Sometimes when I get on here I assume I can just say what I want because it's my blog. Technically I can, but I run the risk of offending someone when I do, which sometimes comes across a bit insensitive or judgmental -- even in person. I don't know why I do that, and I'm trying to be better about it. In my last post I bad-mouthed my doctor a little and insulted rice cereal. I wanted to apologize if I offended anyone, and maybe try to explain myself a little better.
I really like my doctor, and I know she was just trying to do her job, and I respect that. I'll leave it at that.
As far as rice cereal goes, it's great for teaching babies how to move food around in their mouths, and it does provide some iron, but what I was trying to say was that it isn't very nutritious (unless you get brown rice cereal - that's a little better).
My thoughts and beliefs on a lot of things have changed since we moved here, and I think I'm turning into a hippie -- in some ways. I have a more holistic view on health care than I used to, I bring my own bags to the grocery store (that isn't too strange around here), and I try be more aware of where my food comes from (and what's in it). Don't worry, I won't ever join a commune, give up grooming, or put "Yes We Did!" bumper stickers on my car.
So, if I blog one day about how I would never own an American car, eat peanut butter (except if I'm pregnant), or put a giant hair bow on either of my girls, know that it doesn't affect how I feel about a friend* who drives around in a Focus, eating PB&J, while straining to see what's in her back mirror because of the hydrangea on her baby's head. I still love you. And you can tease me all you want about being a hippie.
*No particular friend. I made that up to prove a point. One of my best friends used to drive a Focus, and although I teased her about it, it hasn't affected our relationship.