic bullet infomercial and kept going on and on and on about wanting to buy it!!! haha! they're super convincing! i actually bought susan luchi's microdermabrasion kit after watching an informercial. i thought for sure i'd look 10 years younger (haha - 14!), but instead ended up with a burned face. it literally burned my face!!! don't know anything about that mineral makeup. it might be ok for you. i don't know if it actually contains mineral oil, but that is worth checking into.... oh and petrolium is basically the same as mineral oil... doesn't absorb. happy sunday! :)
from evababy777 :
baby oil is just mineral oil and fragrance. the molecules in mineral oil are too big to be absorbed into the poors, so it basically coats a baby's skin - i call it "liquid seran wrap." this can cause overheating. also, there's no moisturizing benefit if the product can't be absorbed. lastly, in phoenix a few years ago, a baby girl got ahold of a baby oil bottle and swallowed a bunch of it. it made her incapable of absorbing food or water, and she died of dehydration after two weeks. so, basically just avoid putting anything with mineral oil on your baby (and yourself for that matter). it's just so so so bad.
from smedindy :
How cool! How cool! Email me when you can - the reason is that there's a mid-summer mix CD set with your name on it - and it can be one specially crafted for your present 'status' as it were. Hugs!
from badbadzoot :
I just read your comment to me and I gotta say: FO' REAL YO!!! This is MY wedding! MINE MINE MINE!!!! I don't want to babysit teenagers. Because there will be fights. They always fight. Grrrrrr. This is all Mr. B's fault. I will put him in charge of finding ANOTHER babysitter. And I'm listening to bits of your CD and it is FREAKING AWESOME! MUST BUY IT PRONTOOOOO!!!! weeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! much love xxxxoooo
from smittyclone :
Holy crap, Reva! I can't believe you're pregnant! Congratulations! I know I would be freaking out, too, but it's going to be such a great time. If there's anything I can do from here to help, let me know. And though it's scary how much is happening to change you right now, try to remember that women are built for it. And your hubby sounds like he'll make sure everything goes smoothly! AH! THE REVA IS PREGNANT!!
from its-a-newday :
Congratulations on your pregnancy!!!!! I'm almost 8 months (it's almost over!) and I know EXACTLY how it feels to be 10 weeks and hearing the heartbeat for the first time. My husband and I shed tears together the first time we heard our baby girl's heartbeat. I'm so excited for you!!!!!
from the-moo :
I'm so excited for you though.. I just you're going to be so GREAT and I can't wait to hear all about it!!! I hope you are ok!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from cedar-avenue :
oh my goodness!!!! congratulations :) :) i know it must be incredibly surreal now, but you're giving the gift of a life and as nurturing as you two are with each other... this baby couldn't be in better hands. you both will get to fall in love again... you're all in my prayers xoxo ^_^
from sugar-punk :
(Sorry, hit the wrong key, didn't mean to leave you hanging) The second part is, YOU WILL LEARN. Just like every other mom out there, you too will learn how to change a diaper while talking on the phone, the best way to make your child stop crying, and how to bathe and care for and love your child. In fact, soon, it will be second nature to you. And I think you're going to love it. Now, instead of just sharing with others your passion for the violin, you will get to share with your child your passion for life. Is it scary? Yes. But you are not alone, you have a wonderful husband who will make an excellant father, you have a supporting family, and a huge web of friends, both in real life and on-line, who will always be there with advice, love, and hopefully free babysitting services. I know you weren't planning on this happening, and I'm sorry, because I'm sure your emotions are all over the place right now. Just remember to take it one day at a time, don't be afraid to ask for help, and don't be suprised if one day you find yourself talking to your belly. Your family will be in my heart, and I wish you all nothing but happiness and love, congrats.
from sugar-punk :
It's weird, but when I first read your entry, I reacted the same way that I did when I found out my one of my best friends was pregnant again, even though we've never even met! I know you must be freaking out right now, but I just wanted to let you know, NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING! With the possible exception of those children who were raised with an amazing amount of younger siblings, no woman who has just found out she's pregnant for the first time knows what she's doing. That's part one of what I think is the most important advice to new mothers. The second is,
from badbadzoot :
I just have to give you more HUUUUUUUGGGGSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! And go ahead, you can go and order all those parenting books and take all those parenting classes, but nothing beats just winging it! ha ha! I always tell myself... it will be different with my OWN kids. Me and you are alike in that we see other people's kids and cringe. But I'm not as anxious as you- oh sweetie, I hope you can see that everything is going to be JUST FINE!!!! much love xxxxxooooooo
from smedindy :
SQUEEEE! Email me sister! Email me!
from skibigsky :
Gah, the guestbook is being silly (for me, at least). Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting!! And I can hardly wait the 4 years until the young'un is ready for skis! *grin.
from badbadzoot :
thanks for the advice! I'm not a big fan of cake anyways, and I really don't want to go all out.... all I want is my close friends and family there eatin' some BBQ!
from smedindy :
There is no reason NOT to be happy - no impending shoe will drop. Enjoy it!
from la-blue-eyez :
That's a beautiful entry Reval. Thank you for sharing that.
from smedindy :
That's sweet. I teared up...(and yes, I'm being Mr. Johnny-on-the-Spot again).
from cedar-avenue :
hey, thanks for the hug! I didnt quite poke him in the eye but i did make him feel like sh*t for a while... it was less like a poke, and more like a stab in his subconscious... i feel better... :)
from theswordsman :
Thanks. The blip doesn't show up on the map at the site. I'm hoping to be in Colorado for the weekend, so it should go away one way or another. I was paying gym dues for months before I finally accepted that I would never work out after a stressful day, so I had to get there first thing in the morning. it helps that there are lots of people there working harder than I am, or at least doing things like running and stuff that I can't do right now. Take care. John
from smedindy :
I've never been skiing either, and I would definitely break many bones, as I am King Klutz III of Dorkopolia.
from teachin-usa :
of course! user: beach pass:boys
from la-blue-eyez :
I wanted to wish you and Jared a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
from smedindy :
Hey, I just saw a SNL repeat that had Toni! Tony! Tone! (or whatever they were) and they had a rockin' violin player. Hell, a math prof here wants ME to learn the bass to join his band. So there's time for you!
from smedindy :
Oh, you'll be fine and dandy, I'm sure. And you can still rock out - there's time!
from smedindy :
I think it's a translation issue on "pleasant roe" - as other translations have "pleasant doe". They're oriental symbols of feminine beauty. Though lovely hind could mean that the hubby shalt admire his wife's boo-tay.
