31 January 2009

7 Quick Takes: Premier Edition

1. I frequently find myself with snippits of hilariousity and find that whereas they might be bloggable, they are short. So, after seeing that The Extraordinary Ordinary and Mighty Maggie both participate in "7 Quick Takes", I've decided to jump on board! And the cherry on the bloggy cake is that I've asked a TON of NON-RHETORICAL questions. Participation points will be part of your overall grade.

2. As you might have noticed in my Twitter sidebar, Conner and I had an interesting conversation last night. While playing "Sta Was, Cone Was" (Star Wars: Clone Wars) (sigh...), Conner turned to me and stated "I need my space". Oh... well.. ok, and with that I moved back a few feet. He then turned to me and repeated "I need my space.." and then he turned around, stuck out his butt and added "... I have space in my butt". Boys. Are. Weird/Gross.

3. We've switched from DirecTv to Charter. I hate it.

4. I've started our taxes and boy am I fed UP with a certain company not having my 1099 ready. It is practically the heart of our financials (my husband is a stock broker... and what better to do at work all day than play with the stock market. It's not as wonderful as it sounds... seeing as we've lost a lot this year.) Isn't it odd that my husband is a stock broker but I do the taxes?

5. Chase said "Cheeeee" last night as I took a few quick pics of the boys playing. It cracked me up to no end. His big toothy grin melts my insides.

6. In two weeks, I will be choosing a birth control method. No pills for me, they make me a special form of crazy. Can't do the shot either. So, it's between the Mirena, that other implant made of copper, or maybe the ring? I'm considering doing a series of posts on the information I've gathered about the pros and cons. Anyone interested?

7. Where do you people hang all 27 million of your family photos? I mean, I have SOOOO many and I've got frames, and our house is 2,200 square feet... but I don't want this place looking like a museum...not that hanging pics of my handsome family wouldn't make a fine museum. For reals.

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  1. Thank you for linking :) And for tweeting about my Tuesday post. And for stopping by and commenting for Tuesday's family. I appreciate it all so much.

    Peace to you and yours,

  2. oh man, that's a list! well, in reference to....
    4. ew, taxes.
    6. I am more than happy to tell you all about Mirena (my friend Chrissy even experienced the cons, so I have both sides)
    7. Albums that have hanging frame fronts. I have on for each year.. so eventually it will get excessive, but for now it's cool.

  3. Thanks for commenting Heather! And for those of you who haven't contributed a comment to help Tuesday, please visit this: http://theextraordinaryordinary.blogspot.com/2009/01/we-get-by-with-little-help-from-our.html

    Madrede - I'd LOVE pros and cons!! Email me! AGZaremba@gmail.com

    I've got more pic albums than I would think necessary at this point, but I am still adding to them. However, my big problem is what to do with all the professional shots that have accumulating. Where the pee am I going to put 15 8x10s???

  4. I love my copper IUD as the only non-hormonal option out there. I'm with you--the pills just made me whacked. Only downside--it's made my periods pretty erratic, with a lot of spotting, but I feel like *myself*, which makes it all worth it. Is that all TMI from someone you don't know? :) well, you asked!

  5. Sara - NOT WEIRD AT ALL! I love love LOVE de-lurkers. Thanks for commenting!
    I would love to know more about your experience with the Paraguard (that's the copper one, right?!?). I've never personally spoken/"internetted" (oh how I love making up words) with anyone that uses it.

    Does it make your period heavier? How long have you had it?
    Did you insurance cover it?

    Having the benefit of me being ME is a H-U-G-E plus. I can't take synthetic hormones.

    (agzaremba@gmail.com if you care to answer without the general public reading about your uterus)

  6. Pros for Mirena-
    -no mood swings for me
    -no weight gain
    -bigger boobs (like when you're prego)
    -works for 5 years
    -prevents my migraines!!!(mine are hormonal)
    -very light periods, like 2 days.

    -my friend had her period for 5 months, and ended up taking it out. (most likely because she had it put in exactly 6 weeks after having her 2nd baby)
    -you sometime produce colostrum, like when you're prego (comes along witht he boobs)
    -hurts when it gets put in, and you have it inserted when you have your period.
    -you have to have the strings trimmed to a custom length so as to not make it, ahem, *uncomfortable* for your hubby. it took me 3 trips.
    -most insurances are really finicky about covering it. it's like $500 out of pocket. (worth it for 5 years though)

    all in all, my pros outweigh my cons. my friend said she'd have it put back in if she was eligible. I LOVE IT.

  7. hey, im in the same boat but i can not take ANY hormones, I had the mirena but it gave me horrible cysts and ended up having to have surgery. i didnt have a period the whole tim ei took it. i like the nuva ring but because i smoked while using it i had a stroke. i heard the copper IUD make you bleed like a stuck pig. So im making my husband get fixed. but when you figure out a solution to where to hang pics let me know. i have a TON of 8x10s.

  8. I enjoyed reading these. Thanks for participating!

  9. NO to the ring! Did they tell you it can GROW TO YOU (in 1 week mind you) and get seriously- husband can't even pull it out- disgustingly- stuck? didn't think I saw that on the packaging, but it happens- so I've heard.

  10. Stuck! To! You! IN MY INSIDES! Oh Heavens, that's most def not cool with me.

    I tried typing up a blog about all the pros and cons that all of you extra special commenters have brought to my attention, as well as other info I've found via Dr. Internets... but it got SOOOO long! I think it sounded more like one of my upper level undergrad research papers than a blog! So... I don't think I'm going to post it.
    Appointment next Monday! Who knows what I'll do at this point.

  11. You really should consider Natural Family Planning. How anyone can do such nasty things to their body with chemicals or implants is beyond me. It works. Buy the book The Art of Natural Family Planning. Please visit the Couple to Couple League website.


  12. Cathy,
    I have really considered Natural Family Planning (charting, cervical mucus, basal temps... etc). My only reservations are A) That I'm super fertile and B)That I'll end up preggo. Yes, we could just keep using condoms from here to eternity in conjunction with avoiding certain times around ovulation, but ...um... how do I say this on the Internet..

    urr... I don't prefer to use such devices on a consistent basis (although we have been for a year now)...

    If any of my family members are reading this - please feel free to erase your memory.

    So, there. I said it. I don't like condoms. Boooo me all you wish. I agree that hormones (especially in my case) aren't the best choice. I've had some very bad experiences with them (read: high school). They make me a crazy person. But I'm really over a barrel here and I don't know what to do...

  13. Chase is an inside melter.

  14. Headed over from UBP09!

    Nice to "meet" you!

    Enjoy the Party!!!

    You can find me at:


  15. Digital frames are the answers to displaying all those photos. I don't have enough wall space. Nice to meet you. Happy blog party week.

  16. Hey there! I wandered over for UBP. I live in Montevallo! Small world. Very cute blog. Good to "meet" you!

  17. Wow - what a post and what neat diversified answers!

    Very interesting! Blessings to you!

  18. Visiting from UBP - love your blog. Here's the answer to all the family photos - you need to use one (or two, or more) of those electronic photo frames. You can upload hundreds of photos and do a slideshow, or whatever else you want with it! I change mine out after big events (like holidays, vacations) so we can enjoy the photos. Come and visit my blog, too, when you get a chance!

  19. Hi Amanda! I agree that boys are weird! Hehe. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

  20. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

  21. Hi,

    Nice to be meeting you, Good luck finding places for all those pictures.


  22. laughing sooo much at #2- that is exactly the kind of thing my 3-year-old has been saying lately.


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