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I’m browsing/reading about 5 books right now. I really wanted to do a post of my favorite quotes from these fab books but I can’t quite get it together. I was bad and brought 3 books from the Goodwill. One was Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives. I’ve had that on my ‘to read’ list for years. It is a must read for childfree folk and for those trying to make a decision. I don’t know why some people call it childless. The word “less” implies the person wants children. I was ipadless. I wanted an ipad. People who don’t have pets and don’t want any are petFREE not petless.

One thing from the book really rings true: I believe that some childfree people were born that way. Yeah I used to think I might adopt one day (soooo not happening) but I’ve always known I would never have kids the “natural way”. No ticking clock or whatever it is called. I’m not meant to be a mom. I can’t say I’m not maternal. You should see me with animals. 😉 I even think babies and toddlers are cute from far away. I was born this way. Like Cary Tennis says in the book, it is like always knowing you’re gay. Some/Most people know from a young age. There is a certain part of the population not meant to be parents.

In hindsight, doesn’t the above seem obvious? Of course everyone isn’t meant to procreate!


I went to a different yoga class on Sunday at a new Y. Like. It was relaxing but also a good workout. I think our instructor was a substitute. I’m going again this Sunday. TMI alert: I have been out of commission for the past 3 days since I have my period so no gym for me. I was looking forward to trying water aerobics for the second time tomorrow but that is probably not happening.  I haven’t received my tax returns from last year yet…so as of right now the Y is only temporary. I have my returns from 2008, 2009 etc. but of course I can’t find the one from 2011. I only have until February 1. After that I would have to pay the highest rate.

I like the Y but I’m not in love because I haven’t been able to go. Well starting this Sunday, I will go 3 times a week. I need to release all this tension.

I have so much more I want to say but I’m not in a free place, maybe this weekend.