from sinnergi :
it's a song called 'genesis' by jorma kaukonen. i heard it this weekend on kbco when i was back home in colorado. good song.
from badbadzoot :
ah, what we won't do for our amusement! Bad jokes can never get by me! ;-P
from fan4 :
Get well soon!
from smedindy :
I hope the creeping crud didn't migrate south. Get well!
from misspinkkate :
Thanks pal- I like it, although it is starting to look grown out, and I only had it cut on Wednesday!!!
from smedindy :
That is quite the fetching pic in Clarity's diary, but marital vows forbid me from uttering the word 'hot' about a 20-something (even though she is married, too...) without receiving the icy stare o'death. Sigh.
from misspinkkate :
My face is still a little red today... which is kind of frightening.
from theswordsman :
Hi. The description was the gym. The photo was Harlaxton Manor in England where I went to school for a semester, and where they filmed The Haunting. Thanks for the kind words. John
from princessreva :
dagnabit! Youa re smart and I ahve nooo idea why it's not working! ARRG!
from badbadzoot :
I did indeed see "some" pictures, I have a third eye- didn't you know that? ha! you goofball, there were some at the bottom of the page linking to your flikr photo album, that's where I saw them. ;-P
from badbadzoot :
awe, your wedding dress is gorgeous! and there is a happy ending to your freak out wedding day story! ha! you're too cute! ;-P
from smedindy :
Oh, and BTW - my family scared the bejeezues out of Liz when they first met her, because of the volume!
from smedindy :
I honestly have no idea on who decides who is the Patron Saint of what. I'm sure there's some super secret meeting of the minds about it - or perhaps a committee is formed. In ye olden days, the Pope just said so.
from wanders :
I wouldn't worry about being offensive. It isn't "them", it is that individual person. My whole family are practicing Jehovah's Witnesses, and they are the most laid-back and nice people I have ever met (though I might be a little biased). I am non-practicing, and with all of my "unreligious" ways, have yet to offend them. It is individual people, not the whole group, and some people are just more up-tight than others, no matter what religion.
from smedindy :
BTW - you were linked again, FYI.
from smedindy :
PS - my spooky karma still stands I guess. I was just ready to update and you glowed red....
from smedindy :
Arrrr! Ye be a pirate??? Arrrr! Shiver me timbers, I don't get no better than that, no how...arrrr! (Ye gods!)
from cedar-avenue :
awwww you make life sound so vibrant... you're both lucky to have each other... and as sarcastic and bitchy as I can be at times, my mother knows me best.. she'd be the first one to tell you i have a heart like a sponge.. one small squeeze and the eyes start leaking... guess it just depends on who i let hold the sponge... its ok to be sappy dammit. :)
from misspinkkate :
For reals, ALS is a gross disease, and I would not want it.
from badbadzoot :
OMG! All the good stuff happens while you're out of town! What's up with that? Maybe you should go out of town more often?? JK. I thought the little booger was going to wait til Christmas. Obviously not. Meh, it's ok. I'm happy, everyone is happy for me! HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! I'll send you and Jared tye-dye tee shirts (that is going to be our favors! ha ha ha! We're having a beach wedding....... more on that later!)
from misspinkkate :
Yay for cheap shopping! It's the best, I swear. Although you'll pay for it elsewhere- like rent. I pay $667 a month for a room in a three bedroom in Queens. And that's cheap. Yes, you'll pay for it elsewhere.
from theswordsman :
Happy birthday! John
from badbadzoot :
the hardest part is finding "the one" therapist who is right for you. There are some crazy therapists out there. Good luck, and getting those bad thoughts out of your head is not easy. Mr. B is the only guy who has ever told me that I'm beautiful (apart from my family- they're supposed to say that), and I have a hard time accepting that. BUT! We must! I don't think Jared and Mr. B are lying to us! That would be mean!
from smedindy :
Effort is the key to happiness. Funny about the pot roast. And find someone good who can help. Someone helped me - made me realize I had OCD and a touch of depression when things go tough.
from badbadzoot :
it is very weird, I am more open to talk about my digestive system (or lack thereof) now where before all this I would NEVER have, but now it's like, well, it's there- we all have 'em (bowel movements that is), can't do anything about it, gotta deal with it!
from the-moo :
oh I do love you *huuuugs* birthday (belated) love on it's way soon my lovely.. hehe love you toooons!! loved that entry loved reading the others too and I'm so glad that you're so happy!! you truly deserve it you know? you're wonderful! xxx
from smedindy :
Martha is divorced - I don't know for how long. But I guess he just couldn't stand her!
from the-moo :
hello beautiful I bet you've always been gorgeous and from what I've seen you just keep getting better... the tights have now decided they will wait and be sent with another gift... as I am now aware of your birthday date HAHA though the parcel will be delayed now since I'ms ending it from here and our post is rubbish.. anyway... haloscan comments you just register on the website and then follow the instructions and change how you want them to appear on the settings or options.. just play until you get it right.. it's all goooood and I love you by the way.. I think you're marvelous!!! *hugs* xxxxxxxxxxxxx
from badbadzoot :
the good thing about women getting older nowadays is that it's sexy in Hollywood, so it's sexy in Hometown USA. And Jared has impeccable taste! That scuba gear looks HOTTTxxxxx! ha ha haaa.
from smedindy :
Somehow, the age thing gets easier as you go along. Liz was dreading 30, fine with 40. I'm OK right now...check back in a little over a month (4-0 for me)...
from misspinkkate :
Ahhh, commando at work is not my dream come true, believe you me, but it's not so bad. My feet are getting kind of cold without socks, though.
from la-blue-eyez :
I had to work with the HTML a little to get it to work, if you'd like, send me your email addy (my email link is on my diary) and I'll email you the HTML code to make it work in your diary.
from badbadzoot :
someone could make a KILLING by selling Kelso one-liner tee shirts! hmmm, not a bad idea.... but I'm too lazy to but good ideas into motion. Still, I need extra cash, but my laziness is calling to me "don't do it Zoot! You know you'd rather just sit on your dupa!" Laziness! You shall not defeat me once again!!!
from theswordsman :
Thanks. That's probably more kind than true. But kind is good. Glad to see your honeymoon went so swimmingly. Those are great pics. Take care. John
from sinnergi :
i do, i do. in fact, i was down there about a year ago. my ex (THE ex, or my own personal Mr. Big, if you know what i mean) goes to school there. He's a music performance major--emphasis in applied percussion. This is his third year there. I love that school. We got to see the Zebras do a Stevie Wonder tribute when I was down there. I miss it...for many, many reasons. Stupid boys. ;)
from badbadzoot :
Mr. be sells wireless junk (cell phones, contracts for Alltel, Nextel, and Cingular) at Wal-Fart. He want to get a job AT Alltel or Verizon, but for now is content moving to the third shift job. He's going back to school in January to get his Business Administration degree. So will have to suffer through the menial jobs until his graduation.
