Saturday, October 17, 2009

Caring for Your Introvert

I came across this article recently, and it's so *right*. I wish i had seen this years ago when it first came out, I think everyone needs to read this article because there is a good chance *everyone* has an introvert in their life. Being alone isn't a want, it's a NEED. People need to understand this. We aren't mad at you if we're not talking, there is *nothing* wrong with us! It's how we were made, we can't change it!

Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?

If so, do you tell this person he is "too serious," or ask if he is okay? Regard him as aloof, arrogant, rude? Redouble your efforts to draw him out?


The rest of the article can be found at: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200303/rauch


It really is a GREAT read! I encourage you all to take a few minutes to read through it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I cut my hair!!

I cut my hair! Well...my sister did. She cut about 10-12 inches off. I'm donating it to Pink Heart Funds. Here is a (bad) photo after it was cut.

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Please PRAY for a mama friend of mine!

She has 10 children, a husband and is currently 18 weeks pregnant with #11, and was recently diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. She needs prayer! Here is the most recent update:

"Mary had fluid building around her heart and they performed an operation to drain that liquid. The doctors say there is nothing they can do to stop the cancer. They are trying to keep Mary alive for seven more weeks so her baby can be delivered. Mary, while heavily sedated, is alert at times; while she cannot talk because of the respirator, she does write a few words down and responds to questions by moving or squeezing her hand. Late last night the Lord gave me the opportunity to hear each of her kids tell her good night, I love you, come home soon… as Josue held the phone to her ear."

Her name is Mary Anaya and her husband is Josue. Their friend from here will be updating when she gets more information.


UPDATE 10/21: The baby passed away yesterday and they have taken Mary off of the respirator.

UPDATE 10/21 evening: Mary has passed away. Please continue to keep her family in your prayers.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My first and second ever wrap back carry!

This is T, the 11mo i watch while his mom works sometimes. The 1st time it was a bit low and loose, so it wasn't as comfy (he was asleep in 5 minutes though!). The 2nd time (last night), i was able to get him higher and tighter so it was much more comfy and i was able to do all of the dishes! Please excuse my face in a few of the photos..i'm not very photogenic .

1st back carry. You can see how it's a bit loose.
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2nd. Last night. You can see how it's tighter.
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This is a Gypsy Mama wrap. I highly recommend them! Kristi is great and the fabrics are gorgeous!