from sinnergi :
i saw you added me recently, so i added you back. love the pictures of your honeymoon, it looks like it was fabulous! i noticed your shirt--are you a unt student or alum?
from misspinkkate :
Haha, ok, it sounds a little cool, but what if all the old ladies at church shun me now??? The horror, the horror!
from badbadzoot :
HA HA! thanks, and how was that trip of yours? ;-P
from sinnergi :
yeah, it's crazy to me. i thought i lived in "wilderness" or something growing up in colorado..but the sky is so open out here...no light pollution or pollution in general. it's one of the (few, haha) endearing things about kansas.
from badbadzoot :
silly devil, salvation is for kids! Wow that was corny.
from smedindy :
Actually, it's timing and karma. At work I take a sanity break every so often. But if it'll make you feel better, I'll be at a conference early next week so I won't be Smed-on-the-spot, as much.
from evababy777 :
reva, you're hillarious!
from smedindy :
We took a long cruise and stopped in Key West, Cozumel, the Caymans, Jamacia and Nassau. On board, there's a lot of activities, lots of eating and lots of lounging by the pool. In port, there are plenty of little excusrions you can go on. I'm sure you will have a great time!
from badbadzoot :
yes, Mr. B is a keeper... I will let you borrow him sometime. I do feel a teeny bit bad for it because he's so totally crazy over me and I told him the one sure way to keep me around is to rub my feet. But although, last night when he was rubbing my feet he mentioned he was working up his karma, so now I've got to do something for him! So far it's just scratching his back, so I can live with that. ;-)
from smedindy :
Work? What's that? Actually, I write mostly at night or at lunch, or while I'm killing time between meetings, or with my door shut, or when I'm waiting for reports to run. Or during conference calls. Ok, I write a lot. Pfffft! PS - You never responded to the offer of a mix CD prepared especially for you, so you can be hip and cool and trendy like my other d-land buddies. Peer pressure, Reva! Heeeee!
from evababy777 :
i know i'm not supposed to comment, so i'm just going let you know that we think alike. :)
from evababy777 :
you know i tried that private folder thing, but for whatever reason it's not working. as soon as i put an entry in it, the entry disapears! i put in a service request, but andrew is a little slow with those... :)
from the-moo :
Reva - Stockings to me would be thigh high hold ups whereas tights have kind of a (don't know how to explain) a bit with a gusset.. so they're like a pair of trousers but made of tights material (I don't tihnk you're stupid I'm just bad at explaining I think you call them panty hose) I would love to send you some!! If you cant find any then please pleas PLEASE email me your address (or if that's a bit too scary in case I stalk you just some place I can send them to) and I'll post some to you!!!! I'd really love to xxx
from the-moo :
oh Reva thank you it made my day that you liked it!! the stripey wonders are tights from H&M (sometimes called Hennes in othe cities) and I have many pairs of equally exciting tights I love them.. I wanted them as stockings but couldn't find them! (or do americans call all leg wear stockings and am I being stupid?) IF it makes you feel any better I don't think you're normal (that sounds insulting) I think you're exceptional and I'm glad to know you beautiful beautiful Reva! xxx (this is from my comments just to make sure you get my reply) xxxxxxxx
from badbadzoot :
oh that girl needs a spanking! A nice firm smack on the tush. Some kids just need one firm spank to make them realize your not fooling around. But alas, we are not allowed to spank the child. So she runs wild. And I thought about sticking the 8 year old in the shower and letting the water run through her eyes, but I didn't know if she felt comfortable gettin naked in front of me. She might have with my mother. So what I did was help her stick her head under the faucet. It's times like these that it would be smart to get an eye wash device thingy. Like the ones we had in science class! And don't be too scared about motherhood, just get yourself a nice support system and you should be A-OK! And I think it's always different when your dealing with your own child and not someone elses.
from smedindy :
Hey, just an FYI, I linked to you AND your bands site in my last essay. It's about my funny, sad, and pathetic daydreams of being in a band.
from theswordsman :
Thanks a lot for adding me. Cheers. John
from misspinkkate :
Oh believe you me, I'm definitely telling everyone I know that I'm going to the Hamptons. How fancy-schmancy!
from misspinkkate :
Ahh, the Payless guy. I would've taken him home with me right then and there, but I was with my parents, and it probably would have scared them for me to start randomly making out in Payless with a stranger.
from smedindy :
You gotta watch out for those mandolin players...but you already knew that!
from badbadzoot :
yes, deer are really really bad for your car. I can't believe all those years I've lived in Upstate New York and not once hit a deer. I've know lots of other people who hit deer. But not me, I've been lucky. And the spider bite, I think it'll be okay. I've not gotten sick and it's not turning icky colors, but people have been trying to scare me and tell me my leg is going to fall off. Crazies. :-P
from smedindy :
Well, I'm not that surprised you don't know that song, since it was released in 1976, and you are a wee pup who was born when I was in junior high school. Anyway, it MAY be coming your way soon! Perhaps. Maybe.
from curiouoso :
Thanks for checking out my pages. Come back anytime. I too think something is terribly wrong with whats gone on after the hurricane. In fact I wrote a bit about it today. Take care and see ya around. Curiouoso*
from teachin-usa :
The picture is from a site that offers hunting adventures in idaho. More heartbreakinbg pictures in that site. The job- it's another course I am teaching to some Japanese college students who arrived yesterday frim Japan. Only 2 weeks though so not really a "job".
from badbadzoot :
you have to listen reeeeaaaallll closely, because by that time they are talking soft (because they are walking away from the camera/castle) and you'll miss it!
from goddesskiki :
The picture from the wedding is gorgeous! I'm so jealous of your outfit (the name of it escapes me at the moment, but I promise I'm not uncultured and I do know what it is--just not at 8 in the morning)--it's beautiful! Was it a traditional Indian wedding? One of my goals in life is to attend an Indian wedding because it would be such a sensory experience. Also--thanks for the guestbook notes. I just got your most recent one and when I went to read it I discovered five others that signmyguestbook.com hadn't notified me about. So thank you for your words of encouragement! They definitely help me. You're so fabulous!
from smedindy :
Hey, saw the banner! When I saw "Supercrack" the song "Supernauy" by Black Sabbath went into my head? You don't know that one? Why heck, it was released in 1971! C'mon! Hee....just funnin'. I bet you would have a BLAST decorating my house for me! (it's an old Victorian built in 1872...) Toodles!
from badbadzoot :
ooh baby! ;-P I'm really bad at guessing at things, I am humbled before your smartness-ness....... oh my hamster got away again....
from badbadzoot :
yeah, I don't leave much to the imagination when it comes to hiding things. And since you've done got married- you don't need to look stinking cute! he hee heee
from misspinkkate :
Thanks for adding me to your list of favorites!
from evababy777 :
definitely! i 100% agree. :) by the way, what does FEMA stand for?
from brucegirl :
If the danish movies were texted in english I could send you some. But if you only get the dansih voice and norwegian subtitles... then it might be a bit confusing. lol
from smedindy :
Hey! Wonderin' where you been? Miss your comments, ma'am!
from badbadzoot :
hopefully I will never have to trick him into giving me a foot rub.... I told him if he keeps giving me foot rubs that he's stuck with me. He likes that deal. He also rubbed my shoulders last night. Oh my gosh. Where has this man been my whole life? If I ever do have to trick him into giving me massages, I need something to even out the deal. ;-)
from cheeky-kiki :
Thanks for the note, glad to know Im not the only one, I was beggining to think there was something wrong with me!
from cellochice :
I know, I ran into her when I was there 2 weeks ago. Her name is Lara. Ready for the hurricane to blow through?
from goddesskiki :
Maybe it's just me, but I like the short hair--especially the last photo where you made the mother crack. To me it just look cute and stuff. I'm really partial to short hair, though, since I chopped my hair off almost three years ago. It was about the length yours is at at the moment. Except, uh, it was bright flame red.
from badbadzoot :
HA! That's what I keep telling Mr. B! That he needs to realize what he's getting into! But he says he can take it! He must have it bad for me!!
from evababy777 :
i'm so weird. i actually love math! i took calculus in college just for fun. :)
from badbadzoot :
thanks, I need some new websites to visit. I mean, you can only surf the internet sooo much and then it gets boring. And I've never googled myself before..... very very interesting!
from badbadzoot :
oops, I made a spelling error! I meant to say I had "15 minutes LEFT for lunch". Where's grammar check when you need it? I guess the little hamster running the wheel in my head took a break. Sorry for the confusion, but still, I don't get enough time for lunch, and teachers definitely don't get enough compensation for all the crap they put up with.
from evababy777 :
you are super smart! :)
from goddesskiki :
Your photoshopping skills are far better than mine--trust me. The best I can do with any picture program is Microsoft Paint. And even then it takes forever to illustrate a stick figure. Kudos to you for surviving so many hours in a car with a baby. I would have gone nuts--even though the kid is really cute. =)
from evababy777 :
"all old and married" - haha! i guess not! :)
from smedindy :
I try to be nimble...but I have video of me doing the Safety Dance at my wedding. So sad...(perhaps that's what I needed to do on this last piece of writing...ah well!)
from captainron :
Hi, friend of Moo's here. I popped in and wanted to say two things, Pretty lady, and interesting read. I'll be back. Ron
from badbadzoot :
Mr. B is lots of fun, and I don't think I could get rid of him even if I tried! We'll keep him around, if a lasting relationship doesn't come out then at least I'll have him for entertainment. But I won't (try to) chase him away. ;-)
from evababy777 :
i love how you look on the bright side!
from teachin-usa :
Hi Princess. In high school I just stopped shaving them- I think the hairs just gave up once they got worn away.
from the-moo :
Hi I've happened over your diary a few times but then I kept forgetting what it was called and losing it!! I feel so honoured. thanks for the add! and hello *waves* xxx
from smedindy :
oh, and thanks for the kind words! I am only doing what I think a Dad should do!
from smedindy :
NOTHING! Nothing was in Capone's vault, except an empty bottle, I think. And to think Geraldo Rivera is still employed to this day.
from evababy777 :
"the absence of God's presence" - that's a good way to describe it. although i've never mentioned that in my diary entries, that's what i envision when i think of hell.
from evababy777 :
i saw your supercrack banner!!! :)
from evababy777 :
hey chica. so, even though you haven't commented on my heaven and hell entries, i thought i'd throw this out. so, i know your lds and have a very different view on all of this (i have a lot of lds friends) than protestants (me) do. i'm curious to know why. p.s. i'm interested to see these supercrack banners that banfulvenus mentioned! :)
from banefulvenus :
LOVE your site!! LOVE IT!!! : ) and the supercrack banner was amazing! I laughed so hard that milk came out my nose. I should have known better than to drink milk and read banners! ha ha
from ocd-and-me :
I'm an Ohioan living in South Carolina. I have to laugh every time someone gets all "Civil War"y. I think "You lost... get over it."
from sunnflower :
I'm glad to be on your Diaryland favorites list!
from badbadzoot :
That guy is a total sicko. After I read that story I seriously wanted to go castrate something (or someone....). Lucky for you, you have one of the good ones, I believe they are becoming extinct. We should put good guys on the endangered species list. And I'm proud to be germ free! It is quite unsanitary, isn't it? Looks like loads of fun, but really, in the meantime there are other things to occupy my time. Like making new Monty Python banners!!! Yeah!
from evababy777 :
or rather to "listen" to the last half of the movie...
from evababy777 :
on the movie topic... have you ever seen the edited for tv version of the devil's advocate? i loved that movie. not exactly accurate, but definitely good. i knew so many non-christians who went to see it and came out scared to death! they went home and prayed and read their Bibles! sometimes fear is a good thing. :) -- on a side note, i rented the regular version of the movie to watch with my bestfriend and her boyfriend a few years ago... i had no idea how much nakedness was in the movie because i'd only seen it on tv. we had to put a blanket over the screeen to watch the last half of it!
from evababy777 :
yeah, it's unfortunate that garden state is rated R. i don't think i knew that when i went to see it as it was recommended by law friends and i had no idea what it was about. i'm sure it could be edited for tv, so maybe in a few years... the best part about the movie (just so you know) is that it's so down to earth and real. it's not like a normal movie. no one ever says the right thing at the right time. things don't go as planned. everyone is confused and floundering. etc... it's just so real and touching and good. :)
from badbadzoot :
oh dear! Sorry about putting you through that mental anguish- Johnny Depp's chocolate covered bum being eaten by red ants. Terrible! I must save his bottom! And I understand how you feel about them dang fleas, we have a red ant problem at my workplace, and it feels like they are crawling all over me all the time. creepy. ALL THE BUGS MUST DIE! DIE I SAY! Good luck with the remodeling and the building and all that fun stuff! ;-) Zoot
from evababy777 :
i don't think i've ever met anyone who liked white walls as much as you! :) personally, i can't stand white walls! i'm all about the color, even if it's beige. i keep the baseboards and ceilings white, but everything else is either sage green, blue, red, etc... i can't wait 'til gabe and i move into our new home, and i can paint it all sorts of wild colors! haha.
from evababy777 :
did i just type "self-less tanner"???? haha!
from evababy777 :
aside from the law school bit, i need self-less tanner because i am white as a ghost. and i don't ever tan. i burn. granted it turns into a tan within a few days, but that can't be good for the skin. anyways, i used coppertone's endless summer. good stuff. i even put it on my face!!!! and it turned out well. surprise surprise! :) on a side note... my sister has no trouble tanning. in fact, if she wanted to be black, she could make it happen. it's sooooo frustrating. we share the same genes don't we????
from evababy777 :
i just wanted to let you know that i had in-n-out burger on thursday and thought of you. :)
from evababy777 :
ok, so i 100% agree with you on those fluffy skirts girls wear... not only do these chicas flash their ass-ets left and right, they also look ridiculous (like circus clowns)! i don't know anyone that looks good in those skirts. they accentuate all the wrong places...yuck! i've loved every fasion trend up until this stupid skirt. i mean seriously, what was everyone thinking?????
from evababy777 :
i just read your most recent entry and couldn't stop laughing. you are hilarious... very much how i was before i started law school. apparently being random and being a lawyer do not mix. :)<p>when were you at asu? i did my undergrad there in sociology. graduated in '03.
from la-blue-eyez :
Canada it is then! :)
from la-blue-eyez :
I love your new layout! And thank you so much for the wonderful note you left.
from clarity25 :
I really really related with your writing:), we're on the same page.
from clarity25 :
Hey, I just logged on and saw you added me as a favorite. I read your latest entry and thought "Whoah! I found my other half!". A little too close to home is right!..we almost look like eachother! Perhaps we were separated at birth? I used to play the violin in gradeschool, but I lost all my ability. I loved it. I look forward to reading through your archives! Glad you found me:)
from minstrelite :
Hi, I'm back! Not sure how long I'm gonna stick around, but there's a post there. Hope you're doing good.
from la-blue-eyez :
Thanks for adding me to your favorites! And congrats on getting married! You both look very happy in your pics!
from smittyclone :
I love seeing you so happy - the pic of you and Jared I got in the mail was terrific. Merry Christmas, my friend.
from princessgym :
how do you put pictures on your diary page
from smittyclone :
I KNEW IT!!! I'm so excited for you... I must meet him! Please please please... I'm glad you're so happy. Can you email with details?? Your mini-me deserves to know...
from als-pals :
STILL sad that you're leaving before we got "started." But ok, I'll get over it. Hope the gig went fantastically tonight. I SO wanted to come, but well, there was no explaining the RIDICULOUS exhuastion that permeated my entire being. Whatever. I just hope it was great and sorry I missed it. GOOD LUCK on the move back home and then on to GA. Please keep in contact!
from my-lavinia :
Congrats, I have years and years of fiddlin' before get anywhere near my masters! Well done! I have a Livejournal, visit me sometime :D
from als-pals :
Reva - Ok, CONGRATS on graduation!!! That has to be the GREATEST feeling in the whole freaking world!!! I'm quite happy for you! Now hopefully you'll be able to truly enjoy the next few months before you head out for your new "career". Ok, so here's another chance to see me in a performance. My show opens Saturday night (15th) it's at 7:30 at MCC music building. It's a completely hysterical, irreverent, naughty, so true show about dating, relationships, marriage, death, etc. Let me know if you want to come, or can come.
from smittyclone :
Wait... are we talking Arizona house or Lakewood house??
from phrygian :
Hello. I've been an avid reader for a while. I'm happy you're moving to my neck of the woods. We'll be about 3 1/2 hours away. I'm at the line between Florida and Georgia. Take care.
from winterlife :
Reva! It's Keshia, I'm back from being anonymous on diaryland!
from violacoda :
You can do it, Reva!!!
from smittyclone :
bow pressure, finger pressure, contact point, variation of bow speed, intonation (for ringy-ness purposes) and acoustics of the room. Ye gads, that's hard stuff - I'm thinking of you. Good luck from your mini-me!!
from bobsan :
When was the ritornello left out of the violin concerto? 1737 * What was the first violin concerto to contain 4 movements? Jean Sibelius * Who composed the first written-out cadenza? Mozart Hey well....... I tried at least.
from cathieanne :
IMDb=Internet Movie Database. I forget that there are people who don't live there like I do. It solves so many movie-related bets.
from als-pals :
You're very welcome, and thanks for sending me a note. Would LOVE to meet ya, and cheesecake is the yummiest! So, what's next weekend like for ya? My manz is leaving me for the cold of Chicago. Let me know.
from als-pals :
Hey REVA, you were awesome. I thought I'd better write in here in case you didn't read my site and it's love letter to you and your recital. hee hee I TRIED your guestbook, it so rudely wouldn't let me sign. HMPH!
from smittyclone :
love love love... you're gonna do great, and look ultra sexy with a gown such as that...
from cathieanne :
my first semester at asu, there was a couple in my institute class, a german guy and his younger japanese wife. they were both crazy amazing piano people there as guest professors. she was a convert, and he was investigating. i wonder if it's the same guy. how many german piano professors can one school have?
from smittyclone :
WE WILL FREAKING SURVIVE!!!
from smittyclone :
Yeah,don't worry... I talked to my guy online the other night and I got all upset because he seemed distant, only responding to my IMs in two or three word phrases. I walked into my lesson and my teacher immediately said, "Ah-ha! Boyfriend problems!" So I tried to tell him what was wrong and he just rolled his eyes at me. I'm thinking that girls try to read between the lines approximately 100% of the time and guys do it approximately 0% of the time. Just the way nature works. Ah, well, only 3 more days till he comes back from Germany!
from als-pals :
Yea Reva!!! Congrats on getting through Juries, I SO don't miss those! And congrats on being giddy over a boy. HOORAY BEER! Enjoy! Stupid guestbook, wouldn't let me leave a message. GRRRR!
from etrnl-rose :
too funny ^_~
from etrnl-rose :
it sooo seems like i know you... *shrugs* is that a pic of u on the main page?
from cathieanne :
Yeah, I broke down and put signmyguestbook on my contacts, too. But I shouldn't HAVE to, darn it all!
from cathieanne :
Ooh! Pick me! I'm only free...friday night and saturday day, all week, but we could hang out then!
from cathieanne :
Okay, YES, during the WHOLE MOVIE, I kept thinking you look like her! But I didn't want to say anything, because I've only seen pictures, so maybe I was way off base and it was just the short hair, and then I'd be some sort of loser who thinks everyone with the same length of hair looks the same. But yeah, I did think you look like good ol' Double K.
from cathieanne :
Well, I don't have a truck, but my dad does. And I feel like I'm piloting the Titanic when I'm driving it. "Large" vehicles (it's a Ranger, heh) are not my style.
from smittyclone :
Reva!! I saw Nat from Heritage Square and he says hi!!! You should email him when you get the chance!! He and Gina are doing well and wanted to make sure I got in touch with you, because he moved away from Meeeneeeesooootah. (You don't even knooow!)
from yzerman19 :
Its not that they didn't notice the bikini clad girls on the water polo team, its just you overwhelming beauty draws every guy's eyes toward the modest swimsuit. And every guy know that the bosom is always accentuated by every bathing suit, no matter how modest it claims to be.
from cathieanne :
You should eat pineapple! And...other fruits and veggies. I'm not one to ask; I eat chex mix and fun sized kit kats for lunch three times a week. Meanwhile, what time's your dealie on the 30th? I'm supposed to go to institute, but I could always blow it off. :)
from smittyclone :
*ahem* Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy BIRTHday dear REEEEEVAAAAHHHHHHH! Happybirthdaytoyou! I love you like a monkey! *muah*
from yzerman19 :
my email address is chgiang@yahoo.com, thanks friend
from yzerman19 :
I just joined Friendster and was wondering if you would want to add me as a friend. Well enjoy your birthday coming up. ;)
from smittyclone :
Argh! My debut as the concertmistress tonight with Dvorak's New World Symphony! Heeeelp meeeee!
from cathieanne :
I can't write your paper for you. But I can help. They don't pay me enough to ghost write. ;)
from thatmarygirl :
i love your diary.
from cryondemand :
Okay, so glad you want to play. Here are the questions for you: 1. What if you could start your life over again—would you? 2. Do ‘soul mates’ exist? Discuss. 3. Who is your hero? 4. What are you most proud of accomplishing in your life? 5. If Hollywood were to make the movie of your life, which actor would play you?
from als-pals :
Reva Ok, now I'm gettin bugged. I just wrote you TWICE on your guestbook and the friggin thing wouldn't let me send it. UGH! Anywho, I just wanted to say, there is a BIG swing dance tomorrow night with a real live swing band and everything. The cost is 15 bucks at the door I believe. If you have any questions, just e-mail me. Oh, and thanks for reading my page, who knew! Ally
from cathieanne :
*kicks guestbook servers* You want to know how dull I am? So I'm reading your parargraph on ethnomusicology, and I'm like, "Faulty paralellism. Should read 'A mix between cultural anthropologist, ethnographer, and scientist...'" Well, good luck with your hermitage. I'm trying to get out of mine. Hey, wait--you've got a brother about my age....just kidding. ;)
from cathieanne :
Welcome back to Arizona! Wheee!
from yzerman19 :
Hi there, thanks for adding my new diary as a favorite. Hope you had fun doing all that traveling.
from cathieanne :
Oooh! I'm squealing like some sort of childishly stuck pig. HairyZona will rock so much more, knowing you're in it. I must say, graduation gifts to yourself are the greatest things EVER!
from phrygian :
That's amazing. I hope I get to travel as much as you do and entertain not only hundreds of people but myself as well.
from flyinby :
i'd be freaking out around the fish! *shudder* i can't do it. i scuba dove in hawaii a couple years ago and got myself freaked out and nearly athsmatic over a few parrot fish! lol
from blindturtle :
you were right about Michelle. I've known that for about a year now, but I figure that everybody likes to know when they were right, and you were. I'm sorry that our friendship was a casualty of that discovery. :(
from smittyclone :
Reva, have I mentioned lately how much I love and care for you? Stay healthy, okay? Call and talk to me once in a while. I miss you. You coming back for summer, or do I have to come down there and kick your butt?? :) I'll be thinking of you...
from boogabooga :
Noooo, it is NOT a ring! Rings are scary! Haven't you ever seen the Lord of the Rings?? SCARY!!
from smittyclone :
This morning for breakfast I had goldfish, part of a wild cherry pepsi, and some antibiotics. Dumb cat.
from smittyclone :
Okay, okay, sorry, his name is Matt (DreamyMatt if you check my cell phone), he kinda looks like Keifer Sutherland... he graduated from GM the same year I did, and he's sweet and wonderful. I like him a lot. Oh, yeah, AND HE KISSED ME. :) Merry Christmas... call ya soon!
from boogabooga :
cute pics! mine totally suck compared to yours! Ahh, but anyway, Adam already refers to me as his girlfriend, so what's the point of declaring it myself, really?
from smittyclone :
Wellllllll, we're not sure he's actually gay. But we're all pretty convinced he's reevaluating his sexuality. :) That never stops anyone from being hot as ever. *meow*
from david-artois :
You're quite sexy yourself. Good luck with your new bloke.
from bluepixie :
Dearling, you left me a note! I just found it! I'm at a new site now... drop by and leave me a note there at bluepixie.com because I deserted diaryland *sob of shame*...
from david-artois :
I'm so glad I'm back as well! I'm as happy as Larry! Y'know, Larry Smith from Watford. I know he's got a bit of a drinking problem, but I still like him. His wife's a bit of a slapper though. She owes me ten quid you know. Oh, by the way, how's the donkey?.. Oh sorry, I'm thinking of somebody else. Do you fancy coming for a pint with me next week? Okay, please yourself.
from bluepixie :
Wow, Reva, I so admire you. You are so brave! There's no way I'll be able to visit you, but I wanted to send a big huge hug anyway. You are such a hero.
from smittyclone :
I'm moving to Greeley on Monday... we're not gonna cross paths before you go to good ole' Arimazona. That sucks. I'll miss you! I do expect full updates from everything though, from violin accomplishments to vibrant trips on the town. And you'll be back during Christmas and so will I and we can talk once again about how much Devin wants me! :) Good luck, Reva. Email me soon. -Mini Me
from moonstrucke :
LOL, no I'm not hiding. I'm in the process of making a new diary.(Moonstrucke just sounds more random poetic weird-like). And as for me being ok...oy. Yes, I'm fine... Wait for part two of Muppet's road trip. (Our meeting wasn't exactly what we were hoping for. "It was like Kismet, but not, if you know what I mean") :)
from smittyclone :
You want to feel better about your man situation? Send the ones you refuse (but are still Reva-approved) straight to me! See, simple solution.
from smittyclone :
*rolls her eyes* Okay, dude, you TOTALLY read my diary entry wrong. That's a perfectly legit way to say that you are analogous to Dr. Evil, and I to Mini-Me. See, you are the Dr. Evil to my Mini-Me. Ah, forget it. Thanks for including the Dallin retraction in your entry. ;)
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from smittyclone :
YAY!!! WE'RE EMPLOYED, REVA!! AND BEST OF ALL, WE'RE EMPLOYED BECAUSE WE WERE CHARMING AND LOVELY AND JUST PLAIN CUTE! I'm so excited, I've been running around my empty house screaming for about the past half hour. I CAN'T WAIT TO START! Ohhhhhhh, call me! Do you wanna carpool tomorrow night? We get to shmooze with people and see shows and stuff! And I'll bet they'd hire us back during other holidays! Ohhhhhhh, I can't wait to talk to you! This is the best 4th ever! And get this... the guy that hired me is that one graduate music student from UNC! He says this job got him through grad school! OH, I AM SO STOKED AND I LOVE YOU FOR SUGGESTING HERITAGE SQUARE AND WE'LL SEE EACH OTHER IN ACTION TOMORROW!!
from smittyclone :
I adore you. Let's go swing dancing. :)
from libbyo :
Hey Reva, Don't worry, I went through about a bizillion heartbreaks before I found Dave. The thing is, the more you go through, the more you learn what you want, the more determined you are to get it and the smarter you will be when it comes to making the choice. I look at some of my married friends now who hardly dated anyone and married really young and must say, many of their marriages are struggling. Besides the occasional tiff, Dave and I have a wonderful marriage. Even though it is hard, dating is also fun. Enjoy it! You have so much to look forward to! I love reading your diary and are so glad you found me! Keep on keepin on girl.
from joesimone :
hey there thanks for the note. Hope you get that job. Don't expect any updates from Lizachok anytime all that soon. Her phones disconnected so therefore no net. Oh well Have fun and I just updated my diary if your interested. Later
from libbyo :
Hey Reva, Don't stress too much about the job thing... no biggie and I am sure you will find something soon. Hope you are feeling better!
from smittyclone :
IDIDIDIDIDID!!! You know, Reva, there's this wonderful invention called the PHONE!!! Call me! I want to chat and go to lunch and/or a coffee shop! Puh-leeeeeese! You call me, I'll try and be more disciplined about updating. Deal??
from spacemuppet :
So, if I come up to Casa B in the next few weeks, what are the chances I can get some Reva-style service? Obviously, I'll try to avoid the trogladite trainer who will surely be skulking around, surveying your every mood, but some bad Mexican food from a big violin star would be pretty good right now...
from smittyclone :
I wish I could be at your recital... imagine me there in the back, yelling and screaming for joy, jumping up and down, dressed in a chicken costume...well, okay, maybe not. How's about we go to Tokyo Joe's in celebration of your graduation once you get back? Love you!
from glistenen :
Oh sorry, and when I say Tempe is my neighboor, it means I'm in Chandler. But it's all the same valley, you know. Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Apache Junction, Gilbert, Awatukee(sp?), Arrowhead, and, uh, Scottsdale. Yes, I think that's about it. Tempe is just north of Chandler. I suppose you probably know this already, but there are a lot of really nice Mormon types here too... heh, I should know. If you don't mind meeting internet types, I'd be happy to show you around once you got here, since I have nothing better to do. :)
from glistenen :
Oh dear. I'm afraid it is true. And Tempe is my neighboor. Hey, it was only 109 today. Of course, it is early still... :( Bring lots of tank tops! And shorts! AND SANDALS! And pray your AC works when you get here.
from smittyclone :
Yay!!! The Thong Song! I see the SNL episode with the Thong Song on it about every month or so when they rerun it on Comedy Central and alwaysalwaysalways think of you. I can't wait to seeeee youuuuu! Are you working at Casa? I'm applying there as well. Good tips, good sopapillas, and the schedule is ultra flexible because everyone hates working there and quits all the time! Rock on!
from shiloh26 :
Hi! I was browsing John's journal and came across yours. You have a cute layout and I don't feel so alone knowing there are other LDS members in Dland.
from smittyclone :
Pshaw... no more complaining about me updating. :) Dude, I see you on AIM all the friggin' time and you always have your away message on. Write a poem, for Pete's sake... I want to know what's going on in the world of Reva!! That is all...
from smittyclone :
Pshaw... no more complaining about me updating. :) Dude, I see you on AIM all the friggin' time and you always have your away message on. Write a poem, for Pete's sake... I want to know what's going on in the world of Reva!! That is all...
from spacemuppet :
Congratulations, Reva! You really earned it, and I was praying the best for you. You kick butt!
from smittyclone :
Just an inquiry... when do I get to see you this summer???
from bluepixie :
Aaaaaaah! Full scholarship! Congratulations and HUGE HUGS! Wow... I'm so impressed with you! You rock my little Canadian world. If you ever get up this way, I'll come hear you play.... Wow, and congrats again!
from spacemuppet :
Wow... I am duly impressed! Congratulations on your scholarship! Obviously, you're a desired commodity when it comes to the violinist world. I know, decisions are hard, but God will lead you in the right path... always.
from smittyclone :
I wouldn't be in Lehnert's studio... really creepy guy, ya know? But hey, you didn't hear that from me...
from smittyclone :
Reva, you're coming home THIS weekend? This is the weekend I go home to Lakewood! WHY THIS WEEKEND??? WHY NOT A WEEKEND I'M FREE??? Oh yeah... good luck at CU. :)
from smittyclone :
Convenient, isn't it? The one time boys seem real nice and sweet is when you're not dating one and Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching. I've noticed that myself. We both deserve one, and a sweet one at that, but it's soooo obvious we don't have one when this good ole commercial holiday comes around. They're too complicated and way too simple... I'm swearing them off! (until the viola guy emails me back and tells me how much he wants me... heh heh heh)
from impurelily :
I wuv you honey!! Just thought I'd let you know. :o)
from smittyclone :
dude! Your picture is freaking me out! It's jumping around and shaking and stuff... did you mean it to do that? My goodness! I like the new look, regardless. Stay crazy.
from spacemuppet :
Reva, the truth is, there really aren't any easy answers for feeling the way that many of us do in our lonelier moments. I could drop quite a few cliches in this space about how you will truly find what's meant for you, or how if they need an "out," then it's not meant to be, or so many others. They're all absolutely true. From everything you write, all your experiences, all your friendships, it is amazingly clear that you are a spectacular person, with so much to offer. Talent, joy... everything. And there are no easy answers, but I do know that someday, you will find it. Patience is a virtue... it's the hardest virtue to achieve, but possibly also the most important. Take heart - you have something special, no, you ARE someone special, and all else will fall into place, probably when you're least looking for it.
from smittyclone :
Hugs and kisses... wish me cuddling in MY near future...
from violentlove :
Dear Reva, I'm leaving UNT. People are beginning to find out. When I'm gone, they won't miss me too much because they'll know i'm one happy little bird that'll try to fly back with olive branches. I'll be gone half the time, but here too will I be, so it will feel as though I never left. :) E'vn though my heart seems small, it remembers most everything. Cheers to 'reality' in addition to the 'unknown'! P.S. -Do you know who I love? and who loves me? I just found this out about a week ago...Halim...lol!! Isn't that wonderful? "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for a friend." (I'm not sure about which verse in the Bible this is.) Anyways, I would do anything for that kid. oops!I am the 21-year child...lol! *wink* Ciao, bella! ~~~Kathleen Grace Orig
from smittyclone :
Closing a door... what happened, Reva? Is everything okay? You know I love you, right? I hope you're doing alright... hmm. I have those calling cards... I should call you this evening.
from smittyclone :
Okay, rereading your note... about the whole Bud Simmons not remembering you thing... exactly how easy do you think you are to forget?
from smittyclone :
Sure, hey, yeah, no problem. You're already the jazz string guru... and not just self proclaimed either. Why not spread your fame beyond UNT? Go knock on the door of the Peace Corps office, violin in hand, and when they answer, grin foolishly and shout "LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!!!" at about 160 decibals. Seriously, you talk about it so much, you're totally into it, you're obviously gifted with it... share the wealth, baby, yeah! Shagadelic!
from smittyclone :
If there was such a thing, you could so be the chairperson of a jazz strings peace corps... okay, I admit I'm tired as heck right now, but follow me on this one. You go to other countries, you introduce jazz strings, you could get them motivated, teach them music basics, etc. etc... okay, yeah, I don't know what I'm talking about.
from violentlove :
oooo! i just wanted to tell you also, that i was locked up; how cool is that?!! for a little over a week. um, yes, again, i was locked up. crazy people rock, eh? peace...kathleen...aka. "Kat"...eep!!!
from violentlove :
yes, it's me the dork; i was an a-hole of a friend. i was just concerned is all. um, yeah, so i never ever do this diaryland thing anymore except to read. contact me if you wish, shawna has my number, but i should be visiting orchestra again soon. i want to jam soon, and if you need a place of refuge from the cat, i have a cool apartment. ooo, this is a big step for us...HAHAHA! peace...kathleen
from blindturtle :
A song with "pot" and "anorexia"... could that be anything other than "Jackie's Strength"?
from smittyclone :
Her last name is Harris, actually, and she does have red hair. I'll ask her if she knows you tomorrow. She was probably in DYAO, and she's the same age as you, so I wouldn't doubt if you know her! Oh, and on another note, check out my diary entry. You might wanna add it to the Freak Magnet.
from smittyclone :
Keep your beautiful spirit, Reva. It's crying season. When you come home for Christmas I will make sure to fix you gallons of chocolate milk. Everything will turn out okay!!! I know I might seem a little overly spritely, but it's true, I swear to you. Music cures all. You know that better than anyone. I love you!
from violentlove :
ok, so here's the deal. i've been reading your diary. you know who i am, and i don't want to be deceitful, but won't it be more fun not knowing for sure who i am? i see you everyday and worry. 1. for you look very frail on the outside for such a strong woman on the inside. a cure for upset stomach...eat/ drink something to get rid of the acid instead of just shoving pills down your throat. take care of your body because even if you don't care about it, i do! just a suggestion. 2. the stereotype (because it's justified) of an extrovert: it's all for ourselves and not for others. crush the stereotype by humbling ourselves so that our passion is not overshadowed by our ego. From...someone who loves you...not in that romantic kind of way.
from smittyclone :
Reva... my RA's a girl and I'm straight.
from smittyclone :
Reva? Is it possible to be so attracted to a violist that just happens to go to another school and just happens to be your best friend's cousin? How the heck do I do this?
from smittyclone :
*gasp* NOOOOOO!!! THE POOR LOVEMOBILE!!! Is it officially out of commission? Did you try recussitation? THE POOR THING! Now I'm gonna freak out in symphony rehearsal and no one's going to know what I'm talking about.
from smittyclone :
I am seriously the expert on heartburn, Reva, and there are several antacid tablets on the market. If you want something that doesn't taste like chalk, shove a couple flavored tums in your mouth... they taste like candy and give you your calcium supplement. If you don't mind the taste, one pepcid AC tablet will work just as well if not slightly faster. And if your heartburn turns into a stomachache, pepto bismol chewables are the miracle drug of choice. Trust me on this--I've had acid reflux for several years.
from herbdoggy :
hey princessreva, its herbdoggy, or JerrySpringer, I dont know if ya got ma email its herbdoggy@yahoo.com. Hey you should drop me a message sometime or somethin, with yor phone #. later sweetie buns
from smittyclone :
hey, don't get mad at me... I'm just keeping you honest. :) Actually, it excites me, too. I'm having a few Y chromosomes stir up my life myself, so this is a good thing.
from smittyclone :
And what was this about not dating guys this year, hmmmm?
from bluepixie :
Princess, I just wanted to say I would miss you if you died on the way to Texas, so I'm sending good ol' Canadian not-dying vibes your way...
from ldisney13 :
I'm at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. UNT is actually where I'm considering transferring. What's wrong with it?
from impurelily :
Hey babe!! I was so excited to get your note!! OMG! You're coming back to Texas!! Ahh!! This is great!! Princess is coming back!! ::dances:: You have no idea how stoked I am! I can't wait to talk to you again! Don't miss me too much, lil Reva (hehe)
from princessreva :
so i think the sound of one hand clapping is this: "phhht... skitttt... gnuh."

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